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The Aurora Ice Museum

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Address: Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-451-8104
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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

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COOL place, ha ha!

we thought this would be silly fun and it was! It was a unique adventure and we loved it. The drink was surprisingly good, the sculptures magnificent, and overall, this is just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Sacramento
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

we thought this would be silly fun and it was! It was a unique adventure and we loved it. The drink was surprisingly good, the sculptures magnificent, and overall, this is just a fun place to visit! when you are done at the museum maybe walk around the resort. We did and we saw lots of wildlife.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Generally enjoyed the experience and would recommend doing it. However, the overall feeling was soured somewhat by the attitude of our "guide" in packing everyone into the building and asking those who purchased drinks to quickly drink them so others could rotate in for a drink. Not really what we were expecting.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not very impressed. I would not call it a museum as it raises expectations. It is just a nice exhibit. There were way too many people on the tour and the guide was very cranky.

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Boerne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While at Chena Hot Springs (reviewed separately) we got a tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. The people who do all the ice carving weren't there -- they were at the Ice Carving Championships which was concurrent. We did enjoy seeing all the stuff they'd done -- what talent! And setting it off with colored lights made it special. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was skeptical but it was a neat place definitely worth visiting on my trip to Chena. Had the opportunity to see ice carvers in action with was very interesting too.

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A unique experience. If you are in the area, don't miss this. Guided tour into the museum. If you are lucky, you will get there when the artists who create all the ice sculptures are there working. We were not so lucky, but enjoyed seeing their workshop set up. Loved the ice bar and our appletinis in our ice glasses.

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Clarks Summit, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Aurora Ice Museum is something to see....beautifully sculpted ice all lit up with colored lights. Really a unique and fun setting...especially having an Appletini at the Aurora Ice Bar. Really enjoyed it!

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Bremerton, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Missed the museum the last time we were in Fairbanks. Located at Chena Hot Springs about 62 miles from Fairbanks. Only way to get inside is to take a scheduled tour, $15pp. Nice guide showed how their appletini (overpriced at $15 each)glasses are made out of ice in about 1 minute. Several interesting ice carvings inside but not a whole... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you're in the area, this is a can't miss. I just wouldn't go too far out of the way for it. The ice museum was pretty cool (and cold) and the experience of drinking an appletini out of a glass made of ice was interesting. However, the pictures of the museum are better than the reality. We did get... More 

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Clarence, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Quite a desolate, but pretty 1 hour drive out to Chena Hot Springs. Not the most impressive facilities at the hot springs. A small cafe in the activity center (though it was mostly frozen stuff you microwaved). However after you see 1 hour of nothing along the road, you learn to appreciate frozen microwaved food. Note we did not do... More 

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