Ice Castles In Lincoln New Hampshire


This past weekend I attended Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH. If you’re a fan of the White Mountains this is a must see.  There is a cold difference before heading in compared to just sitting outside. All in all it will be a cold visit.

You do need to arrive 30 minutes before your alloted time in order to be allowed in. Our tickets were timed for 12:30pm and we went in at 12:05pm. You are able to stay as long as you would like after that but make sure you purchase your tickets online or you may not be able to enter. Since we opted for the day time we were able to be there for souvenir photos with Ana and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. They don’t let you take the photos while they are taking the photos also just an fyi.

When entering you can see how the light of the sky changes. Also the climate and temperature drops. There isn’t a huge array of space that’s the reason why you have you purchase in blocks of time.

After you get through the beginning part of the ice castles you get towards the center. There is a small slide small children can go up and down which is great if you have small children. One great thing also. You are able to bring plastic sleds in for the smaller children to sled around in case they get tired. 

They do have a bigger slide even adults can slide through. Make sure you bring extra gloves, hates and snow gear if you decide to ride the snow slide.

They even had a fountain. Depicting the one in the Frozen Movie.

They had a frozen iced bench which is a nice theme. You can take great pictures. Avery even let us take a family photo. What about that. That has been rare since he has turned three.. 

If you do start to get cold they do have concessions. They offered hot chocolate and cinnabuns for about $3 each. We live about 2 hours away so we didn’t stay too long.

Ice Castles are a definite must see. They make a great date night too. They light up the castles with Led lighting that you can see for miles. It’s definitely a must see travel attraction for all ages.

Check them out before the season ends

64 Railroad St
Lincoln, NH 03521
Cost:
Weekday
Child (4-11): $12
General (12+): $18
Weekend
Child (4-11): $15
General (12+): $20

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Disclosure :We received free passes to help facilitate this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

98 Comments

  1. January 30, 2017 / 9:59 AM

    Wow! I’m a bit sad I never knew that was there! My husband was stationed in Boston for 3 years (we JUST moved to CT) and we lived in Methuen, MA right on the NH border! I think now, we just need to make the trip back for this, after all, it’s only 3 hrs 😉

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:45 PM

      Hahaha ironic I lived 5 minutes from Methuen up until 2 years ago. Now I live more North of Boston.

  2. homeboundbuthopeful
    January 30, 2017 / 10:07 AM

    These are so cool to look at just in the pictures, I can only imagine how awesome it was to see them in person, and go inside them! Thanks for sharing so many photos!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:44 PM

      Oh yes. When I first saw them I couldn’t understand how small they were. They walking around and inside them they were huge.

  3. January 30, 2017 / 10:14 AM

    This is my first time hearing of the ice castles but it is absolutely breathtaking! I would love the chance to visit one day xx

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:43 PM

      I would deff try and make it out there one day at least.

  4. January 30, 2017 / 11:13 AM

    Ooh, this looks so fun! It’s kind of a hike for me (5½ hrs from Long Island) but if I’m ever up that way in the winter I’ll make it a point to visit!

    Bettye

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:41 PM

      It would be a great Winter getaway.

  5. January 30, 2017 / 11:46 AM

    Oh wow – this looks like a winter wonderland! I want to see the Icecastles – wish I lived closer! What a unique activity!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:41 PM

      I would check and see if any nearby places offered something similar.

  6. Five for the Road
    January 30, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    This sounds so fun!! I am always looking for new adventures to do with the family. I’ll have to check out how far the drive is for us. We might have to have a winter road trip!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:39 PM

      Deff check it out. For us it was about a 2 hour drive. We did rent a cabin for the evening since we had my son but it was still a good time.

  7. January 30, 2017 / 12:34 PM

    Omg this looks like so much fun! I’m in Wisconsin, I definitely need to check this out. It looks like Frozen in real life, haha!

    xo, Lydia | wheretheprettythingsare.co

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:38 PM

      Oh yes. It was the cutest. They even had a frozen theme for the kids.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:38 PM

      Deff check it out

  8. January 30, 2017 / 1:45 PM

    This is SO cool. I have always wanted to travel to New England! I am going to pin this to my travel board! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:37 PM

      Definitely

  9. January 30, 2017 / 2:43 PM

    This is beautiful! I don’t get a change to see much cold being from Florida, but I do love seeing pictures of it! I am not sure if my thin blood could handle that though lol

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:37 PM

      lol. I dislike the cold so I totally understand.

  10. January 30, 2017 / 4:31 PM

    This place looks amazing! I love the idea of going at night too, I bet it looks magical! We just don’t get weather that cold her in England 🙁

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:36 PM

      Aww bummer.

