Weekend Planner: Last Chance to See MOA's Ice Castle

Eagan 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.

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Less than a week remains to see "the greatest ice spectacle of them all."

This winter, Mall of America built an elaborate castle of ice using 4 million gallons of water and Minnesota's legedary cold to construct a network of arches, tunnels, and caverns. The castle is 40 feet tall, contains 50 towers and covers over an acre of space in the mall's north parking lot. At night, the castle is lit by thousands of multi-colored LED lights, adding to the beauty.

The ice castle takes approximately 20-30 minutes to walk through, and mall officials recommend that visitors dress warmly with scarves, mittens, boots, heavy coats and other winter gear. Ticket prices are $10 per adult or $5 per child between 3 and 12 years of age. Tickets may be purchased at the castle gate or any Mall of America service desk.

Sadly, the castle will only be open to the public until Feb. 20, 2013. 

Looking for something in Eagan? Color Me Mine at the Eagan Promenade is hosting a Kids' Night Out starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. Attendees can paint a ceramic piece while watching a movie. The fee is $20 per child.


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