Shoshone Indian Ice Center

Shoshone, ID

Where are we going?

Shoshone Indian Ice Center
1561 ID-75
Shoshone
ID 83352
USA

208 733 9554

What is there to do?

Out in the blasted, treeless region that brought you Craters of the Moon National Monument lies Shoshone Ice Caves. Visitors are greeted by a looming dinosaur statue, ridden by a hairy caveman. A three-story high Native American, Chief Wasakie, watches your car while you take the tour.

These caves are one of the natural wonders of the world. Trained guides explain the geologic, volcanic, and historical background in these large lava ice caves. A museum contains Indian artifacts, gems, and minerals of local and world interest. The only town along this stretch of road, Shoshone is a ranching and railroad center that marks the junction of Hwy-75 with US-93. Some of its buildings have been constructed from local volcanic rock, and though it’s a fairly timeworn place, Shoshone looks great at sunset, when its steel water tower glows.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7

Children: $4

Free Under: 4 years.

LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

May through September 8am to 7:15pm. Tours available daily.

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Any top tips?

Their constant 50° temperatures do make a pleasant contrast to the often scorching summer heat.

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