  11. January 30, 2017 / 5:42 PM

    So cool! They just recently opened something similar to me and I’ve been dying to check them out! Looks like such a good time!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:35 PM

      You should deff check it out. =)

  12. January 30, 2017 / 5:47 PM

    oh wow I didn’t even know this place existed. It looks like such a fun place to visit no matter what age you are!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:34 PM

      Oh yes. Even the adults were having a blast.

  13. January 30, 2017 / 6:06 PM

    Oh wow what a unique, beautiful, and fun experience! I want to go!! I love snow and ice, but stuck in Florida. Maybe one day I’ll get to see something so cool!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:33 PM

      True. If you ever take a vacation this way, this should be your first choice lol

  14. January 30, 2017 / 7:46 PM

    Beautiful pictures! My first thought here was, that would be a great place for a pregnancy photo shoot! Lol! Always thinking of backgrounds! Thank you for sharing!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:31 PM

      lol thats actually a great thought. No problem.

  15. Meredith from Mommy in Leggings
    January 30, 2017 / 8:11 PM

    Omg these are amazing!!!! I would love to go see them! We had some amazing ice castles here in Minnesota that I love seeing 🙂

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:30 PM

      They were amazing here in NH. They were child friendly which was a huge plus too especially with a three year old. I would like to go back one night to see them.

  16. January 30, 2017 / 8:27 PM

    Brrrrrr that looks super chilly! I miss having snow suits down in the south. They are so warm in climates like that.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:27 PM

      I’m not the biggest fan of the cold especially in Mass but it was a decent day.

  17. January 30, 2017 / 8:57 PM

    Oh wow! I wish I lived near there so I could visit! I’ll definitely have to check this out if I’m out that way!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:26 PM

      They also have other locations too.

  18. Debra
    January 30, 2017 / 10:52 PM

    Now the snow is not my favorite thing but I think I would welcome getting all dressed for the cold to see something like this! It looks amazing.

  19. January 30, 2017 / 10:53 PM

    This is extraordinary! I had no idea we had something like this in the US. My kids would love it! That blue!!!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:26 PM

      They are always looking for places to expand to.

  20. January 30, 2017 / 11:11 PM

    That looks like so much fun! My son who has been dying to see snow will be delighted to go to this ice castle!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:25 PM

      lol it sounds like my son. We live in Massachusetts but it barely snows enough. We got to NH and he saw a ton lol.

  21. January 31, 2017 / 12:28 AM

    I’ve always thought these places look like so much fun, but we’ve never been to one.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:23 PM

      It’s definitely a place you need to visit at least once.

  22. January 31, 2017 / 1:21 AM

    Oh my goodness this looks like so much fun! I’ve been to similar ice places and always have a good time. It makes for a great photo backdrop for sure.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:23 PM

      I was so amazed on how many great pictures I got.

  23. January 31, 2017 / 8:17 AM

    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! My brother and his family live in NH – I’ll have to tell them about this. So pretty.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      Yes definitely.

  24. January 31, 2017 / 8:19 AM

    Wow this winter wonderland looks so fun!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      It was a ton of fun.

  25. January 31, 2017 / 10:49 AM

    Wow, I’ve never heard of these! What a cool, fun winter activity besides the normal things to do. 🙂

  26. January 31, 2017 / 10:59 AM

    Oh my goodness this such a cool place! What a winter wonderland for making memories with the kids! I didn’t know there was anything like this out there

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:21 PM

      Definitely a Winter wonderland. A must see.

  27. January 31, 2017 / 11:49 AM

    How gorgeous is this place?! I’ve never seen anything like it and it sounds like you had such a great time as well! xx

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:20 PM

      It was a great time. We all had a blast. For everyone to have a great time means so much to us especially when finding things to do with a three year old.

  28. January 31, 2017 / 12:00 PM

    Wow those ice castles are so cool looking! What a fun winter activity for the whole family. I bet they look awesome at night with the LED lights on them too!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:19 PM

      Its definitely something I would go back for.

  29. January 31, 2017 / 12:14 PM

    Wow! Looks like your family adventure visiting Ice Castles is a lot of fun! Too bad they do not have a location near me, but I’ll keep that place in mind! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:19 AM

      Aww bummer. Well if you ever take a road trip anywhere during the Winters.

  30. January 31, 2017 / 12:21 PM

    What a fun family activity. We have an ice castles here in Utah. We went last year and it was soooo cold. We had a 1 and 3 year old and I was pregnant. I think we are going to wait another year to go again. LOL

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:18 AM

      Lol. I definitely want to try going again at night. Definitely not with my son since it would be super cold at that time lol.

