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Ice Palace Viewing


  • Public Beach, near Pavilion 104 West Lake Drive Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)

View the beautiful palace designed by artist Hans Gilsdorf and built "by the community, for the community" by 100+ volunteers! The palace is being built throughout January with the grand lighting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8 and the palace will be lit throughout Polar Fest. On Monday, February 19 the palace will be taken apart.

For a gallery of photos and to watch the palace being built, follow @IceHarvestDL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also more info on the Ice Harvest page of this website. Tag us, too!  #iceharvestDL, #onlyinmn

A fun story about the palace is that it was built as the home of King Isbit, the King of All Seasons for All Reasons in Detroit Lakes. Of course, there's a legend that goes with King Isbit!

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Later Event: February 8
Giving Hearts Day