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Wow these Wisconsin ice cave photos look like something from an alien planet

Wow these Wisconsin ice cave photos look like something from an alien planet
Photo courtesy of USA Today

It doesn't seem like there's much to celebrate on the East Coast and New England with the treacherous weather. Every day there are more reports of record-breaking snowfall or folks being buried in their own houses. But what you're about to see just might change your mind about the freezing weather.

Have you ever been to Wisconsin's Apostle Islands? Normally you wouldn't think Wisconsin in the winter when you think of great tourist destinations, but these photos are about to change your mind. They look like something out of a sci-fi or fantasy movie.

Bonus: Remember those beautiful Niagara Falls photos that went viral a month ago? A professional photographer friend of ours has posted more amazing pictures. See them in all their frozen beauty here.

In order to see Wisconsin's magnificently alien ice caves, the lake they border has to freeze solid enough to handle the foot traffic of up to 15,000 visitors a day. With the exception of last winter's Polar Vortex, it hasn't been cold enough to see these caves since 2009. You won't believe your eyes when you see this otherworldly beauty!

Next page: Click here to see the amazing Ice Caves in Wisconsin. 
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