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The Aurora Ice Museum

Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
907-451-8104
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Ranked #7 of 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is quite a long drive to this place - approx. one hour. The sculptures are impressing. The ice museum seemed rather small to me and after 30 minutes I was freezing bitterly despite the jacket provided to me. Interesting it was, but I doubt it was worth a two hour drive.

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New york city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Start by seeing a film of people working on the ice sculptures-an annual event in Fairbanks. Then, with Chiat on, you can enter some rooms with ice sculptures- including a skimobile, some Eskimos where you can be photographed with your head through the holes for faces, a large bar, a team of dogs and sled. Kind of fun!

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springfield vt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were impressed. Could understand the carver only sometimes. Beautiful displays including an ice slide. Wear a coat no matter how hot it is outside.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum is ~60 miles from Fairbanks and is a long drive. If you have the car, this is well worth the visit because this museum is in the Chena Hot Springs Resort where you could also do many other items - Hot Springs, Horseback riding, Dog sled ride, Greenhouse visit and so on. if there is a tour package... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Well worth the drive along the scenic roads of Alaska!!! The carvings are amazing, very detailed and unique Highly recommend soaking in the hot lake afterwards

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Fort Worth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So if you have already made it all the way to Fairbanks and have an afternoon to spend, this certainly one of the ways to do it, but after having done many things, it probably wouldn't make my list unless I was going there to overnight as well. First, very long drive (doing it around October didn't help because we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is phenomenal! I just love the sculpture and the amazing xylophone! You can actually play it! The cool thing is that it's made of ice!!! I just love the Ice hotel/museum. Not just that you can drink one of their appletini in a ice glass cup! Hahaha how cool is that??

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Hampton Bays, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The Aurora ice museum is really cool place to visit, especially there is not too many ice museums in the US. If you are in Fairbanks, it's a must see! It's about an hour away from Fairbanks, it located at Chena Hot Springs. I visited in the winter, would like to see it during the summer as well. It's amazing... More

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Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you go to Fairbanks,Alaska you have to go to the Ice Museum it is amazing. The ice sculptures or absoulutely amazing. They have a slide that is made out of ice and you actually get to ride down it. I can't say enough about it. You have to see it for yourself. There is a guy then that does... More

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Fraser, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I researched what to do in Fairbanks and saw they have an ice museum. What a cool thing to do in the summer in Alaska and see a real ice museum. When I arrived in Fairbanks to get more information about the ice museum I learned that there are two ice museums and that was a little confusing. There is... More

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