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5 Things to Do in Fairbanks Alaska

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Alaska’s second-largest city – Hub of the Interior, Gateway to the Bush, the Golden Heart City – call it what you will, Fairbanks is as diverse and distinct as any place in Alaska. At 65 degrees north latitude, the sky takes on a capricious life of its own—a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Here there are serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on earth. Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the far north. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, authentic Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration? Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations, and visitors will find plenty to do whether they come for the long, warm summer days or to watch spectacular northern lights displays color the night sky in winter. Some of the places to visit are listed below:

Visiting Places

Aurora Borealis

Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations, and visitors will find plenty to do whether they come for the long, warm summer days or to watch spectacular northern lights displays color the night sky in winter, with many hotels and tour companies providing services specifically for the comfort of night-time viewing. Viewing and photographing the northern lights is on many people's bucket list, and Fairbanks provides you a decent chance of experiencing this amazing phenomenon.

Chena River State Recreation Area

The Chena River State Recreation Area, which sits just east of Fairbanks, is a popular spot in the summer for hiking, kayaking, fishing and camping. In the winter months, locals head to this area for ski touring and snow machining – the local term for snowmobiling.

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Ever wondered what would happen if your garden had non-stop sunlight during the growing season? This is your chance to see what’s possible as you view everything from 50-pound cabbages to pansies the size of small children. On the other end of the scale, there are also dwarf species, specially adapted to the harsh Arctic climate. This peaceful sanctuary boasts an impressive collection of some of Alaska's 3,000 varieties of flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

Pioneer Park

Part-theme Park and part-historic park, the 44-acre Pioneer Park – built in honor of the 100th-anniversary celebration of Alaska's purchase from Russia – showcases the history of Fairbanks through several museums, including the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum, the Alaska Native Museum and the Pioneer Museum.

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

You don't have to be an automobile buff to enjoy the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. The museum showcases more than 85 cars made prior to World War II, each showcasing a historical significance or technological innovations of the day. What make this museum unique are the accompanying displays of period clothing that present a slice-of-life view of the era.



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Directories in Fairbanks



Fairbanks Information

County : Fairbanks North Star Borough
State : Alaska
Zip Code : 99701 / 99703 / 99705 / 99707 / 99709 / 99711 / 99712 / 99790
Type : City
Latitude : 64.83778
Longitude : -147.71639
Area Code : 907
Population : 31644
House Holds : 10965
Median Income : 56306
Land Area : 82327030
Water Area : 2167044
Time Zone : America/Anchorage