  31. cvnxena
    January 31, 2017 / 2:15 PM

    This is so cool! My little guys would love this, I had no idea there were ice castles! it’s definitely cold enough here at the moment haha

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:18 AM

      Lol. I thought I would get even colder but I was so glad it didn’t get super cold.

  32. January 31, 2017 / 3:02 PM

    That’s definitely an amazing way to enjoy Winter! Look at those rocks of ice, just wow! Hot chocolate and cinnabuns sound a good idea after enjoying this adventure.

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:17 AM

      Yes definitely. A winter wonderland.

  33. reesann723
    January 31, 2017 / 3:06 PM

    NO way! How beautiful and fun is this! I have a friend who just moved to NH, I should share this with her!

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:16 AM

      Definitely and it’s not even a bad price either.

  34. January 31, 2017 / 7:35 PM

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this but it looks so great! I would to go, I have to see how far of a drive it would be for me.

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:16 AM

      They have a few different locations so I would definitely take a look.

  35. January 31, 2017 / 9:08 PM

    Wow, that would be so awesome to see! I didn’t realize they have those in New Hampshire. That is super cool!

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:15 AM

      Oh yes. They are up North but are worth going to see.

  36. January 31, 2017 / 10:13 PM

    Wow I’ve never seen ice castles before. They are very beautiful and humbling.

  37. February 1, 2017 / 7:10 AM

    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your helpful post. Ice castles are definitely an amazing place perfect for the family.

    • Jalisa
      February 1, 2017 / 10:35 PM

      Yes definitely. I recently came about them myself and am so glad I did. It was a great experience.

  38. February 1, 2017 / 7:12 AM

    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your helpful post. Ice castles are such an amazing place perfect for the whole family!

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:18 PM

      Thank you for reading. It is a great attraction to visit.

  39. February 1, 2017 / 9:24 AM

    This looks like so much fun! I’d love to visit and see the ice castles – we don’t have anything like it in London

  40. February 1, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    This is pretty cool! My daughter will love this especially since she’s a huge fan of Elsa. I think it’s nice that you can either go here with the kids or go alone with your spouse. I would love to see this one at night as well!

    • Jalisa
      February 1, 2017 / 10:33 PM

      It was a great experience especially since I’ve never been. I would love to go back and see them at night.

  41. February 1, 2017 / 11:47 AM

    This place looks amazing! What a wonderful experience for you and your family. I wish we had a place like this by us.

  42. rosepetalsinthesea
    February 1, 2017 / 3:44 PM

    How amazing! I have heard about the ice castles over the years and would love to visit one with my family someday. – HilLesha

    • Jalisa
      February 1, 2017 / 10:32 PM

      They were pretty amazing.

  43. Chelsea | New Kid on The Blog
    February 2, 2017 / 12:11 AM

    Wow this looks so fun! I would have to tell my son that Elsa made these and he would be so excited!

    • Jalisa
      February 2, 2017 / 12:14 AM

      Lol you definitely should. My son had a time where he was so into frozen so when he was able to take a picture with here he was so excited.

  44. Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom)
    February 2, 2017 / 7:27 AM

    Whoa. I’ve never heard of this place…. amazing! Look at those gorgeous ice formations. We would love to play in the ice.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:17 PM

      I just heard of it this year so no worries but it definitely was a great place. I would love to go back at night.

  45. Krystle Cook
    February 2, 2017 / 8:30 AM

    I think that my kids would love this. I am not so sure I would because I don’t do cold that well but it looks like a lot of fun.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 9:16 PM

      lol. I’m not a huge cold person myself so I totally understand. My three year old loved it though.

  46. Robin Rue
    February 2, 2017 / 8:32 AM

    This looks like mega fun! My kids love to play in the snow and I think that they would have a blast here.

    • Jalisa
      February 4, 2017 / 8:48 PM

      It was a great time. Even the adults were having a blast.

  47. February 2, 2017 / 1:35 PM

    What a cool place! It looks like you had an awesome time there! You have a lovely family!

    • Jalisa
      February 3, 2017 / 9:46 PM

      Aww thank you so much.

  48. almostindianwife
    February 2, 2017 / 11:24 PM

    Wow… These are so cool! My kids would freak out if I took them to see these in person! It would be such a fun family trip to take with them!

    • Jalisa
      February 3, 2017 / 9:43 PM

      lol. I’m sure they would. It deff was worth going.

  49. February 5, 2017 / 7:34 PM

    Oh wow! That place looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to tae the kids there for a family weekend getaway.

  50. February 5, 2017 / 10:38 PM

    WOW! These look so amazing! My family would love to visit something like this! These ice structures actually remind me of the rock formations in the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico where I live. They are beautiful! And look just like icicles!

    • Jalisa
      February 10, 2017 / 9:22 PM

      I would love to visit something like that.

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