Coudersport, Pennsylvania: Coudersport Ice MineA small, natural, underground room that's a mysterious freak of nature: the hotter it is outside, the more ice there is inside. Closed in cold weather when there is no ice.
Visitor Tips and News About Coudersport Ice Mine
After 25 years the Coudersport Ice Mine has re-opened. Visitors are welcome from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday through Sunday, 10 to 6. Admission is $4.00 per person, ages 6-12 $2.00, five and under free. The temperature in the shaft is holding at 32 degrees.
It really is "One Cool Place!"[Diana Buchsen, 06/17/2014]
The Coudersport Ice Mine is set to reopen on May 22, 2014. It is our hope that everyone who visits has the chance to witness and appreciate the mystery and beauty surrounding Ice Mountain.[Diana Buchsen, 05/19/2014]
Diana and Gary Buchsen are the owners of the Ice Mine.
The Coudersport Ice Mine has new owners who are currently working to restore the attraction. The plan is to have the ice mine open to the public in the summer of 2014.[Diana Buchsen, 08/02/2013]
It's funny to read other people's memories of this place. They were so impressed by ice forming in the summer. What I remember is: our family was looking forward to exploring a new cave, since there are 3 or 4 caves near there. Instead we paid money to walk in a door to peek in a little hole in the floor that did have ice in it.
That was all there was to it. I thought it was silly, and I was just a kid.[Katey, 06/05/2010]
I lived in Sweden Valley, about a mile from the ice mine, growing up in the 70's. In the summer time my sister's and brother's and I used to like to go visit it when we were bored. It was neat to look down in the hole and see the ice on a hot day. Local residence got in free so we could go as often as we wanted. Whenever we had out-of-town guest we would take then there. We were very proud of having the 8th wonder of the world within walking distance of our house. I'm am saddened to know it know longer exists.[Carol Wilcox Gilkey, 07/23/2009]