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Ice Museum

500 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
888-655-4020,907-451-8222
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Ranked #23 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: There are two ice museums in the Fairbanks area.  The Fairbanks Ice Museum in downtown Fairbanks has a relaxing and beautiful slide show about the... more »
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The visit starts with a movie of the ice sculpting competition. High expectations for what we get to see. Slide is great for kids, but the movie sets the visitor up for the dramatic creations. The artist present did a quick sculpting which was interesting to see how quickly something can be fashioned. For $30 CAN, there should be a... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the reviews here are for a different Ice Museum. The one in downtown Fairbanks does not have appletinis or give out coats. It is housed in an old movie theater and is quite a unique attraction. If you are not going to other ice museums and have some time (even in the evening) this is something you should... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place to visit to get a perspective of the international ice carving competition. Too bad everybody confuses this ice museum with the one at Chena Hot Springs, as they are quite different from each other. This one is in an old theater, and allows the adventurous to take a short indoor sled ride down an ice... More

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tampa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Ice Museum is a great place for children. They get to experience what it feels like going down on a sleigh. That was the part that my granddaughter loved the most. It's very cold (around 22 degrees Fahrenheit) so make sure to bring a jacket. The movie about the Aurora Borealis is very informative but, my granddaughter was tired... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The ice museum is $15 per person, half that is you're staying in the hotel. The ice sculptures are really great. Bring your own jacket unless you want to wear the ones provided by the hotel. You can buy an apple martini for $15. You're really not paying for the martini as much as the ice glasses. I had one... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

fun fun - put on a parka and listen to the tour - loved the appletini I guess I wasn't expecting the arctic parka and gloves --LOL

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A little expensive at $15 per person for a less than one hour experience but super fun. Start with a movie describing the art of ice sculpting. After the movie, you get to go into several areas where there are real ice sculptures. There is even an ice slide that you go down! Finish off the visit with an amazing... More

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Surrey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Didn't know what to expect here but was pleasantly surprised. It starts with a film presentation about ice sculpture which is a bit mundane and leaves you thinking what have I just spent my money on! However, give it chance! The sculptor then invites you to explore his ice sculptures which are truly amazing. This includes a bar, a house... More

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Lebanon, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An approximate one hour experience where you see an educational film, see ice sculptures up close and watch an artist at work.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We arrived to view the Aurora Experience in the evening and the Ice Museum was closed but the manager opened it up and showed us through which was a lovely thing to do. We got to slide down the ice slide and take photos of the sculptures with us beside them.

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