The MN Ice Castles – Plan Your Visit Today!

Plan your visit to the MN ice castles image of a caucasian woman standing in an ice castle in the entrance way and taking pictures on a cold winter day.

Are you looking to fill your winter calendar with family-friendly activities? Then, there is no better time to plan your visit to the MN Ice Castles!

We are beyond lucky to be a chosen host of this award-winning frozen attraction only appearing in five cities across North America. Living in these frigid temps does have its benefits at times, huh?

Every year, the ice castles are constructed in a different Twin Cities area. They have been at the MOA and in Eden Prairie, Stillwater and Excelsior. This year you can visit the castles in Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton.

These wondrous castles are built with over 100,000 icicles and include tunnels, fountains, thrones, and even ice slides – a kid favorite!! The photos just don’t do it justice – it really is a marvel you must see in person.

Plan Your Visit to the MN Ice Castles:

  1. Tickets go on sale in January – General Admission (12 and up) $15 weekday and $22 weekend. Child (4-11) $11 weekday and $16 weekend
  2. Dress accordingly – Snowpants, snow boots, hats and gloves are a must. Dress as if you are planning to go sledding. If it is a more slushy day you might want to pack some reserve gloves and hats.
  3. No stroller policy –  Plan for wearing babies or bringing a sled to pull young children. Sleds can only be used to pull young children and not for the ice slides.
  4. All ticket sales final – Keep this in mind when booking.
  5. Portable restrooms only – Potty breaks before the visit and plan for diaper changes at the car.
  6. No outside food or beverages – Concession stands are typically at the site. However, at the time of publishing this article, the food and beverage selection for MN had not yet been announced.

For more information on directions, ticketing and COVID 19 protocols, visit their website. 


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