One of the coolest places to visit in Utah during the winter is the Ice Castle. This Utah attraction is one of four ice castles built in the United States. Each castle is designed with its own unique features. The one we visited in Midway, Utah had an Ice Cave, Ice Maze, Fountain, Slot Canyon, Tunnel and a Slide!
A view looking up at the moon from inside the Ice Castle
The ice castles themselves are amazing! Thousands of icicles are hand placed and grown by a special process involving running water. Freezing cold temperatures are a must, so that more ice continues to form on the icicles. This year’s mild winter temperatures allowed Utah’s ice castle to be open for just a brief period of time. Other locations (Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota) plan to remain open through March (weather permitting).
Ice Castle Entrance
My family was lucky enough to experience the Frozen magic at the Ice Castle in Utah. The best viewing time is after dark, when colorful LED lights turn the ice castle into a beautiful winter playground. We enjoyed exploring the inside of the ice castle, crawling through tunnels, sliding down slides and squeezing through the narrow slot canyons. There were surprises along the way, including an Olaf ice sculpture and an awesome lights show synced to music from Disney’s Frozen movie.
Blue LEDs light up the ice spires
Children and adults enjoy the ice tunnels and slides.
Greetings from Frozen’s Olaf!
The ice is constantly changing colors. It’s very pretty to see!
It’s too bad that warm temperatures forced Utah’s castle to close early this season. I know many people did not have the chance to visit this magical place. We will be hoping for colder weather next winter so Ice Castles can bring back the Frozen fun! Learn more and plan your visit at icecastles.com
My family received complimentary tickets. All opinions expressed are my own.