Fairbanks : The Heart of Adventure

With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is bursting with energy and things to do. Pan for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike, look for wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museums and historic sites.

During the aurora season, Autust 21 – April 21, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis along with other acticities and events unveiled during the windter.

Fairbanks is the gateway to Denali, Interior and Arctic Alaska, Denali National Park is two hours away; the Arctic Circle is a six-hour drive; villages without road access, refuges and parks are a short flight away.

Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center your first stop in Fairbanks. Not only beautiful but informative, the Center has brochures, maps, free Wi-Fi and telephone, and local walking and driving tours. Serving as the regional visitor facility, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions. The free 9,000-square foot exhibit hall features outstanding displays and dioramas showcasing Interior Alaska’s people, wildlife, landscapes and seasons. Enjoy free films and programs on Alaska’s natural and cultural history. The Center also has an artisan’s workship, a planning area for outdoor excursions and an Alaska Geographic Store.

Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart City,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring-the hear of the last frontier.

For more information, check out Explore Fairbanks.