Gold Rush Charm

Discover Alaska’s interior and step back in time to the gold rush era of Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Only 200 miles from the Arctic Circle and 120 miles from Denali, the summer months offer midnight sun and lots to explore. Take a dip in a hot spring, enjoy a river cruise on an authentic sternwheeler or learn about Native culture. Fairbanks is also one of the best places in Alaska for Northern Lights viewing.

  • Points of Interest

    • Chena Hot Springs
    • Chena Riverwalk
    • Creamer's Field
    • Fairbanks International Airport
    • Fairbanks Rail Depot
    • Fountainhead Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Georgeson Botanical Garden
    • Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
    • Pioneer Air Museum
    • Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska
    • Tanana Valley Railroad Museum
    • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
    • University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • Activities

    • ATVing
    • City tours
    • Dinner theater
    • Gold panning
    • Riverboat tours
    • Sled dog visits
    • Wine & food tasting

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Featured Excursion

Riverboat Discovery Cruise & Gold Dredge 8 Combo

Board the only remaining authentic Alaska sternwheeler for a cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers in Chena River State Recreation Area. During this narrated cruise, you will witness the unique line where the clear waters of the Chena meet the Tanana, the world’s greatest glacier river carrying tons of…
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Visiting Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Guide to seeing the northern lights in Alaska

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Visit the Aurora Ice Museum and Bar

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