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

It is interesting but it not the best museum. You can go if you have some time but don't watch the aurora show in the end.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to see how clever the ice sculptors are and marvel at their finished pieces. When we visited we were allowed into the scultures work shop area for a close up look at him in action.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is interesting but it not the best museum. You can go if you have some time but don't watch the aurora show in the end.

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Marietta, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an old converted theatre. You first watch an informative video about ice carving and then you are allowed to go and look at the ice carvings all around the edge of the backstage of the building. There was even a ice slide when we were there that you could ride down. There's also an ice carving demonstration at... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The ice carvings were very cool. The food service was the worst of our trip. We were seated with people we didn't know and the salads with dressing were on the table when we were seated. The dressing was already on it and we were not given a choice of dressings. We were not asked if we wanted a cocktail... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting place to visit. There are ice sculptures you can walk through and take pictures. Afterward, an artist shows you how sculptures are made. Our trip through took about 45 min- 1 hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not in a desirable part of town. It was a 20 minute movie followed by a walk in the icebox to see the ice carvings. The slide was a lot of fun. Then Andy did a quick carving. Poor guy he is the ticket seller, gift shop person, projectionist, photographer, and ice carver. Nice way to spend an hour.

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Placentia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nice folks run this little attraction that gives you a great feel for the excitement of the International Ice Carving Festival without having to freeze. You do get to be in the freeze for a while though (yes, they have coats) and watch a demonstration of ice carving.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were looking for something to do in Fairbanks (and it was slim pickings!) and ended up at the ice museum. The admission fees were expensive and not worth it. We sat through a 20-minute "film" which was pretty much a PowerPoint presentation of photos and a few video clips. We had about 20 minutes to look at the ice... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of local people recommended this place to me. I am not much of a museum person but I can't really call it a museum. More like an ice sculpture exhibition. You can sit and touch some of figures. The highlight of the visit was trying a slide! They offer you a slide from an ice hill. I found it... More 

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Short visit where to admire some ice sculture. Very interesting is one guy that shows you how to make a sculpture, justmaking one at the moment.

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