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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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Was worth the visit for my 8 Year Old

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 Came to the Ice Museum and seemed a little outdated at first...but we went in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Two adults and three kids had the time of their life at the Ice sculptures and competition. Visit in the day and visit again in the dark to take in the sculptures under coloured lights. The kids could play (supervised, of course) in the kids area while the free adults enjoyed the sculptures. It was magical!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This is one must see that is worth the value. Usually never crowed. Very informative of the Alaska interior experience

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 Came to the Ice Museum and seemed a little outdated at first...but we went in.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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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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100 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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