Want to see something incredible this winter? About one hour away from Rockford, Illinois, you can visit an amazing ice castle! These ice castles are only being built in five states in the United States and Wisconsin is one of them!
The ice castles are built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more.
Address: Geneva National Resort & Club
1091 Hidden Cottage Cir, Lake Geneva, WI
Dates: Early January – TBD
Weekdays (Monday – Thursday)
General Admission: $16.99 per adult (12 years old and up)
Child Admission: $11.99 (per kid 4 – 11 years old)
Standby tickets – $20 per adult, $15 per child
Weekends (Friday – Sunday)
General Admission: $20.99 per adult (12 years old and up)
Child Admission: $15.99 (per kid 4 – 11 years old)
Standby tickets – $25 per adult, $20 per child
Tickets go on sale in early January. You can buy tickets here.
Tips and Tricks for Visiting the Ice Castle in Lake Geneva
Wear boots. The ice castles are made of crushed ice and the ground can be slippery. Boots are your best bet.
If you’re bringing little ones, bring the sled, not the stroller. Pushing a stroller or wagon through the ice castles is as difficult as pushing one through sand. You’ll want to have the kids in a sled so you don’t get exhausted or stuck!
Dress warmly! Not only is it cold outside, but you’re also surrounded by ice. It’s going to be chilly! Make sure to wear layers, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. You want to get the most of your visit by being able to walk around and enjoy the sights and activities including ice slides!