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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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My wife and I visited here recently during our Alaska trip. We came to Fairbanks from Denali just so we could say that we've been to Fairbanks and to see the Alaskan Pipeline... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're staying in Fairbanks & looking for Chena Springs this Ice Museum is literally in the same parking lot. But it's a 1hr drive out from the city. It's not the same ice museum that's in Fairbanks city limits. It was cold and thrilling!! We loved being shut in to explore a world that someone carved with their own... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was weird. We drove to this place and went into the lobby. No one there. Finally some odd man comes out from the back room holding a back scratcher. Just didn't get a good vibe so we left. Seemed like a tourist trap. And a tad creepy.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing attraction, not that many world wide. Several bedrooms available, colored lights added to the beauty, many ice cravings on a large scale. Parkas free to wear as was 20 degrees thru out chambers.

Thank Jerry D. B
Peoria, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok the ice scupltures were nice to look at, but they offer a $15 apple-tini to drink at the bar and you keep the glass- which is made of ice and would melt. We were inside about 15 min and saw everything (we didn't drink). There are 4 rooms, but very small so when they took 20 plus people in... More 

Thank Barbara R
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited here recently during our Alaska trip. We came to Fairbanks from Denali just so we could say that we've been to Fairbanks and to see the Alaskan Pipeline. Other than that we really didn't have an agenda. My wife saw this place on line and thought it might be something fun to do so after... More 

Thank Legamania
Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 60 miles to see this. It cost $15 admission; you were allowed to stay for 45 minutes. There are not many sculptures and we left after about 10 minutes. Yes, the sculptures were interesting,but the venue was so dark that we couldn't even get a decent photo.

Thank Bea H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this attraction will take about an hour of your time. There is an introductory film about creating art sculpture, a chance to see a few pieces up close and snap pictures, and an opportunity to watch an artist sculpt in ice. Don't worry about jackets. The museum will provide them as it is cold inside. Interesting, but... More 

Thank Johnsonsouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While some may think this experience is a bit weird, but the ice sculptures are fantastic! And, for a mere $600 a night, you can sleep in one of the rooms!

Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good, different experience, worth the money, easily accessible and not that far from fair banks.

Thank Deepthi S
Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to go to this museum by chance and were glad we did. The short lecture about ace carving was informative and the real ice sculptures were fun to see and touch. I got to slide down an ice hill!

Thank kathyincornwall

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