ABOVE: The majestic ice caves at Apostle Islands along Lake Superior will finally be open to the public.
The beautiful icy formations of the Apostle Islands ice caves in Wisconsin will be open to the public this week.
The natural phenomenon only occurs when Mother Nature allows, with last year’s ice caves being the first time in five years the winter caves were safe enough to open to the public.
“We came close a couple of times where we thought we had enough ice,” assistant chief of interpretations Neil Howk told KBJR. But Lake Superior’s temperature wouldn’t stay consistent enough for the park to open the caves.
“The caves are like an amazing flower. It may not bloom every year,” added Howk.
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