One of Idaho’s Top Attraction Is Opening Again Soon
If I find myself near Shoshone, Idaho, this will be a stop that I will be making. If you find yourself driving through southern Idaho on Highway 75, ensure that when you see the sign for "Idaho's Mammoth Cave & Shoshone Bird Museum of Natural History," follow the signs eight miles north of Shoshone.
Idaho's Mammoth Cave will be open for summer tours starting May 6 this year from 10 am to 6 pm 7 days a week, including all major holidays.
The cave is one of the largest volcanic caves in the world that are open to the public. It's a great destination, especially when you're trying to escape the summer heat with a 40-degree subterranean temperature. So you should bring a light jacket.
Also, when at the cave, you can enjoy the Shoshone Bird Museum of Natural History and the Richard Arthur Olsen Museum of Natural History.
The Shoshone Bird Museum of Natural History is one of the largest privately-owned collections in the Northwest. Instead of large and expensive buildings, they focused on things to see inside the museum. You'll find birds and other animals from all over the world, along with native and exotic animals. Enjoy fish and dinosaur fossils, artifact and anthropology collections, rocks, and minerals.
The Richard Arthur Olsen Museum of Natural History opened in June 2022.
Built-in honor of the late Richard Arthur Olsen, who founded and curated this famous Idaho landmark before he passed away in 2019. "visitors of the Richard Arthur Olsen Museum of Natural History will gain an immense understanding and appreciation of different periods throughout time. Exhibits include an amazing array of fossils, rocks, gemstones, animals, and cultural artifacts from around the world."
Idaho's Mammoth Cave will be opening on May 6 for the season.
They will be open from 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week, including all major holidays. The cave is a self-guided tour that takes about 30 minutes and is a 1/4 mile walk and a 1/4 mile walk out. Lanterns are provided, but you can bring your own flashlights.