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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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Great side trip!

Someone in Fairbanks recommended a visit to Chena Hot Springs to see the ice museum. The ice museum was worth the visit. There were beautiful sculptures and it was interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We drove out to Chena Hot Springs from Fairbanks, not quite an hour drive, so the Fairbanks address is a bit deceiving. It was well worth the drive and $15 admission. Truly an amazing place, one of a kind for sure and it seemed like something authentic Alaska. Had an Appletini for another $15 to complete the experience. This is... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was so fun to see the video about the ice sculpting competition and go into the ice room and explore! My son loved sliding down the ice slide!

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Someone in Fairbanks recommended a visit to Chena Hot Springs to see the ice museum. The ice museum was worth the visit. There were beautiful sculptures and it was interesting to see the ice rooms. Everything was lit with colored lights. The appletini in an ice glass was a little pricey but it was a fun splurge.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a great way to experience the extreme temperatures of this area without getting cold. The carvings are amazing & the presentation very interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

An extremely interesting museum to tour, spectacularly carved animals and whole rooms. The appletini in an ice glass added to the tour. Large, thick coats provided and you can leave anytime.

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Freeville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As you walk into the Ice Museum, you are given a parka to wear. You can watch the crafts people carving the ice and they may even make an Ice goblet for you. The carvings of ice are very well done and the colored lighting gives a feeling of whimsical fantasy as you look into the ice rooms and play... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been to a lot of attractions during my month long Alaska trip. This was a one of a kind stop. It's an extremely cheap tour for the amount you get to see. Two thumbs way up, also person tip spring and get the appletini it's worth it.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Totally worth the drive. There are some other things to do there, like see the hot springs, even get in the water if you like--or dine at the restaurant, pet the moose, ride the horse, ride a dog-pulled cart...but the real reason to go is that you'll never see another ice museum anywhere else. The whole thing is made of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A truly enjoyable exhibit, conveniently located near Chena Hot Springs Resort, which also offers dining, the hot-spring pool, and nice trails for easy-moderate hiking as well as other activities. The ice sculptures were impressive, even astonishing. And the lighting highlights the effect. Enjoy an ice cold appletini from the ice bar served in a glass made of ice. NOTE: they... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I wouldn't drive out to only go to the Ice Museum, but it made a great addition to a full day, including some shooting, a hike at Angel Rocks, a dunk in Chena Hot Springs and dinner at the Chena Hot Springs Resort.

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