These Gorgeous Photos of Minnesota's Ice Castles Will Change Your Mind About Hating Winter

This is the most extraordinary winter wonderland we've ever seen.

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While many know Minnesota as the home of 11,000+ lakes, the North Star State is also famous for another attraction: its gorgeous ice castles, which draw more than 100,000 visitors every year.

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Stillwater, Minnesota's beautiful ice castle attraction just opened to the public for 2018 and it looks like something straight out of a Disney movie. Once there, you'll find fountains, tunnels, slides, caves, and more — all made from ice. And it's only going to get bigger as winter continues, according to . data width=\"800\"">

The attraction is organized by , a group that creates similar ice structures in Midway, Utah, Lincoln, New Hampshire, and Dillon, Colorado. The organization formed the icy structures from 25 million pounds of ice and work to expand the formations every day. "We grow 10,000 icicles a day," manager Amanda Roseth told .

Minnesotans — and tourists from all over — are loving the Frozen-esque setting. Visitors are even using it as the perfect backdrop for proposals and engagement photo shoots. Take a look!

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You can for adults while the cold temperatures last.

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