Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ice Castles In Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Sometimes you get the coolest opportunities, when you're least expecting it. Then it turns out you can't go, but your daughter can!! Last week, I was innocently working, and glanced at my Inbox. There was an super fun event that I was invited to called Ice Castles, but I wasn't able to go. When I found out my girl could go, we were both so stoked!

There's a company based in Utah called...Ice Castles. It is the craziest, coolest thing. They sent us tickets so she could go with friends! Since neither of us had ever been, we had no idea what was in store for her. She said it was Ah-Mazing!

Before we get to that, here's some tidbits about Ice Castles:

  • You can find them in Midway, UT, Eden Prairie, MN, Lincoln, NH, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Each Ice Castles weighs about 25,000,000 pounds!
  • They grow at least 10,000 icicles every day and place them throughout the ice castles
The Eden Prairie location will be open Jan 23rd – March 5th. The only day they're closed is Tuesday. From what I saw online, it's cheaper to get your tickets online than as a standby.

One of the things Brieanne kept saying was how beautiful it was. The colors kept changing, and the music totally set the mood. Not surprising that she was super excited to see the characters from Frozen. Yes, music from the movie was playing. =) The Frozen sisters are there on the weekends only, and their appearances are subject to weather changes.

There were different caverns you could go into, and one even had fire performers! They're at the MN location Fridays & Saturdays. Fire and ice, you can't go wrong with that combo!

As they entered, they were met by a tour guide who explained how the ice castles were made and answered all of our questions. They said they have been growing the icicles for 3-4 weeks. Once they plant an icicle, they run water off it and it continues growing. The ice is so strong that one of the guides was walking over us on the ice!

It's really cool because they keep the sky visible from inside the castle. It makes it really magical at night! Do you have a star gazer in your family, or do you love it yourself? January 28 & Feb 24 they have Winter Star Watch Parties with Mike Lynch from WCCO! Bring your lawn chair, and get to know the constellations!

Don't worry if you get hungry or thirsty while you're there. They've got you covered with coffee, cappuccino, apple cider, cake pops, cookies, and more! How cute are the treats they got?

Did I mention, they even have slides?

Have you ever been to an Ice Castle? Be sure to visit if there's one near you! And don't forget to dress for the weather!


Leah Courtney said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I've never heard of it. We live a little too far South. :-)

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