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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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Most reviews under 'excellent' are actually for the Aurora Ice Museum!

I am writing this to help trip advisor readers. Don't be misled. Most of the pictures and Excellent reviews shown here are actually for the Aurora Ice Museum. I have not been... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Wonga07
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I am writing this to help trip advisor readers. Don't be misled. Most of the pictures and Excellent reviews shown here are actually for the Aurora Ice Museum. I have not been to the Aurora Ice Museum but know this because I'm doing my research right now in preparation for a trip to Fairbanks in March 2015. The apple martini... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 Came to the Ice Museum and seemed a little outdated at first...but we went in.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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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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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This one is often confused with the other huge museum on the other far side of the city! Loved the display of the ice sculptures along with a slideshow of the ice sculpting fest during the winter! The northern lights display show was awesome as well! The ice sculptor also sculpted a quick flower (before the Aurora show) which was... More 

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