Area Attractions

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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

1.  http://www.1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com/Chena_Hot_Springs_Ice_Museum.html

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

2.  http://downtownwintersolstice.com/

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

3.  http://www.goldpanners.com/MidnightSunGame/index.html

June 21st first pitch 10:30pm

4.  http://fairbanks.golfnation.org/course216/fairbanks-golf-and-country-club

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

5.  http://alaska.org/fairbanks/musuem-of-the-north.jsp

World class, don’t miss the outhouse on exhibit

6.  http://alaska.org/fairbanks/fairbanks-attractions.htm

Lists lots of activities with links to specific attractions and activities

7.  http://www.santaclaushouse.com/history.asp

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

8.  http://www.riverboatdiscovery.com/BookNow.aspx

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

9.  http://co.fairbanks.ak.us/pioneerpark/attractions/attractions.htm

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

10.  http://www.carlson-center.com/index.php

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

11.  http://www.2paddle1.com/index.php

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

12.  http://tvfmarket.com/vendors

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

13.  http://www.eldoradogoldmine.com/

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

14.  http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/creamers/Welcome.html

Bird watching at its best, marked hiking trails

15.  http://fairbanks-alaska.com/large-animal-research.htm

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

16.  http://www.larrysflying.com/Fltsee.htm

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

17.  http://alaskarailroad.com/Tickets/RailSearchResults/tabid/364/Default.aspx

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.

18.  http://www.woodbowlalaska.com/

Beautiful wooden bowls made in Fairbanks by local artists

19.  http://www.akvisit.com/salmon.html

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

20.  http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=13338

Go take a hike but bring plenty of mosquito repellant

21.  http://www.thealaskahouse.com/

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