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Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

1. Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

Your worries slip away as you step into the warm and calming pools of Chena Hot Springs. On this rejuvenating day trip from Fairbanks, your senses will be reawakened by a day of rest and relaxation at the Chena River State Recreation Area. Chena Hot Springs are not your ordinary hot springs. The resort makes use of the first low-temperature binary geothermal power plant built in Alaska, and you will be comforted to know that the area provides several alternative energy projects to those big oil pipelines you've seen sprawled out around the state. The warming waters will sooth your body and soul with its powerful effects. The day begins around 11:30 AM or 5:00 PM in Fairbanks, where you will be driven first to an Ice Museum, complete with an ice bar and chandeliers made entirely of ice! Here you will have a guided tour of the museum before venturing on to the Geothermal springs of Chena. Before slipping into the pools, enjoy another guided tour and learn about all the possibilities of Geothermal Energy (only for the AM departure). You're now ready to slip into the waters, where you'll have several hours to lounge and relax before we depart back for Fairbanks. If you're hungry, make sure to stop by the local restaurant for some food and drink. Your drive back is a calming one, and along the way we almost always spot moose, so keep your eyes open! We arrive back in Fairbanks around 6:30 PM or 12:00 AM.

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What people are saying about Fairbanks Ice Museum

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Josh was the tour guide who drove us to the Springs - He was awesome! We loved the springs but were very disappointed at how dirty the locker rooms, bathrooms and walkway to the water were. The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed ourselves other than the lack of cleanliness.

The impressive ice museum, out of the ordinary. The hot springs were fine. The driver was very entertaining, friendly and provided a lot of information and knowledge.

The Ice Museum was closed, but we were charged the entire price.