I would definitely do this if you are at Chena Hot Springs already. I wouldn't drive from Fairbanks just for this. It's a little pricey, but so is everything in Fairbanks.
This is the only year round ice museum in the world, so it is worth a visit. The ice sculptures are amazing & the husband & wife sculptors are on site to meet visitors. I doubt if many people opt to stay in 1 or the 4 bedrooms sleeping on an ice bed, but they were fun to see. There... More
This was a great time. I didn't realize that you could stay in the ice museum (they have 4 rooms) but the whole thing was really neat. We met both of the ice sculptors and had a chance to speak with them. The story behind it all is great and I love the geo-thermal part of it all...the ice museum... More
Cool ice carvings with colorful lighting. They give you jackets. My sister was able to wrap her and her 3 month old son in the coat. Its kind of small but still neat. Don't waste your come on the drink and ice glass you can take home. It won't last and the drink wasn't really good. So save the mula.
Located on the Chena Hot Springs resort, a truly isolated oasis completely off-the-grid and half an hour from the closest telephone pole, the resort itself is an inspiration to meld a luxury, if not semi-rustic resort in perfect harmony with nature, with its extensive use of hydrothermal, wind and solar power to make the resort zero-emission and minimal waste. Some... More
I think that the museum was actually closed but a very nice gentleman opened it up for us. We had our own private viewing. A documentary is shown on the Aurora Borealis and it was really great. Also you go into a room which is 20 degrees to walk around the ice carvings. Dress warmly...
While in Fairbanks, we took a tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. In addition, we purchased a "drink ticket" in order to try an appletini at the ice bar that is served in a glass made out of ice. That was very cool....literally. After a brief explanation of the museum, you are given parka jackets before entering to assure you... More
I'd definately put Chena Hot Springs on my list of "must visit" places and while there why not tour the Aurora ice Museum. It's probably a place like no other you'll ever see. The museum is in an iglooed shaped building. Before entering they highly recommend that you put on one of the parkas that they have for your use... More
If you are in Fairbanks and want to see something unique, this is a place that you really need to see at least once. You may also want to get your drink ticket before the tour so that you can sit at the ice bar and drink a martini from an ice glass when you get in the museum...now how... More
I was driven by some friends from downtown to Chena Hot Springs, which took about an hour or a bit more. The drive was very beautiful. We went on the 3pm tour, and although the museum was very cool (and also a toasty 22 degrees F, or -5 degrees C), I don't think it was worth 15 dollars for the... More
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