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.

The Ice Castles have several components to visit while you are there.

Ice Slides – Race down one of the ice slides designed for all ages.

Cavers and Archways – Explore the caves and arches and take some fantastic photos.

Crawl Tunnels – Squeeze through the passageways – perfect for kids to enjoy!

Illumination Grove – Walk through a small grove of illuminated trees on way from the building to the Ice Castle.

Winter Characters – Meet Anna and Elsa and get a photo with them while you’re there.

Arctic Alcove – New for 2023! Book a private alcove for a special experience like a marriage proposal or birthday! These spaces are available for up to six guests.

Please note, depending on weather conditions, these features may not be available. As the weather warms up, the slides and tunnels become inaccessible.

Address: Geneva National Resort & Club
1091 Hidden Cottage Cir, Lake Geneva, WI

Dates: January 27 – February 12, 2023

Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Ticket Prices:
Weekdays (Monday – Thursday)
General Admission: $25 per adult (12 years old and up)
Child Admission: $17 (per kid 4 – 11 years old)

Weekends (Friday – Sunday)
General Admission: $29 per adult (12 years old and up)
Child Admission: $22 (per kid 4 – 11 years old)

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 out of your visit by being able to walk around and enjoy the sights and activities including ice slides!

Do you plan on going to the Ice Castle in Lake Geneva this year?

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