Take a Sneak Peek at Stunning New Ice Castles in Lake Geneva
Jan 25, 2019
Published Jan 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM | Updated at 11:03 AM CST on Jan 25, 2019
They're finally here! Stunning new "Ice Castles" have been built in Wisconsin.
The internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are now open in Lake Geneva. It's one of six locations opening for the season across the country, including Midway, Utah; New Hampshire; Edmonton, Alberta; Stillwater, Minnesota; and Dillon, Colorado.
"Ice Castles features ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones and towering ice formations," the company said, noting each castle weighs more than 25 million pounds and is "built by hand and takes thousands of man-hours to create."
The amazing structures are made entirely of ice, and LED lights frozen inside light them. "All of our Ice Castles are located next to a natural water source so all of our water returns directly into the environment to be used again by wildlife, people and plants," the company said.