Things to do in Fairbanks

Top Things to Do in Fairbanks, AK - Fairbanks Attractions

Things to Do in Fairbanks

Top Attractions in Fairbanks


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  • Pam D
    Orofino, ID37 contributions
    We watched two short movies: Dynamic Aurora and Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale. Both were very well done. There are numerous exhibits too.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Julieroadtrip
    313 contributions
    I cannot imagine a better way to spend an afternoon for a visitor to Alaska and/or an animal lover. We had an extraordinary experience walking with, petting and soaking in the experience of a herd of reindeer. We were there for the first outing with the babies and they were SO cute! I learned so much about reindeer from the owner as well as the excellent young staff members. Overall it was an experience I will always cherish.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • driscollgj
    Kissimmee, FL4 contributions
    This place is awesome. Even if you are not a car fanatic you have to appreciate all of the history and time taken to take you back in time. From the cars yo vintage old movies and the histories clothing, the entire museum is outstanding. The staff are exceptional and offer all kinds of historic information. If in Fairbanks you have to make this a destination during your visit.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Pam D
    Orofino, ID37 contributions
    A great museum and cultural center. There are stuffed native birds and other animals too with histories of the region. The center also has an artisans’ workshop.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Dawn F
    Illinois115 contributions
    You can see the pipeline in many places in the area but they have a display with some basic pipeline facts here.
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • Roserazzles2
    10 contributions
    There was a lot to see, but a lot was closed. There are cabins and small homes that have been preserved some of which are open to go inside. Then there are a few shops, restaurants, and museums plus a playground, train, and steamship. The river walk is close by , and a place to rent kayaks and boats. If everything is open you could spend a day easily. I spent about 2 hours exploring. The Kitty Hensley house was exceptional as well as the Pioneer Museum. The Alaska Salmon Bake is open seasonally. I missed it because I was unaware of it being seasonal, but I've heard it's a must.
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • Orlando Q
    Miami, FL14 contributions
    Used this road on Northern Alaska Company's Artic Circle and Aurora Viewing tour. Awesome road through the interior of the 49th state. Snow-covered hills and valleys that stretch for miles on either side. Great views.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • C. I.
    Chantilly, VA34 contributions
    Not as many ice sculptures as I expected - but the drink (apple-tini) at the Ice Bar is not to be missed!
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Carole-688
    Lafayette, CA223 contributions
    Beautiful wide open field. We went there in the winter and it was filled with thick snow. Still a nice area to walk and view the Northern light. We stayed at the Wedgwood and that was only a few minites walk to the field.
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • JD
    5 contributions
    The university has a great museum. It has very good display which show the life of Alaska. The view from the university is very beautiful.
    Written 18 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • RHedahl
    41 contributions
    Check out the herds near the University. Wasn't able to get into a tour but did check out the animals in the morning during feeding. Beautiful facilities. Fun to see!
    Written 24 October 2021
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  • Joshua Sharp
    Husum, WA7 contributions
    It won't take you long to see it all; but what's there is a lot of fun and they have jackets so you can be in a t-shirt and still check it out (Mostly we did the ice-slide over and over. : )
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • Pam D
    Orofino, ID37 contributions
    This antler arch comes complete with an informative sign. It is right next to the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center.
    Written 24 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Heidi M
    8 contributions
    Had a VRBO rental on the shores of this waterway. Saw dog sleds, people and snowmobiles. No wildlife. But also, no city lights. Beautiful view of the mountains.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • VacationBound99
    Bentonville, AR108 contributions
    Phenomenal views and lots of places for our young adult boys to climb rocks. The hike was fairly strenuous due to the elevation gain, but it was completely worth it!!
    Written 26 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.