Minnesota Sights and Views

Ice Castles is the must-see winter wonderland

Photographed on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.(Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Ice castles is the must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations create a magical glow. Fluctuating temperatures made the castle’s debut date uncertain, but the attraction is on track to open this weekend with plans to run through early March.

Located for the first time in downtown Stillwater along the riverfront in Lowell Park, these beautiful ice formations have been a Minnesota tradition for years moving to its present location from Eden Prairie where it was produced the past two years. Plan to stay overnight to further explore Stillwater’s historic downtown shopping, dining, night life, and family fun. Look for special performance times on Saturdays and Sundays of the enchanted Frozen sisters (Tiny Diva Princess Party), high energy fire shows by Insphyre Performance and Star Watch parties with meteorologist Mike Lynch of WCCO radio on January 26 and February 8.


Looking for deals for all this extra fun before or after the ice castles? Visit www.discoverstillwater.com/cool-deals.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Discounts are applied online when 15 or more tickets are purchased.
General Admission (12 and older): $9.95 M-TH
$12.95 F-Sun and Holidays
Child (4-11) $6.95 M-TH
$8.95 F-Sun and Holidays

Purchase Tickets at: www.IceCastles.com/Stillwater  (pre-purchased tickets with specific timeslot required)

Hours of Operations:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3-9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 3-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-9pm

Presented by Discover Stillwater and Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce at Lowell Park – North

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