Local Attractions

There are exciting things happening in and around Fairbanks every day of the week, and in all seasons. Listed below are our prioritized recommendations with “must-see” choices at the top of the list! Do a couple of these if you’re staying a night or two, or fill many days as you work your way down the activities list, while you stay longer with us!
Fairbanks is the gateway to Alaska and a great place to orient oneself to a far north vacation. There is so much to see and do in Fairbanks that you really need 3 or 4 days to take it all in. Allow at least 2 full days to experience some of what Fairbanks has to offer, then, plan another 2 days drive far north into the Arctic Circle.

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Birch Hill Recreation Area In the winter it has great groomed trails of all difficulties. In the summer it makes for great walking, jogging, biking, and Frisbee golf.
Address: 101 Wilderness Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone:(907) 457-4488
Weekdays 12–9PM
Saturday 8AM–6PM
Sunday 10AM–6PM

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center visitor center provides a great cultural tourism information. Alaska Native lifestyle shows and other stories, there are also small museum for free.
Address: 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907)459-3700

University of Alaska Fairbanks,
Address: 505 S Chandlar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907) 474-7211

University of Alaska Museum of the North Alaska State Museum, where you will see scenes of life in Alaska and works of art and paintings. There is a good gift shop has interesting items.
Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907)474-7505
Business Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

Georgeson Botanical Garden This is an experimental garden. It is beautiful and quiet.
Address : 117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907)474-7222

Large Animal Research Station, if you are interested to see musk ox, caribou, this is a good place.
Address: 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: (907)474-7207
Business Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 – 16:00

Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center off the Steese Highway, can be parked roadside.This is a nice place to Northern Lights viewing in winter.
Address : 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712

Pioneer Park, is a great historical park. No activities in winter season, but it is a great place to enjoy a quiet afternoon in snow. In summer, there are museums, restaurant, old train and many shops to make it a lively fun park.
Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK
Phone: (907)459-1087

Santa Claus House, It is a frontier general store and post office turned holiday shop. The postal tradition lives on—official Letters from Santa are postmarked from the North Pole and stamped with an official Santa seal. And today, the store includes live reindeer, a coffee shop, holiday gift items, the world’s largest Santa statue and, in summer months and over holidays, Santa himself.
Address: 101 St Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: (800) 588-4078

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, watching natural scenery and local birds.
Address: 1300 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907)452-5162
Business Hours: Sunday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Riverboat Discovery Learn steamship Alaska trip, the river early Alaska dog sledding and rural life.
Address: 1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: (907) 479-6673

Gold Dredge 8, Goldstream Dredge No. 8 is a ladder dredge operated by the Fairbanks Exploration Co. from 1928 to 1959. Learning tricks of dredge gold is a fun activity for all ages, but it may not a good solution to earn back the cost of the journey.
Address : 1803 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712
Phone: (907) 479-6673
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 17:00

Bouchard’s International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum Specialized museum, offers a unique historical relics dog sledding, include posters, toys, and many other interesting things. There is also a 20-minute movie.
Address: 519 1st Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907)699-5790
Business Hours: Sunday – Saturday 10:30 – 18:00

Fairbanks Ice Museum,
Address: CORNER – 2nd Avenue and Lacey St.
Operating hours: May 1 – September 30, OPEN – 10 AM – 8 PM – tour of sculptures
Phone: (907) 451-8222

The Aurora Ice Museum, In Chena Hot Springs, there are 4 parts. Polar bear house, greenhouse, tree houses and igloos. There is also an ice bar offers cocktails taste. ID is required. For people of 18 years or older, a free martini is provided. In addition, there is an ice chapel for wedding use, but because it was really cold, each wedding no more than fifteen minutes.
Address: Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, AK
Phone: (907)451-8104

Ice Park ( world ice sculpture exhibition ) , the world’s ice art exhibition is an ice sculpture competition Fairbanks. There are more than 100 sculptors from 30 countries come to attend.
Opening hours : Feb – March. Depends on local weather conditions. Visit http://www.icealaska.com/
Address : 470 Ethel Stoneman Blvd • Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: ( 907 ) 451-8250

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Antique Cars, private auto license plates collections, large murals and antique clothing.
Address: 212 Wedgewood Drive, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907)450-2100
Business Hours: Sunday 0:00 – 18:00
Recommendation Tour Time: 2-3 hours

Running Reindeer Ranch Walk, feed and pat the animals.
Address: Coldstream Valley, Fairbanks, AK 99707
Phone: (907)455-4998
Recommendation Tour Time: 2-3 hours

Chena River State Recreation Area, Alaska State Parks, National Park, located east of Fairbanks. Center Lounge located Chena River. Facilities include campgrounds, hiking, ATV, snowmobile and dog sled trails, shooting range, ponds and some public use cabin.

Ronn Murray Photography & Tours, photography experts, and provide personalized guided tours, if you do not have a good camera, you can rent a camera, lens, tripod.
Address: 1236 Chevak Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone number: (907)888-6055
Visit recommended time: more than 3 hours

HooDoo Brewing Company Great beer!
Address: 1951 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone:( 907)459-2337



Sportsman’s Warehouse
423 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 374-8800

Frontier Outfitters
250 3rd St Ste 6, Fairbanks · (907) 452-4774

Prospector Outfitters
1512 S Cushman St, Fairbanks · (907) 457-7372

American Eagle Outfitters
32 College Rd Ste 6m, Fairbanks · (907) 452-3300

Fred Meyer
930 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks · (907) 459-4200

30 College Rd, Fairbanks · (907) 456-8501

Co-op Market Grocery & Deli
526 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks · (907) 457-1023

Walmart Supercenter
537 Johansen Expy, Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-9900


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