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Chena Hot Springs Resort

Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
Phone Number: (907) 451-8104
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Wellness & Spas
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Barneveld, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is a long lonely drive out into the wilderness to get to this place When we finally got to this place we were kind of disappointed and it is kind of out of date and we did not even get to see the hot spring's ! Glad that we took the time to go see what it is about... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The resort offers lodging, food, and a number of activities. We did not stay at the resort but took advantage of the hot springs, and toured the ice museum (separate review). The springs were nice but nothing exceptional. Fortunately they were not very crowded. They might be better at night, in the winter, or when the aurora is visible. The... More 

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Neligh, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a fun day trip, hot springs, the greenhouses, and the ice museum. We also ate at their restaurant which featured greens grown in their greenhouse.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very nice staff for giving us drinking water at midnight. Hot spring in the cold winter at Alaska is very cool. The price with discount on dull season is very competitive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I should start by saying we didn't stay overnight here, rather we made it a day trip from Fairbanks. My husband and I were there in October 2014 and really enjoyed ourselves. We started by just walking around the property and looking at the hot springs. We then toured the ice museum, had lunch at the restaurant, and then toured... More 

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Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I wanted to visit the Aurora Ice Museum and the hot springs. It was quite a bumpy ride from Fairbanks. Unfortunately it was raining all day with low clouds so we didn't have a good view on the surroundings. First we had lunch at the restaurant. Yummy. Nice decorated room. After our visit to the Ice Museum we went to... More 

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The experience was OK. The hot spring was OK. The ice museum was OK. The restaurant was OK. The entire place is not as clean or as tidy as I would like. It was an hour drive from Fairbanks; the hot spring and museum cost more than a few bucks; I had some expectation that it didn't meet.

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice drive from Fairbanks.What a fantastic experience! $15.00 unlimited daily entry into the hot springs was well worth the price! Take your own towel,if you can, they charge $5.00. The springs were a very novel experience! So glad that it was 55 degress F! Really got the full effect of cool air and hot springs! Nice spout of spraying water... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently as part of a Northern Lights tour package. The ice museum was our first stop and it surpassed all my expectations - the guide was great, the ice carvings incredible and the whole thing very well set up. I'd question the price of $15 for one appletini - despite the novelty of the ice glass it did feel... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

By far the most crowded & commercial hot springs that I have ever been to. Consists of campus-like cabin developments & the hotsprings itself surrounds an inside swimming pool area, a couple outside jacuzzis & an '18+ only' manmade outside pool surrounded by boulders. Signs saying 'this is a place for quiet contemplation' completely disregarded - large crowds of boisterous... More 

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