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Chena Hot Springs Resort

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Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
Phone Number: (907) 451-8104
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Outside Fairbanks, a heaven on earth.

Pick the right time to visit and you'll be in heaven. There was a fantastic party going on when I visited and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I dint stay in the resort and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Pick the right time to visit and you'll be in heaven. There was a fantastic party going on when I visited and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I dint stay in the resort and so don't know much about it. But the lake itself was a great place to visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Photographing the Aurora Borealis had been on my wife's and my bucket list for some time. There is not guarantee you will see it anytime, anywhere. However, we chose to gamble on the new moon of February, 2015. This place is about 1200' above seal level and 60 miles away from the light pollution of Fairbanks. And for $75/person they... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were in Fairbanks to see the aurora and drove to the hot springs one afternoon/evening based on numerous recommendations for it. Overall, we’re glad we visited to satisfy our curiosity but were nevertheless disappointed in the overall experience of the resort. Given that the resort appears to be busy year round (the lodge was fully booked in mid-February and... More 

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Alto, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We loved the hot springs experience, especially in the winter. We ate at the restaurant and the meal and service were very good. We did not stay at the resort.

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest year-round ice museum in the world, the Aurora Ice Museum! It was completed in January 2005 and stays a cool 25 degrees Fahrenheit inside year round. Keeping the museum icy cold in the heat of summer comes from the patented absorption chiller, the first of its kind in the world... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

When visiting Fairbanks area, especially in the winter, take a 90min trip (by car, though local shuttles are available as well) to visit the hot springs! We happened to step into the springs when the temperature outside reached -20F, and though the icicles form on every strand of your hair, the experience is truly unforgettable! With a visit to the... More 

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Sydney
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210 reviews 210 reviews
83 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

It really is a long drive out to the springs. We left it a little late in the day to go out there. The accommodation is older and more school camp style. We went on the geothermal tour which showed us how the hot springs were used to heat the buildings and then went over to the greenhouse to see... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As we are Alaskans we love doing Alaskan adventures. we have been meaning to do this for some time. We loaded up the fifth wheel and drove from Palmer Alaska to North pole Camped in a RV Park then drove to Chena Hot Springs. Information about the RV Park in Chena is a bit sketchy from the internet. Driving into... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been twice to Chena and both times were amazing. The place has been there a long time and has it's issues, but you don't go for the Marriott...you go for the natural hot springs. My first time there in 2002 was during the tail end of winter in March. Was about 12° outside and felt awesome when you... More 

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Doonan, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Allow at least an hour for the drive up the Chena Hot Springs road which ends at the resort. Visited in winter when -20C and was an experience to say the least. Take you own towel and save the hire costs. Staff were polite but he didn't look happy in his job. The adult pool has a heated corridor almost... More 

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