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welcome

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Opened in the fall of 2008, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center (MTCVC) serves as the regional visitor center for Fairbanks and Interior Alaska. The Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, Alaska Public Lands Information Center and Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs have teamed up to provide all your visitor information needs in one stop. You’ll find knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers, racks of informative brochures, daily vacancy listings, local walking and driving tours, telephone, WiFi and Internet access and answers to all of your questions. In addition to trip planning services, there is a 100-seat theater showing free films and programs on Alaska’s natural and cultural history and an exhibit hall featuring 9,000 square feet of museum-quality interpretive displays and dioramas depicting Interior Alaskan people, landscapes and seasons. The center also offers an artisans’ workshop and demonstration area, an Elders’ gathering area, cultural and environmental education classroom, and an Alaska Geographic Store.

Both images: Angie Cerny/FCVB

2010 Visitor Information Schedule Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks Open 7 days a week year-round Jan. 2 – May 9 • 8am-5pm May 10 – Sept. 24 • 8am-9pm Sept. 25 – Dec. 31 • 8am-5pm Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving & Nov. 26, Christmas & Dec. 26

Pioneer Park 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks Park Entrance Memorial Day – Labor Day Noon-8pm daily Visitor information kiosks are also located at Fairbanks International Airport and at the Alaska Railroad Depot

About the cover: At 20,320 ft tall and 160 air miles from Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley (also called Denali) stands out on the horizon south of Fairbanks in this fall scene. Inset: Ice art, sculpted during the winter, is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Above Left: The Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCVB) delivers visitor information from the new Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Above: Visitor Information Specialists at the FCVB are always ready to assist with questions. For More Information Toll-free 1-800-327-5774 to request information or a free Winter Guide (907) 456-5774 for travel information (907) 456-INFO (4636) for events hotline www.explorefairbanks.com info@explorefairbanks.com InsideAlaska.org (FCVB’s blog) Facebook.com/InsideAlaska Twitter.com/InsideAlaska


inside the guide

2 Fairbanks

57 Photo Contest

4 Denali

58 Alaskan Neighbors

The Great One.

Fairbanks is the gateway.

6 Gateway

61 Checklist

Explore the Interior and Arctic.

What’s on your life checklist?

8 Northern Lights

62 Arctic Neighbors

10 Last Frontier

64 Travel Tips

The golden heart of Alaska.

Haunting and beautiful.

Get away from it all.

12 Gold Rush History

Share your visit to Fairbanks.

Make a new circle of friends. Here’s the inside scoop.

70 Mapping It Out

Pure gold without the rush.

Fairbanks area, Alaska and Denali National Park maps.

14 Arts & Culture

73 Get Connected

An unexpected pleasure.

16 Calendar

Small town . . . big events.

20 Fairbanks

Discover the warmth.

50 Denali Neighbors

Denali is just a short drive away.

54 Meet a Real Alaskan

Visit with a Golden Heart Greeter.

55 Interior Neighbors The center of it all.

Experience an all new ExploreFairbanks.com

73 Who To Call

Find that important phone number.

For a free copy of the Winter Guide, call 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774 or write to Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 Dunkel Street, Suite 111, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806. Order or view online at www.explorefairbanks.com

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Go deep inside Alaska, where the unparalleled meets the unexpected. Fairbanks emanates a quality of light, energy and warmth found nowhere else on Earth. It’s not just our northern lights, which will change you, or our midnight sun, which will charm you. It is also the light shimmering from a three-story ice sculpture, reflecting off our rivers or glowing from the windows of a rustic cabin five minutes from downtown. That’s right; when we say the wilderness is outside our backdoor, we mean it’s on the doorstep. Where else can you live in such pristine, majestic nature and enjoy all the conveniences and energy of a vibrant downtown, thriving arts community, rich Arctic culture, top-notch university and abundant business opportunities? And where else can you experience the warmth of a natural hot springs in below-zero weather? Our l-o-n-g 80 degree summer days help, too. No matter what you choose to do during your stay here, you won’t leave without having experienced the light, energy and warmth of Fairbanks.


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UAF Photo by Todd Paris

authentic alaskan

“I came to Fairbanks with the thought of experiencing frontier life for 5 years, and 37 years later Fairbanks is still home. I love Fairbanks because of its vast natural beauty, extreme weather, and full range of daylight—only a few hours of daylight in December to nearly 24 hours of daylight in June—cultural diversity, pioneer spirit, and the friendliness of people. Yes, it’s the place; but more so, it’s the people that have kept me here. The extremes of life in the Arctic heighten our awareness and prompt us to ask questions and appreciate what we are bestowed. A strong sense of community grows out of this awareness. There are more than 50 community events in addition to the concert, opera, musical and various dance performances. If you are in town in October, come and savor the rich cultural diversity of this town at one of our festivals. These events epitomize the efforts of Fairbanksans to make Fairbanks a better place to live.” Rosalind Kan, retired engineer and Chinese language teacher

Courtesy of Rosalind Kan

fairbanks

Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks has been the heartbeat of Interior Alaska for over one hundred years. Through the construction of the Alaska Highway, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the establishment of military bases and Alaska joining the Union as the 49th state, what began as a gold rush boomtown has become a thriving metropolis. Today, historic log cabins mingle with award-winning modern designs, and one may just as likely see a dog team cross the road as be passed by an elegant limousine. Fairbanks serves as the regional hub and gateway to Alaska’s Interior and Arctic, and this once bustling mining town has a diversified economy


with oil, gas, gold and coal mining, military, tourism and the University of Alaska as key components. City limits boast a population of about 31,000, but Fairbanks citizenry swells to nearly 98,000 when including the surrounding Fairbanks North Star Borough. Above: Visitors to Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks are treated to a free outdoor concert by members of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s brass ensemble. The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is a short walk away. Right: An Athabascan Native models a traditional winter parka made from animal skins and trimmed with hand-beaded designs.

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the golden heart of alaska.

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denali

Jupiter Images

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National Park Service

authentic alaskan

“I feel very fortunate to be able to spend much of my time in the national park that is a top destination for visitors to Alaska. I never cease to be amazed at the wildlife viewing opportunities that visitors experience during a bus trip on the Denali Park Road. For those who wish something more adventuresome, the mostly trail-less wilderness begins just a step away from the road. As a year-round resident I am enthralled by the park’s landscape, its seasonal changes, and the creatures that call it home every time I come in, whether it is for work, a day hike, or an overnight trip. I consider it an honor to be part of the team that helps to protect and preserve the park and the experience here for current and future generations of visitors.” Kris Fister, national park public affairs officer

Called Denali, meaning “the Great One or High One,” by the Athabascan Native people, North America’s highest peak at 20,320 feet is also known as Mt. McKinley and dominates the park when visible. Denali National Park and Preserve covers six million acres of pristine wilderness – larger than the state of Massachusetts – and is accessible by an easy 2-hour drive or 4-hour train trip from Fairbanks. You can drive your own vehicle to mile 14 of the park road, but to go further you’ll need to book a seat on a bus that can take you as far as Kantishna, 95 miles from the park entrance. The varied terrain includes crystal clear


rivers, mountain lakes, expansive tundra, alpine meadows, sweeping vistas and abundant wildlife. Along the way you may spot moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, wolves, or any of the hundreds of other species that call the park home. Above: Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park’s vast wilderness make it one of Alaska’s most popular destinations. Right: Visitors to the park may see many species of animals, including migrating caribou herds.

National Park Service/Kent Miller

the great one.

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authentic alaskan

“For Alaska Natives in the Interior, Fairbanks is our hub. Those living in the villages fly or drive to Fairbanks a few times a year to shop at the many stores, to sell our beadwork and crafts, watch movies, and attend dance celebrations and meetings. When we come to Fairbanks we spend time with relatives from other villages passing through town and friends that live here as well. It is a lively city full of culture and engaging things to do all year round. Coming to Fairbanks is a way to enjoy city life while maintaining the true Alaskan charm we love. It’s a friendly city where people don’t take themselves too seriously and we’re always willing to help a neighbor in true Alaskan spirit. Some Fairbanks traditions that are especially dear to Athabascans in the Interior are the annual festivals in winter and the olympics in summer, and we look forward to the Alaska Federation of Natives meeting here in Fairbanks in October 2010. Fairbanks is a special place to Alaska Natives all over Alaska.” Jerry Isaac, president of a regional Native non-profit organization

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gateway

Fairbanks is your gateway to Alaska’s vast Interior and expansive Arctic. The White Mountains National Recreation Area is just north of town, with a wild river and extensive trail system. Head north to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Access the North Slope or the Arctic Circle. Visit Barrow, Nome, Fort Yukon, Anaktuvuk Pass, Galena, Coldfoot, North Pole, Denali, Beaver, Ruby, Bettles and the Yukon River. Auto rentals, air and ground transportation, guided ecotours, fishing and boat char-


explore the interior and arctic.

Above: From Fairbanks, travelers can drive north above the Arctic Circle or south to Denali, Delta Junction or Valdez. Right: A young Alaska Native girl is tossed high into the air during a traditional blanket toss in Barrow.

Kristen Kemmerling/ATIA

ters and wildlife tours can be arranged through professional outfitters. Make Fairbanks your base camp as you visit rural villages, see caribou migrations and polar bear, hike in rugged mountains, float mighty rivers and fly-fish remote streams.

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UAF Photo by Todd Paris

authentic alaskan

“I work full-time at enjoying everything Alaskan in every season. My favorite: skygazing. The stars and moon are amazing, sure, but here a different nightlife calls: midnight sun, hour-long dawns and dusks, and the aurora borealis. An endless assortment of descriptive adjectives applies to aurora gazing, none more fitting than ‘unique individual experience.’ Encounters with nature are spontaneous; you can’t always guarantee your presence at the right time. Solution? An aurora wake-up call! My night hours at a local hotel front desk allow me to share Fairbanks’ supreme northern lights theatre. I anticipate ringing hopeful visitors and joining them along the Chena River. Facilitating their experiences brings me indescribable joy. I even include a local network of enthusiasts to my call list. Like many, I have lived in a few lower 48 states, and always return. Aurora gazing is the greatest part of Alaska life that sings ‘home.’” Candice Brunty, hotel front desk clerk

Angie Cerny/FCVB

Northern lights

Fairbanks’ position under the “Auroral Oval” – a ring-shaped region around the North Pole – offers a great balance of occurrence, frequency and activity that draws people from all over the world. These beautiful and mysterious curtains range in colors from green to red to purple, with the brightest and most common being a yellow-green. Intensity varies night to night, with the best displays happening in the late evening to the early hours of the morning, late August to April. During any two-week winter period, there will be aurora visible an average of 9 out of 10 clear nights and an active aurora on 4 out of 10 nights. If you stay a minimum


of three nights and are actively out during the evening hours your chances of seeing the aurora increase to 90%. Ask your accommodation’s front desk if they offer a wake-up call if the aurora appears. No guarantees, but the longer you’re here, the better your chances of seeing a great show. Above: The aurora borealis lights up the sky above the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Aurora forecasts can be found at www.gedds.alaska.edu. Right: Sky gazing while visiting a natural mineral hot springs is a great way to enjoy the aurora.

Denise Ferree/Chena Hot Springs

haunting and beautiful.

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UAF Photo by Todd Paris

authentic alaskan

“Fairbanks is a great birding community. There are fantastic birding opportunities with many species that cannot be seen anywhere else in North America. I have lived in Fairbanks my whole life and have been actively birding since age 11. Some places that I usually check out for birds are Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, the airport float ponds, and Lakeview Terrace. At these spots in the spring and fall, large bird migrations can be witnessed. Bird species here range from Boreal Chickadees to Northern Hawk Owl and from Least Sandpipers to Sandhill Cranes. If you are looking to travel a little bit further than just Fairbanks, I would recommend the Delta Junction agriculture field areas which can have phenomenal bird activity. One of my highly used resources in Fairbanks is the Alaska Bird Observatory, which is a non-profit organization that excels in bird research, education, and conservation.” Nicholas Hajdukovich, avid birder

Kathy Carlisle

last frontier

Fairbanks’ secluded Interior location means looking no further than a few minutes from town for the great outdoors. Surrounded by wilderness, you don’t need to go far to find the perfect spot for hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, dog mushing, skiing, camping, fishing, hunting, and backpacking. And with the wilderness comes the wildlife – one of Alaska’s greatest treasures. Remember your binoculars to get those close-up views of geese, ducks, cranes and swans at Creamer’s Field, a migratory bird refuge less than five minutes from downtown. Binoculars are also a good tip for Denali National


Park and Preserve and other wilderness areas to bring into view moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bear. Whatever the season, whatever your interest, Fairbanks as a destination offers activities from mild to wild. Above: Moose are the largest species in the deer family and are commonly seen in Interior Alaska. This cow moose grazes on willow shoots in Denali National Park and Preserve. Right: A camper enjoys the expansive view from her tent site. There are plenty of places around Fairbanks to set up camp or just spend some quiet time away from civilization.

Courtesy of Chena Hot Springs Resort

get away from it all.

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authentic alaskan

“By 1909, mines in the Fairbanks district were producing more than 450,000 ounces of gold, nearly half of all the gold produced in the Alaska Territory. Fairbanks, with a population of about 10,000, became Alaska’s largest community. Despite economic upturns and downturns, mining has endured to the present day. The 1984 discovery of the Fort Knox ore body ushered in a new period of mining for Fairbanks, which regained its dominance of Alaska’s gold mining industry. More than 13 million ounces of gold or about 32 percent of all the gold mined in Alaska have been produced within 25 miles of Fairbanks. The 1995 discovery of gold at Pogo near Delta Junction has strengthened the local economies of both communities. Additional new gold discoveries nearby and at Fort Knox should help sustain mining in the Golden Heart of Alaska for years to come.” Tom Bundtzen, geologist and mining consultant

Courtesy Tom Bundtzen

gold rush history

Though the economy has evolved over the last century, Fairbanks still remembers it origins. Italian immigrant Felix Pedro’s initial 1902 gold strike coincided with Captain E.T. Barnette’s goal of building a trading post on the banks of the Chena River, and the gold rush to Fairbanks was on. Prospectors filled the area to pan and sluice, followed by small manual drift mines and draglines to the monster floating dredges and lode mines. Today, historic visitor attractions and modern-day mining operations still celebrate the quest for gold. See the largest public display of gold in the state at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Visit the Pedro


pure gold without the rush.

