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Address: 500 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: 888-655-4020,907-451-8222
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Unique museum that is made of three tons of ice transformed into innovative...

Unique museum that is made of three tons of ice transformed into innovative sculptures.

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Small but fun

This is a small space, but the sculpture is amazing, do try the Appletinis, served in a glass carved from ice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ginny B
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Easton, Maryland

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Easton, Maryland
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small space, but the sculpture is amazing, do try the Appletinis, served in a glass carved from ice.

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Tacoma
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actual informational tour is only about 10 minutes, giving the history of the original ice hotel, the carvings and the award winning carvers. The rest of the time is to walk around the 'museum'. There were not as many intricate carvings as I thought there would be, but it was amusing to see the rooms that were used when... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a drive to get there, but well worth it. The Ice Museum was everything I had expected. Time was allowed to visitors to view all the exhibits and take pictures, and very interesting information provided as to where the ice comes from, how it is carved, etc.

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Thank jlisbony
Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited Chena Hot Springs on a day trip. The ice carvings were beautiful, and worth the trip. Although it is usually cold inside the museum (at 26 degrees Fahrenheit) it was actually warm, as it was -8 outside.

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Thank Nonnie55Texas
Delta Junction, Alaska
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The sculptures are beautiful! And you see how they make the stemmed glasses from ice. VERY COOL!! on all accounts!

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Woodland, Washington
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Over 120 miles round trip from Fairbanks. We stopped first for Dog Sledding than headed another 40 miles to the museum in compact snow and ice. $15 each for 45 minutes inside Recommend but best to combine with other attractions

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Highly recommend taking the tour in the Ice Museum if visiting Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks. Exceptional art work with colorful LED light displays that enhance the sculptures. The Appletini is very tasty and served in your very own ice martini cup that you can take with you. Their is a cost for the museum and appletini which is a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We went there around 7.30pm to catch the photo show of the northern lights (this was recommended to us by a waitress at the hotel we stayed). We paid to watch the show (the museum was already closed), but the staff was kind enough to let us in to take a look at the sculptures too. It was freezing!!!! So... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

For me who does not live in the ice and snow it was interesting. Intro talk then a walkin freezer with the ice sculptures. Kids and adults can also do a toboggan run. Then an ice carving demo. Approx one hour.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Loved watching them carve the ice block into a flower. He did it so fast, just amazing. We had fun on the slide and visiting the ice bar. Very cold so you can't spend to much time unless you are bundled up.

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