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Ice Museum

Address: 500 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 888-655-4020,907-451-8222
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Ranked #21 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Unique museum that is made of three tons of ice transformed into innovative sculptures.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Unique museum that is made of three tons of ice transformed into innovative sculptures.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went into town a couple times trying to take in all Fairbanks had to offer. Shopping, food etc. Came to the Ice Museum and seemed a little outdated at first...but we went in. Had a bit of a wait for the previous people to come out of the auditorium. Once they were ready, we walked in to this tall... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful ice sculptures and very interesting rooms. They had a life size sculptures of two knights on horse back which was amazing. The flowers encased in ice blocks were great and having a drink from a glass made from ice was interesting. The tour is just long enough as staying in the building any longer could be an issue due... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The sculptures are incredible with fine detailing. The live flowers that are encapsulated in the ice sculptures are so preserved with the colors still vibrant. You will not be disappointed with such fine talent from a husband and wife ice carving team.

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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is amazing to see all the ice sculpture in the museum. You have to join a tour in order to get into the museum, and you can purchase a drink which is served in a ice martini glass. The whole group go into the museum all together so the doors are not opened all the time which causes the... More 

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New York City, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The reviews here are very mixed, but we were glad we stopped by. You first see a film which probably could have been a little bit shorter, but it was very interesting to see the amazing things that the artists can carve - mind boggling. Then you get to spend some time seeing all the ice sculptures they have there... More 

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New Hope, PA
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223 reviews 223 reviews
67 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A real WOW factor to view and walk-thru the ice sculptures chain-sawed and cut out of multistory tall chuncks of ice.

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Saxton, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited in September, but this "museum" wasn't very much. There are ice sculptures, yes, but barely a roomful. I can think of less than 10 sculptures and we were out of there in 5 minutes. I literally said, "Wait, that's it?" However, there was an "ice slide" that you could ride down on a sled. I was a little... More 

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited the Ice Museum in downtown Fairbanks with no expectations. I was blown away by the film & all the sculptures. It's totally worth the visit. It's small but amazing!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a waist of time and money! Fifteen dollars per person to see a short film (we came in 10 minutes after the film started and the owner sent us into the film any way so we missed part of it. After the film some guy told us to look around and about the slide. Sculptures were not anything like... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They have a slide made out of ice that you can sled down. It goes SO fast and is so much fun. The sculptures are super cool ( no pun intended) and you can walk around and touch them which is even cooler ( ok pun intended). 28 deg inside rooms but warm in auditorium. Open 10am-8pm daily $11 for... More 

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