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Downtown Area

Fairbanks, AK
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snow walking

I received a historical walking tour guide from the Morris Thompson center, helpful to navigate the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen S
Portsmouth, Virginia
Historical Downtown

I came across a site that described a number of points in the downtown area that have historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheryll D
Elgin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I received a historical walking tour guide from the Morris Thompson center, helpful to navigate the downtown area. Despite the snow and difficult walking conditions it was easy to find my way around. I enjoyed the shops which were close to my hotel... Springhill Marriot....More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across a site that described a number of points in the downtown area that have historical significance. We took our own tour to see such places, and it was delightful. Fun to read about the history of Fairbanks.

Thank Cheryll D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There are some interesting places to visit Downtown Fairbanks and the walk along the river is nice. Some cute shops and boutiques in the Co-op building. There is a cultural center and the children's museum is nice. Most of old Fairbanks has been removed due...More

Thank sitkabob
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We walked from our hotel to the downtown area. The sidewalks were lined with flowers, just a beautiful sight. Gift shops were open and we strolled in and out of many. Sidewalks were level. Street crossing were properly marked. Good illumination and ADA accessible.

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 10 September 2017

There is very little to do in downtown Fairbanks! It seems mostly abandoned and not much to see. Not worth any time other than the cultural center and peace plaza.

Thank littlegoldenone
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The real find here is the city's bus system. By using the Fairbanks city bus system, not only will you find a way to get around but you'll have a chance to meet and interact with some of the nicest, most informative people around; the...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice but fairly small downtown, but several nice restaurants, museums and shops. Lots of history in the museum which is free but asks for donations of $3/person, but is worth it.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If you are there, its got quite a few shops. Touristy and otherwise.We were dropped off at the stop were busses unload their tour groups. Behind this stop awas a modest mall which had bathrooms bit also some interesting crafters in a lower level. Worth...More

Thank dchemist
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was our first full day in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our land tour didn't start till tomorrow, so we had some time to explore. After a morning at the Museum of the North. Which was awesome. We took the hotel shuttle to the downtown area. We...More

Thank Dianna M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Fairbanks Alaska is a quiet clean city. You can walk to practically any venue from any hotel. Wish I had more time to explore

Thank Roger J C
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Hialeah73 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be to far to walk, unless your hikers and up for an adventure.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Hialeah73 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any free shuttles. Taxi's were reasonable. Its not a big area. Maybe walk one way and taxi the other.