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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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cozy cool place of arts

this is just a small hall full of ice exhibits, the staff are very friendly, they even let us a 20 minute quick tour in the middle of a hectic schedule, the exhibits are very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fremont, California
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Aurora Ice Museum as part of my Chena Hot Springs Tour. Ordered an apple martini ($16) that came in an ice molded martini glass and thought it was delicious and unique! The museum itself has extremely detailed ice sculptures and are stunning to look at, but there isn't much else to it. By the time I had my... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent vacation we decided to make the drive from Fairbanks to visit the Aurora Ice Museum. It was so cool to see all of the creative things that were being carved out of ice! I was amazed by the cocktail glasses and the beds! It was a fun thing to see and do to experience a little bit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I stayed 3 nights at Chena and visited the ice museum. What an amazing place. Beautiful masterpieces carved from ice. We had a tour and time to look around ourselves and take photos. Reasonable price. A must see. Wrap up warm.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small museum, and a short half an hour visit, with a video at the beginning, and then they lead you to the ice sculptures, which are rather nice. The guide does an ice carving afterwards, and then it's over. Not a bad way to spend half an hour or so.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up from Fairbanks. Lovely Alaskan road. Saw a few moose. Ice museum is cool. Literally actually freezing.2 of the 8 of us used their additional parkas. Really cold. After about 45 minutes we were done. Place looked dated but what do you expect? Can't be easy to refurbish a place so remote. We walked around the grounds before... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is just a small hall full of ice exhibits, the staff are very friendly, they even let us a 20 minute quick tour in the middle of a hectic schedule, the exhibits are very nice and the surprise? you get to slide down a snow way and they give the snow slides and a jacket too. Don't forget the... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our trip up to China Hot Springs and also stopped in to the ice museum. It was very interesting! They have various sculptures from the world renowned local ice carving competition team displayed and the craftsmanship is simply amazing!! You can even have an appletini served in an ice glass at the ice bar and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is at the end of the road ofr a side trip from Fairbanks. Chenango Hot Springs itself is interesting, pretty, and educational for eco. The Ice Museum is fascinating. They provide parks, and you will need one. Ice sculptures nicely presentes. I wish there was more of a demonstration of how the do the sculpting. Would not bother buying... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ice Museum has wonderful ice carvings. However, you can get the same Appletini in the restaurant for half the price, so unless you want to say you got to drink out of a carved ice glass, pass on the $15 drink.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see how carvings are done. Several of our group, including myself, took the sleigh ride down the ice chute. This is well worth the visit. Some of our group went back in the evening for the Aurora film show and thought it was wonderful. Well worth the spot if you are visiting this area.

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