Did you know that Fairbanks is the world's ice art capital? This museum, the first of its kind in the USA, was established at the Chena Hot Springs Resort to boost tourism. Most of the spectacular ice art you'll see here was created by 15 time World Ice Art Champion Steve Brice and his wife, Heather, a six time World Ice Art Champion. Complete with an ice bar, and ice chandeliers that mimic the Aurora Borealis, the museum has been a resounding success, with over 10000 visitors annually. It's open year round, thanks to a unique energy efficient cooling system that keep it alive even during hot summers.
Fairbanks Ice Museum Travel Tips
- You can hold special events and weddings at the museum.
- Bring your own hats and gloves; parkas provided on-site.
- Tickets have to be purchased at least 15 minutes before tour time.
Entrance Ticket Details For Fairbanks Ice Museum
- USD 10 for 6-17 years of age.
- Free for under 5.
Fairbanks Ice Museum Hours
- Tours are at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM & 7PM.
How to Reach Fairbanks Ice Museum
- By car
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95% of people who visit Fairbanks include Fairbanks Ice Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
51.95% of people start their Fairbanks Ice Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fairbanks Ice Museum
90.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fairbanks Ice Museum
Fairbanks Ice Museum Reviews & Ratings
Loved it! The ice artist Andy is such a sweet heart! Make sure you record him telling about the museum it is so cute he had us in stiches! Love this little place. It's a old movie theater!! Love you Andy you made our day😄
Nice exhibit in the heart of Fairbanks. 20 minute video is about 10 minutes too long and poor quality. Needs to be re-shot with newer equipment. But still a cool place to visit....pun intended. $15 to enter.
I give 4 stars for the effort of this museum. But please be advised. Great people who run it and wonderful customer service but it reminds me of someones garage where they turned it into an ice museum with a very cold AC. Its very "home made" nothing special. Cool sculptures.
Excellent service! They stayed open a day after they closed for the season just to let us drive through and see the exhibits. Definitely going back next year!
This place was fun! The film was rather dated and low quality, but the host of the tour (Andy) was very friendly, fun and talented! My 19 year old son and I enjoyed the experience and even went down the ice slide! We had fun snapping photos with the sculptures and also enjoyed watching Andy make a rose ice sculpture with colors added in! We're from Arizona, so it was a unique experience!