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The Aurora Ice Museum

Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
907-451-8104
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Richland, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

For those wanting a little refresher drink out of a carved ice goblet this is your stop! The carvings are exquisite and well worth the admission. The Appletini, well, decide yourself.

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dania beach
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The detail and craftsmanship in the ice sculpture is overwhelming. This is incredible art crafted by local artisans. Some of the areas are long standing and well maintained, others are new and interesting. Statues, grottos, a wedding chapel aged of course the ice bar. The appletini is the only drink served, but why not? It us refreshing and tasty. Don't... More

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Kent, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

At first we thought that this was just another on the many tourist traps, but we were stone cold wrong. It is truly amazing what can be done with a hunk of ice and the appletinis are not bad also.

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Milwaukee, WI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

World class ice carvers display their wares in the Aurora House, at Chena Hot Springs. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. A tour guide will have you put on a heavy coat before entering. The entrance area is a carving workshop area, and just beyond is a magnificent display of their artistry. It's sort of... More

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Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When we went in to the ice museum I thought it was going to be cheezy, and we were watching a video that was okay. However, when they turned on the lights and we saw and got to interact with all the ice sculptures it was fantastic!

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Churchville,PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice ride to the museum and saw 2 moose on the way;. Cold but they gave us parkas to wear. Bring your own gloves. amazing sculpures

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The sculptures in the ice museum are truly amazing but the time you are allowed to spend inside is very limited. The number of people in the "tour" was excessive so I had to wait in line to get into the small rooms. Before I knew it the time was up and we were being asked to leave. Thank goodness... More

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Louisa, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great stop and the quality of the sculptures are amazing. All the sculptures are made on site by a local husband and wife team and are constantly maintained. Wear warm shoes and clothes but they do provide you with heavy parkas if you need them. If you have never seen ice sculptures before this is a must.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Each year Fairbanks hosts an Ice Sculpture festival at the Ice Museum you can see a glimpse into the festival and even ride the Ice slide good fun

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Westfield, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The ice castle was amazing! An ice bar, fireplace, bedrooms. 25 degrees inside, all done with ego thermal energy. Well worth the $15 fee.

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