Above: Some modern day gold miners still pan for gold in nearby creeks and valleys just as they did over one hundred years ago. Right: Relics of Interior Alaska’s gold rush history such as this gold dredge can be found throughout the area.

Karen Lundquist/FCVB

Monument in tribute to gold’s first discovery. Try your hand at gold panning and uncover your own Alaskan gold. Find that perfect gold nugget souvenir to take back home. Discover for yourself one of the many reasons Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart” city.

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Angie Cerny/FCVB “White Fang” Sculpted by Junichi Nakamura, Shinichi Sawamura, Fukumi Furukawa, Takao Waki.

authentic alaskan

“As a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I have the privilege of meeting many unique people. I conduct an amazing community choir which gives me the opportunity to meet people of the Fairbanks community as well as the UAF student body—nobody has it better than I do! I have established so many relationships that will always be unique and life-long friendships! Although I keep pretty busy during the school year, it is all worth it when the summer hits! The 24 hours of daylight are AMAZING!!!! I just started to appreciate the outdoor activities—riding my bike, going for nice long walks and driving in my car when I have to literally stop the car, pull over and appreciate God’s greatest gift— his universe. The scenic view is amazing and the mountains just remind me of what heaven is going to be like! Fairbanks is God’s country—ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!” Dr. Jaunelle Celaire, university associate professor of voice

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arts & culture

Visitors expect to view wildlife, see vast wilderness and experience the Authentic Alaska, but arts and culture may be their biggest surprise when they come to Fairbanks. Premier concert and symphony schedules showcase world-renowned performers and concertmasters. Study-performance festivals attract instructors and students from around the world. An impressive selection of galleries and specialty stores provide extensive venues for respected painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters and photographers. Noted book authors and illustrators call Fairbanks home, and ballroom, ethnic and swing dance clubs welcome visitors.


an unexpected pleasure.

Above: Larger-than-life sized ice sculptures are popular attractions during the winter months. Sculptors travel here from all over the world to create these massive works of art. Right: Fairbanks is rich in Alaska Native culture. Here, an Athabascan artisan demonstrates traditional beading techniques.

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Nature buffs can visit the local farmers market and the botanical gardens. Fairbanks sets the stage for a wide variety of indigenous and contemporary art, theatre and music events year-round.

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Small town . . . big events.

For the most up-to-date information, call (907) 456-INFO for the events hotline, visit www.explorefairbanks.com or visit the individual event web sites. Please confirm event dates prior to making your travel plans.

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Starts February 6 30 Town Race Series #4 Cross Country Ski Race

12-13 Region VI Championship Cross Country Ski Races

Skiathlon/pursuit cross country ski race at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

Individual and relay cross country ski races. Mass start and relay, free and mixed techniques. Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

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5-21 The Sunshine Boys

January

3-31 Mushers Challenge Series Races Skijoring, 4-dog, 6-dog, 8-dog, and open class dog mushing, Jan. 3, 16 and 31. At the Mushers’ Hall on Farmers Loop Road. Indoor and outdoor spectator viewing. Free admission. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

10 Distance Series #2 Cross Country Ski Race Mass start, classic technique cross country ski race at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

16 Town Race Series #3 Cross Country Ski Race Interval start, classic technique cross country ski race at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

16 Winter Nature Walk & Animal Tracking Friends of Creamer’s Field invites you to come explore the Refuge in winter and learn about animal tracks and signs. Meet at the Farmhouse Visitor Center. 1-4pm at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

24 Imago Theatre’s ZooZoo Mask theatre featuring frogs, polar bears, rabbits, and more! At Hering Auditorium. (907) 474-8081, www.fairbanksconcert.org

A comedy by Neil Simon, lauded as a splendid and touching slice of the show biz life. Fri.-Sun. at Riverfront Theatre. Call (907) 456-PLAY for times. www.fairbanksdrama.org

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Quest Fest

Join us for family fun on the Chena River and throughout downtown as we send off the mushers of the 2010 Yukon Quest. Co-hosted by Downtown Association and the Yukon Quest. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

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Enjoy an afternoon of winter fun with snowshoes to try, a frozen pond for ice skating and hot drinks in the Farmhouse Visitor Center. Noon-4pm at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

13 East Village Opera Company Reviving opera’s greatest hits. At Hering Auditorium. (907) 474-8081, www.fairbanksconcert.org

20-21 Gold Run First championship race of the season; 2-dog skijoring, 6-dog, and 10-dog classes. 11am at Mushers’ Hall on Farmers Loop Road. Indoor and outdoor spectator viewing. Souvenir and food concessions. Free admission. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

21 Distance Series #3 Cross Country Ski Race

1,000-mile (1,600 km) sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, following early gold rush and mail trails along the Yukon River and rugged north country terrain. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

Cross country ski race held at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

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Performance at the Davis Concert Hall. (907) 4745733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

Yukon Quest 300 Sled Dog Race

This 300-mile race starts in Fairbanks and runs to Circle, Alaska. This is a qualifying race for both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

6-7 Besh Cup #5 & #6 Cross Country Races Interval and mass start cross country ski races; classic and free techniques. Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

21 Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

21-27 27th Annual Iron Dog The longest, toughest snowmobile race in the world. Running from Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks on the Chena River. (907) 563-4414, www.irondog.org

23-Mar 28 World Ice Art Championships International ice sculpting event featuring over 180 sculptures. Sculpting begins February 23rd. Best viewing of finished sculptures: March 4-14. (907) 451-8250, www.icealaska.com

25-27 ASAA 2010 Nordic Ski State Championships

Cross Country Ski Races January–March

The Nordic Ski State Championships for all high schools. Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center. www.asaa.org/sportsactivities/nordicski/

26-28 10th Annual Denali Winterfest

Bob Wilkinson

Celebrate winter in Denali National Park and Preserve. Dog sled rides, 5k family fun run/walk/ bike/ski/skijor/snowshoe, spectacular scenery and much more! (907) 683-1330, www.denaliborough. govoffice.com

27-28 North Pole Championships 2-dog skijoring, 6-dog, and 10-dog classes. 10am at Chena Lake Recreation Area. Free admission. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

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2010 Calendar of Events


27-Mar 7 12th Annual Farthest North Jewish Film Festival International, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or Hatzafon. (907) 456-1002, www.mosquitonet.com/~orhatzafon

March

4-6 Festival of Native Arts

5-7 Jr. North American Championship Sled Dog Race Dog mushing championship for mushers ages 2-18. Held at Mushers’ Hall on Farmers Loop Road. Free admission. (907) 490-4798, www.fjdma.org

6-7 Art Expo An exhibition showcasing Alaskan arts at the Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

6-7 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days Raising of the Tripod on the Tanana River for Alaska’s Largest Guessing Game. Games, contests and entertainment for the entire family. In Nenana, 55 miles south of Fairbanks. (907) 832-5446, www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

10-13 North American Basketball Tournament Sponsored by the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, at the UAF Patty Center. (907) 456-6646, www.weio.org

12-13 Gene’s Chrysler Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race Teams compete in skijoring, 4-dog, 6-dog, and 8-dog classes. At Mushers’ Hall on Farmers Loop Road. Indoor and outdoor spectator viewing. Free admission. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

13-14 Junior Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race 130-mile sled dog race for mushers ages 14-17. Starts in Fairbanks and runs to Two Rivers and North Pole, finishing in Fairbanks the next day. (907) 4527954, www.yukonquest.com

UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Celebrate Alaska Native culture with traditional dancing and singing. See Native arts and crafts on display and for sale. (907) 474-6889, www.uaf.edu/ festival

Festival of Native Arts March 4-6 17 Jeff Studdert Passenger Race

27 Les Yeux Noirs

Dog teams consist of one dog for every 40 pounds combined weight of musher and passenger. At Mushers’ Hall on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

Gypsy and Jewish music on acoustic and electric instruments at Hering Auditorium. (907) 474-8081, www.fairbanksconcert.org

19-21 65th Annual GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

Outhouse races and snowmobile tug-of-war in the historic gold mining town of Chatanika, 30 miles north of Fairbanks. (907) 389-2164

The world’s fastest mushers compete in the oldest continuously run sled dog race in the world, beginning at 1pm. Starts and finishes downtown. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

19-28 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1979 Tony Award-winning opera/musical. Fri.-Sun. Call (907) 456-FLOT for times, www.flot.org

21 Parka Parade Showcasing summer and winter parkas, after the sled dog races in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

26-Apr 11 Doubt This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an uncanny blend of compassion and detachment. Fri.-Sun. at Riverfront Theatre. Call (907) 456-PLAY for times. www.fairbanksdrama.org

26-27 Cross Country Alaska Junior Championships Skiers under 14 compete in a variety of formats, including a 100-yard race, fun sprints, and an interval start race at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 4744242, www.nscfairbanks.org

27-28 Chatanika Days

28 Sonot Kkaazoot Cross Country Ski Race 50 km mass start, free technique cross country ski race. Starts and ends on the Chena River near the Cushman Street Bridge. (907) 474-4242, www.nscfairbanks.org

28 Arctic Chamber Orchestra At the Davis Concert Hall. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

April

1-4 75th Annual International Curling Bonspiel Come curl with us! Commemorative pins, shirts and souvenirs. Prizes awarded for men’s and women’s teams. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

7-11 25th Annual Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic 5.5-mile ski race with snowmobile partner who pulls the skier 2.25 miles between both courses. The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush! (907) 456-2626, www.arcticman.com

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Sharon Isbin & Mark O’Connor

Violin and guitar performance of American folk music at Hering Auditorium. (907) 474-8081, www.fairbanksconcert.org

11 The Alaska Trio Chamber Music Recital At the Davis Concert Hall. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

COAST/Alaska SnowRider Magazine

26 Ira Glass Critically acclaimed radio producer and host at Hering Auditorium. (907) 474-8081, www.fairbanksconcert.org

30-May 16 The Time of Your Life

Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic April 7-11

A gleeful, heart-breakingly tender and hilarious comedy. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Fri.-Sun. at Riverfront Theatre. Call (907) 456-PLAY for times. www.fairbanksdrama.org

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July 4

July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

Community celebration including food, family activities, craft bazaar, entertainment, military colors ceremony, Air Force fly-over, and much more. (907) 459-1087, www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/Parksand Recreation/PioneerPark/

North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

Festivities include the Mayor’s Picnic, kid’s fishing derby, activities and entertainment, a parade and the 5th Avenue Block Party. (907) 488-2242, www.northpolechamber.us

Tanana Valley Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 8–September 29 May

12 Fairbanks Summer Folk Fest

Talks, birding walks, wildlife viewing and activities during the peak of bird migration. Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

Bring your lawn chair to Pioneer Park, settle in on the lawn in front of the stage, and take advantage of a whole day of free live music—Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Jazz, Celtic—and much more. fairbanks folkfest@gmail.com, www.alaskasbest.com fairbanksfolkfest/

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Spring Migration Celebration

Chena River Run

First 5K run of the season benef iting local community service projects, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairbanks. (907) 452-8986, www.fairbanksrotary.org

Take a walk on the refuge trails to celebrate the changing seasons. 10am-noon at the Farmhouse Visitor Center at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

8-Sep 29 Tanana Valley Farmers Market

19 Midnight Sun Run

Offering a wide variety of Alaskan grown produce, art, baked goods, crafts and more. Open 9am-4pm on Saturdays, 11am-4pm on Wednesdays at the corner of College Road and Caribou Way. (907) 456-3276, www.tvfmarket.com

14 Alaska Visitor Industry’s Walk for Charity Feast on fabulous food on this fun 3K graze through downtown Fairbanks. (907) 459-3758, www.alaskacharitywalk.org

21-22 ASAA 2010 Track and Field State Championships The State Track and Field Championships for all high schools. Hosted by Lathrop High School. www.asaa.org/sportsactivities/trackfield/

June

1-Aug 31 Guided Nature Walks

10K run starting at the UAF Patty Center and ending at Pioneer Park. Lots of walkers and costumes too! (907) 452-7211, www.midnightsunrun.org

19-20 Yukon 800 Boat Race Billed as the longest, roughest and toughest speed boat race in the world, traveling 800 miles of vast Alaskan wilderness along the Chena, Tanana and Yukon rivers. (907) 488-4627, www.yukon800.com

21 Midnight Sun Festival Downtown fun under the midnight sun! Music, food, vendors and family fun on the longest day of the year. (907) 452-8671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

21 The 105th Midnight Sun Baseball Game The Alaska Goldpanners baseball team begins its widely acclaimed “high noon at midnight” classic at 10:30pm and continues past midnight without artificial lighting on the longest day of the year. (907) 451-0095, www.goldpanners.com

Guided nature walks to learn more about the wonders of Interior Alaska. 10-11am MondayFriday; 7-8pm Wednesdays. Meet at the Farmhouse Visitor Center at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

5-Aug 28 Saturday Mornings with an Artist Each week, a different artist will set up his or her art for viewing and sale at the Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 452-5162, www. creamersfield.org

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Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk

Stroll among a colorful blend of artists and musicians as they demonstrate their skills and display their work. Noon-5pm at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

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Golden Days Rubber Duckie Race July 24

9-11 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow Alaska Natives, American Indians and First Nations People of Canada share their similarities and diversities, honor their elders and children, and educate the general public about their cultures and heritage. (907) 456-2245, www.midnightsunpowwow.net

10 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Walk/Run Annual event raising awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Starting and finishing at the Santa Claus House in North Pole. (907) 277-2784, lgoss@arthritis.org

