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Ice Maze Opens at Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer

Jan 15, 2022 | Media & Arts, News, Tourism

Alaska State Fair

A little later than scheduled, a new wintertime attraction gives visitors a reason to head to Palmer. An Ice Maze is now open weekly, Wednesdays through Sundays, weather permitting.

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Guests to the maze navigate a labyrinth of winding pathways, surrounded by solid ice formations created by artist and founder Cory Livingood. At night, the ice glows from within by lights frozen inside, illuminating the way.

The Ice Maze is competing to break the record for the world’s largest ice maze with the Guinness Book of World Records at the Fair this year.

In addition to offering a unique recreational activity for visitors of all ages, the maze is also an installation art piece. “The way that I build allows the ice to form organically and creates beautiful natural formations. My job as a builder and an artist is to guide the ice to grow into the structure that I want to create, a maze in this case,” says Livingood, who has built ice structures across North America for six years.

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Admission to The Ice Maze is $15 for adults (ages 12+), $10 for youth ages 3-11, and children 2 and under are free. A 10 percent discount is available to seniors ages 65+, as well as active and veteran members of the military and their families. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online at alaskastatefair.org.

A 10 percent discount is available to guests who also purchase tickets to the Fair’s drive-through holiday light display, Bright Up the Night, or to The Christmas Factory.

Hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. Exactly when the Ice Maze closes for the season depends on weather conditions. The maze was originally scheduled to be ready for Christmas, but the opening was delayed.

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