The only ice cave between the Atlantic and the Black Hills. The main cave had a wall that shifted in the 1990's leaving a small opening to crawl through in order to continue back another 100 feet or so. A metal grate blocks the way now - liabilities. You can still walk about 20 feet inside, but be cautious as... 更多
This is a small cave that ices up during certain times of the year. It wasn't iced up on our trip but it was cool to see. You can enter the cave about 40 feet and you're done.
The ice cave is pretty small, but worth the visit. Loved the older rock steps going to it. Turn sideways and may have to bend knees slightly to get into the back part where the ceiling is higher and room opens up slightly
Nice little side trip after the Nordic Festival (last weekend of July). It is within 2 minutes of the falls. It's a short (you can see the entrance from the road) climb up uneven stairs. And even in July it's air conditioner cold in the cave. Some interesting rocks inside that make nice photos with the right lighting.
Having never before stopped long enough to actually enjoy this historic northern Iowa town, I took it upon myself the other day to drive up there. My biggest mistake was to NOT check out their schedule for any upcoming events, like, oh, when they hold their annual Nordic Fest. I always had heard of this but assumed it was held... 更多
We didn't spend much time in the ice cave - it's really cold and we didn't have jackets. Very interesting and if we make it back to Decorah we'll spend more time exploring the ice cave.
This place is fun once you find it. We had to park along a two lane road, which was narrow and did not seem that safe. The cave is a short hike off the road. It would have been nice to have a more in-depth interpretive sign at the site.