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Address: Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-451-8104
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$175*
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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

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We got to the resort later than we had wanted to so was releved to get on the last tour at 7 pm. From the parking, check-in is at the activity center. All participants are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
LivingLife808
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Kihei, Hawaii
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Monterey, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

If you saw the Fairbanks World Ice Sculpturing Championship, as we did, you immediately understand that this place just a tourist trap. Nothing interesting. In addition, it is waste of money and OVERCROWDED!!! The only thing you can get from this place is a picture in front of the Ice bar while drinking overpriced, terrible appletini. Not recommended.

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Hilham, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was a little dark, so it was more difficult to take pictures, but the ice sculptures were amazing!!! The ice sculpture champions who create and maintain the sculptures were travelling for a sculpting competition...I would have loved to have seen them at work! Our guide was good, and we had plenty of time to explore the sculptures, the ice... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We got to the resort later than we had wanted to so was releved to get on the last tour at 7 pm. From the parking, check-in is at the activity center. All participants are herded into an outer room to maintain the integrity of the temperature in the museum. There are parkas for anyone who needs them before entering... More 

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Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While at Chena Hot Springs, got to go into the Ice Museum and see some beautiful ice statues/carvings. Also had an appletini in an ice glass - cool! The guide showed us how the glasses are made (even this requires some artistic skill! so you can imagine how impressive the sculptures themselves were).

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Tualatin, Or.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Every thing was craved ice. Glasses, instruments, Sit back and have a drink or two. Play a instrument.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is worth the money it cost to go in. Very unique and they give you a nice warm coat to put on to stay warm inside. We had a great time and enjoyed a drink in an ice glass that we got to keep.

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North Hollywood
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This company abused and was rude to me. I called in November as was told that I can spend a day with round trip transportation, admission and a lunch for $219. The inept ingrate NEVER told me that there is a minimum of two people. I called back today and I was told TODAY that the day trip package is... More 

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Sacramento
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13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

we thought this would be silly fun and it was! It was a unique adventure and we loved it. The drink was surprisingly good, the sculptures magnificent, and overall, this is just a fun place to visit! when you are done at the museum maybe walk around the resort. We did and we saw lots of wildlife.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Generally enjoyed the experience and would recommend doing it. However, the overall feeling was soured somewhat by the attitude of our "guide" in packing everyone into the building and asking those who purchased drinks to quickly drink them so others could rotate in for a drink. Not really what we were expecting.

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Los Angeles, California
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101 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Not very impressed. I would not call it a museum as it raises expectations. It is just a nice exhibit. There were way too many people on the tour and the guide was very cranky.

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