You wouldn't think on a day like Saturday, with the sun beating down and the blacktop baking feet from below, that people at the Orange County Fair would consider anything too cold.
But that's what you get after spending just a few minutes inside the Ice Museum, by far the fair's coolest attraction.
Lined with 300-pound blocks of ice, the 25-foot-by-25-foot trailer holds ice sculptures of classic artwork, from the Thinking Man, the Mona Lisa to a Chinese dragon and King Tut.
"It feels good after being outside all day," said Melinda Vencill, from Costa Mesa. The cold air – about 15 degrees – keeps the lines fairly short, about 15 to 20 people, as groups hustle in and out of the giant freezer.
Parkas are available for people inside the museum.
"Some of it reminded us of 'Night at the Museum,'" said Jennifer Braun from Pasadena, who saw the museum previewed on TV and came with her husband and kids.