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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

The ice sculptures were nice. The apple martinis at the bar, served at a glass martini glass, are really good.

Thank A7115GX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only thing at Chena Hot Springs I liked other than seeing the reindeer. The guide Amanda was very nice.

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We drove from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs. We got out of the Springs to go to the museums scheduled tour which was a mistake. The hotsprings are more enjoyable than the overpriced museum. The coolest part was the bar and the appletinis in glass...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Couple of sculptures in a relatively small place. If you want to get that appletini, get it first then look at sculptures, because everyone goes for the drink in the end and it will be hard to get a place at that bar for a...More

Thank Pavel K
Reviewed 7 December 2017

So - to start off - go to this place if you are Chena Hot Springs, definitely work going in to view (although if you are making the hour drive just for the museum......hmmm......). Pay the extra $15 and get an appletini, it's actually really...More

Thank anamauka
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This place was well worth the drive from Fairbanks. You pay entry fee and for your drink before you go inside. They only take cash once inside the museum so come prepared. The beautiful ice sculptures are a must see and it's not too cold...More

Thank Yvonne N
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We drove to Chena Hot Springs one day and visited this ice museum. We are so glad we did! It's amazing how the can make such beautiful art and preserve it. Impressed!

Reviewed 21 November 2017

This was part of our road scholar trip to the hot springs, this museum is one of a kind. The two people who do the carving are the best in the world and have won many competitions world wide

Thank bill w
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The ice museum was small but the ice sculpture inside was amazing, There are rounds for the museum tour, I believed the last one is at 7 pm. The museum is near the parking area but you'll need to get your ticket at the 'Activities...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Tour with Alaskan Wildlife Guide. They have extra coats to put on if needed. Sculptures with soft lighting behind them makes for an amazing picture. Guide was friendly and informative. I would recommend this museum.

Thank Kathleen S
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14 August 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.
30 May 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