midway ice castles

If you live near Midway Utah or Breckenridge Colorado or Lincoln New Hampshire, you are in for a real treat. Ice Castles is a man-made dream world and we took the boys to check it out! They’ve all been enjoying the movie and soundtrack to Frozen (who hasn’t?) so our trip was perfectly timed. We’ve got some tips we learned to make your experience even better, let’s go!Ice Castles


Wear boots. With so much foot traffic the ground is loose and you’ll find yourself stepping in foot deep snow at times!



Midway Ice Castles

Buy tickets in advance. The line to purchase is long, but there’s a separate line for people with pre-purchased tickets. It will save you a lot of time! Either way it’s worth the wait.

Midway Ice Castles

Ditch the stroller. There are narrow hallways, and lots of people around, and you’ll wish you didn’t have it. Bring a child carrier or enough arms to hold your non-walkers. Luckily, Midway’s has stroller parking at the entrance.



Midway Ice Castles


You’ll want to see the castles in perfect daylight and at night when they start lighting them from the inside with colored lights. Either get your hand stamped and come back, or go around sunset so you can get the best of both worlds. It was truly magical for every age!

Find out more about Ice Castles, purchase tickets, and see glorious photos all on their website here. If you’re going to Midway, check out our favorite spots from our Tiny Tour post here.

First photo credit Helen Richardson for the Denver Post, the rest are from our phones!


  • Monica
    January 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    OK…coming from Hawaii here, that looks like SUCH A DREAM!! my boys would love it! We really need to plan a good winter trip next year, and I’d love to include the ice castles in it! 😉

  • Jessca
    January 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I have wanted to go see this, but haven’t yet! Thank you for sharing!!


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