17-18 Far North Conservation Film Festival Presenting a diverse group of outstanding films about the conservation and sustainability of wildlife, wild places and cultures around the world. (907) 4593730, www.farnorthfilms.com

18-Aug 1 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Multi-discipline study-performance festival with guest artists offering workshops and master classes in music, dance, theatre, opera theatre, figure skating, and the visual arts. Performance opportunities in orchestra, jazz, cabaret and choral groups. UAF dorm housing available. (907) 474-8869, www.fsaf.org

20-25 Golden Days Celebrating Fairbanks’ golden past, boasting activities for everyone including the largest parade in Alaska, pancake breakfasts, historic reenactments, beer festival, river regatta, music, and the Rubber Duckie Race. (907) 452-1105, www.fairbankschamber.org

21-24 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Indigenous people compete in traditional athletic games and celebrate through pageants and dances. Includes authentic Native arts and crafts show. (907) 452-6646, www.weio.org

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Tree Lighting at Creamer’s Field

Annual lighting of the big spruce tree and caroling followed by cookies and hot drinks in the historic farmhouse from 6-8pm. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

4-18 Holiday Open House Family fun making holiday ornaments and crafts using natural materials. Saturdays, noon-4pm at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

Christmas in Ice December 4–January 2

4-Jan 2 Christmas in Ice

August

October

Fun for the entire family! See Alaska’s best produce, agricultural products, and competitive exhibits. Commercial, craft and food vendors, rides and games on the Midway, entertainers from across the country and from your own backyard! (907) 452-3750, www.tananavalleyfair.org

Trade fair, workshops and presentations on a range of sled dog, mushing and skijoring topics. (907) 457MUSH, www.sleddog.org

6-14 Tanana Valley State Fair

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Flint Hills Resources 17th Santa Claus Half Marathon

Interior Alaska’s premier half-marathon. Run on road, dirt trails and bike paths. Awards and free barbecue for runners and volunteers following the race. (907) 488-2741, www.runningclubnorth.org/ rcn_mcup.htm

13-22 Alaska Senior Games Promoting the health and well-being of senior citizens, ages fifty and above, through friendly rivalry in sports competition. Official qualifying site for the national games. (907) 978-2388, www.alaskaisg.org

14-15 Denali Outdoor Festival River sports, a mountain marathon, community barbeque, live music and more in Denali National Park. Proceeds benef it local charities. info@ lifemorenatural.com

20-22 Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival Celebrate the return of the cranes to Creamer’s Field! Three days of talks, walks, crafts, music and cranes! Call 452-5162 for event times and locations or pick up a schedule at the Nature Center. www.creamersfield.org

8-10 International Sled Dog Symposium

16 24th Annual International Friendship Day Celebration of the local community’s cultural diversity. Stage performances, ethnic food booths and informational tables. (907) 474-0928, phxseal16@ yahoo.com

18-23 Alaska Federation of Natives Annual gathering of the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, enhancing and promoting the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community. (907) 274-3611, www.nativefederation.org

November

Ice sculpting competition that attracts sculptors from across the globe to North Pole. Awards ceremony Dec 5. Venue open for viewing until Jan 2. Enjoy ice sculptures, a kids’ park made of snow and ice and a one-horse open sleigh. www.christmasinice.org

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North Pole Candle Lighting

Local holiday entertainment, crowning of the King and Queen, caroling and the ceremonial lighting of the North Pole City candle. At North Pole High School. (907) 488-2242, www.northpolechamber.us

17 Christmas Party for Children with Disabilities Each child receives a gift and a free buffet. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus arrive at 6:30 pm at the Chatanika Lodge, 30 miles north of Fairbanks. (907) 389-2164

18 30th Annual Sing-It-Yourself-Messiah Sponsored by the Fairbanks Choral Society. 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church. (907) 456-1144, sing@ mosquitonet.com

18 Christmas Party for Children

Native musicians gather in Fairbanks annually for a musical celebration. (907) 388-5651

Each child receives a gift and a free buffet. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus arrive at 6:30 pm at the Chatanika Lodge, 30 miles north of Fairbanks. (907) 389-2164

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18 Winter Solstice Nature Walk

10-13 Athabascan Fiddlers Festival

Family fun event making bird feeders out of recycled materials and learning about our winter birds in Fairbanks. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

27-28 24th Annual Rookie Spiel Two fun-filled days of curling for new players and those trying new positions. Heated spectator gallery. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

September

December

18 Equinox Marathon

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26-mile marathon featuring views of Mt. McKinley from the top of Ester Dome. If you’re not up to the entire distance, bring a couple of friends and participate in the three-person “marathon relay!” Starts at 8am. (907) 452-8351, www.equinoxmarathon.org

Shop local crafts and enjoy a brilliant fireworks display at North Pole Plaza Mall. (907) 488-2242, www.northpolechamber.us

North Pole Holiday Bazaar and Community Fireworks Display

Take a walk on the Refuge trails on the shortest day of the year. Cookies and hot drinks afterward! 1-3pm at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

21 Winter Solstice Celebration Riverfront lighting, sleigh rides, caroling, music and winter fun in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 452-8671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

For the most up-to-date information, call (907) 456-INFO for the events hotline, visit www.explorefairbanks.com or visit the individual event web sites. Please confirm event dates prior to making your travel plans.

19 Autumn Equinox Walk Come out and see the autumn splendor at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge! Meet at the Farmhouse Visitor Center, 10am-noon at Creamer’s Field. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

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25 Tanana Valley Potato Extravaganza Prepared by the Midnight Sun Chefs Association, the event serves a six-course meal featuring locally grown potatoes. (907) 456-1984, info@festival fairbanks.org

Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival August 20-22

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Aurora Viewing Dog Mushing Fishing/River Excursions Flightseeing/Ballooning Gold/Frontier History Hot Springs Museums Native Culture Nature/Wildlife Viewing Sightseeing Sports/Rentals Winter Activities

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Fairbanks’ small-town hospitality and pioneer spirit will make your stay one to remember. With first-class accommodations and restaurants, some of Alaska’s top-rated visitor attrac-

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specialty stores, historic sites, Alaska Native culture, and access to the Alaskan wilderness, Fairbanks offers you the amenities and adventure in a style that is truly Authentic Alaska. Area covered in this section www.explorefairbanks.com


Fairbanks Area

Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours

1st Alaska Outdoor School, LLC  f

PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com www.1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com Arctic Circle, Prudhoe Bay, hot springs, aurora, canoe tours, rentals, fishing, hiking.

A&P Tours, Inc.

Alaskan Dog Sled & Horse Adventures  f

PO Box 10805, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 457-3601 heavyhorse@gci.net, www.heavyhorsefarm.com Summer trail rides & pack trips w/experienced guides & horses. Winter sleigh. (see also Dog Mushing)

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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields 

PO Box 80961, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0961 (907) 455-6469, Fax: (907) 455-6469 mshields@mosquitonet.com www.maryshields.com Personal visit w/dog musher & author Mary Shields & her sled dogs while listening to her Tales of the Trail – camping in the AK wilderness, mushing to Siberia & being the first woman to finish the Iditarod. Enjoy snacks in her cozy cabin. Groups are small, please make reserv. (see also Dog Mushing)

Arctic ATV Tours, LLC 

PO Box 101068, Anchorage, AK 99510 430 K St, Anchorage (907) 272-9401, Fax: (907) 272-0251 aptours@alaska.net, www.aptoursalaska.com Specializing in aurora tours & winter/summer activities for Japanese tourists. (see also Aurora Viewing, Alaskan Neighbors - Sightseeing)

1500 McGrath Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 479-0027 info@arcticatvtours.com, www.arcticatvtours.com Guided ATV backcountry trips. Day trips & custom adventures.

Alaska Railroad & Scenic Rail Vacations  f

PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com Your Alaska rail vacation starts here! Let the Alaska Railroad take you to the places you want to see. Visit Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier and Seward. Capture the best views at the front of the train with us. Ask about premium GoldStar service. Book now! (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Denali Neighbors - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

Alaska Railroad & Scenic Rail Vacations  f

PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com What’s the best way to see Mt. McKinley? The Alaska Railroad’s “Denali in a Day” tour! Travel roundtrip to Denali NP from Fairbanks aboard the Denali Star train. Ask about premium GoldStar. Our experienced agents can book a perfect afternoon tour at the Park. Call us today! (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Denali Neighbors - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

Circle 1 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area Arctic Outfitters 

PO Box 82720, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-3530, Fax: (907) 474-4767 info@daltonhighway.com www.arctic-outfitters.com Alaska’s Dalton Highway and arctic travel specialists. Dalton Highway air and land transportation, accommodations and tours. Destinations include the Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Wiseman, Prudhoe Bay, Barrow and Nome. We also have Dalton Highway auto rentals.

Arctic Wild, LLC

PO Box 80562, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1231 Sundance Loop, Fairbanks (907) 479-8203 Toll Free: (888) 577-8203 info@arcticwild.com, www.arcticwild.com Raft, canoe, backpack & basecamp wilderness adventures in Alaska’s Arctic.

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center 

PO Box 106, Ester, AK 99725 4780 Old Nenana Hwy, Ester (907) 451-0691, Fax: (907) 451-0697 info@calypsofarm.org, www.calypsofarm.org We are an educational farm focusing on the importance of locally grown food.

Cold Climate Housing Research Center  f

PO Box 82489, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1000 Fairbanks St, Fairbanks (907) 457-3454, Fax: (907) 457-3456 info@cchrc.org, www.cchrc.org CCHRC offers tours Thursdays at 2:00 of its research & testing facility.

Fairbanks Paddle and Pedal 

1151 Ivy Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 388-4480 fbxpp@yahoo.com, www.fbxpp.com Outside, in town! Relaxing and EASY float & bike with delicious lunch at Pike’s.

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0147 3500 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Outfitting and guided tours in Gates of the Arctic/Brooks Range/ANWR. (see also Hostels, Rentals, Sports/Rentals, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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Northern Alaska Tour Company  f

PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2991 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Discover Alaska’s Arctic! 1-day & multi-day adventures throughout Alaska’s Arctic featuring the natural history & cultural heritage of the region. Destinations include: Dalton Highway, Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, Kotzebue & Nome. (see also Aurora Viewing, Flightseeing/ Ballooning, Sightseeing)

Out in Alaska  f

PO Box 82096, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 374-9958, Fax: (907) 452-8980 Toll Free: (877) 374-9958 tim@outinalaska.com, www.outinalaska.com Scheduled and custom adventure tours across Alaska for groups of 2 to 100+.

Tanakon Tours 

PO Box 69, Tanana, AK 99777 100 Front St, Tanana (907) 366-7188, Fax: (907) 366-7115 tanakontours@gci.net Yukon River raft trip to the village of Tanana. Return on a bush mail plane. (see also Interior Neighbors - Native Culture)

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Fairbanks Area Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd.  f

PO Box 82720, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2720 (907) 479-5451, Fax: (907) 479-8908 Toll Free: (800) 336-TREK ArcticTreks@Alaska.com, www.ArcticTreks.com Let your High Arctic Adventure begin! We are experienced Alaskan professionals who specialize in selling Alaska’s Arctic. Choose from oneday adventures to overnight experiences. Call or e-mail us to start planning your adventure today!

Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc.

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3758 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0518, Fax: (907) 474-3821 Toll Free: (800) 478-0812 tours@warbelows.com, www.warbelows.com Wildlife viewing, polar bear expeditions. Native culture above the Arctic Circle.

Aurora Viewing A&P Tours, Inc.

Northern Alaska Tour Company  f PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2991 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure. Overnight adventures under the Aurora Oval. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Sightseeing)

Northern Sky Lodge  f

PO Box 458, Ester, AK 99725 Mile 329 Parks Hwy, Nenana (907) 388-9954 contact@northernskylodge.com www.northernskylodge.com Why take an extra tour? Enjoy aurora viewing from the lodge! (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

Dog Mushing

Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc. f

PO Box 70662, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Jeff Studdert Race Grounds, Mile 4 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks (907) 457-6874, Fax: (907) 488-9685 adma@sleddog.org, www.sleddog.org See the world’s fastest sled dogs compete! Schedule of events on website.

Alaskan Dog Sled & Horse Adventures  f

PO Box 10805, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 457-3601 heavyhorse@gci.net, www.doggonedogtours.com 30-min to1-hr sled dog rides w/exuberant huskies, fun guides. 10 min from town. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

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PO Box 101068, Anchorage, AK 99510 430 K St, Anchorage (907) 272-9401, Fax: (907) 272-0251 aptours@alaska.net, www.aptoursalaska.com Specializing in aurora tours & winter/summer activities for Japanese tourists. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Alaskan Neighbors - Sightseeing)

AIE Tours

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1502 W 32nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503-3633 (907) 272-2648, Fax: (907) 272-2637 www.aietours.com (English) www.aietours.net (Japanese) Specializing in northern lights viewing tours. Japanese available.

Aurora Borealis Lodge f

PO Box 72422, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (907) 389-2812, Fax: (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com View the northern lights in style and comfort! Located 21 miles north of Fairbanks, the Aurora Borealis Lodge is ideally situated for 360° viewing and photography. From late August through early April, we offer nightly aurora tours with roundtrip transfers from Fairbanks. (see also Lodges, Winter Activities)

Chandalar River Outfitters

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PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, AK 99707 5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6 (907) 488-8402, Fax: (907) 488-8787 kckoontz@alaska.net www.chandalarranchalaska.com Your aurora viewing headquarters! Large Aurora room, Aurora dinner tours & cabins. (see also Fishing/River Excursions, Hostels)

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Departing nightly @ 10pm at resort’s Activity Center. Winter gear rental. (see also Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

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Fairbanks Area Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields 

PO Box 80961, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0961 (907) 455-6469, Fax: (907) 455-6469 mshields@mosquitonet.com www.maryshields.com Personal visit w/dog musher & author Mary Shields & her sled dogs. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours)

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Summer sled dog tours & cart rides and winter sled dog rides through resort. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

PAWS for Adventure Sled Dog Tours f

PO Box 10116, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 378-3630 info@pawsforadventure.com www.pawsforadventure.com Not just a dogsled ride. Fun guides, beautiful scenery. 1-hr rides/multi-day tours.

