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Ice castles on display in Utah

MIDWAY, Utah (WISH) -- An ice castle exhibit in northern Utah is drawing large crowds to see the ice structures lit with colorful lights. 

News 8's Brenna Donnelly took a tour while on vacation in Utah, and says employees told her each castle is put together by hand. She reports each icicle is "grown" on a chain link fence then frozen to other icicles to create archways, tunnels and "castles." 

Between 5,000 and 12,000 icicles are harvested daily according to the Ice Castles fact sheet. The castles in Midway are on a golf fairway and the structures are lit with bright LED lights. 

Each castle is about one acre in size and takes two months to build, according Ice Castles. Each castle also weighs more than 25 million pounds. 

The castles also feature frozen thrones, slides, fountains, and a space for fire pits inside. 

There are five other Ice Castle locations in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Colorado, Canada and Wisconsin. 


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