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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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Beautiful sculptures

Interesting sculptures and more interesting is the way they are done and maintained. It was nice that we had freedom to really look and the coats they provided were warm.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bellport, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Chena Hot Springs you have to see the Aurora Ice Museum and splurge on a appletini out of an ice martini glass!!

Thank Amber J
Bellport, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting sculptures and more interesting is the way they are done and maintained. It was nice that we had freedom to really look and the coats they provided were warm.

Thank usnamom2001
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A makeshift hotel where everything is made of ice. It was colder than the outside, and we are talking Alaska here. I think you can actually book to spend the night here. Gorgeous ice sculptures. You can have a martini in a glass made of ice. And, as a plus, you can even see the artist working on the ice... More 

Thank Guilherme S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice museum was nice but nothing great. Chena has lots of other great stuff to offer, this was mediocre in my opinion. But, give it a try if you are there.

Thank nishana i
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's small, but it's was worth seeing. Our guide was great. She took the time to explain about the artists and the process and made a delicious appletini.

Thank AVCalGal
Kanpur, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a well laid home with furniture and fixtures - all carved out of ice. Very thoughtfully planned, including a bar wherein the stools for sitting are also made of ice! Despite the chill inside, its so sweet n cozy!!

Thank Girish M
Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the museum. There are several awesome ice sculptures including an igloo, a bar, bedroom and an outhouse. The sculptures were made by a couple who have won the World Ice Art Championship multiple years. The building was not large but it was interesting. We went in March and had also went to the World Ice Art Championships in... More 

Thank CedarPoint20
Bellevue, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A year round attraction that's fun for all ages. Some of the ice sculptures are over 10 years old and are done by champion carvers. We enjoyed an apple martini in an ice goblet at the ice bar for $15. Admission is also $15. Takes less than an hour.

Thank David V
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove out to Chena Hot Springs on a day trip from Fairbanks (during a storm...the roads were doable, but not great, the plows didn't come through until the afternoon and there was ~ 12" of snow from the night before). The ice museum was a really interesting place, but it was much smaller than I expected. Their workshop is... More 

Thank Becca D
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has beautiful ice structures. I spent about 30 minutes inside taking pictures. It is located in a highly tourist-y area. Most people who stayed longer were drinking their appletini and just hanging out.

Thank C L

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