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Polar Caves Park

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Address: 705 Rumney Route 25, Rumney, NH 03266-3581
Phone Number:
+1 603-536-1888
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A family experience since 1922 located in the scenic Baker River Valley....

A family experience since 1922 located in the scenic Baker River Valley. Come tour our natural scenic attraction featuring 9 glacial caves. While visiting, feed the fallow deer, exotic birds and ducks. Also try the Polar Mining Expedition and Klondike Mines; Tour our Maple Sugar Museum and enjoy the truly unique Glacial Rock Garden. Bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic area with charcoal grills, charcoal not provided. Our Snack bar is open daily, featuring homemade pizza. Open Daily 9am to 5pm Spring and Summer, 4:30pm in the fall.

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Fun for the Family

The Polar Caves offers an interesting experience for adults and kids especially very energetic six year olds. There is a lot of interesting geological history to read in the "rock... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Polar Caves offers an interesting experience for adults and kids especially very energetic six year olds. There is a lot of interesting geological history to read in the "rock garden" and the caves themselves are a unique experience. The temperature changes and rock variations in each of the caves was unique. Fun climbing in and out of, even the... More 

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Dorchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is great stop for young families. Kids get to run and climb rocks and then climb up through various size caves. Can be tough on legs if knee issues. Has a handicapped walk up thru woods that seniors and others enjoy.

Thank Betty T
Thornton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Timeless experience. Went there in the '60's as a child, 80's as a parent, 2016 as a grandparent. Always interesting, educational and just plain fun

Thank FredNH92051
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This park with its huge boulders in the middle of the Mtns,was splendid,even for us mid aged couples.Nice walking trails & caves to explore.If crawling,squeezing,or claustrophobia is a problem,there are "chicken"paths to take you around the caves,which each cave has a name describing the level of entry into them!!The younger,thinner crowd were having A Ball.Good walking footwear,drinking water,longer sleeves or... More 

Thank Shaystrip
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

My sister and I were leaf-peeping in the area a couple of weeks ago, and we decided to stop in to check out the caves. We didn't know what to expect, but we found the park to be extremely cute and well organized. We are two adult women, but could see how amazing of an excursion this would be for... More 

2 Thank Amy Z
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Absolutely had a blast here. The caves were just astounding; it was very cool to crawl and climb through. Everything was well-labeled and very clean.

1 Thank Cory S
Augusta, Maine
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I didn't know what to expect exactly and I was pleasantly surprised that it was like great big park full of caves and walks, stairs and a couple of opportunities for climbs. We went with our two granddaughters and their parents. It was fun for all of us. The kids really enjoyed feeding the animals there as well. I look... More 

1 Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We're grandparents, and in pretty good physical condition, but we had to give in and take the side paths around most of the caves. But the kids loved it so much, they wanted to go into all the caves again after we had lunch. By the way, even though we brought our own lunch, we were allowed to eat in... More 

1 Thank AFloridaCouple
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A must do, if you love the outdoors! It was tricky for my 5 year old granddaughter to make her way through the darkness and stairs. The caves are more fun for bigger children. But don't let that stop your adventure. Oh, And the staff was so helpful.

1 Thank seaheaven7
Riverside, Rhode Island
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My boyfriend and I enjoyed visiting the polar caves, the price of admission is very reasonable and We will definitely be with some friends every soon !

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