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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 35 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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New Hope, PA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Its a ways to get here, 90 minutes by car from Fairbanks to the Chena Hot Springs Resort where the museum is located, but its worth the trip. Besides being able to view a self-sustaining hotel, restaurant, and working farm (they grow most of their own animal feed, vegetables, and flowers) they generate their own geothermal energy to operate the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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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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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 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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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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