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Go inside Colorado’s magical ice castle

Posted at 2:27 PM, Feb 19, 2019

Welcome to Dillon, Colorado, where visitors flock to in the winter to see the magical ice castle.

Surrounded by 40-foot frozen towers, visitors find themselves in a winter wonderland.

The castle is filled with many gems, including caverns filled with icicles, glistening from the glimmer of sun peeking through. You can also go down one of the castle’s ice slides or make a wish at the wishing well.

So, how is something like this created? We asked the creator, Annelise Nelson.

"We harvest the icicles on site, and they are carefully plucked placed on top of the towers upside down,” Nelson says. “The artificial rain at night helps it grow and increase until it becomes a thick wall of ice, and they create arches, caverns and tunnels."

It takes about a month to build on this acre lot.

"I really love to see how excited people get," Nelson says.

The magic of the ice castle can’t last forever. At the end of the season, workers use construction equipment to knock down all the ice walls.