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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
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$145.00*
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Evening Getaway: Alaska's Chena Hot Springs Resort

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The sculptures are amazing. You should get your apple maritini, is good and you drink it on an ice cup. Fun to hang out inside and wonder around.

Reviewed February 6, 2017
ChrisVillaTroop
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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

My kids are 2 & 5yo. I wasn't sure if they would enjoy this but they had the best time. Very beautiful ice carvings all lit up!! My husband and I enjoyed the appletinis served in carved ice glasses!!

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

The sculptures are amazing. You should get your apple maritini, is good and you drink it on an ice cup. Fun to hang out inside and wonder around.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

The tour is paid for (if you didn't book online with a tour group) and starts from the activity center at Chena Hot springs resort. When you enter the doors you think it'll be much colder than it is outside which is NOT the case. When you first enter that is the workspace where the ice is sculpted and the... More 

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Newbury Park, California, United States
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

If you are going to Chena to visit the hot springs, don't miss the Ice Museum. Seeing the ice sculptures and rooms doesn't take very long but it is worthwhile. One of the best parts is watching them make the ice martini glasses right when you walk in. A lot of people passed it by but I really enjoyed seeing... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Fun to do while you are at Chena Hot springs. By far better viewing of northern lights was at Ski Land, 20 min. Y taxi from Fairbanks.

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Metairie, LA
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Chena Hot Springs doesn't have an address to put into your gps. Like several other things in the area, they just give you the mile marker. Well, Chena Hot Springs Road literally dead ends at the resort so as long as you get onto that road leaving Fairbanks, you'll get to the resort. We saw a moose on the side... More 

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Mcallen
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

Yes, that's right: get out of the cold inside the Ice Museum! When the temperature is below 0, walking into the Ice museum feels wonderful! (I will review the actual hot springs separately). We got the last tour going in and it was fully booked. But inside, once spread out, the crowd felt small compared to the actual museum. As... More 

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niceville
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

went to Chena Hot Springs and it is very impressive. Fully contained with its own energy, food sources, employee housing etc. Ate at their restaurant--had the Thai Shrimp Curry. Very tasty but had "intestinal" problems 20 minutes later. Two drawbacks: all the activities I wanted were booked and the toilets in the restaurant are very small and hot.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

It is 45 mins tour only and I read it somewhere like two hours tour, but Museum is pretty small and after taking some pictures, you gotta sit on the aurora ice bar and chat with bartender/guide and sip the apple martini. Ice glass with melt on your lip and sitting on the ice bar is a very neat experience.... More 

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CONCORD
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I would save the 15 dollars and spend it on something else. Some of the carvings were interesting, but all in all disappointing.

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