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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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Very interesting but brrrr

Prepare for 27 degrees which we didn't since it was summer. They have coats but that doesn't cover sandels on your feet. Ice bar is fantastic . Would have loved to see the owners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After the visit you knew a lot about ice scraping and the world championship in Fairbanks. A wonderful film is accompanied by presentations of ice sculptures. A life act with a artist rounds the visit up.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Prepare for 27 degrees which we didn't since it was summer. They have coats but that doesn't cover sandels on your feet. Ice bar is fantastic . Would have loved to see the owners carving but they weren't available. Definitely worth a visit

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoy a nice martini at the ice bar inside this amazing ice museum. A nice, guided tour where you learn about the artists, how the art is made and get great views and pics of the art! Parkas are available and they want you to have a great time.

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Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not sure it's worth the time or money to see this but it is unique (and perhaps uniquely Alaskan). The ice sculptures were interesting but not much more than you would see at any ice sculpture collection in Wisconsin.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My 10 yr. old and I loved it. Ice galore! Take a jacket. Very interesting. Documentaries and a "sled-ride" Take your kids; it's a must.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Located at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, the Ice Museum was pretty...welll...Cool! I expected something a bit more but what is there is pretty impressive. I really liked looking at the various tools they use for the carvings and would really enjoy watching the artists at work. We didn't go for the $15 Appletinis in the Ice Glasses but the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ice sculptures were impressive. Ending with the appletini in the carved ice glass was a winner. Very cold but heavy parkas were provided by facility at entrance.

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had seen the ice museum on travel shows and figured we should see it while in the Fairbanks area. We were glad that we did. If you go, be sure to splurge on a $15 Appletini served at the Aurora Ice Bar inside the museum. Hey, where else could you drink an Appletini while sitting on an ice bar... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was fun to visit this unusual museum. It contains some beautiful ice sculptures. They provide heavy jackets for you to wear in this (obviously) ice-cold venue. There is also a hot springs here if you need to warm up after the Ice Museum and a cafe that had reasonably good food. It's a bit of a drive from Fairbanks... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was fun for us - we enjoyed learning about the ice carving contest held in March in Fairbanks and in witnessing a demonstration of ice carving as well as some actual carvings in a very cold room! :) There is an ice slide that was fun for my daughter to try!

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Address: Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-451-8104
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks

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