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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 1 week ago

This was certainly one of the highlights of our recent visit to Alaska! Amazing place and amazing appletini's! Such a unique place and then a follow up to splash in the hot springs! Very nice indeed! Well worth the time and money!

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit hokey since it was the end of the season and there was only one man running everything.....but he did a good job of balancing all of the balls it takes to make this work. The show is good, the opportunities to...More

Thank June K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really looked forward to the visit of the Ice Museum and it didn't disappoint. Was incredible. Cold but they offered jackets, so quite comfortable walking around. Recommend a visit.

Thank aussiegreynomads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 of us visited the Aurora Ice Museum at the Chena Hot Springs Resort in Sep 2017. The guide has a cheerful and entertaining personality. She peppers her information with wit & humour. Once inside, we were awed by the ice sculptures. Some of...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the room was neat to see. Kids would like it. It is 25 degrees F, but they do provide jackets. It is just one big room, so brace yourself. The sculptures are pretty neat. I just wish there wasa little more to the...More

Thank GitaK0099
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove out to the The Aurora Ice Museum in September. Its quite a drive out there which is the only negative. Bring your winter wollies as its VERY cold inside. The carvings are fantastic especially the bar area.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have nothing else to do, it's worth the visit. I enjoyed the drive over there more than the actual place. This is a huge tourist destination, so if you're looking to get away from people it's not a good activity.

Thank Maddi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my goodness, what a treat, a cold one at that! The cost of $15 to tour the museum is worth it. It's not a huge museum and the tour only lasts about 45 minutes, or less if you get cold like I did. Amazing...More

Thank jodyn75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks 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

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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