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Event:
Ice Castles Lake Geneva
Start:
January 23, 2019
End:
March 17, 2019
Category:
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Updated:
January 9, 2019
Venue:
Riviera Beach
Phone:
262-248-4416
Address:
812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147, United States
Ice Castles Lake Geneva

Ice Castles Wisconsin relocates from the Dells to Lake Geneva this year

Lake Geneva is beautiful and fun enough already, but with the Ice Castles on the beach this winter it gets even better!

Six days a week from January 23rd (tickets go on sale Monday, January 21st) through mid-March (weather permitting, it’s already been a tricky year with the weather), the massive ice castles compound can be explored and enjoyed by the whole family. The artistic project began in October, one of five projects in North America by Ice Castles LLC, a Utah-based company with similar projects in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Utah, and Alberta, Canada. One of the most unique and amazing facts about the Ice Castles is that they are literally built by hand. They grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that they harvest and sculpt together.

These Ice Castles create life-size winter playgrounds, with illuminated inside the castles at night with color-changing LED lights that twinkle to music. You can explore ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and towering ice formations. This is truly something to dazzle the entire family.

This mega-complex of ice will be right in downtown Lake Geneva, by the beach and where Winterfest and the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition takes place from late January into early February, right along Wrigley Drive. How long will it last? Depends on the weather, of course, but they’ll keep it open into March if they can. You can keep up with the construction of Ice Castles and weather conditions, which will be continuously updated, on their Facebook page.

Ice Castles Wisconsin slide

Tickets will be on sale shortly. Admission prices are:

Weekdays:
$15.95 Adults 12 & older
$10.95 Children ages 4-11
Children under 4 are FREE

Weekends:
$18.95 Adults 12 & older
$15.95 Children ages 4-11
Children under 4 are FREE

Be prepared to hit U.S. 12 or Highways 50 or 120 to get to Lake Geneva and experience Ice Castles Wisconsin and the magic of the winter season!

Ice Castle at night

Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/TheIceCastles

Ice Castles Lake Geneva Address:

812 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-4416
Website

Pulled from their website, here are some “Tips for a great experience” to Ice Castles Lake Geneva:

  • Wear Boots! The walking surface inside Ice Castles is made of crushed ice. Walking in boots is definitely best.
  • Buy Tickets Before You Arrive! When you buy a ticket, you buy an arrival time. They ask that you arrive within your 30-minute time window. Once you are inside Ice Castles you can stay as long as you’d like.
  • You can save some trees when you buy your tickets online; they’ll send you an email with a unique QR code, so there’s no need to print your tickets. They scan the code right from your phone.
  • Photos are encouraged (and they want to see them! #icecastles) but they ask that you please leave photography equipment such as tripods and lights at home.
  • Sleds are great, and they highly recommend bringing a small sled to pull children instead of a stroller. It is extremely difficult to push a stroller through Ice Castles – think of it like trying to push a stroller on a sandy beach)

Find out more about Lake Geneva HERE.

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