USA November 19, 2018
5 Majestic Ice Castles Around The U.S. You’ll Want To See For Yourself
According to the calendar, winter may not be
officially here, but that doesn’t mean frigid conditions haven’t already begun to make an appearance. Giving us something to look forward to during the 2018-2019 winter season, Americans can expect to find jaw-dropping ice castles tucked away in all areas of the country. If you’re ready to plan one of the most epic winter activities that you’ll ever experience, find out where the nearest U.S. ice castle is to you below!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Midway, Utah
Talk about a breathtaking setting surrounding an already epic ice castle! Head out to the city of Midway, Utah for a winter experience unlike any other. As ice castles are weather-dependent, visitors can expect these majestic frozen structures to open up sometime in December or early January. Check out its website
to stay up-to-date on when you can visit!
2. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
The opening of the Lake Geneva Ice Castles in Wisconsin is a magical event that locals look forward to each year. They generally open at the beginning of the winter season and remains open for as long as the cold weather allows. The stunning structures are great for all ages and a family trip to see them is a winter memory that you’ll cherish forever. For more information, visit its website
3. Lincoln, New Hampshire
Tucked away in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the town of Lincoln features one of the most jaw-dropping ice castles. It opens to the public in early December (weather permitting) and is a spectacular sight to see time and time again. Here, you’re treated to more than just the dazzling castles; the attraction also offers the chance to meet a Frozen Princess and special fire shows on select nights. For more information, visit its website
4. Saranac Lake, New York
Locals and visitors to the Northeast are in for a treat in early February. Plan a trip to the small town of Saranac Lake, New York between February 1-10 to see one of the state’s most jaw-dropping ice castles. This magical place is constructed at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival as takes on a different shape and theme each year - we can’t wait to see what they come up with this year! The ice castle is free to visit and you’ll find dozens of magnificent ice sculptures around town, as well as an entire miniature golf course made entirely of ice. Learn more on the official website
5. Dillon, Colorado
You’ll find these fantastic castles in the small town of Dillon in Summit County, Colorado, and they're worth every penny to explore. Like others on this list, the ice castles generally doesn’t open up to the public until the end of December, when temperatures are consistently cold enough to maintain the frozen wonderland. The massive castles are constructed using a whopping 25 million pounds of ice and are made extra magical by the shimmering LED lights that illuminate the frozen walls, tunnels, and towers. Visitors are encouraged to bring sleds instead of strollers to transport young explorers and make sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes to avoid slipping as you wander around. You can learn more on the ice castle’s website
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