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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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US$ 175.00*
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Evening Getaway: Alaska's Chena Hot Springs Resort

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Beautiful drive to Chena Hot Springs where this is located - watch for moose. Tour is well worth the $15/person. The $15 appletini in a hand crafted ice martini glass? We passed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a unique and special thing to do. Is it worth the $15-30? Who knows, but it is special and fun. Very different from any other place.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beauty in the museum does astound. It is fun to watch the ice-master making ice martini glasses.

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to really observe and appreciate ice sculptures.. The martini drink was not one of my favorites but it was a one time experience.. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am so glad we did the Aurora Ice Museum! The sites and pictures were well worth the $15 admission. And I'd recommend you get the appletini. A bit pricey, but it was delicious and I've never had a drink made from a an ice carved martini glass!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is pretty neat and you have to go there if in China Hot Springs. I would not make the Drive just to see the Ice Museum. You are looking at $30 a person for about 15 minutes of entertainment if you get an Appletini in your own Ice martini glass. It would be more fun in the summer I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful drive to Chena Hot Springs where this is located - watch for moose. Tour is well worth the $15/person. The $15 appletini in a hand crafted ice martini glass? We passed because it was an 11am tour but those who enjoyed seemed happy. Remember, you're not paying $15 for just the drink, it's to cover the hand crafted ice... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to be done but personally thought it was over priced for what it was, same goes for the Appletini small drink big price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very small exhibit. Although the resort offers 45-min tour, it may only need 15 mins to see everything. It is ok to take a look if you happen to visit Chena hot springs. But do not hold high expectations for it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to tour the Ice Museum while visiting Chena Hot Springs. Know that this is a fairly small exhibit but does have some nice ice sculptures. You can get the Appletini at the Aurora Ice Bar which is just a basic cocktail in a cool glass. Good photo op but nothing special about the drink. I spent about 20... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most things at Chena, it was neat to see. The museum is small but the talent the artists have is amazing. I kind of felt like I was in a scene from Frozen! We didn't spring for the drinks at the ice bar, which looked yummy, so after exploring the various rooms, we were able to go get some... More 

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