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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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I've visited here a number of times and still find it amazing to see what can be done with some frozen water. When you consider how much they have constructed here with these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ewwhite2489
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Seattle, Washington

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive to Chena Hot Springs is over an hour from Fairbanks, but worth it! The ice museum was fascinating. They have many sculptures inside, and a young woman who demonstrates ice carving. The ice bar is a very fun idea, but I hope you like appletinis - it's all they serve! The drink will also set you back an... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Karl. the owner has made some fantastic improvements at this resort. It has an indoor pool and hot tubs and a heated outside pool with heat from natural thermal water. He also has his own Electric generating Plant run by thermal steam. He has the most fantastic growing area where he grows all the vegetables and lettuce, kale etc. By... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited here a number of times and still find it amazing to see what can be done with some frozen water. When you consider how much they have constructed here with these massive ice blocks it is really impressive

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Thank ewwhite2489
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing and interesting. Includes workshop as well as museum. Get a drink in you own ice martini glass.

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Camden, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice palace is very well done. The skill of the carvers is unbelievable. The palace is over an hour drive from Fairbanks but the drive is very scenic. We saw 7 moose. The reason I gave it only four stars is you are only allowed in the palace for about a half hour. Not nearly enough especially if the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a collection from world champion ice sculptors Steve and Heather Brice. Although they were not present for our night tour it was really neat to see their work and be able to ask general questions about the work. Be sure to enjoy an Apple Martinis at the ice bar out of your handmade ice glass as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was really cool (no pun intended)! Some beautiful ice sculptures and carvings. Mind blowing really. Totally worth the $15 admission. We didn't have the drink, although it would've been really neat, but we're not appletini drinkers and it was another $15, so that's to each his own. Got some fantastic pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great work of art in ice sculpture , a definite must see place if you are anywhere near Fairbanks If you're 21 and older, have an appletini in an ice martini glass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend an hour when your in the chena hot springs. The museum offers a bar great pictures and you can actually see how the pieces are been made

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ice museum is something everyone should see. Don't judge the experience by the outside. You will love the inside and the ice sculptures are mystical and fascinating. The bar and stools are impressive.

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