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Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019
Fairbanks is a family-friendly neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood has many charming qualities, its friendly people among the more noteworthy. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and northern lights—or broaden your horizons with some local art. Choose one of Fairbanks's hotels and explore the area around Fairbanks with ease.
The local museums might be a top draw, but there are many others. Study the collections at Fairbanks Community Museum, Dog Mushers Museum, or Fairbanks Ice Museum. Attractions like Gallery 49 Fine Art Gallery, Fairbanks Drama Association and Children’s Theatre, and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center and Santa Claus House.
Popular activities in the area include shopping, sledding, and taking a tour. Head up the mountain to Moose Mountain or Ski Land. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Creamer's Field, Pioneer Park, or Birch Hill Recreation Area. Explore nature at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and Large Animal Research Station. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Growden Memorial Park, Carlson Center Event Arena, and Big Dipper Ice Arena.
Don't miss Alaska House Art Gallery, Palace Theatre, and 40 Below Fairbanks while you're here. Pioneer Air Museum, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Fairbanks Golf Course are other top spots to see.
At 7.2 km (4.5 miles), Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.) is the closest major airport to Fairbanks.