BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year.
The caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands attracted more than 11,000 people this weekend.READ MORE: Owner Reunited With Dog After Her Car Was Stolen In Downtown Minneapolis
Julie Van Stappen, chief of planning and resource management for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, says more than 7,000 visited on opening day Saturday and 4,200 on Sunday.
Park service officials had warned visitors there is a lot of glare ice and had recommended people use crampons and use ski poles.READ MORE: Dozens Of Homes Flooded After Water Main Breaks In St. Louis Park
The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year as the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.
The park system charged a $5 fee this year for visitors age 16 and older.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Frost Advisory Issued For Western, Northern Minnesota
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