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The Aurora Ice Museum
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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
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Evening Getaway: Alaska's Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is worth seeing (although a bit pricey). The sculptures are amazing and it is sort of neat to see what can be created from ice.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We went here at the same time Fairbanks was doing their annual Ice Festival. The Festival is the better deal. More sculptures for less cost, plus an ice slide park for the kiddies The guy who let us in to the museum didn't even know how much the spheres weighed, which I found odd considering they were all over the place.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I think the title, "museum," is a bit of a misnomer, as was the "tour." Without a doubt, the sculptures are beautiful, and the work that went into the construction and creation is impressive. It is like a warehouse freezer with several incredible pieces of art made of ice, a bar that serves 1 drink (Appletinis) and several beds made of ice found in little ice-walled rooms. Was it worth the $15 per person (+$15 per drink that we didn't get)?...yeah, I guess. In the wintertime, the road to Chena Hot Springs is also covered in ice, so drive carefully for all 50 miles. It's one of the sites to see around Fairbanks, so if you're there for a few days, check it out.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had a very informative guide. We learned how the ice is carved and maintained. We saw the sculptures, the bar, and the four hotel rooms. (Yes. You can sleep there on the ice.) We sat at the bar and drank appletinis in the martini glass made of ice. Everything in the museum is made of ice. It is lighted beautifully to enhance the experience. They even have snow suits to lend if you are not dressed warmly enough.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Unfriendly and unpleasant crew. Feel more like being ill-treated rather than well-treated being a tourist.

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