Sled Dog Adventures

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PO Box 83601, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 479-5090 dogmushing@mosquitonet.com www.sleddogadventures.com Since 1985, exciting dogsled rides, instruction, tours. Arctic gear supplied.

Sun Dog Express Dog Sled Tours  f

PO Box 10663, Fairbanks, AK 99710 1540 Hayes St, Fairbanks (907) 479-6983, Fax: (907) 479-6983 sleddog@mosquitonet.com, www.mosquitonet. com/~sleddog/ Dog sled with lifelong Alaskans. Winter/summer tours. Mushing school.

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race  f

550 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7954, Fax: (907) 452-7959 yukonquest@mosquitonet.com www.yukonquest.com Join the excitement February 6, 2010.

Fishing/River Excursions

Arctic Grayling Guide Service/ Wilderness Fishing, Inc. 

PO Box 83707, Fairbanks, AK 99708-3707 (907) 479-0479 guide@wildernessfishing.com www.wildernessfishing.com Guided and unguided trips for Arctic grayling and salmon. Cabins available.

Chandalar River Outfitters

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PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, AK 99707 5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6 (907) 488-8402, Fax: (907) 488-8787 kckoontz@alaska.net www.chandalarranchalaska.com Ice or open water; local/remote locations via horseback/foot. Rent: cabins/canoes. (see also Aurora Viewing, Hostels)

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc. 

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 240 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1925, Fax: (907) 683-1695 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 docadventure@hotmail.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Whitewater & scenic rafting in Denali Park. 2- & 4-hour guided paddle raft, oar raft & kayak river trips daily. Family, group & military discounts. Full “drysuits” for all guests! Mtn. bike rentals & tours. Canoe & kayak rentals on Otto Lake. Experienced guides. Free shuttles. (see also Denali Neighbors - Cabins, Fishing/ River Excursions)

PO Box 16075, Two Rivers, AK 99716 Mile 25.9 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Two Rivers (907) 488-7517, Fax: (907) 488-7517 letarte@alaska.net www.wildernessenterprises.com Chena River fishing, float trips. ½-day, full-day, fly-out trips, ice fishing.

Flightseeing/Ballooning Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Daily tours to Beaver, AK, above the Arctic Circle and Mt. Deborah Glacier. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

McKinley Flight Tours

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Talkeetna, Denali & Fairbanks Airports Toll Free: (888) 733-2899 Fax: (907) 733-2499 mckinleyflights@hotmail.com www.mckinleyflighttours.com Summit McKinley! Flightseeing tours from Denali Park, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. (see also Denali Neighbors - Flightseeing/Ballooning)

Midnight Sun Balloon Tours 

PO Box 72087, Fairbanks, AK 99707-2087 (907) 456-3028 sam@alaskaballoontours.com www.alaskaballoontours.com Take pictures of moose from a bird’s-eye view! Pins and t-shirts available.

Northern Alaska Tour Company  f PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2991 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Cross the Arctic Circle by air. Experience the Brooks Mountain Range. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Aurora Viewing, Sightseeing)

Marina Air, Inc./Fly-In Fishing 

1195 Shypoke Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-5684 marinair@polarnet.com, www.akpikefishing.com Fly-in fishing to wilderness lakes. Rates from $180, cabin included. May-Oct.

North Country River Charters 

4741 Harvard Circle, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7116, Fax: (907) 479-7206 ncrc@gci.net, www.ncrc.alaska.com Local & remote fishing charters and duck hunts. World-class fishing & hunting. Circle 3 on Reader Response Card

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Fairbanks Area Gold/Frontier History

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Alaska Heritage House 

410 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4100 alaskaheritagehouse@yahoo.com www.alaskaheritagehouse.com Tour 1916 living museum. Take a glimpse of far north high society. Reservations only. Suggested donation $10. (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

3175 College Rd #1, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com Join us for a true Alaskan dining experience. Grilled salmon cooked over an open fire. Carved beef & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9 pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly-8:15 pm. (see also Casual Dining, Nightlife)

El Dorado Gold Mine

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Mile 1.3 Elliott Hwy, Fox (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.eldoradogoldmine.com Pan for gold & ride the Tanana Valley Railroad. Visit a permafrost tunnel! (see also Family Fun, Sightseeing)

PO Box 84498, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 459-7421 ftvrr.inc@gmail.com, www.ftvrr.org The friends operate TVRR Museum & Steam Engine #1, 12-8pm daily in Summer.

Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough 

PO Box 71267, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 459-1087, Fax: (907) 459-1199 pioneerpark@co.fairbanks.ak.us www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/Parks&Rec/PioneerPark Historical theme park with museums, shops, food, picnic areas, train rides and much more. Spend a little time in the past at Fairbanks’ community park. Free concerts nightly at 7:00 pm. Pioneer Park has something for everyone. Open daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Tanana Yukon Historical Society  f

PO Box 71336, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1336 535 2nd Ave, Ste 201, Fairbanks (907) 455-8947, Fax: (907) 457-6165 tyhs@alaska.net, www.tyhsonline.org Committed to educate, advocate & preserve the cultural heritage of Fairbanks & Interior Alaska.

Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Experience Chena’s outdoor adult (ages 18+) rock lake or indoor family pool. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/ Public Transportation, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

Museums

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com The Aurora Ice Museum stays a cool 20 degrees inside year-round. Sip an appletini at the ice bar! (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/ RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/ Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

Fairbanks Community Museum  f

410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-3669 www.fairbankshistorymuseum.com It’s free! 1967 flood, winter in Fairbanks, gold rush, and dog mushing exhibits.

Fountainhead Hotels

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212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum (907) 450-2100, Fax: (907) 451-8184 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 museum@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Home to a rare collection of early 20th century autos. 70 autos in collection follow developments in engineering & design. Autos are displayed with large-format Alaskan historical photos (Gold Rush) & vintage clothing.

Georgeson Botanical Garden

PO Box 757200, Fairbanks, AK 99775 117 W Tanana Dr, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-5651, Fax: (907) 474-1841 krbuchholz@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/snras/gbg See what grows under the midnight sun. Giant vegetables, flowers and more!

Ice Museum

500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8222, Fax: (907) 456-7674 ice@gci.net, www.icemuseum.com A must-see attraction! Larger-than-life ice sculptures on display.

Pioneer Air Museum

PO Box 70437, Fairbanks, AK 99707-0437 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 451-0037, Fax: (907) 452-2969 www.akpub.com/akttt/aviat.html Aviation history of Interior & Arctic AK. 14 aircraft, 41 engines & photos. Circle 5 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show

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PO Box 70176, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-8579 pioneermuseum@mosquitonet.com www.akpub.com/akttt/pioneers/ Big Stampede Show: Rusty Heurlin’s Gold Rush murals. Gold mine dioramas.

University of Alaska Museum of the North  f

PO Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 907 Yukon Dr, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7505, Fax: (907) 474-5469 museum@uaf.edu, www.uaf.edu/museum Breathtaking architecture and exhibit galleries make the museum an extraordinary destination. Experience 2000 years of Alaska art. Discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s people, places and wildlife. Museum store, audio guide, café. Open year-round on the UAF campus. (see also Native Culture)

Native Culture

Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow 

PO Box 80034, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 456-2245, Fax: (907) 452-8164 info@midnightsunpowwow.net www.midnightsunpowwow.net Gathering of Native peoples of North America to share our heritage with all.

Riverboat Discovery

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.riverboatdiscovery.com #1 boat tour in North America! Chena Indian Village. Athabascan art. (see also Sightseeing)

Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs  f

101 Dunkel St., Ste 126, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3740, Fax: (907) 459-3838 joy.shockley@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org Education and celebration of Alaska Native cultures in the Interior.

University of Alaska Museum of the North  f

PO Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 907 Yukon Dr, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7505, Fax: (907) 474-5469 museum@uaf.edu, www.uaf.edu/museum Breathtaking architecture and exhibit galleries make the museum an extraordinary destination. Experience 2000 years of Alaska art. Discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s people, places and wildlife. Museum store, audio guide, café. Open year-round on the UAF campus. (see also Museums)

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

PO Box 72433, Fairbanks, AK 99707 815 2nd Ave, Ste 117, Fairbanks (907) 452-6646, Fax: (907) 456-2422 weio@weio.org, www.weio.org Traditional Native games, dances, crafts, Miss WEIO, dress & baby pageants.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Alaska Bird Observatory

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418 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7159, Fax: (907) 451-7079 birds@alaskabird.org, www.alaskabird.org Nature center, gift shop, birding information, nature trails, birding events.

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge  f

1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Friends of Creamer’s Field Visitor Center (907) 452-5162, Fax: (907) 452-5300 creamers@ptialaska.net, www.creamersfield.org Summer Visitor Center: 10-5 daily. Free guided walks. Trails always open.

Northern Alaska Environmental Center  f

830 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1535 (907) 452-5021, Fax: (907) 452-3100 info@northern.org, www.northern.org Protecting Interior/northern Alaskan wildlands since 1971. Walk-ins welcome.

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises 

PO Box 1297, Valdez, AK 99686 112 N Harbor Dr, Valdez (907) 835-4731, Fax: (907) 835-3765 Toll Free: (866) 867-1297 info@stephenscruises.com www.stanstephenscruises.com Discover Prince William Sound from Valdez! See amazing glaciers & wildlife. (see also Alaskan Neighbors - Sightseeing)

University of Alaska Fairbanks

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PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7505 (907) 474-6281, Fax: (907) 474-7149 www.uaf.edu Visit America’s Arctic University! Take a tour; visit the UA Museum of the North and botanical garden; experience virtual reality; learn about the aurora, climate change, muskoxen and reindeer. Tours June 1-Aug 28. Call 907-474-6281; info at www.uaf.edu/campusmap/visituaf/ (see also Education/Training, Sightseeing)

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Fairbanks Area Wedgewood Resort & Suites

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212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary (907) 452-1442, Fax: (907) 451-8184 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 wedgewood@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com A private 75-acre boreal forest wildlife refuge with free access to the public. Home to migrating & resident songbirds, owls & shorebirds nesting on the banks of Wander Lake. Two miles of trails lined with spruce. Visit Wedgewood’s pristine wetland habitat.

Sightseeing

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PO Box 60866, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 457-1798, Fax: (907) 456-1798 Toll Free: (888) 456-1798 wildalaska@alaska.net, www.wildalaska.info Tours to the Arctic Circle, Brooks Range, ANWR, Prudhoe Bay & statewide tours. (see also Ground/Public Transportation)

Alaskan Hummer Tours

PO Box 84913, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Toll Free: (888) 386-4648 info@adventurehummertours.com www.adventurehummertours.com Explore rugged Alaskan backcountry roads and prepare to experience the potential of our unique military HUMMER! Enjoy the eye-popping majesty of the Alaskan Range, Mt. McKinley & pipeline. Great wildlife viewing & experienced guides. We offer 3 tours daily & hotel pickups.

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City of North Pole Tourism

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El Dorado Gold Mine

Northern Alaska Tour Company  f

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Mile 1.3 Elliott Hwy, Fox (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.eldoradogoldmine.com Pan for gold & ride the Tanana Valley Railroad. Visit a permafrost tunnel! (see also Family Fun, Gold/Frontier History)

Festival Fairbanks, Inc.

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516 2nd Ave, Ste 318, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1984, Fax: (907) 452-8878 info@festivalfairbanks.org www.festivalfairbanks.org See Golden Heart Plaza dwtn. Free music Wed: 7-8pm, Tues & Fri: 12-1pm, June-July.

Gray Line of Alaska

813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 GLA_info@hollandamerica.com www.GrayLineofAlaska.com Customizable multi-day tours, sightseeing & charters in Alaska & the Yukon. (see also Ground/Public Transportation)

PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2991 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Discover Alaska’s Arctic! 1-day & multi-day adventures throughout Alaska’s Arctic featuring the natural history & cultural heritage of the region. Destinations include: Dalton Highway, Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, Kotzebue & Nome. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing, Flightseeing/Ballooning)

Princess Tours

3401 Lathrop St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-9660, Fax: (907) 479-9680 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Offering a variety of rail tours to and from Fairbanks and Anchorage with overnights at Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge, Denali Princess Lodge or both! Travel in comfort and take in the amazing scenery from our glass-domed rail cars.

PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Guided aurora viewing, ATV, Aurora Ice Museum, snowmachine, rafting, etc. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/ Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities) 125 Snowman Lane, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2281, Fax: (907) 488-3002 mayor@northpolealaska.com www.northpolealaska.com Where the Spirit of Christmas lives year-round! 15 miles from Fairbanks.

Cruise West

2301 5th Ave, Ste 401, Seattle, WA 98121 1800 Premier Ct, Anchorage (907) 276-1305, Fax: (907) 272-5617 Toll Free: (800) 426-7702 johnt@cruisewest.com, www.cruisewest.com Small-ship cruises and land tours throughout Alaska including Denali Park.

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Fairbanks Area Riverboat Discovery

University of Alaska Fairbanks

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.riverboatdiscovery.com Alaska’s most memorable adventure. Enjoy a relaxing, entertaining boat cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, including a guided walking tour of the Chena Indian Village. See Susan Butcher’s champion dogs, the wedding of the rivers and Athabascan art. (see also Native Culture)

Royal Celebrity Tours

1040 E First Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 278-8088, Fax: (907) 278-8123 Toll Free: (888) 307-8401 www.royalcaribbean.com; www.celebrity.com Cruise to Alaska with Royal Caribbean. Add a land tour with Royal Celebrity!

Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-8687, Fax: (907) 455-8687 Toll Free: (866) 452-8687 info@sternwheelerak.com www.sternwheelerak.com Join us for a dinner cruise along the Chena River. Call for schedule/reservations. (see also Casual Dining)

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PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7505 (907) 474-6281, Fax: (907) 474-7149 www.uaf.edu Visit America’s Arctic University! Take a tour; visit the UA Museum of the North and botanical garden; experience virtual reality; learn about the aurora, climate change, muskoxen and reindeer. Tours June 1-Aug 28. Call 907-474-6281; info at www.uaf.edu/campusmap/visituaf/ (see also Education/Training, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Sports/Rentals

Alaska International Senior Games, Inc. 

PO Box 73225, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 978-2388 alaskaseniorgames@hotmail.com www.alaskaisg.org Official qualifying site for national games. 50+ welcome. August 13-22, 2010.

Alaska Outdoor Rentals & Guides, LLC  f

PO Box 82388, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Chena River at Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 457-2453 larry@2paddle1.com, www.2paddle1.com Bicycle, kayak & canoe rentals. Custom group tours. Tell us what YOU want.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Year-round activities & guided tours, rafting, rental bikes, canoes, gear. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Winter Activities)

Christian Motorcyclists Association  f

910 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-6628 http://cmanwr1.org/AK/Arcticservants Visitors welcome! Meetings 2nd Friday of month all year, call 455-6628; 388-6440.

Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc. f

1962 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-CURL, Fax: (907) 457-3345 www.curlfairbanks.org 100+ Years & Still Rockin’. Oldest club devoted to any sport in Alaska.

Fairbanks Tennis Association

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PO Box 73993, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 455-4301, Fax: (907) 452-8338 info@fairbankstennis.org www.fairbankstennis.org FTA offers low cost community tennis including summer & school programs.

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0147 3500 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Full-scale outdoor gear rental: satellite phone, folding canoes, transportation. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Hostels, Rentals, Travel Agents/ Trip Planners)

North Star Golf Club, Inc.

PO Box 81090, Fairbanks, AK 99708 330 Golf Club Dr, Fairbanks (907) 457-4653, Fax: (907) 457-3945 northstargolf@hotmail.com www.northstargolf.com America’s northernmost 18-hole course. Gifts, café, wildlife, visitor specials.

Winter Activities

Alaska Iron Dog Adventures f

PO Box 10191, Fairbanks, AK 99710 5.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 378-3228 irondogadventures@hotmail.com www.irondogadventures.com Guided snowmachine adventures. Intro rides to custom trips. 15 min from Fbks.

Aurora Borealis Lodge f

PO Box 72422, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (907) 389-2812, Fax: (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com Our 3-hour snowshoe tours include 1 hour of guided hiking, RT transfer. (see also Aurora Viewing, Lodges) Circle 8 on Reader Response Card

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Fairbanks Area Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Aurora viewing & snowmachine tour, sled dog ride, sleigh ride, flightseeing. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals)

Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks f

PO Box 80111, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0111 www.nscfairbanks.org Promotes X-C skiing in FNSB by offering lessons & competition for all ages.

Events & Entertainment Family Fun

40 Below Fairbanks

2300 Airport Way, Pioneer Park Cabin #3, Fairbanks (907) 347-5451 40belowfairbanks@gmail.com Where it doesn’t have to be winter to be 40° below. FEEL IT!

Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc. f PO Box 81197, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Pioneer Park Dance Center, Fairbanks (907) 456-3331 info@ballroomfairbanks.org www.ballroomfairbanks.org Many styles of social dance classes, regular social dances & free practices.

Glow Putt Alaska Mini Golf

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610 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-4965 glowputtalaska@gci.net, www.glowputtalaska.com Alaska’s only indoor miniature golf under blacklights. Party rooms. Discounts.

Ice Alaska

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PO Box 83134, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Ice Park, 1925 Chena Landing Loop Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8250, Fax: (907) 456-1951 iceart@icealaska.com, www.icealaska.com World Ice Art Championships and an all-ice Kids Park during March.

Interior Freight Dog Association  f

125 Marten Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 451-0668, Fax: (907) 451-0668 ifdassoc@hotmail.com www.interiorfreightdog.com Come cheer on or pull with the strongest dogs in Alaska. Events on website.

Santa Claus House

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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705-7695 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclausehouse.com Home of the Original Letter from Santa and deed to one square inch of North Pole. Browse through Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy an espresso from Santa’s Coffee while you look around. Visit Santa’s reindeer. Open year-round. (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

Tanana Valley State Fair

1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4173 (907) 452-3750, Fax: (907) 456-7971 fairinfo@tananavalleyfair.org www.tananavalleyfair.org Aug 6-14, 2010. Daily live entertainment, rides, food, contests, games, livestock, education, and, of course, giant cabbages! Visit us online at www.tananavalleyfair.org.

Nightlife

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

3175 College Rd #1, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com Join us for a true Alaskan dining experience. Grilled salmon cooked over an open fire. Carved beef & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9 pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly-8:15 pm. (see also Gold/Frontier History, Casual Dining)

Blue Loon

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Mecca Bar

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PO Box 81430, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2999 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 457-5666, Fax: (907) 457-5616 adam@theblueloon.com, www.theblueloon.com Theatre & club: all kinds of entertainment – concerts, comedy, live bands & more! 2412 Marigold, North Pole, AK 99705 549 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-6320 jrbonacci@yahoo.com Est. 1946. Last of the 2 Street Bars. Cold beer, great drinks, friendly locals.

Chena Hot Springs Resort Geothermal Renewable Energy Fair 

PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Summer 2010. Free seminars, food & kids events. Check website for details. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

El Dorado Gold Mine

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1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Mile 1.3 Elliott Hwy, Fox (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.eldoradogoldmine.com Featured nationally on NBC and described as “the best two hours you will spend in the state” (Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide). Ride the Tanana Valley Railroad in the Interior’s original gold fields and pan for gold - everyone finds gold! Shuttle service. Great family fun! (see also Gold/Frontier History, Sightseeing)

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Fairbanks Area PhotoSymphony Productions

PO Box 252, Ester, AK 99725 500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 451-8224 inquire@photosymphony.com www.photosymphony.com The Crown of Light – the most beautiful and realistic aurora show seen anywhere.

Performing Arts

Fairbanks Choral Society

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1815 Carr Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4208 (907) 456-1144, Fax: (907) 456-7464 sing@mosquitonet.com www.fairbankschoralsociety.org The FCS sponsors Fairbanks’ annual “Sing-ItYourself Messiah” each December.

Fairbanks Concert Association

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PO Box 80547, Fairbanks, AK 99708 794 University Ave, Ste 104, Fairbanks (907) 474-8081, Fax: (907) 474-0266 info@fairbanksconcert.org www.fairbanksconcert.org Presenting world-renowned guest artists in Fairbanks. Sept-April.

Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre  f 1852 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-4378, Fax: (907) 456-1888 fda-fct@gci.net Chances are there is a performance tonight. Call for info & tix. 456-PLAY.

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Opera Fairbanks

PO Box 72787, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 456-3568 fairbankslightoperatheatre@yahoo.com www.flot.org Voted Readers’ Choice 4 years in a row!

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PO Box 80305, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 457-2780 operafairbanks@ak.net, www.operafairbanks.org Interior Alaska’s only professional opera. Gregory Buchalter, music director.

Spectator Sports

Fairbanks Rollergirls

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PO Box 73447, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 457-POET, Fax: (907) 457-4511 info@fstalaska.org, www.fstalaska.org Come experience Shakespeare under the midnight sun!

770 8th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 460-7223, Fax: (907) 452-6992 fbxrollergirl@gmail.com www.fairbanksrollergirls.org Roller Derby has arrived in Fairbanks! Check our website for current schedule!

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Iron Dog, Inc. f

PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2510 UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 479-4329 festival@alaska.net, www.fsaf.org A unique, two-week study & performance festival with classes in vocal & instrumental, percussion & world music, opera & musical theatre, dance, Shakespeare, film making, ice skating, healing arts, visual arts & creative writing. July 18 - August 1, 2010. (see also Education/ Training)

Fairbanks Symphony Association  f

PO Box 82104, Fairbanks, AK 99708 312 Tanana Loop, Rm 230, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-5733, Fax: (907) 474-5147 fysymph@uaf.edu, www.fairbankssymphony.org Presenting symphonic music concerts at Davis Concert Hall! Oct - April.

Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc.  f

c/o 2682 Natalie Ave, North Pole, AK 99705-7315 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 479-4522 im50plus3@yahoo.com, www.dancealaska.org Pioneer Park Dance Center. Dances/classes in ballroom, contra, squares, rounds.

Northland Youth Choir

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PO Box 82699, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2699 (907) 457-3089, Fax: (907) 456-7058 ncc2@gci.net, www.northlandchoir.org Choral education. Music literacy, vocal skills, quality performances (by audition).

7100 Old Seward Hwy, Unit C Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 563-4414, Fax: (907) 563-4080 info@irondog.org, www.irondog.org The world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race event. February 21-27, 2010.

UAF Athletics Department

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PO Box 757440, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7440 211 Patty Center, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7780, Fax: (907) 474-5162 www.alaskananooks.com NCAA hockey, basketball, volleyball, rifle, X-C running, swimming, Nordic skiing.

Shopping Art Galleries

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry  f

531 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4991, Fax: (907) 456-2622 gldrsh@gci.net, www.goldrushfinejewelry.com The finest jewelry creations and gold nuggets in the territory! (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

The Alaska House Art Gallery

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1003 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6449, Fax: (907) 456-6449 info@thealaskahouse.com www.thealaskahouse.com Est. 1964. Authentic Alaska Native arts in a historic log house.

The Artworks

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3677 College Rd #3, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 479-2563 theartworks@acsalaska.net Contemporary & traditional fine art & crafts by Alaskans & others. Since ‘74.

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Fairbanks Area Tundra Walker Studio  f

PO Box 83843, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3238 Hooper Ave, Fairbanks (907) 479-4546 tundrawalkerstudio@gci.net www.tundrawalkerstudio.com Alaska artist working studio. Local wild Alaskan blueberry & cranberry, spun honey.

Well Street Art Company  f

1304 Well St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-6169 info@wellstreetart.com, www.wellstreetart.com Well Street Art Co. is Alaska’s premier gallery for contemporary art.

YAYA’s Alaskan Fine Art & Original Gifts  f

1339 Kalakaket St., Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 322-2494, Fax: (907) 458-0234 martyhintz@gci.net, www.yayasgallery.com Handmade woodcrafts-masks-paintings-jewelrykuspuks-storytelling-drumming & dance.

Clothing/Sporting Goods Apocalypse Design, Inc.

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201 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7555, Fax: (907) 451-7925 Toll Free: (866) 451-7555 warmwear@akgear.com, www.akgear.com Outdoor gear designed-constructed-proven in AK. Repair, zipper replacement.

Big Ray’s

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507 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3458, Fax: (907) 456-2413 www.bigrays.com Clothing, footwear and sporting goods. Proven products for Alaska.

Gift Shops/Specialty Goods Alaska Rag Company

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603 Lacey St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-4401, Fax: (907) 451-4401 info@alaskaragco.com, www.alaskaragco.com Unique shop. Handwoven rag rugs, placemats, tablerunners, handcrafted AK gifts.

Alaska Raw Fur Co.

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4106 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2462, Fax: (907) 479-0890 akrawfur@juno.com, www.alaskarawfurco.com Authentic gifts, pelts, parkas, coats, hats, mittens, ruffs – a unique experience.

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry  f

531 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4991, Fax: (907) 456-2622 gldrsh@gci.net, www.goldrushfinejewelry.com Visit the workshop, watch experienced goldsmiths as they design “the finest jewelry creations and custom work in the territory.” Large selection of natural Alaskan gold nuggets, gold nugget jewelry and much more. Made on-site in a historic Alaskan gold rush atmosphere. (see also Art Galleries)

Arctic Travelers Gift Shop

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201 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7080, Fax: (907) 452-4917 arcticgifts@hotmail.com www.arctictravelersgiftshop.com Fairbanks’ most complete gift shop. Ivory-jadesouvenirs & more. Est. 1955.

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds  f

The Knotty Shop

The Craft Market

Mark Knapp Custom Knives at the Cutting Edge  f

2034 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 374-3006, Fax: (907) 479-7002 Toll Free: (800) 770-7002 goldfish@gci.net, www.fishingforgold.com Breathtaking gold nuggets. Award-winning jewelers. Open all year. Free DVD.

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401 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5495, Fax: (907) 452-5495 craftmarket@gci.net Bring your visitors to the historic craft market. Huge selection of Alaskana.

Elegant Memories Antiques  f

PO Box 10412, Fairbanks, AK 99710 511 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 374-9939 elegant@mosquitonet.com, www.webspawner. com/users/elegantmemories/ Offering a nice selection of quality antiques from Alaska & beyond.

Expressions in Glass

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1922 Peger Rd, Ste A, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-3923, Fax: (907) 474-3925 info@expressionsinglass.net www.expressionsinglass.net Glass gallery, blown glass, stained glass, classes, unique gifts.

The Great Alaskan Bowl Company  f

4630 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-9663, Fax: (907) 479-3067 Toll Free: (800) 770-4222 info@woodbowl.com, www.woodbowl.com All Alaska made products! View our manufacturing process. Add’l Denali loc.

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6565 Richardson Hwy, Salcha, AK 99714 Mile 32 Richardson Hwy, Salcha (907) 488-3014, Fax: (907) 488-3638 knotty@alaska.net, www.alaskangifts.com All Alaskan gifts, wildlife museum, gun collection, burl animals, ice cream.

1971 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7477 cuttingedge@gci.net www.markknappcustomknives.com Specializing in mosaic handles of exotic Alaskan materials.

