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There is alot to see and do in Fairbanks. Do a walking tour, view the northern lights, and hundreds of other things…

22 Amazing Things to See and Do In and Around Fairbanks, Alaska


Lovely 75 mile drive, terrific hiking trails great outdoor natural hot spring pool, good restaurant, must see the ice hotel


In December check this link to find out what will be part of this year’s winter solstice celebration


June 21st first pitch 10:30pm


Reserve a tee time that has you out on the course at midnight (club rentals available)


World class, don’t miss the outhouse on exhibit


Lists lots of activities with links to specific attractions and activities


If you have/know anyone that believes in Santa arrange for them to receive a letter from Santa, the tile murals on the building’s exterior were done by the former owner of the Alaska Heritage House who also painted the walls of the B&B to look like wallpaper


A perfect way to see the river and learn about Fairbank’s founding


Excellent presentation of historic Fairbanks, the exhibit hall has a lovely showing of local artists with many of the works for sale


Closer to your trip check their events and schedule you never know two years ago Elton John gave a concert and the tickets were less than $50 for the best seats in the house


Rent a canoe and float downstream for a relaxing hour or so to the pickup point, if you want you could use your paddle but it’s not really necessary


Great buys, nothing made in China, friendly no rush no-hassle vendors


Tour a working gold mine and do some gold panning your self


Bird watching at its best, marked hiking trails


If you’ve never seen a musk ox this is your chance, beautiful and so soft but very expensive items made from musk ox wool are available for purchase


Since your time is limited this is a wonderful way to experience the vastness of Alaska and tour an Alaska Native village


The one day trip to Denali is an unforgettable experience, be sure to make a reservation ASAP to get the best deals.  Senior citizen discounts available.


Beautiful wooden bowls made in Fairbanks by local artists


You have to eat salmon so fresh that it almost jumped from the river onto your plate, not far from the Alaska Heritage House


Go take a hike but bring plenty of mosquito repellant


Attention art lovers, this is gallery is for you.  Incredible art, jewelry, and masks created by Alaskans for both thick and thin wallets

22.  Trans Alaska Pipeline

There is not an easy way to navigate to website that will tell you where and how to see the Alaska Pipeline close-up and personal so I have included the following:

Visit Open Cost Directions
15 min N/A Free See the pipeline from the Fox Visitor Center on the Steese Hwy, approx. 8 miles north of Fairbanks. Drive a segment of the rough-and-tumble Dalton Highway that parallels the pipeline. North on Steese to the Elliot Highway, which will hit the Dalton at mile 73.1, about 84 miles north of Fairbanks.  907-278-1611