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Majestic ice caves on Apostle Islands still drawing big crowds

Sightseers look at ice formations in sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior near Cornucopia, Wisconsin Februar
Sightseers look at ice formations in sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Lake Superior near Cornucopia, Wisconsin Februar

BAYFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - Thousands of people are still making the trip to Wisconsin's Apostle Islands to see the majestic ice caves.

The National Park Service said almost 78,000 people have visited the frozen sea caves between Bayfield and Cornucopia from January 15th through the end of February. That's almost 10 times as many visitors as in 2009, the last time that people could make the necessary two-mile-trek on the Lake Superior shore from Meyers Beach.

Five years ago, the Park Service said the ice caves had one of their longest seasons in February and March. About 8,400 visitors showed up then.

Of course, that was before social media and the Internet were able to turn the attraction into a world-renowned phenomenon. Once the topic got hot on Facebook, traditional media like the Wall Street Journal came a calling.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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