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The Aurora Ice Museum

Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
907-451-8104
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Ranked #8 of 36 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Rio Linda, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The hours are limited after the summer season, but we made it just in time. The guide was really nice, and we really enjoyed learning about the ice carving history and events they have every year in Fairbanks. It was impressive and fun !

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Queensland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was great to see these lovely sculptures in ice. It was also interesting to experience the cold. There is an ice slide. Fun to slide down

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Pokolbin, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had an afternoon free and decided to visit the Ice Museum. It was well worth it and very interesting. Artwork was unbelievably good! I wished we could have come back in the evening to see the sculptures lit up.

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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

its a wonderfull place to visit and see ice sculptures, in a really cold enviroment, Was nice to see Bears, horses, people, and of course to take a seat and take a apple drink with vodka................very sweet drink, that helps to forget the weather inside this museum!!!!!!!!!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There were a lot of interesting ice carvings, but the lighting was very dim ( probably to conserve the ice) so I found it difficult to really see the artwork. The temperature inside was 23 F and after only a few minutes my fingers were too cold to be comfortable.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a awesome tour to do in Fairbanks! Loved the sculptures and the awesome toboggan slide inside!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is great! It takes a little bit to get to it, since its tucked away off the beaten path, but most things are in Alaska. Its worth the trip. It doesn't take much time for the ice museum, so to make the drive worth it, plan a day or overnight and do the Chena Hot Springs while you're... More

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It take about 1 hour drive from Fairbanks to get Chenna Hot springs resort and Ice Museum,but it worth visit it,to see what may do from ice and lights play. Inside is cold about minus 14 degrees Celsius,but on entrance you have heavy coat and you don't feel cold. If you want may purchase alcohol drink out of ice wineglass.

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An amazing structure t o preserve frozen art! The appletinis a bit pricey, but worth it!! This is a place to take visiting friends and relatives!

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Austin, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is probably not something that will be your reason for going to Chena Hot Springs, but if you are already there it is a fun place to spend an hour. Artists collect clear ice in the winter and carve it into a variety of fun and quite spectacular items. The museum building is kept below freezing year round. For... More

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