Aurora Ice Museum

Aurora Ice Museum, Fairbanks: Hours, Address, Aurora Ice Museum Reviews: 4/5

Aurora Ice Museum
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest year-round ice environment, the Aurora Ice Museum!
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Steve H
Fullerton, CA182 contributions
It's not as big as we expected
Sep 2021
When I read the title as museum, I thought it must be large enough to see many things. It much smaller than we imagine. The martini is not that great. Just another tourist destination.
Written September 20, 2021
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BridgetSmith4
Newport News, VA114 contributions
Beautiful sculptures
Sep 2021
I came here as part of a tour I booked that included Chena Hot Springs and seeing the Aurora. We arrived right at closing time so the guy took quite a bit of us in at one time and tried his best to be a gracious host. When I say quite a bit, I mean more than 50 people. I mentioned in another review that the people in Alaska have a very relaxed attitude about Covid. I don't know about anyone else in the group but I didn't feel comfortable crammed in like we were but then again the plane ride over to Alaska was just as packed. The ice sculptures were beautiful and I lasted about 30 minutes inside before I started trembling really bad. It's very dim inside and I don't fully understand why that is. It may be because most of the sculptures are decorated with some sort of colored lights to help them stand out. I would have appreciated brighter lighting inside so that I could see the sculptures a lot better. What used to be the coca-cola bear had no lights shining on it at all so it stood basically in the dark. Unless you're getting the $15 drink they offer, 30 minutes is more than enough time to spend in here.
Written September 20, 2021
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Genny W
23 contributions
Interesting but NOT Covid safe.
Sep 2021
We wanted to see it, but we were crammed in with a bunch of people as close as we could possibly squeeze. Beautiful ice sculptures. Would have loved to hear more about the process from the artists instead of general info about people falling down and stuff melting from a guide who didn't seem too interested in being there. It's a cool thing to see, but 10 minutes would have been enough.
Written September 18, 2021
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Mary B
4 contributions
Okay, Could have been better
Sep 2021
Drove all the way out there only to have guide's voice drowned out by two workers grinding out more martini glasses. Half of allotted time is serving martinis.
Written September 10, 2021
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John
Anchorage, AK7 contributions
Great aurora show and ice museum
Sep 2021 • Friends
We’re a party of 6 handicapped family members. We were delighted that the ice museum could accommodate our mobility requirements. The gentleman running the place was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the aurora show and the ice museum. We highly recommend it for others visiting Fairbanks!
Written September 6, 2021
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AVGTXN
Dallas, TX758 contributions
Bit of a tourist trap but fun
Aug 2021
This converted movie theater has a living room sized area kept at 20 degrees with multiple ice sculptures and many photo ops. The ice slide is fun. We paid $10 to get in. About right. Plan on 30 minutes here.
Written September 2, 2021
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Rosalyn K
7 contributions
Wondeful delight
Aug 2021
Must see .. Worth the time and money.. I love the tour guide who had great enthusiasm. Details kept you engaged. Loved the extra coats ...
Don't miss
Written August 30, 2021
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Molly Z
4 contributions
Not bad
Aug 2021
Antoine made the tour! The Chena Hot Springs resort is a dump. The museum is pretty cool but small. Our guide, Antoine really made the tour worth it. He was so funny and had fun with the day!
Written August 25, 2021
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PDXmilespoints
Portland, OR380 contributions
waste of money
Aug 2021
Waste of money would not suggest. you see a few little ice scupltures. If you want to see amaizng ice carvings good harbin ice festival.
Written August 15, 2021
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Stephanie G
199 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2021
This was a unique experience. The ice sculptures were incredible, although the neon lights were a bit too much for me. It was definitely worth a visit, especially if you're already near the Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Written August 8, 2021
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Aurora Ice Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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