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Polar Caves Park, Rumney

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Polar Caves Park is a set of glacially-formed caves located in New Hampshire's White Mountains region, in the United States. The caves were formed during the last ice age from granite boulders and are so named because the deepest cave is cold enough to allow snow to linger long into the summer.

The caves are a popular tourist destination. The park contains nine granite boulder caves connected by a series of boardwalks, a giant boulder maze, an animal park with European fallow deer and ducks, and a mining game for children. The caves are lighted, well-marked and relatively easy to traverse using walkways and stairs. They are naturally cool during the summer.

Polar Caves are located in the town of Rumney, along New Hampshire Route 25, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Interstate 93 in Plymouth.
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  • I brought my two grandchildren here on Saturday 9/24/22 My grandson is 6 and my granddaughter is just turning 3. We really loved exploring the rock garden and caves. We fed the deer and ducks, made... 
    I brought my two grandchildren here on Saturday 9/24/22 My grandson is 6 and my granddaughter is just turning 3. We really loved exploring the rock garden and caves. We fed the deer and ducks, made...  more »
  • My wife couldn't stop talking about how fantastic Polar Caves is! We took our granddaughter who loved it as well! The caves are well lit and fun, the staff is fantastic, and the animals just added... 
    My wife couldn't stop talking about how fantastic Polar Caves is! We took our granddaughter who loved it as well! The caves are well lit and fun, the staff is fantastic, and the animals just added...  more »
  • Weather was perfect for exploring the caves! We were a group of 9 ranging from 3 to 51. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals and mining the sand (purchased in the gift store). It took our group about.....  more
    Weather was perfect for exploring the caves! We were a group of 9 ranging from 3 to 51. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals and mining the sand (purchased in the gift store). It took our group about.....  more »
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  • Amazing place for beginning spelunkers! Scenery was breathtaking. Took about 2 hours to go through and fully explore all 9 caves. I could sit on top of the mountains for hours and simply enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty. There is a duck pond and a nature area with ewes to feed and pet ($2 corn in gift shop), a mining gem area and a rock garden to walk through. Grounds are bigger than expected Be careful in the devils turnpike, the metal steps to exit the cave are deteriorating, jagged and could be a potential hazard! (Last pic) **Discounts ($3) are only available for pre purchased tickets online but was able to buy them on site
  • Amazing place!!!! 9 caves to explore, some with very tight quarters. Dress for the weather as it is cooler in the caves. Bring proper footwear as well! There is also a nature walk. Definitely would recommend booking a spot online as you can bypass the inevitable long line!
  • Beautiful park tucked into a natural forest setting. Not overly commercial. Well maintained. Lovely wooden stairs and metal ladders guide you through a series of exciting cave explorations. Blessedly cool in the caves in August. We went on a Monday and it was great but the very large parking lot was mostly empty. Weekends might get crowded.
  • This place is absolutely magical. My kids were having so much fun scrambling over the rocks and climbing through everything. They had such a blast they got worn out. While going through the caves I would recommend not having a big bag with you as it will get in the way. Be prepared to scramble and squeeze through some areas. This was my first time back in 32 years and it was still just as amazing.
  • This is our second time coming to the caves because the kids and both is is loved it so much the first time we came camping this way. The wait was not even a few minutes long and we were able to purchase tickets fairly quick but it was a weekday, they do large groups excursions and special events so may be best to book online to be safe. Covid and inflation have made their way know here as well and we paid almost $100 for 3 adults and 1 child. The maple cafe was closed this time around which was a shame but we enjoyed the aves just as much although the animals are no longer there and thanks to covid now you only get the chance to explore the caves once…yet, I will still recommend the place for the experience. The gift shop is big so the souvenir assortment is large and the prices are reasonable. Despite the price increase and new limitations, I will still recommend the place

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