Top 7 Things to do in Fairbanks

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Fairbanks Alaska Welcome Sign

Fairbanks is also known as the Golden Heart City because of its location in the heart of Alaska, the midnight sun, and warm-hearted people. Fairbank’s unique location to the North Pole in the auroral oval causes the spectacular display of northern lights.

1. University of Alaska Museum of the North
University of Alaska Museum of the North

The only research and teaching museum in Alaska, a prime attraction of Fairbanks. The architecture of the building conveys a sense of Alaska, with innovative lines and spaces evoking images of alpine ridges, glaciers, breakup on the Yukon River, and the aurora. You can find millions of years worth of biological diversity and thousands of years worth of cultural traditions in the North represented in the museum collection.

2. Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Centre 
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Centre

Located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, it attracts the curious visitors interested in learning about Interior, Arctic Alaska, and Native culture.

3. Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Sandhill cranes at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

You can explore the diversity of wildlife, especially waterfowl and other migratory birds. It also provides compatible public uses, such as wildlife viewing, research, and nature education.

4. World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Yakut ethnosport or Mas wrestling

2018 WEIO Theme, “Celebrating Our Elders” is a multisport event featuring sports rooted in ancestral hunting and survival techniques of the native Americans.

5. Alaska House Art Gallery 
Alaskan Ivory Souvenir

This gallery has beautiful artworks that are native to Alaska. This is the perfect place to buy a true Alaskan souvenir.

6. Georgeson Botanical Garden 
Georgeson Botanical Garden

Take an evening stroll at this beautiful Botanical garden. It has a wide variety of flowers and plants grown in Alaska.

7. Alaska Range Viewpoint
Denali Mountain Ranges

This is a viewpoint in the University of Alaska campus. You can catch the breath-taking view of the frozen lake, the distant mountains, and even Aurora if the climatic conditions are good.

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