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The Aurora Ice Museum

Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The size of the facility and the ice sculptures is truly amazing! We didn't try the drink in the ice glass, but we loved it! We were concerned about being cold, but the loaner coats they provide made it quite comfortable. This was the best part of the Chena Hot Springs resort, and worth the drive.

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Greenville, SC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Now the Aurora movie is shown at night and the ice museum is on the hour during the daytime. This year they have a ice sledding run inside that is fun for kids and adults alike. It is a good way to find out about the International Ice Carving Festival that is held each year in Fairbanks (and maybe come... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were skeptical, but loved this. It was pretty cool (no pun intended) and they are constantly updating and changing things. We would go back in a second. It's work the 1 hour drive from Fairbanks as we found it more entertaining than anything in Fairbanks. We actually wished we would have stayed at the Chena Springs Resort in the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This "museum" is smack in downtown. There are fun things to do and see. If you get a desire for more than this small--but well-done place offers, go to the Ice Museum at the Chena Resort. You will also find a natural hot springs there. Plus a good restaurant and a lot more.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is worth the 1 1/2 hour drive from Fairbanks. it is something really unusual. This "museum" is made all out of ice and is kept at 18 degrees (F). The guided tour is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour and is extremely interesting. The museum contains fantastic ice sculptures (which are made on location) and also contains two... More

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