LAST CHANCE: See MOA's Ice Castle

South metro residents better act fast if they want to enjoy the majestic, 40-foot high ice castle currently in Mall of America's north parking lot.

Tour the Ice Castle at MOA

Less than a week remains to see "the greatest ice spectacle of them all." This winter, Mall of America® has built an elaborate castle of ice, using 4 million gallons of water and Minnesota's legedary cold to construct a network of arfhes, tunnels, and caverns. The castle is 40-foot tall and covers over an acre of space in the mall's north parkng lot. However, the castle will only be open to the public until Feb. 20, 2013. 

Scott Kubinek February 19, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I have to say considering the state of Minnesota being in a drought situation, I am totally amazed officials allowed them to use 4 million gallons of water to build this thing. Not only is it ugly, its a huge waste of a resource. In the small town that I lived in for over 30 years in Northern Wisconsin, We had an ice Castle almost every year. But, they cut the blocks of ice from a lake and it actually looked like a castle, not a blob of ice as this thing does... Maybe in the future they could actually come up with plans and build it also to look like a castle. We have lots of lakes to get ice from here!
jennifer brindley February 20, 2013 at 05:53 AM
get it from the lakes or get it from the hose...its all taking water from the environment....and i am to assume it is going back to the environment


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