Opens January 5, 2018! Tickets on sale now!

Back by popular demand, Ice Castles LLC, will create a new one-acre castle at the Hobo Railroad property just off Interstate 93 this winter, with more dedicated parking and space for the castle to grow.

The Ice Castle will be open for tours daily. We suggest visiting at night, when multicolored lights embedded in the ice will transform the castle into a glowing, otherworldly spectacle! See this awesome video highlighting how the castles are built!

How are they built?
They start by “growing” more than 5,000 icicles each day that they harvest and sculpt together. Newly placed icicles are then drenched in freezing water. The blend of icicle placement, changing temperatures, water volume, and wind result in an astonishing variety of ice formations. And so all of the beauty you see at the ice castle is a unique blend of an artistic eye and mother nature’s work.

The process is repeated once or twice a day, depending on temperatures. and after about a few weeks of growth they can create very large towers, tunnels, archways, caves, caverns, and safe pathways for pedestrian exploration. Continued development of the structures throughout the winter results in an evolving ice masterpiece. Odds are, that if you come to visit one of the ice castles more than once, you’ll have two very different experiences.

The Hobo Railroad Ice Castle will be open January 5 –  March 2018

  • Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
  • Closed Tuesday
  • Friday: 4pm – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 8pm


  • Online- General Admission (12+): $13.95 Child (4-11): $9.95
  • Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $19 Child (4-11): $13


  • Online- General Admission (12+): $16.95 Child (4-11): $13.95
  • Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $21 Child (4-11): $16
  • *Holiday pricing is the same as weekend pricing

Parking Pass Prices: Online – $7 / Onsite – $10

Hobo Railroad Ice Castles
64 Railroad Street, Lincoln NH 03521


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28 Responses

  1. Bernie Landry

    Can’t wait to take My Aunt, Caroline Curtis to this Thursday, (NOTE:… WE HATE the COLD WEATHER), but we LOVE Beauty and First Times!!!! Will be posting Pictures!!!!!! So Excited,(Even if WE dislike the “Winter Months”) XO

  2. Deb Maxwell

    We went on a cold, bright sunny day last year and then returned for a quick visit that evening to see the lights. We were lucky as it wasn’t too busy and we were in awe of the wonder of it all. Dress warmly, enjoy the slide, water fountain, and numerous gorgeous “sculptures.”

  3. Lisa verrill

    I really want to bring my children with autism and want to know what you think I have a 15 year old with severe autism and a child with mild autism I really want to bring them

    1. Valeria

      I think this is a wonderful thing for ANYONE to see! You shouldn’t feel like you can’t go just because they have autism. They will absolutely LOVE it! I say take them and never question why you shouldn’t. They are just as deserving to see something this exciting! :)

    2. Brenda Delaney

      Lisa, I think you should bring them. They will love it! I have a grandson with autism and hope to bring him. It will be such fun.
      Blessings to you,

    3. Laura

      Hi Lisa
      I’ve been a few times. Ideally a week night not during a school break would be a great time to bring them as the crowds are much less if you can make that happen otherwise it’s pretty busy. During the day is beautiful too but again I recommend a week day

    1. Cristina

      I don’t own or operate this facility, but I have some ideas for why an adult can expect to pay $15 to get in: the cost of the space, upkeep, designing and maintaining the sculptures, payment of the staff, renting the parking area, safety protocol, lighting, running the website (which includes being able to securely process payment info). I am probably missing a few things. If you want something free, take a walk in the woods after it snows. But if people are working hard to create works of art for your viewing pleasure, the cost is very reasonable. If this was in Lincoln MA (near Boston) you’d be paying a whole lot more.

      1. Isabelle

        I wholeheartedly agree with you. Also, the cost of liability and other insurance is factored into the admissions price. This is a great value and exchange for the price they charge. It is a wholesome, family event.

    2. Laura

      There are people who work there and it costs money for these people to build these structures. They don’t volunteer to do it. It takes a lot of hours/days/weeks and it constantly needs to be maintained.

  4. caron Pierce

    My Grandchildren, husband & myself went last year when the theme was
    “FROZEN”. The children wore their snow-pants, coat, boots, hat & mittens. The kids were elated, in awe and definitely loved the ice slides. They were all very warm & happy!!! Cannot wait to go again this year!!!

  5. My wife and I would love to come and see this with all it’s bbeauty but at 73 and 72 it is a lot of money for us I would have thought that you people would have taken older people in consideration when you were making up the pricing!!

  6. Diana Goodell

    I think the whole thing sounds beautiful but my only downfall about going is the price. It would cost $45.00 dollars (2 adults, 1 child) I’m not sure I want to pay that to walk througj an acre of ice. Why is it so expensive?

  7. Lisa

    Was wondering the same about more than one trip in on the same ticket for the same day. For the price and coming from 5hrs away, it would be awesome to see this during the day, have supper and come back to experience at night.

    1. It is my understanding that you purchase a ticket for a particular time (i.e. 4pm). You can’t arrive earlier than that time (although you may be able to arrive later) and once you’re in, you can stay as long as you want. However you can’t leave and come back.

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