If it's 85 degrees farenheit and sunny in Fairbanks while you're there, and you're having a hard time envisioning the city when it's 20 below, you can actually get a little taste of winter in the old downtown movie palace that's been transformed into the Ice Museum. The museum displays some of the huge sculptures from the previous winter’s outdoor ice carving competition, the World Ice Art Championships. As part of the experience, you’ll watch a live sculptor at work creating new carvings, and take in the multimedia presentation on ice sculpting that begins on the hour. The sculptures are in freezers that you can come and go from, including one with a long ice slide running from the top row of the theater to the bottom.(Put a pillow under your butt and zip down it for fun).
- Frommer's Staff