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The Aurora Ice Museum

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Address: 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99711
Phone Number: 907-451-8104
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Ice Museum

We were disappointed in this museum and we waited until evening to visit so we could see the Aurora film. Both were disappointing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Patricia R
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Sun City West, SAZ
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Lakeville, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for a wedding. It is a one of a kind museum. Very pretty with all the different color lights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was at the Chena Hot Springs Resort and decided to see the Ice Museum....it was $15 per person but not knowing if I'd ever be there again, decided we'd do it. I'm glad we saw it but it didn't "wow" me at all. You'll have to decide if seeing inside is worth $15 to you....maybe the pictures will help you... More 

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Sun City West, SAZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were disappointed in this museum and we waited until evening to visit so we could see the Aurora film. Both were disappointing.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a rainy day so we drove the 58 miles from Fairbanks, about 1 hr. 20 min. It was worth it. Something to put on your bucket list. It is 2C inside the room. They supply parkas if you don't come prepared. Bring gloves if you can, it is really cold.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting place with everything made out of ice, including the martini glasses. There are animal pelts on the bar stools but that is it. There is a double entrance to help keep the heat out in the summer. People are only allowed in for a short period of time to prevent the ice from deteriorating. The apple pucker is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a small museum but packed a lot of awe. It was cool to see rooms, beds, stairs, an entire bar and so many other sculptures made of ice. They provide you with a parka to keep you warm (and I was wearing shorts and flip-flops). We bought the $15 appletini, which i couldn't drink because it was way... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone on the tour really seemed to have a good time. I was hoping for a little more. Some of the sculptures are old and decaying. The tour guide had to tell you that the polar bear was holding a bottle of coke...it did not look like a bottle of coke. Just sayin', I hope they fix it before it... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best part of our trip to Fairbanks! A must see! Never seen anything like this. A true Alaskan adventure! 👍👌

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

QUESTIONABLE as to value at $14.00/pp entrance plus tip to the "ice carver". If it is a hot day and you have extra time and wish to get out of the heat, fine. Children may well enjoy going down the ice slide.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have guessed that inside a nondescript white building was a wonderful ice sculpture museum, and a talented ice carver! the 15 min movie on the Fairbanks International Ice Carving competition kept us interested and got us thinking about returning to see the actual competition. The museum carvings were amazing. "Andy" our tour guide was engaging and funny. His... More 

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