St. Thomas' Ice Museum
On waterfront Dronningens Gade, Magic Ice’s display offers an overview of Caribbean history, as told through ice sculpture. It takes about 20 minutes to tour the warehouse-turned-museum, which is cooled to a nose-numbing 25 degrees Fahrenheit. But even at this temp, apparently, the installations only retain their integrity for six months, after which they’re replaced.
Visitors are given a fur-trimmed poncho, gloves, legwarmers and overshoes to protect them from the chill, and if that doesn’t warm you up, the flavored rum shot at the ship-shaped ice bar should do the trick. Admission is $20, and includes the rum shot and a souvenir glass.
Check out this video for a look inside. (It’s in Spanish, but you get the idea …)
I haven’t been to Magic Ice yet, but it sounds like a quick and quirky way to beat the St. Thomas heat. Have you done the tour? Is it totally cool? Or a hot mess?