Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

This is NOT a sponsored post. I reserved (and paid for) our tickets online, and then we went with my sister and her husband on New Year’s Day. WE HAD A BLAST. If you’re in the area, you should GO.

HELPFUL HINT: If you’re using GPS to find the location, search for “Dillon Town Park.” If you try to search for Ice Castles, it will take you to where it was last year in Silverthorne.

The Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado are absolutely amazing. My husband was taking my brother-in-law skiing on New Year’s Day, so the ladies and I dropped them off at the resort and then headed into “town” to do some shopping. (“Town” being Dillon, Silverthorne, etc.) That afternoon, we picked them up at the resort when they were done, and we headed to dinner. After that, we headed to the Ice Castles. We’d reserved tickets for the 8pm time-slot at the Ice Castles, and seeing it at night was MESMERIZING. The lights inside the massive icicles are constantly changing colors.

It was cold but bearable. It was harder to walk around than what we thought. We anticipated it being slick (I mean, it’s made of ice!!), but we had thought it would be like walking on a hard-packed surface. It wasn’t! It was like trying to walk in icy, snowy, sand. This wasn’t a deal-breaker, but just something that would have been nice to know before hand. (And we have some fun pictures of my sister and I helping Claire get all the snow out of her boots at one point! They lose a lot in translation, so I haven’t posted them here.) 😀

All in all, we had a fantastic time!!

Claire and her uncle raced down an Ice Slide. (There was a longer slide, too, but the line was just as long, so we passed on that.)

The icicles were just amazing. The constantly changing lights and colors really added to the experience!

They look like bubbles!

…and feel like marbles!

Here we are posing with some massive icicles.

Don’t forget to look up!

A picture of the picture-taker, and the pictures I took while looking straight up:

In a few sections, the pathway was a bit of a tight squeeze! (Don’t worry. You don’t HAVE to go that way. I went that way ONCE, and that was enough for me. These two goofballs went through more than once.)

And there were tunnels you could take to other rooms!

I mean, come on. If you’re in an Ice Castle, you HAVE to take a selfie.

Is this water, ice, or lava? …or all three?

If you want to see this fountain in action, click on these two links:

Click here to see a video I posted on Instagram of the fountain.

Click here for another video I posted of the same fountain, and the different colors make it magical!

The *almost* full moon was hiding behind the clouds and just added to the ambiance!

So, if you haven’t done so already, get tickets for the Ice Castles! It’s an awesome experience! (Even those of us who aren’t too fond of the cold had an amazing time!) 😉

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