Growing an Ice Castle is completely weather dependent. As you are aware, this winter, Minnesota has had unpredictable weather! This means that as it stays cold, the Ice Castle will continue to grow, even while it’s open for you to visit. Because it is always changing and growing, we recommend that you plan to visit multiple times for the ultimate experience in this icy wonderland.
Since the Ice Castle is outdoors and takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes to go through, we recommend that you dress warmly. This means considering things like:
– wool socks
– heavy coats
– dressing in layers!
Because this is such a unique exhibit and experience, people have driven in from all over the Midwest to see it. Unfortunately, the popularity of the exhibit lends itself to longer wait times when the Ice Castle reaches capacity. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. You are welcome to wait in line or take a voucher to come back at a later assigned time. We look forward to welcoming you at the Ice Castle – Mall of America!