Fairbanks Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Dalton Highway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Dalton Highway runs for 414 miles to Alaska’s northernmost mountains in the Brooks Range and nearly all the way out to the Arctic Ocean. Running through valleys surrounded by jagged peaks, the ...  Read more

Pioneer Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This 44-acre (109-hectare) city park is located along the Chena River and is Alaska’s only historic theme park. It was opened in 1967 as Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition in order to commemorate the ...  Read more

Chena River Recreation Area

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Encompassing 254,080 acres (102,823 hectares), the Chena River Recreation Area is located about 30 minutes east of Fairbanks, with the Chena River being the central focus of the park. As the name ...  Read more

Aurora Ice Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sixty miles from Fairbanks, the Aurora Ice Museum draws more than 10,000 visitors every summer. A chilly -7° Celsius inside, it’s the largest year-round ice structure in the world. Designed in ...  Read more

Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is a 48-inch oil pipeline that traverses 800 miles (1,300 kilometers). It was built by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 1977 to transport crude oil from Prudhoe Bay’s ...  Read more

Chena Hot Springs Resort

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

An hours’ drive from Fairbanks, Alaska’s Chena Hot Springs Resort includes an indoor chlorinated pool for families and a natural-rock outdoor lake filled with pure hot spring mineral water for ...  Read more

University of Alaska Museum of the North

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This top-rated visitor attraction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks boasts being the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. With a goal of acquiring, interpreting and showcasing collections ...  Read more

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

For those interested in learning about Interior and Arctic Alaska as well as Native culture, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is a must-have experience when visiting Fairbanks. The ...  Read more

Bouchard’s International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum

The sport of dog sledding is a state pastime for folks in Alaska, and now, visitors can get a behind the scenes look of this local legacy on a visit to the Bouchard’s International Dog Mushing and ...  Read more

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Georgeson Botanical Garden -- which boasts being the northernmost botanical garden in North America -- is dedicated to research in subarctic ...  Read more

Gold Dredge No. 8

Often described as a mechanical gold pan, Gold Dredge No. 8 is a historic gold mining site that is home to a ladder dredge that operated from 1928 to 1959 under the Fairbanks Exploration Co. During ...  Read more

Large Animal Research Station

Located on an old homestead near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Large Animal Research Station is focused on research and education of high-latitude (such as in the Arctic) biology. ...  Read more

Tolovana River

Tours & Tickets

Starting in the Yukon-Tanana Upland, 57 miles from the town of Fox, the Tolovana River is known for its grayling and northern pike fishing and flows southwest for 116 miles through the Tolovana ...  Read more

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