Go to Arizona in February. The temperature hits 65, you're wearing shorts, and everyone knows you're from Minnesota. "How do you stand the cold winters?" they ask. You answer, "Without the cold, we could do all the fun ice events!"

As they stare at you, tell 'em about the Ice Palace Maze in Stillwater, MN (about 90 miles north of Rochester, MN). It's the United States of America's largest ice maze and begins January 15, 2022. That's this weekend.

Ice Palace Maze Front View - Photo by Tom Wieland copywrighted to discoverstillwater.com and the Zephyr Theatre
Ice Palace Maze Front View - Photo by Tom Wieland copyrighted to discoverstillwater.com and the Zephyr Theatre

With just a few days to go, the Zephyr Theatre is probably placing the last of 2,900 blocks of ice to complete the maze. How much does that weigh you ask? Oh, about 775 thousand pounds. So lift with your knees, not your back.

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It's the second year for the maze and on KSTP Calyssa Hall, the Executive Director of The Zephyr Theatre said,

"This year we have Minnesota Ice sculpting two ten-foot ice dragons out in front of it, an eight-foot ice throne, so we really want to keep making this a yearly attraction."

Gimmie The Basics of the Ice Palace Maze in Stillwater

Last year over 30,000 people attended, and this year could be even bigger. So click HERE for Covid guidelines and other safety information.

  • What: Ice Palace Maze
  • When: January 15-February 20, 2022
    • Monday through Friday - 2 pm to 10 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday - 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: The Zephyr Theatre, 601 Main Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota.
  • How Much: Adults: $22 at the gate, $20 if you register before the event. Children ages 5-12 years are $15, and kids under five or people over 100 get in free.
  • Covid / Safety Info and Waiver: Click HERE

See 8 Beaituful Photos of the Ice Palace Maze in Stillwater, MN!

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