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The Ice Castles are back! Chandra and her family head to Cripple Creek to check out this unique winter wonderland

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Cripple Creek Ice Castles
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Colorado Matters co-host Chandra Thomas Whitfield with her two sons at the Ice Castles in Cripple Creek.

After a two-year hiatus due to construction at its former location in Dillon, the Ice Castles attraction is back open in the charming Teller County town of Cripple Creeks. Colorado Matters Co-Host Chandra Thomas Whitfield, who hails from New Orleans, and her family recently took the two-hour drive from Denver to check out the seasonal attraction that's open through at least late February. Their guide Clay Davis, who oversaw construction, had a lot to say about the winter wonderland complete with ice slides, caverns, archways, fountains and crawl tunnels.