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The Aurora Ice Museum

Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #7 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Barrington, Illinois
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283 reviews 283 reviews
66 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There is some uniqueness about the fact of having an ice sculpture museum in the middle of town in the summer but that said, it was as much of a pitch to come back and see the ice sculpture and visit Fairbanks for that. 30 minutes of the visit is a movie that while interesting tended to be repetitious. Ice... More

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springfield vt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We were impressed. Could understand the carver only sometimes. Beautiful displays including an ice slide. Wear a coat no matter how hot it is outside.

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Folsom, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum is ~60 miles from Fairbanks and is a long drive. If you have the car, this is well worth the visit because this museum is in the Chena Hot Springs Resort where you could also do many other items - Hot Springs, Horseback riding, Dog sled ride, Greenhouse visit and so on. if there is a tour package... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Well worth the drive along the scenic roads of Alaska!!! The carvings are amazing, very detailed and unique Highly recommend soaking in the hot lake afterwards

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Fort Worth
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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So if you have already made it all the way to Fairbanks and have an afternoon to spend, this certainly one of the ways to do it, but after having done many things, it probably wouldn't make my list unless I was going there to overnight as well. First, very long drive (doing it around October didn't help because we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is phenomenal! I just love the sculpture and the amazing xylophone! You can actually play it! The cool thing is that it's made of ice!!! I just love the Ice hotel/museum. Not just that you can drink one of their appletini in a ice glass cup! Hahaha how cool is that??

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Hampton Bays, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The Aurora ice museum is really cool place to visit, especially there is not too many ice museums in the US. If you are in Fairbanks, it's a must see! It's about an hour away from Fairbanks, it located at Chena Hot Springs. I visited in the winter, would like to see it during the summer as well. It's amazing... More

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Mountain Home, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you go to Fairbanks,Alaska you have to go to the Ice Museum it is amazing. The ice sculptures or absoulutely amazing. They have a slide that is made out of ice and you actually get to ride down it. I can't say enough about it. You have to see it for yourself. There is a guy then that does... More

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Fraser, Colorado
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31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I researched what to do in Fairbanks and saw they have an ice museum. What a cool thing to do in the summer in Alaska and see a real ice museum. When I arrived in Fairbanks to get more information about the ice museum I learned that there are two ice museums and that was a little confusing. There is... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was a little disappointed to visit this museum after visiting the one at Chena Hot Springs. It was really neat to watch the live demonstration, and even watch some other guests go down the ice chute inside! The Chena one is huge compared to this one. However, this one did have a cool video at the beginning which teaches you... More

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