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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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • My family visited last week and had a blast! My 6.5 year old and 2.5 year old went through the caves easily with of course parent supervision. It is very doable. We brought sweaters just in case. The cool breeze felt amazing. It was a great workout for us adults and the perfect size for my kids. Haha! My kids were sad to leave. There are lots of signs to help prepare you as you move through the caves. The place made for an amazing science lesson too. Staff were extremely nice and welcoming. The animals looked well taken care of. The ducks and other birds were enjoying their little pond area. Thank you for a great time and helping us make memories!!! We definitely plan to come back!!

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