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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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Amazing ice sculptures

Someone with talent creates these ice sculptures. The colored lights are a nice addition. It was almost too crowded to take decent pictures but I managed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Owensboro, Kentucky
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Federal Way, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great colors, amazing ice glass for the appletini and fun for many Hard to see it all and herded in like cattle but somehow no one damaged anything and we were all told they'd let us back in :) Truly amazing artists - don't think I could stay the night

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Dumas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much to see. Only 5 rooms...4 bedrooms and a main hall....was going to be a hotel. Did have the appletini in the ice glass. If you have to pick between this the hot springs....go with the hot springs and have the drink with dinner in the restaurant.

Thank melody t
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I trust that this museum has greatness in it and that the exhibits change periodically. It is a castle made by ice carvings - with a working bar for martinis. At the time it had bedrooms with carved furniture and rooms with polar delights lit by colorful lights. The ceilings are fabulous....but now it seems dated and underwhelming in spite... More 

Thank TouringTales
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Calling this a 'Museum' is a stretch. It's more like a large shed with a couple of rooms and a few ice sculptures. The bar and lighting are pretty cool. The novelty of having a drink from a "glass" made of ice while sitting at a bar made of ice was fun. (The $15 appletini is in addition to your... More 

Thank Kristine F
Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Someone with talent creates these ice sculptures. The colored lights are a nice addition. It was almost too crowded to take decent pictures but I managed.

Thank TeacherJill
Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cool activity and not just literary. It's a must see when u are at Chena Hot Springs. Make sure u get the Appletini if u drink at the ice bar. The sculptures are awesome.

Thank NancyoftheNorth61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice museum was cool. The detail and lights within the ice carvings were amazing. I loved watching the the making of the ice martini glasses.

Thank marjs572
Olympia, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The craftsmanship was quite good, but the most surprising thing was that anyone would bother. Okay, the geothermal evaporative cooling system in use during the summer months was also pretty neat.

Thank BTShomshor
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Great place for many photo ops! Beautiful! The apple martini served in an ice glass if very pricey, but a must do!

Thank caitlindesirae
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have gone to two different ice museums in London and Norway. It was way too small compared to those. very few sculptors and we dint have any drinks, so we finished the tours in 20 minutes. It may be interesting for first timers.

Thank Sun2202

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