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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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$175*
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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

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Well kept secret-great experience

We stumbled on this museum while walking in downtown Fairbanks. We weren't sure whterh to go in or not but the manager came out and talked to us and was very very informative and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Burlington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this museum while walking in downtown Fairbanks. We weren't sure whterh to go in or not but the manager came out and talked to us and was very very informative and we just had to go in then. The facility is kind of old but the experience was GREAT!! So glad we took the time. The ice... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went to the Fairbanks area to see the Northern Lights. But instead they were in Minnesota, where I live! But at Chena Hot Springs, I got to see the Aurora Ice Museum, beautiful ice sculptures, have a cold drink out of an ice martini glass. I also had a dog sled ride, in the area that world class races... More 

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bc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I enjoyed my visit to the Ice Museum. You are supplied with warm parkas before entering. There are sculptures of knights on horseback and a snow leopard. The rooms for the night were nothing spectacular. And the appletini is overpriced. What good is it to keep a glass that is going to melt? Overall, it was a good experience.

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Mount Sidney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you driving out to Chena Hot Springs definitely see the beautiful ice sculpture at the museum. A world champion sculptor's work on display.

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Monterey, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you saw the Fairbanks World Ice Sculpturing Championship, as we did, you immediately understand that this place just a tourist trap. Nothing interesting. In addition, it is waste of money and OVERCROWDED!!! The only thing you can get from this place is a picture in front of the Ice bar while drinking overpriced, terrible appletini. Not recommended.

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Hilham, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was a little dark, so it was more difficult to take pictures, but the ice sculptures were amazing!!! The ice sculpture champions who create and maintain the sculptures were travelling for a sculpting competition...I would have loved to have seen them at work! Our guide was good, and we had plenty of time to explore the sculptures, the ice... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We got to the resort later than we had wanted to so was releved to get on the last tour at 7 pm. From the parking, check-in is at the activity center. All participants are herded into an outer room to maintain the integrity of the temperature in the museum. There are parkas for anyone who needs them before entering... More 

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Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While at Chena Hot Springs, got to go into the Ice Museum and see some beautiful ice statues/carvings. Also had an appletini in an ice glass - cool! The guide showed us how the glasses are made (even this requires some artistic skill! so you can imagine how impressive the sculptures themselves were).

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Tualatin, Or.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Every thing was craved ice. Glasses, instruments, Sit back and have a drink or two. Play a instrument.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is worth the money it cost to go in. Very unique and they give you a nice warm coat to put on to stay warm inside. We had a great time and enjoyed a drink in an ice glass that we got to keep.

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