last winter i saw so many instagram pictures of the ice castles, but had no clue where they were & apparently wasn't smart enough to look it up, so we didn't get to see them ourselves. this year when my instagram started to be flooded with more ice castle pictures, i was smarter & found out where they were & made sure we went with our friends newt & dom.
i'm pretty sure we all left with numb toes, hands & colds. it was absolutely freezing, incredibly crowded, & there was snow up to my ankles to walk through, but it was worth it to see the castles. they have guys wearing hardhats wandering around shoveling paths & chipping away at the castles. they seriously blew my mind. i can't wrap my head around how they made them & more importantly, how none of the icicles ever fall on people. it's so impressive. at night they light up the castles with different changing colored lights, there's a maze you can wander through & an ice slide (too cold for us, but i guess a lot of people wanted to go on it because the line as enormous). i definitely would recommend going if you are in the area & haven't had the chance yet. make sure to dress warm & wear rain boots or snow boots.. you'll definitely want them.