Marshall Arts Design  f

PO Box 70334, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 456-4769, Fax: (907) 456-4769 jmarshall@alaska.net www.marshallartsdesign.com Colorful Alaskan notecards and posters by an Alaskan artist. Order online! (see also Denali Neighbors - Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

Santa Claus House

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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705-7695 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclausehouse.com Home of the Original Letter from Santa and deed to one square inch of North Pole. Browse through Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy an espresso from Santa’s Coffee while you look around. Visit Santa’s reindeer. Open year-round. (see also Family Fun)

Santa’s Letters and Gifts  f

1255 Airport Way, Ste 9-A, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8477, Fax: (907) 451-8526 hops@gci.net Hallmark cards & gifts. TY® Beanie Babies, Alaskan postcards, Alaska & US flags.

PO Box 55762, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-8118, Fax: (907) 488-7304 Toll Free: (866) 244-5448 customerservice@santaslettersandgifts.com www.santaslettersandgifts.com High-quality personalized Santa Letter packages and unique Alaska gifts.

If Only...A Fine Store

Tanana Valley Farmers Market

Hops Hallmark

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215 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-6659, Fax: (907) 455-6659 ifonly@acsalaska.net, www.IfOnlyAlaska.com Alaskan Gifts, Handcrafted Jewelry, Vera Bradley, Pens, Cards & Journals.

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc.  f

PO Box 85138, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2600 College Rd, Fairbanks (907) 456-3276, Fax: (907) 456-3276 farmersmarket@mosquitonet.com www.tvfmarket.com Alaska grown produce, art, baked goods, crafts. May-Sept, Wed 11-4 & Sat 9-4.

2400 Davis Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3885, Fax: (907) 456-3889 Toll Free: (800) 478-3885 order@santassmokehouse.com www.santassmokehouse.com Smoked salmon, lox, caviar, hot dogs, jerky, buffalo & reindeer, and more.

Inua Wool Shoppe  f

3180 Peger Rd, Ste 160, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-5830 Toll Free: (800) 478-9848 www.inuawool.com A specialty shop for knitters. Qiviut and other fine wool yarns available.

Circle 11 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc.

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3578-B Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-8369, Fax: (907) 456-8368 Toll Free: (800) 306-3589 taylorsgold@netscape.net, www.taylorsgold.com Voted “Best Jewelry Store in Fairbanks 2007.” Gold nugget jewelry & real Alaskan faceted gemstones. Select a beautiful AK keepsake or choose a stone & have it mounted. Our pleasant staff of trained professionals, graduate gemologists & goldsmiths assist w/your every jewelry need.

Twigs Alaskan Gifts

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 12, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 479-7210, Fax: (907) 474-9567 info@twigsgifts.com, www.twigsgifts.com Gift shop at Fairbanks Airport. Wide assortment, Alaskan gifts, travel items.

Twisted Stitches

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903 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 474-8266, Fax: (907) 474-8250 twistedbarbara@peoplepc.com www.twistedstitches.com Custom digitizing & embroidery. Business logos. Alaska & sports designs.

University of Alaska Museum of the North Store  f

PO Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 907 Yukon Dr, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7505, Fax: (907) 474-5469 museum@uaf.edu, www.uaf.edu/museum/store Find the perfect authentic Made in Alaska gift. Wide selection of Alaska Native art, baskets, dolls, ivory, masks and beadwork. Jewelry, books, Russian gifts, musk ox qiviut, mammoth ivory and more. All proceeds support the museum’s exhibits and programs.

Large Retailers Fred Meyer-West

Mocha Dan’s Cafe f

3755 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-1400, Fax: (907) 474-4310 www.fredmeyer.com 1-stop shopping, 1-hour photo, souvenirs, groceries, clothing, sporting goods.

Sam’s Club

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48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-4800, Fax: (907) 452-6172 Toll Free: (800) 770-4800 www.samsclub.com Open Mon-Fri 10am-8:30pm. Sat 9:30am8:30pm. Sun 10am-6pm.

Dining Bakeries/Coffee Shops Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream  f

PO Box 82963, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3453 College Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7813, Fax: (907) 474-4977 hlinc@alaska.net, www.hotlicks.net Made in Fairbanks since 1986, Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream is today the only super-premium ice cream made in Alaska. Made exclusively with fresh, hormone-free cream & milk & all natural flavoring ingredients. Please stop in & enjoy quality ice cream or an espresso drink.

McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc.  f

PO Box 74044, Fairbanks, AK 99707 408 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 456-6853 sandcastle@mosquitonet.com Charming cozy atmosphere. Soup for lunch. Live entertainment Fri-Sat night.

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535 2nd Ave, Ste 101, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-0302 Gourmet coffee, specialty sandwiches, soup, wraps, smoothies, baked goods.

River City Cafe & Espresso

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523 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6242, Fax: (907) 374-7017 Historic coffee shop offering baked goods, sammies, soups, salads & espresso.

Casual Dining

Alaska McDonalds

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449 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-0770 www.mcalaska.com “Now serving espresso” - Visit us: Airport Rd, Geist Rd, Santa Claus Lane & Harold Bentley Ave.

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

3175 College Rd #1, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com Join us for a true Alaskan dining experience. Grilled salmon cooked over an open fire. Carved beef & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9 pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly-8:15 pm. (see also Gold/Frontier History, Nightlife)

Big Daddy’s Bar B-Q

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107 Wickersham St., Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2501, Fax: (907) 452-3055 bigdaddysbarbq@hotmail.com www.bigdaddysbarb-q.com Award-winning southern BBQ, beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and fixins. (see also Catering)

Brewster’s

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3578 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 354 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 374-9663, Fax: (907) 374-9662 brewsters2@ak.net Best burgers in Fairbanks. Check out Brewster’s! 374-9663 or 456-2538.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Daily 7am-10pm. Appetizers, entrees, soups, desserts, Chena Fresh salads. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

The Cookie Jar Restaurant

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1006 Cadillac Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8319, Fax: (907) 479-8329 cookiejar@gci.net, www.cookiejarfairbanks.com Bkfst, lunch, dinner, outdoor seating. Steaks, seafood. Smoke-free. Micro-bakery.

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Fairbanks Area Denny’s of Alaska

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1929 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8950, Fax: (907) 451-8952 24-hour family restaurant. Home of the northernmost Denny’s in the world.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge  f

4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-4477, Fax: (907) 455-4476 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Interior Alaska’s finest accommodations, pleasantly located on the Chena River. Fine dining, casual fare, lounge, health club, conference facilities, complimentary airport shuttle. Elegantly appointed rooms with comfortable amenities. (see also Convention Facilities, Hotels/Motels)

The Fudge Pot

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515 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3834, Fax: (907) 456-3858 orders@thefudgepot.com, www.thefudgepot.com Espresso, sandwiches, gifts, ice cream, homemade fudge, AK cranberry and blueberry.

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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388 Old Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2200, Fax: (907) 451-0538 lemongrass.alaska@gmail.com www.lemongrassalaska.com Serves organic produce from local farmers & salmon from Yukon River – only Thai restaurant voted by AAA Travel Guide.

River’s Edge Resort

Wedgewood Resort & Suites, Fountainhead Hotels 

Lavelle’s Bistro

212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1442, Fax: (907) 451-8184 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 wedgewood@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort features three cuisine choices with specialized service - start with a gourmet coffee at the Internet cafe & finish with a casual dinner or a late midnight sun cocktail after a day at the antique auto museum & a walk in the wildlife sanctuary.

Wolf Run Restaurant

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3360 Wolf Run, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 458-0636, Fax: (907) 458-0919 Lunch daily & dinner Tues-Sun. Voted best in town for desserts. Beer & wine.

Fine Dining

Chatanika Gold Camp

491 Ruth Estates Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 5550 Steese Hwy, Chatanika (907) 389-2414 scullion@gci.net, www.chatanikagoldcamp.com Fine dining, saloon, deck, event space & cozy rooms in the historic bunkhouse.

Gambardella’s Pasta Bella

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706 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3417, Fax: (907) 456-3425 gambardellas@hotmail.com www.gambardellas.com Excellent Italian cuisine, beautiful summer patio. Cozy fireside dining.

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Join us at Chena’s Alaskan Grill. Great steaks, salmon & halibut. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 450-0555, Fax: (907) 450-0444 eagle@lavellesbistro.com, www.lavellesbistro.com Wine Spectator Award recipient. Lavelle’s sets the standard for great dining.

The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon  f

PO Box 80545, Fairbanks, AK 99708 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-8452, Fax: (907) 479-8432 mail@pumphouse.com, www.pumphouse.com Riverside dining in a historic setting. Nationally acclaimed restaurant.

The Turtle Club

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PO Box 70661, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2098 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks (907) 457-3883, Fax: (907) 457-4789 turtle@polarnet.com, www.alaskanturtle.com Fine dining, rustic atmosphere. Prime rib, seafood, reservations recommended.

Zach’s Restaurant

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1717 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels (907) 479-3650, Fax: (907) 479-7951 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 fb@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Locals & visitors gather for Zach’s relaxed dining & wonderful tableside service. Regional Alaskan cuisine prepared to perfection for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Global wine/beer list & decadent desserts. Located at Sophie Station Suites, next to the Express Room Lounge.

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.  f

PO Box 82125, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2195 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks (907) 452-2739 matt@silvergulch.com, www.silvergulch.com Visit America’s northernmost brewery for the dining and beer highlight of your trip. Come see why our motto is: Fairbanks, where the people are unusual and the beer is unusually good. Open daily.

Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-8687, Fax: (907) 455-8687 Toll Free: (866) 452-8687 info@sternwheelerak.com www. sternwheelerak.com 2-hr prime rib dinner-cruise aboard the sternwheeler Tanana Chief. Enjoy a beverage from the bar while strolling on our upper deck & take in the sights of the Chena River. $49.95/person, 6:45 pm. Champagne Sunday Brunch $36.95/ person, 12 noon. Call for schedule/reservations. (see also Sightseeing)

Circle 12 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area

Bed & Breakfasts 2 Kings Country B&B  (907) 479-2570 www.kingscountrybb.net 4-AAAA Care B&B/Inn  f (800) 478-2705 www.aaaacare.com

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A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street  f (907) 456-1802 www.minniestreetbandb.com A Downtown Log Cabin Hideaway  (907) 452-1100 www.mosquitonet.com/~apfvrf

$89-169

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4 $89-149

A N’Ice Bed ’n Breakfast  f (907) 479-6054 www.joycebeelman.com

$100-150

A Taste of Alaska Lodge  f (907) 488-7855 www.atasteofalaska.com

$185-235

A Townsite Gardens Bed & Breakfast  f (907) 455-8288 www.mosquitonet.com/~townsite Abbey Archway Inn  f (907) 479-7300 www.abbeyarchwayinn.com Ah, Rose Marie Downtown B&B  f (907) 456-2040 www.akpub.com/akbbrv/ahrose.html Alaska Heritage House  f (907) 456-4100 www.alaskaheritagehouse.com All Seasons Bed &Breakfast Inn  f (907) 451-6649 www.allseasonsinn.com Arctic Dreams Bed & Breakfast  f (907) 452-4040 www.arcticdreamsbnb.com

Fairbanks Downtown B&B  (907) 452-7700 balty@ak.net

$75-239

$75-85

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2

10 $90-145 4 $55-200 8 $90 4 $89-189 7 $150-190 8 $85-100 2

Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not  $135-150 (907) 474-0949 www.aurora-express.com 7 Blue Roof B&B  f (907) 452-8987 www.blueroofbedandbreakfast.net

$65-185

Dale and Jo View Suites  f (907) 378-0186 www.daleandjo.com

$140-295

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$50-285 75

Fairbanks Bed and Breakfast  f $70-120 (907) 452-4967 5

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A Moose in the Garden  f (907) 479-2767 www.amooseinthegarden.com

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Fairbanks Association of Bed & Breakfasts  f (907) 457-5494 www.ptialaska.net/~fabb

$89-129

Bed & Breakfasts

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Accommodations At-a-Glance

$90-120 5

Fox Creek Bed & Breakfast  f $68-128 (907) 457-5494 www.foxcreekalaska.com 2 Front Street B&B/Birds of a Feather  (907) 455-6523 www.39bucks.com Grand View Bed and Breakfast  f (907) 479-3388 www.grandview-bb.com

$39-69 5 $125-135 4

Green Gables Inn  f (907) 488-6506 cgreen@alaska.net

$95

Ichiban Inn  f (907) 455-9116 www.ichibanalaska.com

$120

Lake Side B&B  f (907) 479-5932 cscott@acsalaska.net Landon Station Bed &Breakfast f (907) 451-7318 www.landonstation.com

2

5 $85-125 4 $85-125 3

Lizzie’s Nest B&B  f (907) 457-1957 www.lizziesnest.com

$60-144

Lois’ Bed & Breakfast  f (907) 374-3964 www.loisbednbreakfast.com

$59-198

Loretta Ann Inn  f (907) 456-2040 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com

$80-120

McKinley View Bed & Breakfast  f (907) 378-1959 www.mvbb.info

2

5

5 $85-135 2

North Pole Cabins  f (907) 490-6400 www.northpolecabins.com

$79-209

Northern Sky Lodge  f (907) 388-9954 contact@northernskylodge.com

$78-124

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Fairbanks Area

5 Star Log Cabins  f (907) 322-3483 www.5starlogcabins.com Beaver Creek Guest Cabins  f (907) 978-8382 www.fairbanksalaskacabins.com Earthtone Huskies B&B Dog Sled Tours  f (907) 488-8074 www.earthtonehuskies.com

$119-200 2

Billie’s Backpackers Hostel  f (907) 479-2034 www.alaskahostel.com

$70-85

Chandalar River Outfitters  f (907) 488-8402 www.chandalarranchalaska.com

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2 $175-195

$40-50

Lodges

2 $95-150

Pedro’s Hide-A-Way  f (907) 389-2204 www.pedroshideaway.com

$185-225

Chena Hot Springs Resort  f (907) 451-8104 www.chenahotsprings.com Chena Wayside RV Park Campground  (907) 452-PARK www.chenawayside.com River’s Edge RV Park  (907) 474-0286 www.riversedge.net

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$2495-3695

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$149-170

Chatanika Lodge  f (907) 389-2164

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157 $65-75 10

Chena Hot Springs Resort  f $179-289 (907) 451-8104 www.chenahotsprings.com 80

2 Alaska Riverbend Log Cabin Rentals  f (907) 490-6613 www.riverbendlogcabins.com

85

The Copper Cottage  f (907) 479-5457 www.thecoppercottage.com

$16-25 80

Fjell Blikk Hytte & Knoll House  f (907) 474-4353 http://home.gci.net/~fjell

Pets on approval.

 Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

$25-65

Bear Lodge at Wedgewood  (800) 528-4916 www.fountainheadhotels.com

Vacation Rentals

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$169-224

$2095-3795

Santaland RV Park  (907) 488-9123 www.SantaLandRV.com

$30-120

Aurora Borealis Lodge  f (907) 389-2812 www.auroracabin.com

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge  f (907) 456-4500 www.pikeslodge.com

$10-25

$35-45

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The Lodge at Black Rapids  f $175-260 (877) 825-9413 www.blackrapids.org 10

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Riverview RV Park  (907) 488-6392 www.riverviewrvpark.net

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park  (907) 456-7956 www.tananavalleyfair.org

Go North Base Camp Hostel  (907) 322-8818 www.gonorthalaska.com

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Gram’s Cabins  (907) 488-6513 www.gramscabin.com

RV Parks & Campgrounds

Fairbanks International Hostel  f (907) 479-7300 www.fairbankshostel.com

$160-200

$30

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3 Bears Bed and Breakfast  (907) 457-2449 bb3bears@ptialaska.net

Hostels

Gram’s Cabins  (907) 488-6513 www.gramscabin.com

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$79-550 208

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2 Alaska Riverbend Log Cabin Rentals  f (907) 490-6613 www.riverbendlogcabins.com

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$119-200 2 $150-200 1 $350-400 7 $95-150 2

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Fairbanks Area

7 Gables Inn & Suites  f (907) 479-0751 www.7gablesinn.com A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street  f (907) 456-1802 www.minniestreetbandb.com All Seasons Bed &Breakfast Inn  f (907) 451-6649 www.allseasonsinn.com Alpine Lodge  f (907) 328-6300 www.akalpinelodge.com Best Western Chena River Lodge  f (907) 328-3500 www.bestwesternfairbanks.com Bridgewater Hotel  (800) 528-4916 www.fountainheadhotels.com

$50-180 30 $75-239 12 $150-190 8

115 $89 -219 99

67 $115-145 94

Chena Hot Springs Resort  f $179-289 (907) 451-8104 www.chenahotsprings.com 80 Comfort Inn  f (907) 479-8080 www.comfortinn.com

$69 -191

Extended Stay Deluxe  f (907) 457-2288 www.extendedstayhotels.com

$54 -194

Fairbanks Golden Nugget Hotel  f (907) 452-5141 www.golden-nuggethotel.com Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge  f (907) 455-4477 www.princesslodges.com Fairbanks SpringHill Suites by Marriott  f (907) 451-6552 www.springhillsuites.com

99

99

74 99

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97 $75-120 37 $99-359 325

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Bed & Breakfasts

3714 Mitchell Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2570 kingscountry@gci.net, www.kingscountrybb.net Experience warm Alaskan hospitality. Cable, WiFi, private & shared bath.

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Fountainhead Hotels  f (800) 528-4916 www.fountainheadhotels.com

$70-219

Golden North Motel  f (800) 447-1910 www.goldennorthmotel.com

$65-119

Hampton Inn & Suites  f (907) 451-1502 www.hamptoninn.com

$89-299

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Hotel North Pole  f (907) 488-4800 www.hotelnorthpole.com

$112-250

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge  f (907) 456-4500 www.pikeslodge.com

$79-450

Regency Fairbanks Hotel  f (907) 459-2700 www.regencyfairbankshotel.com

$72-189

River’s Edge Resort  (907) 474-0286 www.riversedge.net

$99-219

Sophie Station Suites  f (800) 528-4916 www.fountainheadhotels.com

$85-219

Super 8 Motel  f (907) 451-8888 www.super8.com

$70-145

Towne House Motel & Suites  f (907) 456-6687 www.townehousemotel.com

$70-155

Wedgewood Resort  f (800) 528-4916 www.fountainheadhotels.com

$149-220

Westmark Hotel & Conference Center  f (907) 456-7722 www.westmarkhotels.com

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$79-229

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites  f (907) 328-1100 www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak

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Accommodations At-a-Glance

4-AAAA Care B&B/Inn  f

557 Fairbanks St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2447, Fax: (907) 479-2484 Toll Free: (800) 478-2705 pat@aaaacare.com, www.aaaacare.com WiFi. Full kitchen, laundry, full meal. Aurora viewing! Seasonal rates.

A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street  f

345 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1802, Fax: (907) 451-1751 Toll Free: (888) 456-1849 info@minniestreetBandB.com www.minniestreetBandB.com AAA uuu, downtown, rooms, suites, jacuzzi, bkfst, INNspa services, aurora viewing. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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Fairbanks Area A Downtown Log Cabin Hideaway 

304 Badger St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1100 apfvrf@hotmail.com www.mosquitonet.com/~apfvrf 4 rooms/shared bath, 1 suite/prvt bath. Best breakfast in town. Great hosts.

A Moose in the Garden Bed & Breakfast  f

PO Box 82262, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1691 Flatpick Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-2767, Fax: (907) 457-4110 alonzo@mosquitonet.com www.amooseinthegarden.com View Denali. Natural log home. Caring hosts. Full breakfast. Easy access.

A N’Ice Bed ‘n Breakfast  f

4627 Stanford Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6054 jbeelman@gci.net, www.joycebeelman.com Experience real Alaskan hospitality! Gourmet breakfast! Sun, trees, spotless!

A Taste of Alaska Lodge

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551 Eberhardt Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Mile 5.3 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 488-7855, Fax: (907) 488-3772 tasteak@mosquitonet.com www.atasteofalaska.com AAA uuu accom., panoramic view: AK Range/Mt. McKinley. Pvt bath. 280 acres.

A Townsite Gardens B&B  f

1003 8th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-8288, Fax: (907) 455-8295 townsite@mosquitonet.com www.mosquitonet.com/~townsite *DOWNTOWN* New (2001) & elegant rooms at affordable rates. Private bath only. Wireless Internet, cable TV/phone in each room. 1 bdrm suite has kitchen. Deluxe breakfast. Quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to Visitor Center, library, bus line, etc. Friendly place! $90-$145.

Abbey Archway Inn

Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast  f

Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not 

302 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2040, Fax: (907) 456-6193 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com www.akpub.com/akbbrv/ahrose.html WOW! Quaint, old-fashioned, Fairbanks experience. Historic home (1928). Walk to old downtown restaurants, shops, galleries, museums. Host John offers extraordinary hospitality, family breakfasts. Year-round. Train/bus pick-up. Guidebook recommended. (Est. 1989) $90 & up+tax.

PO Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0128 1540 Chena Ridge Rd, Fairbanks (907) 474-0949 Toll Free: (800) 221-0073 pullman@aurora-express.com www. aurora-express.com We offer some of the most unique accommodations to be found in Alaska. Railroad cars have been decorated with Alaskan historical themes with a whimsical touch. All rooms have private entries and bath, exceptional breakfast, panoramic views of river, city & mountains.

Alaska Heritage House  f

Blue Roof Bed & Breakfast  f

410 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4100 alaskaheritagehouse@yahoo.com www.alaskaheritagehouse.com Experience early Fairbanks living in an elegant 1916 National Historic Register home. Luxurious suites with private waterclosets and sculleries with 21st century amenities. Gourmet breakfast. Special events, catering, private parties. (see also Gold/Frontier History)

All Seasons Bed & Breakfast Inn  f

763 7th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6649, Fax: (907) 474-8448 Toll Free: (888) 451-6649 inn@alaska.com, www.allseasonsinn.com Highly rated, elegant European style downtown inn. Quality, cleanliness, great food & friendly staff. Private baths, full delicious breakfast, near train, telephone, air, cable TV, smoke-free. Laundry, baggage storage, wireless Internet, ticket & tour assistance. AAA uuu. (see also Hotels/Motels)

Arctic Dreams Bed & Breakfast  f 750 Eastview Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 452-4040, Fax: (907) 452-4040 info@arcticdreamsbnb.com www.arcticdreamsbnb.com Beautifully appointed rooms and deck on a secluded forested hillside.

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PO Box 80890, Fairbanks, AK 99708 4330 Birch Lane, Fairbanks (907) 479-7300, Fax: (907) 479-2229 info@abbeyarchwayinn.com www.abbeyarchwayinn.com Great location, extended stay studio suites with queen bed, cable/DVD, wireless Internet, jacuzzi tub/shower, kitchens, fireplaces, CD/clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Close to bus lines. Luggage storage, laundry facilities.

 Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

1115 25th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8987 Light or hearty breakfast, private entrance, private bath, laundry, cable TV.

Dale and Jo View Suites

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PO Box 85087, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3260 Craft Ave, Fairbanks (907) 378-0186, Fax: (907) 456-6838 daleandjo_ak@yahoo.com, www.daleandjo.com Luxury suites and rooms. River/mountain views. Wireless Internet, cable.

Fairbanks Association of Bed & Breakfasts  f

PO Box 73334, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 451-0435, Fax: (907) 452-3984 fabb@ptialaska.net, www.ptialaska.net/~fabb Our B&Bs are inspected & meet required quality standards. We offer safe, clean, comfortable, diverse & affordable B&Bs with knowledgeable, welcoming, gracious Alaskan hosts. Our members are dedicated to Fairbanks Golden Heart Hospitality. L k for the to find our members.

Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast  f

902 Kellum St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-4967, Fax: (907) 451-6955 Located downtown, with hearty breakfast, private baths & Alaskan artifacts.

Fairbanks Downtown Bed and Breakfast 

1461 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7700, Fax: (907) 456-1116 balty@ak.net, home.gci.net/~balty AAA rated. B&B summer. Long-term winter. Near Ft. Wainwright. Priv. baths.

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Fairbanks Area Fox Creek Bed and Breakfast  f

2498 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Mile 1.1 Elliott Hwy, Fox (907) 457-5494, Fax: (907) 457-5464 ask@foxcreekalaska.com www.foxcreekalaska.com Experience a true Alaskan home-stay lifestyle in the Heart of Gold Country.

Front Street B & B/Birds of a Feather  f

PO Box 71862, Fairbanks, AK 99707 530 Front St, Fairbanks (907) 455-6523 frontst@gci.net, www.39bucks.com Eclectic collection of Alaskana. Downtown, private bath. $39/$45 & up.

Grand View Bed and Breakfast  f

PO Box 80162, Fairbanks, AK 99708 915 Ridge Pointe Dr, Fairbanks (907) 479-3388, Fax: (907) 479-3389 gvbandb@ptialaska.net, www.grandview-bb.com A stay that is Alaska. Alaskan log home, quiet, wooded, spacious, comfortable, hot tub/sauna, scenic view from every room, kitchen/laundry, wireless Internet. Multilingual hosts. A leading travel writer wrote, “Best B&B in Alaska! Highly recommended! Wonderful place! Great breakfast!”

Green Gables Inn  f

2055 My Court, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6506 cgreen@alaska.net Private rooms with shared bathrooms. Continental breakfast served daily.

Ichiban Inn  f

400 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-9116, Fax: (907) 455-9117 ichibanalaska@gmail.com www.ichibanalaska.com May your stay be full of everything that matters most. Free meal at Ichiban till 9pm. $120.

Lake Side B&B  f

2625 Roland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-5932, Fax: (907) 479-5932 cscott@acsalaska.net Lake front, WiFi, workout room, 7,000 sq. ft home, private, clean, deck over water, TV room.

Landon Station Bed & Breakfast  f

3240 Hillary Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-7318 landonstation@hotmail.com www.landonstation.com Relax among the tall birch trees with spectacular views of the Alaska Range.

Lizzie’s Nest Bed and Breakfast  f

1012 Goldmine Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 457-1957 lizziesnest@alaska.net, www.LizziesNest.com Studio apt. w/kitchenette. Sml. room w/twin beds. Private baths. McKinley view.

Lois’ Bed & Breakfast  f

205 A St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3964, Fax: (907) 452-1726 loisbb@acetekk.com, www.loisbednbreakfast.com New! Pvt/shared bath, cable, Internet, convenient location. Cont./full brkfst.

Loretta Ann Inn  f

310 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2040, Fax: (907) 456-6193 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com NEW! Near old downtown: restaurants, shops, galleries, museums, Visitors Center. Hospitality to all, including families, groups. Cozy comfort, full breakfast. Pleasant historic home (1932). Friendly dog and host Chris. Cooperates with Ah, Rose Marie B&B next door. Year-round. $80 & up + tax.

McKinley View Bed & Breakfast  f 482 McKinley View Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 378-1959 info@mvbb.info, www.mvbb.info 15 minutes from downtown Fairbanks or the University. Quiet, peaceful, overlooking the Tanana Valley and Alaska Mountain Range. MVBB will make your stay comfortable and memorable if you are here for business or pleasure.

North Pole Cabins  f

PO Box 57194, North Pole, AK 99705 2502 Outside Blvd, North Pole (907) 490-6400 or (907) 590-9010 northp@northpolecabins.com www.northpolecabins.com Private luxury cabins, full bath, WiFi, massage therapy, breakfast. $79-$209.

