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The Aurora Ice Museum

56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99711
+1 907-451-8104
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56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99711
+1 907-451-8104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ice carvings were cool as was the bar but not sure it's worth the drive. The grounds & facility needs lots of updating.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a gorgeous drive to Chena Hot Springs, we arrived an hour and half before the next ice tour. We bought our ice tickets and then decided to go for a quick dip in the hot springs before the tour. Liam was our guide. He...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

it's the bit pricey to see by itself. If you go swimming just a looksee would be great. This is still a must see whenever in Fairbanks.

Thank zuzannabobinski
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real treat on a hot summer day with spectacular ice sculptures enhanced with colorful lighting. The museum is open year round with an interior temp of 27 degrees. Visitors will be provided with the proper jackets to enjoy their visit inside. The...More

Thank trekr12017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome. The sculptures were amazing. Be prepared for the cold; however, they do provide parkas as inside the museum is 26 degrees F. It is a tour as they must keep the door closed to ensure temperature stays at 26. But you have sufficient time...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the admission price to tour this unique museum. The ice sculptures are amazing and the Aurora Ice Bar is a very "cool" feature as well! Be sure to have one of their world famous Appletinis! Ice bedrooms and wedding chapel are other neat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful landscape all the way to get there, nice to visit the museum, don't need to bring a huge jacket, they give you one to protect you from the cold, even for small kids. We spend a nice time. The appletini is not the...More

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The artists are quite talented. Very nice sculptures. Well worth a visit. They have parkas one can don at the entrance, I highly recommend doing that, very cold inside. I really enjoyed seeing the bedrooms, very clever. The ice bar was fun and appletini was...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this, wish we had more time inside! Beautiful ice sculptures, loved the various color-changing lights. Our tour guide, Kathryn, was awesome! She was very funny and friendly; told us about the couple that built the museum and some fun facts about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully beautiful and imaginative creations made completely of ice that you can see year-round. Definitely worth going to see if you are visiting Chena Hot Springs, or just on the area. Only $15/person unless you want an appletini in an ice goblet at the end...More

Thank Brandy M
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from Joyce H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go to the Hot Springs on your own. I love renting a car and exploring the area on my own. Purchase tickets for the Hot springs and/or the Ice Museum in the gift shop at the time you visit. It is a great visit.
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Shirley S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a bathing suit for the hot springs, but a coat for the museum. It is cold in the ice museum. As I recall, they do have heavy jackets that you can wear. We went in February so had warm coats and gloves... More
May 30, 2017|
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Response from CedarPoint20 | Reviewed this property |
They provide you with winter jackets at the aurora ice museum, so there is no need to bring a parka if you are traveling in june. I would say to be sure to bring a swim suit to the hot springs, and to wear comfortable... More