Fairbanks

Fairbanks is Alaska’s Golden Heart City

A visit to Fairbanks, located in Alaska’s interior, offers a glimpse back in time to its gold rush glory days. Or look back even further to learn about Native culture at the local museums. Located just 200 miles from the Arctic Circle and 120 miles from Denali, Fairbanks is a good starting point for touring around the state. And with nearly 24 hours of sunlight in the summer months, you’ll have plenty of time to explore. To experience some of the best Northern Lights viewing, visit between August 21 and April 21.

Points of Interest

  • Chena Hot Springs
  • Chena Riverwalk
  • Creamer's Field
  • Fairbanks International Airport
  • Fairbanks Rail Depot
  • Fountainhead Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Georgeson Botanical Garden
  • Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
  • Pioneer Air Museum
  • Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska
  • Tanana Valley Railroad Museum
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • University of Alaska Museum of the North

Activities

  • ATVing
  • City tours
  • Dinner theater
  • Gold panning
  • Riverboat tours
  • Sled dog visits
  • Wine & food tasting

Destination Map

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