Last year, we visited the Ice Castles and it was just amazing! This year, we can't wait to go again!
The very first Ice Castle was built in Alpine, Utah, in the front yard of Brent Christensen. He was building an ice cave for his daughter and that is how the Ice Castles concept got started. Now Ice Castles are built in Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. There are also two locations in Canada.
There are five locations in the United States where you can experience Ice Castles magic:
What started as a backyard project for the creator's children has become a phenomenon across North America. Hundreds of thousands flock to these locations every year to see the stunning Ice Castles.
Each Ice Castle is unique, but all include ice-carved tunnels, archways slides, and even fountains. LED lights create a spectacular atmosphere.
The crews grow roughly 10,000 icicles every day and place them throughout the Ice Castle to provide something for the water to freeze to. Over time the icicles just get absorbed into the ice structure.
Each of the Ice Castles is a little over an acre, is all one giant piece of interconnected ice, and weighs more than 25,000,000 pounds! Visit the Ice Castles website for more information and to buy tickets.
How to Dress for Visiting the Ice Castles
Temperatures are, well, freezing, of course. Be sure to wear layers including snow pants, a winter coat, gloves and a hat.
My family has visited the NH Ice Castles twice and both times it was just fascinating (we stayed at Loon Mountain when we went).
The Ice Castles are perfect for children and families. It is especially enchanting for Frozen lovers. It's also incredibly romantic for couples. Photographers will enjoy taking unique photos, too.
"Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon built with hundreds of thousands of icicles that brings fairy tales to life"
I’d take my kids to New Hampshire
Sheri Bernal says
I would go to the New Hampshire ice castle with my family!
Lisa Blair says
I would love to do this with my daughters. They are grown now but I love finding something different to do together that we never had the chance to do when they were younger. Such an incredible opportunity to see something so amazing! Thank you for the chance.
Caroline Bock says
I would visit the ones in Lincoln, NH and take my husband and my two girls with me.
Nancy Loring says
I would take my 3 best friends and we would want to go to the one in New Hampshire. I did find out that it is not in Lincoln this year it is in the town next to it which is Woodstock.
We would LOVE to visit the New Hampshire location. Mom, dad, and two little snow-loving girls.
I'd take my mom and a couple friends to the one in Colorado.
We have wanted to go to the NH location for years - this would finally be our chance to experience the castles! This year seems like a good one for ice in New England!
Lincoln, New Hampshire with my family! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Carol Birch says
Lincoln, New Hampshire!
My son's family lives in Colorado. I would like to win for them.
Shannon Alexander says
I think I'd probably pick wi location and take my hubby and 2 if the kids
Amy C says
I would visit the Utah location with my kids.
kelly tupick says
I would take my hubby and my daughter with me. I think this would be awesome to see. I would to to the one in New Hampshire as it's only about 45 min from me. It's something we haven't been to yet and sounds really interesting.
Pat F says
I would love to take my daughter and family to Lincoln NH
We live in CO but have never been. Would love to take the kiddos there.
Jennifer N. says
NH, and I'd love to go with my husband and 2 kids.
Alejandra Carreno says
I would love to take my family to the Lake Geneva, WI Ice castles. My hubby & I were just talking about how warm of a winter it's been & how we hope the castles don't melt. Today's 5° degree weather has confirmed that the ice castles will not melt LOL
tiffany c says
I'd take my dd for her birthday to the NH one!
Jeanne Coulombe says
The Lincoln NH ice castles please
Oh I would take our family to the Minnesota one! It looks so neat, we have always wanted to go, but never have.
I’d take my husband, daughter, and granddaughter to the Midway UT
Ken Ohl says
I would love to go to the Lake Geneva location and I would take my wife and my niece and nephew
Dillion, Colorado would be my choice. I have a niece going to a college in Colorado since I've not been to Colorado and I know the state has a lot of state parks and beautiful views.
I've never seen an Ice Castle.If I win were going to Wisconsin. That would be so much fun.
I would take my husband and son to Wisconsin.
brenda densmore says
would love to win this and take my grandkids!!Thanks for the chance
I would choose Colorado with my family.
Libby brunette says
I'm hopeful to win tickets to NH since I live here. I've been longing to go since they opened a few years ago, but haven't had the chance.
Natalie Shaw says
I've never been and would love to go! We are in Utah!
jenn s says
the NH location, and my hubby and two kiddos!
I would go to Lincoln NH and take me fun.
I’d go to New Hampshire
This sounds like so much fun! I would take my family to the Lake Geneva location.
Heather Kaufman says
I would take my family to see the ones in CO.
New Hampshire we have 7 of us in our family would love to take them this year.
Julie R says
The NH ones! Ice Castles are awesome.
I have always wanted to go to the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH. I've heard it's spectacular! My kids are teenagers, but I know they would also enjoy it.
Laura B. says
I'd go to Lincoln, NH and I'd go with my husband and possibly another couple.
I'd love to take my family to the Lincoln, NH location!
Angie P says
I have been patiently waiting for the Lake Geneva WI location to open. ❄️ I’d love to visit it with my family and friends.
Jeri Bergstrom says
I'm going to New Hampshire and taking my hubs and grandson!
Megan Wilson says
I would take my husband and kids, Wisconsin would be the closest location from us here in Ohio!
Klydra Pugh says
I'd visit the NH location with my kids
Thanks for the chance
Stacie knight says
Colorado and I would take my husband and daughters.
Can’t wait to visit NH!
Erica Boscio says
I would love to go to Lincoln, NH with my son.
Marcie MacTarnaghan says
I'd go to the Ice Castle in Utah. It is closest to California, where we are located. I'd take my husband and kids for sure!!
Dorothy Boucher says
Congratulations!! to the winners of this, I wish they had one around here, I hope one day they are able to open up one, would love to see this first hand.. Enjoy!! and Thanks jugglingactmama for making them a winner!! 🙂