Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs lies 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks. It was discovered in 1905 and became famous for curing crippled gold prospectors of their aches and pains with its healing waters. We bravely put on our costumes and scurried out the changerooms and into the Rock Lake. It was amazing to be outside in the sunshine, soaking up all the good minerals from the hot springs, while enjoying the snowy scenery...

Chena is also home to the world's largest year-round ice museum. It was created from over 1,000 tons of ice and snow all harvested at the resort. We went on a tour of the Aurora Ice Museum and were blown away by the sculptures inside, which included a workshop, four bedrooms, a chapel and a bar!

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