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Chena Hot Springs Resort

56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
(907) 451-8104
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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This would be one of the "cannot miss" places of any pilgrimage to Interior Alaska. It would be a good place to start a week's travel, to get an idea of the lay of the land. The road wends up the Chena Valley, and you get a sense of the type of country this is. The Lodge has offerings for... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The lodgings are very dated and need of remodel, BUT were clean and presented as best they could. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise and enjoyed talking with the staff. The ice museum is really entertaining with very unique artistry!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The hot springs were hot and great, but the real thrill here was the beautiful and awesome Ice Museum. There are many rooms and carvings throughout this 45 minute tour. Really fascinating and worthwhile. They provide parkas. It is 25 degrees. Saw ice hotels on TV and it was so much fun to be in one. Rent a car for... More

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Southeast Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a good tour of the greenhouses and the ice museum. Reasonable price for the ice museum and admission to the greenhouses is free. Could not enjoy the hot spring pools, but they seem to be good.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed the hot springs! The large pool was an experience to remember and our meal in the restaurant was very good. The general arrangement/ architecture of the site is "home-made" and varies between random and ugly. Maybe its the winter and snow, but I would recommend a rebuild with more of an eye toward beauty and convenience.Small locker rooms,... More

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here with our 15 and 9 years old boys. We had an RV so stayed in their RV Park. The facility is very nice. The hot springs pool area was nice and clean and very family friendly. The kids are not allowed in the outdoor pool so they had to stay in the indoor pool and hot tubs... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did not stay at the resort. We just drove out for the ice museum and hot springs. The indoor pool and hot tubs and pool were nice. That is where our kids had to stay since they were not old enough to go in the outside pool. The outside pool was beautiful and relaxing. Don't forget your towel or... More

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Richmond Hill
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My fiancée is from Fairbanks and when he took me home to meet his family last summer, we took the opportunity to drive out to Chena. It was beautiful, and there was so much to do. We didn't stay at the hotel, and we primarily drove out because I wanted to see the ice museum. They loan you a parka... More

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Omaha
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This review is based on the attractions at Chena Hot Springs only, as we did not stay at the hotel. We also came in June, so we can't comment on the winter activities. The outdoor hot springs itself is very nice, but if you have children under the age of 18, be prepared to know that they are not allowed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

There was nothing worth seeing here. Even the 'tour guide' could not muster any enthusiasm for this mess of a place. Dirty and unkempt. Not worth your time. So much more to Alaska than this worn out tourist trap. Go see anything else.

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