Ice Castles // Lincoln, New Hampshire

January 29, 2018

If you ever wanted to check out an ice castle, you need to add this to your travel bucket list!

Ice Castles, New Hampshire.
Address: 64 Railroad St, Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251

The Ice Castle installations are magical acre-sized hand built gorgeous attractions that will leave you in awe. From the archways, tunnels, water-fountains, led lights, and slides you will feel like you've entered the set of Disney's Frozen movie. I highly suggest visiting an ice castle at least one time in your life because it's an unforgettable experience. Each location has a unique design and each year they incorporate new features so if you're interested in going every year, you will see new designs that differ from the previous year. With five different locations throughout the United States and Canada, you will be sure to find a location nearest you! For more information about the ice castles, check out their website for more details (click here).

My family and I decided to take a random road-trip to New Hampshire to check out the ice castles in person. I actually found pictures on Instagram of people who were at the Canada location and just thought it looked so cool. I ended up googling ice castles in Canada and was led to their website and found out the nearest location to me was in New Hampshire. After driving almost five long hours, we made it just on time to enter during our time slot. We arrive around 4:30pm which I believe was the perfect time to enter. We were able to see everything right before sunset and also at night. I absolutely loved this experience, I couldn't stop snapping photos in every corner. Even though at one point I couldn't feel my toes, it was well worth the visit. As I was posting photos onto Instagram, family and friends kept asking where was this located and were so surprised to find out it was in the United States. My family and I will never forget this experience and hope to visit other locations in the near future! If you want to know what hotel we stayed at during our stay in New Hampshire (click here) for my information.

Helpful Tips.

Book your tickets in advance and arrive on time- You're able to buy your ticket on site but I recommend purchasing your ticket online. So how it works is when purchasing your ticket, you choose a time slot. Make sure you're there during this time slot because you will not be able to enter after a 30 minute grace period. Once you enter you're able to stay as long as you want.

Dress appropriately- Be prepared and wear lots of layers. Of course it's a no-brainer when it's winter to dress warm but it actually feels colder inside the ice castle. I recommend wearing boots since the floor is crushed ice and gives better support than a sneaker. Bring hats, gloves, and scarves to keep warm.

Visit during the week to avoid crowds- If you're like me and love taking photos without a ton of people in the background, visit during the week! I'm not saying it's going to empty but it's less crowded as opposed to the weekends.

Go on the slide- It doesn't matter how old you are, find that slide and go on it! You're inner child will be so happy and it was such a fun experience going down an ice tunnel! I would suggest to go on it when it's a bit darker so you can see the LED lights change colors when you're going down. I've heard there has been long lines to go on the slide but if you go during the week there's not much of a wait.

Take tons of photos- Make sure your phones and cameras are fully charged so you can capture fun moments. It's a one of a kind experience and nice to have photos to look back on. I know each location has a specific hashtag, so if you want to possibly be featured on their Instagram accounts definitely take awesome shots!

Photo Diary.

YouTube Video.

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Have you ever been to an Ice Castle before?


  1. For sure an amazing pics and such detailed description ....the suggestions will certainly help visitors...I like the idea of the child in us being kept alive.
    God bless you

  2. What a lively way to explain the Ice Castles, New Hampshire. The images stirs my desire to visit the site! Well articulated!

  3. This is amazing!! I’ve never heard of this! My son is moving to Minnesota and there’s a location there. I’m going to have to go!

    1. Yes you have to go, it's a fun experience for all ages!

  4. This ice castle is definitely gonna be a wonderful location for wedding ceremony.
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