At A Glance: Fairbanks, Alaska



Fairbanks at a Glance

Ideas for First Timers:

  • Visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks
  • Take a historic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River that flows through Fairbanks
  • Visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • Visit the dog mushers kennel and learn about the official state sport of Alaska
  • Take a trip to Denali National Park, two hours from Fairbanks by road or four hours by Alaska Railroad

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Take a day or overnight trip north across the Arctic Circle, either by flying or a tour on the famous Dalton Highway
  • Walk with a herd of reindeer through a Boreal Forest at a local reindeer ranch
  • Learn how to pan for gold like the pioneers of yesteryear
  • Take a trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort to soak in the natural hot springs and visit the famous Ice Museum
  • Tour the world-class Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum-


Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks! With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is bursting with energy and things to do. Aug.21 through April 21, during the aurora season in Fairbanks, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the "Golden Heart City," visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring- the heart of the last frontier. 

Come experience everything that makes Fairbanks a great tour destination and an ABA member that you may meet at ABA's Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Charlotte, N.C.

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