Sure, Colorado is home to several castles, but none as unique as the ice castles that make their appearance in Dillon each winter. The award-winning attraction, Ice Castles, returns to Dillon this 2020-2021 winter season.
As one of the more photographed displays Colorado offers, the ice castles allow visitors the opportunity to walk inside and around 25 million pounds of ice with an ever-changing colored display of twinkling LED lights embedded into the ice itself.
The display features ice-carved tunnels, flowing fountains, ice slides, and what seem to be endless towers of ice mixed with colorful lights, and unique features called frozen thrones. The ice castles experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles, all of which are hand-placed by professional ice artists. A visit at night is truly special when the bright colors light up the ice and the ice castles seem to glow in the dark.
Address: Dillon Town Park, 120 Buffalo Street, Dillon, CO 80435
Date: December thru early March (depending on weather)
Parking: available at the parking lot along Buffalo Street, in front of the ice castles. Additional parking is found at the Town Hall, all within walking distance from Lake Dillon Drive.
Cost: advance tickets $11.99 for children (during the week) and as high as $20.99 for adult admission on the weekend.