Aurora Ice Museum
Aurora Ice Museum
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest year-round ice environment, the Aurora Ice Museum!
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Pat K
Jonesborough, TN9 contributions
The ice museum carvings are truly amazing to witness. Must have the appletini served in a glass made from ice.
Written 25 September 2022
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TexL9
Charlotte, NC64 contributions
Located at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, this museum is extremely cold, but they provided parkers. What a great display of lce structures and detailed carvings.
Written 23 September 2022
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Danielle S
Richmond, VA10 contributions
Friends
I loved this tour. It’s freezing inside but they have extra coats for guests to wear if they’d like. I grabbed one and I barely felt the cold inside, I just forgot to bring my mittens in as well. Great sculptures to look at, and there’s 4 rooms and an igloo to go inside and check out. I bought the extra drink package so I had an apple martini inside an ice glass. The drink does cost $15 while the tour alone costs $15, so if you get both you’re looking at $30, but hey, how often do you get to drink out of a martini glass made out of ice?
Written 20 September 2022
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Connie K
Twin Lakes, WI37 contributions
Fun adventure. It was part of an excursion we purchased and the Ice Museum is very interesting. Our guide was very entertaining and makes a great martini. It is a little pricey for the entire excursion which included either an hour time in the hot springs or a tour of the aqua garden and energy plant. We did the later two items which also were very interesting ... growing vegetables in -40 degree temps.
Written 23 August 2022
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NeilMyrie
Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
The ice museum was a really unique attraction and was really interesting. The downside was that they had sold way too many tickets for the tour of what is a relatively small space, especially the bar area. I'd recommend they run more frequent tours and limit numbers
Written 9 August 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,999 contributions
This museum has some interesting sculptures, such as the jousting scene. You get a guided introduction and then you are free to wander through the exhibits. They also have a bar, where for an additional cost, you can get an appletini.
Written 3 August 2022
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Shawn P
Shippensburg, PA5 contributions
The museum was pretty to look at but it was very small inside and they try to fit at least 20 people into this small area at one time. Our tour guide was kind of rude, but was expecting that from some of the past reviews, he was very full of himself. We paid for the beverage at the ice bar and we couldn't even drink it because this same tour guide said that he doesn't like using the measuring cups when making the drinks and put so much vodka into the drink that it was 90% that and tasted terrible. 10/10 would not go again.
Written 31 July 2022
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Holly V
Fennville14 contributions
This place is a must see! The ice carvings are amazing -- jousting horses, bedrooms, etc. Don't miss out on the appletini in the carved ice glass.
Written 18 July 2022
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Julie D
2 contributions
Family
The ice museum was very pretty and interesting. Unfortunately, the experience was sullied by the rudeness, arrogance and self-promoting tour guide. He started by scolding us for not checking in at another building for our tour, saying all tours check in at the activity center, not at the museum. How would we know that? With great annoyance in front of the entire tour group, he radioed someone to check us in. (We had bought our tickets the night before, and the clerk made no mention of an alternate building for tour check in) Tour guide was very impressed with himself and made sure the tour group knew it. I certainly wish he would have given us more information about the sculptures.Instead his negative attitude regarding everything but himself, made the group look at each other in disbelief, shaking their heads and rolling their eyes. We paid a total of $90 for 3 tickets and 3 drinks in ice glasses only to be embarrassed and disrespected by a young man who clearly wanted to show off to make himself seem important.
Written 17 July 2022
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I2106ILlauran
Crystal Lake, IL, United States90 contributions
Family
Fun and unique place to see. They provided coats which was nice. We really enjoyed exploring it. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 16 July 2022
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AURORA ICE MUSEUM (Fairbanks) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Aurora Ice Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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