Fairbanks Ice MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: 500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9074518222
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Fairbanks Ice Museum - Review
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 Information
- 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.
Fairbanks Ice Museum Ticket Prices
- 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 Public Transport
- By car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fairbanks Ice Museum
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
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Fairbanks Ice Museum, Fairbanks Reviews
My wife and I definitely expected more. The museum has very few ice sculptures, maybe 10 that are centered around visitor interaction (sitting on, standing by for a photo, etc.) . The video shows a lot of amazing pieces that you would love to see in the museum, but that's not what they have. The video itself is very dated and mostly just a slideshow with narrative. The visit basically sells you the ice sculpting competition in March and how awesome it is....but it's September
This was so cool. Never been to an u w museum. It was a lot of fun. Cold but fun. You also get a personal ice carving show from the owner. It’s a must see just a little place. But it brought me make to my kiddo days. A ice slide, bar, stools, etc. it’s cheap and doesn’t take all day. You can add this in with something else you’re doing in the area.
It was an experience that we will remember for better or worse. It starts off with a 20 minute video that is composed of solely pictures that are zoomed in on. Later we embarked into the cooler where we took pictures and were encouraged to slide down a ramp of ice on a sled. Andy’s enthusiasm made this aspect of the tour worth it. Lastly we watched Andy carve a flower and message into a block of ice. So fun!
Deceptive from the Outside, cute little place. You will be in and out in an hour. My kids (14 and 9) loved it. There is an ice slide inside both the kids and adults loved. If you are in Fairbanks, it is a good bit of fun and the owners really make an effort to make the experience fun. There is a slight language barrier but not enough to dampen the experience.
Don't let the outside fool you. We were impressed with the short video and ice carving demonstration. The adults and kids both enjoyed touching and playing on the ice sculptures. This is a must if you are in the area. This is also wheelchair/powerchair accessible.