Updated 1/7/23: Ice Castles are not in Colorado this winter. There are Ice Castles in Midway, Utah and other locations.
This place is cool….well, actually it’s cold. It’s a magical winter wonderland made of ice. The Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado, are almost an acre and filled with ice carved tunnels, slides, thrones, and even a huge fountain. Color changing LED lights make it spectacular at night.
As soon as you walk in, you’ll marvel at the ice arches, towers, spires, and shapes surrounding you. Oohs and aahs abound as you enter a castle fitting for “Frozen” princesses Elsa and Anna. With walls about 10 feet thick, you’re surrounded by about 25,000,000 pounds of ice! It took ice sculptors about 4,000 hours growing and harvesting about 10,000 icicles a day to create this icy world.
It’s kind of like a frozen Fantasia as the icy world changes colors from greens and blues to pinks and purples at night.
If you wear snow pants (great idea for the kids to wear!), slide down one of the ice slides. Ice thrones provide the perfect spot for pics….and laughs as Melissa and I found out.
If you can’t make it to Dillon to see the frozen fabulousness, you can also visit Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire; Midway, Utah; and Stillwater, Minnesota in the United States. In Canada you’ll find Ice Castles in Edmonton Alberta; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.