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56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99711
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I've seen Ice sculpture places before but this was special. I liked seeing the tools and work area and the sculptures themselves were pretty amazing. Part of our group tried the appletini's in the special, carved ice glasses. Very tasty. Our guide was informative and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LisaDGT
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum with some lovely ice sculptures. It seemed a little pricy for the number of sculptures you are able to see. For $15 each it might have been nice to see an artist working on a sculpture. We have probably been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FiremansFlame93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice museum contains well-maintained ice sculptures and cool rooms, no pun intended. Get a martini at the ice bar in an ice martini glass....!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charD3713VT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little tour, Its just one warehouse size igloo with ice sculptures and a couple different themed rooms. They also serve Apple Martinis in ice glasses (for an extra $15) which was cute. 30 mins to 45 mins is enough time to do this activity.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank amygalb1120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jose was a great host. Loved the apple martini. Quite the experience to drink out of a glass made of ice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachizzle
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Cool museum, the sculptor making the martini glasses (who also was the employee of the month) was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain the process to us. Not your average museum!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VLRK33
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The museum gets better the more you investigate it! Every corner has something and the light displays are perfect. I LOVED their ice chiseled chandeliers that hosted warm colors! We had a short line to get tickets, our tour guide was great and when we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank belovedpetra
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This was a lot of fun. We have seen many spectacular ice sculptures so these were not extremely impressive to us. The ice bar was a lot of fun and appletini's were great! Kind of a pain to get the tickets and a really long...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 January 2019

It was fun to see this attraction. There were many ice sculptures inside it. The ice glasses were unique, and we were served appletinis in them. The time allotted to be inside seemed short for the number of people being served, but maybe they have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelers19772017
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

This is a great little museum to go into if you are already at Chena Hotsprings. It is not worth driving the hour and a half as an activity of his own, but very supplementary to the other things to do there. I would not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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21 February 2018|
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Response from Lorna A | Reviewed this property |
We were there last June. We spent a couple of hours at the hot springs. We swam in hot springs, the indoor pool and layed out in the sun a bit. They provide lockers, showers and blow dryers. While you are there, go to... More
Alexander V
2 January 2018|
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Response from miguelcC6251BS | Reviewed this property |
You have a lot of outdoors activities there. As you get to Fairbanks go straight to the welcome center in downtown, they have all kind of tour information. You could hire one or just take information about it and do it by... More
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Response from LynnA121 | Reviewed this property |
You can go on your own.