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Ice Museum

500 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
888-655-4020,907-451-8222
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Ranked #22 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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tampa
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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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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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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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