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Aurora Ice Museum

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Aurora Ice Museum

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M Russell wrote a review Oct 4
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Well worth the long drive out to the Hot Springs. Great tour int he ice museum. It is open 365 and stays 25 degrees in side. They have a full size sculpore of two knights on horses jousting. 4 rooms setup a couple with ice beds where you can actually spend the night in there. Plus of course they also have an Ice Bar where for an additional $15 you can get an appletini in a ice carved martini glass that you can take with you. Take the time, go enjoy this place.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Irene S wrote a review Sep 2020
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I wish we could have stayed longer in the Ice Museum and had a couple more martini's.....our tour went really fast (not sure if this was because of COVID). There was not much social distancing at all but it was very difficult to do so with a large group in the small space. They had coats with hats and gloves from small to extra large for those who needed/wanted them. It would have been nice to see some ice carving in action - perhaps that is done during the early tour; it was not part of our evening tour. Nonetheless, it was a unique experience that should be done when you visit Chena Hot Springs Resort.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler wrote a review Aug 2020
United States580 contributions44 helpful votes
We took the tour of the Aurora Ice Museum on a day trip to Chena Hot Springs and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum is located in a large Quonset hut on the property, which is kept at below freezing temperatures to preserve the ice sculptures inside. Parkas are provided, but visitors may want to bring gloves and hats. The ice sculptures inside are beautiful and range in size from small, but intricate globes to life-sized knights on horseback. In addition to the ice bar, where appletinis are served in glasses made from blocks of ice, there is also and igloo and two bedrooms in the back of the Quonset which visitors can enter. The guides give the backstory on a few of the larger pieces in the museum. There's a work area by the entrance where visitors can observe the carvers at work. The tour was nearly fully booked when we visited, which made it a little crowded.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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nanabutterfly wrote a review Aug 2020
Lincoln, Alabama, United States16 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved this! Although we decided against swimming in the hot springs. There were many in the water having a great time.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Leah C wrote a review Apr 2020
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Fun to see the things that can be carved out of ice. I learned they charge $600/night to sleep in the ice museum, but they said most people don't make it through the night. LOL The martini in an ice glass was awesome. Glad I did it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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