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Fairbanks Area Northern Sky Lodge  f

PO Box 458, Ester, AK 99725 Mile 329 Parks Hwy, Nenana (907) 388-9954 contact@northernskylodge.com www.northernskylodge.com Log house. Denali Park 90 min away. Aurora viewing. (see also Aurora Viewing)

Cabins

2 Alaska Riverbend Log Cabin Rentals  f

PO Box 10265, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 490-6613 info@riverbendlogcabins.com www.riverbendlogcabins.com Two charming log cabins on Chena River. Full kitchen/bath. Peaceful/private. (see also Vacation Rentals)

3 Bears Bed and Breakfast 

PO Box 80324, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1068 Ski Boot Hill Rd, Fairbanks (907) 457-2449, Fax: (907) 457-3349 bb3bears@ptialaska.net Private cozy cabins overlooking Fairbanks, full breakfast and great rates.

5 Star Log Cabins  f

PO Box 56302, North Pole, AK 99705 3515 Sandvik St, Fairbanks (907) 322-3483 info@5starlogcabins.com www.5starlogcabins.com Log cabins w/private bedroom, bath, kitchen, studio loft, TV, phone. Sleeps 2-4.

Beaver Creek Guest Cabins  f

1221 Gilmore Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99712 909 Tarsier Dr, Fairbanks (907) 978-8382, Fax: (907) 328-0914 ycordova@mosquitonet.com www.fairbanksalaskacabins.com Home away from home…get a full experience in a custom cozy log cabin with full amenities. Includes linens and towels, private bath, TV, phone, BBQ, washer/dryer, full kitchen, choice of 1-2 bedroom cabins, and guaranteed full privacy only minutes to town.

Earthtone Huskies B&B/ Dog Sled Tours  f

5232 Kanuti Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Mile 17 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Two Rivers (907) 488-8074 earthtonehuskies@yahoo.com www.earthtonehuskies.com/bb/bb.htm Rustic, private cabins, breakfast, access to nature walks, hiking/canoeing.

Gram’s Cabins 

PO Box 58034, Fairbanks, AK 99711 1402 Michael Lane, North Pole (907) 488-6513 info@gramscabin.com, www.gramscabin.com Indulge in peace & privacy of your own charming, modern cabin. Great rates! (see also Vacation Rentals)

Circle 14 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area Pedro’s Hide-A-Way Bed & Breakfast  f

Hostels

PO Box 10825, Fairbanks, AK 99710 3303 Old Steese Hwy N, Cleary Summit (907) 389-2204 patty.gentry@pedroshideaway.com www.pedroshideaway.com Private, rural, fully furnished, log cabin, open year-round, ArcticSpa.

Billie’s Backpackers Hostel  f

Chandalar River Outfitters

2895 Mack Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2034, Fax: (907) 458-2034 AKBillie@aol.com, www.alaskahostel.com Best hostel in Alaska. Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Excellent location in college district. Bus route. Bike rental, laundry, storage, no curfew. Great place to plan trips, meet travelers. Maps & info on Alaska. Bus to Denali, Anchorage, Valdez, Dawson, Yukon. $35/night. Charters available.

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PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, AK 99707 5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6 (907) 488-8402, Fax: (907) 488-8787 kckoontz@alaska.net www.chandalarranchalaska.com Ranch hostel/cabins, on-site aurora viewing, hunting, horseback trip, dog mushing. (see also Aurora Viewing, Fishing/River Excursions)

Fairbanks International Hostel  f

PO Box 80890, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3033 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 479-7300, Fax: (907) 479-2229 info@fairbankshostel.com www.fairbankshostel.com 100 wooded acres of mining claims and a stream to explore. Located near the UAF behind the Blue Loon and convenience store. Phones, Internet, cable TV. 5 modular units with 4 beds each. Shared and private bathrooms and kitchens. Luggage storage. Canoes and bikes for rent.

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0147 3500 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Hostel and campground with kitchen, shower, Internet. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Sports/ Rentals, Rentals, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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Choice of one king or 2 double beds Complimentary daily complete breakfast Complimentary high-speed wireless & wired internet Complimentary airport shuttle Pool & Fitness center Lavelle’s Bistro & meeting rooms at lobby level

For reservations call (907) 451-6552 www.springhillsuites.com 575 1st Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701 fax (907) 451-6553 Circle 16 on Reader Response Card

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Fairbanks Area Hotels/Motels

7 Gables Inn & Suites  f

PO Box 80488, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0488 4312 Birch Lane, Fairbanks (907) 479-0751, Fax: (907) 479-2229 Toll Free: (800) 478-7829 gables7@alaska.net, www.7gablesinn.com Centrally located to major attractions, near UAF and bus lines. Rooms and suites. Jacuzzis, cable/ DVD, wireless Internet, complimentary full int’l theme breakfasts, free canoes, apartments with full kitchens and fireplaces. On-site laundry, baggage storage, guest computer.

All Seasons Bed & Breakfast Inn f

763 7th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6649, Fax: (907) 474-8448 Toll Free: (888) 451-6649 inn@alaska.com, www.allseasonsinn.com Highly rated, elegant European style downtown inn. Quality, cleanliness, great food & friendly staff. Private baths, full delicious breakfast, near train, telephone, air, cable TV, smoke-free. Laundry, baggage storage, wireless Internet, ticket & tour assistance. AAA uuu. (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

Alpine Lodge

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4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-6300, Fax: (907) 328-0914 Toll Free: (800) 455-8851 reservations@akalpinelodge.com www.akalpinelodge.com Sleep well. Live well at the Alpine Lodge. Energize your stay with full amenities, friendly staff, great prices & great location. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast & airport shuttle service, wireless Internet, guest laundry, fitness center, sauna, kitchenette & AC.

A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street  f

345 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1802, Fax: (907) 451-1751 Toll Free: (888) 456-1849 info@minniestreetBandB.com www.minniestreetBandB.com AAA uuu, downtown, rooms, suites, jacuzzi, bkfst, INNspa services, aurora viewing. (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

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Circle 17 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Fairbanks Area Best Western Chena River Lodge  f

1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-3500, Fax: (907) 328-3607 Toll Free: (800) 780-7234 info@bestwesternfairbanks.com www.bestwesternfairbanks.com New – 67 rms, WiFi, free hot breakfast, fitness center, near airport, free shuttle, non-smoking.

Bridgewater Hotel – A Fine Fountainhead Hotel 

723 First Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-6661 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 bridgewater@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Fairbanks’ first choice in downtown accommodations. Wonderful service, intimate appeal & healthy breakfast buffet. Sunny, intimate boutique atmosphere overlooking the Chena River. Free 24-hour airport/train shuttle service. Guest town trolley.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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Comfort Inn Chena River

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 80 rooms. Fullservice restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities) 1908 Chena Landing Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8080, Fax: (907) 479-8063 Toll Free: (877) 424-6423 gm.ak009@choicehotels.com www.comfortinn.com Situated next to Chena River and Pioneer Park. Free airport shuttle. Whirlpool suites.

Extended Stay Deluxe

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4580 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 457-2288, Fax: (907) 457-2297 Toll Free: (888) 595-2151 foa@extendedstay.com, www.extendedstay.com Full kitchen, pool, morning deluxe coffee bar, fitness room, business center.

Fairbanks Golden Nugget Hotel f

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900 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5141, Fax: (907) 452-5458 evansjm@mosquitonet.com www.golden-nuggethotel.com Centrally located with reasonable rates! AC, cable TV, restaurant, lounge.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge  f

4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-4477, Fax: (907) 455-4476 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Interior Alaska’s finest accommodations, pleasantly located on the Chena River. Fine dining, casual fare, lounge, health club, conference facilities, complimentary airport shuttle. Elegantly appointed rooms with comfortable amenities. (see also Casual Dining, Convention Facilities)

Fairbanks SpringHill Suites by Marriott  f

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6552, Fax: (907) 451-6553 Toll Free: (877) 729-0197 berta.amico@nmsusa.com www.Springhillsuites.com Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating & working. Microwave, refrigerator & desk in every suite. Complimentary continental breakfast, pool, spa & workout room. Lavelle’s Bistro. Walk to shopping & entertainment. High-speed Internet and wireless.

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Fairbanks Area Fountainhead Hotels

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1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Wedgewood Resort, Sophie Suites, Bridgewater Hotel and Bear Lodge (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 hotels@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Your destination for comfort, personalized service & prime locations. Four resorts/hotels with 1 & 2 bedroom suites & guest rooms. Free 24hour shuttle service. Operated by Alaskans & dedicated to satisfaction. Attractions - Antique Auto Museum & Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

Regency Fairbanks Hotel

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95 10th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-2700, Fax: (907) 459-2720 Toll Free: (800) 348-1340 loris@regencyfairbankshotel.com www.regencyfairbankshotel.com Spacious rooms with full kitchens and free wireless Internet. Whirlpool suites also available. Full-service restaurant and on-site car rentals. Business center, fitness room, lounge, air conditioning, airport and railroad shuttle, guest laundry room.

River’s Edge Resort

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Your own cottage in a beautiful riverfront setting. Each has 2 queen beds, full bath, vanity, cable TV, phone, coffee maker & patio. AAA rated, featuring Chena’s Alaskan Grill, free shuttle: airport-RR-major tour attractions, city tour, Arctic Tours & Pt. Barrow Tour. (see also Casual Dining)

Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC  f

4888 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6201, Fax: (907) 479-5766 Toll Free: (800) 447-1910 sourdough@goldennorthmotel.com www.goldennorthmotel.com Gracious hospitality & summer rates from $79! Attractive, clean rooms, with private baths & cable; many with microwaves/fridges. Free continental breakfast & a courtesy airport/RR shuttle. Free high-speed Internet station & WiFi. Near popular attractions. Guidebook recommended!

Hampton Inn and Suites

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433 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-1502, Fax: (907) 451-1503 Toll Free: (800) HAMPTON faiak_hampton_suites@hilton.com hamptoninn.com Golden Heart hospitality. 100% Hampton guarantee. Hot, on-the-house breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairbanks, Alaska  f 400 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-1100, Fax: (907) 328-1122 mclark@thehotelgroup.com www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak Offering spacious rooms and Alaska friendly service.

Hotel North Pole

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449 N Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-4800, Fax: (907) 488-4816 Toll Free: (877) 488-4801 info@hotelnorthpole.com www.hotelnorthpole.com 71 rooms, smoke free, meeting rooms, nearby eateries. Alaskan-owned and -operated.

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

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1850 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-4500, Fax: (907) 456-4515 Toll Free: (877) 774-2400 info@pikeslodge.com, www.pikeslodge.com 208-room lodge & cabins on the Chena River. Free airport & RR pick-up. Greenhouse, Aveda aromatherapy bath products. Sauna, in-room coffee, free wireless Internet, exercise room. Air conditioned. Rooms offer cable. (see also Lodges)

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Fairbanks Area Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels  f

1717 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-3650, Fax: (907) 479-7951 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 sophiestation@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Fairbanks’ premier residential style suites & exceptional service. Featuring acclaimed cuisine at Zach’s, 24-hour front desk/shuttle service, free wireless Internet, fitness center & gift kiosks featuring authentic Alaska ivory. Surrounded by flower gardens & ample parking.

Super 8 Motel

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1909 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8888, Fax: (907) 451-6690 Toll Free: (800) 800-8000 fairbankss8@pendevserv.com, www.super8.com Newly renovated. Free SuperStart breakfast & wireless Internet. Pet friendly.

Towne House Motel and Suites

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1010 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6687 townehousebusiness@yahoo.com www.townehousemotel.com Convenient downtown location, affordable rates, Wi-Fi, cont. b-fast. Call today!

Wedgewood Resort & Suites, Fountainhead Hotels  f

212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1442, Fax: (907) 451-8184 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 wedgewood@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Minutes from downtown & bordering Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Offering 1-2 bedroom residential style suites, gardens, gazebo, shopping & Internet cafe/restaurant/lounge for summer visitors. Wheelchair accessible, free airport/ train shuttle. Guest tram & trolley service.

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center  f

813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7722, Fax: (907) 451-7478 Toll Free: (800) 544-0970 www.westmarkhotels.com Fairbanks’ premier hotel & conference center with beautifully appointed guest rooms. Over 17,000 square feet of conference space, 2 restaurants & lounge, gift shop & espresso, fitness room, free WiFi, group rates & packages available. Alaska Air miles.

Lodges

Campgrounds/RV Parks

PO Box 72422, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (907) 389-2812, Fax: (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com New 2009. Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing. Located atop Cleary Summit for horizon-to-horizon views to the north from your own room! Each room has 2 queen beds, big sofa, private kitchen & bathroom, TV, Internet, and our signature north windows. (see also Aurora Viewing, Winter Activities)

PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 30 spaces. Fullservice restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/ Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

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Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort & Suites, Fountainhead Hotels 

212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1442, Fax: (907) 451-8184 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 wedgewood@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Embracing distinction, affordability & modern amenities. Alaskan & Native artwork adorns the lodge. Attention to comfort & service in the restaurant/lounge, Internet cafe, antique auto museum & exclusive gift store. Landscaped walkways & adjacent to Creamer’s Refuge.

Chatanika Lodge

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5760 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1718 Mile 28.5 Steese Hwy, Chatanika (907) 389-2164, Fax: (907) 389-2166 Lodging, restaurant, bar, package store, aurora viewing.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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Chena Wayside RV Park Campground 

PO Box 83989, Fairbanks, AK 99708-3989 221 University Ave, Fairbanks (907) 452-7275 info@chenawayside.com, www.chenawayside.com Spacious, forested RV sites. Hook-ups. Flush toilets. Dump/fill. Picnic sites.

River’s Edge RV Park

4140 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Full hook-ups, 190 spaces, 30/50 amp power, cable TV, WiFi, free showers, laundry, pets allowed. Featuring Chena’s Alaskan Grill, tickets and free shuttle to major tour attractions. City tour, Riverboat Discovery, El Dorado Gold Mine, Arctic Tours & Pt. Barrow Tour.

PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 80 rooms. Fullservice restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

Riverview RV Park

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Santaland RV Park

125 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-9123, Fax: (907) 488-7947 Toll Free: (888) 488-9123 info@santalandrv.com, www.santalandrv.com Santa’s summer retreat! Free WiFi park-wide, free CATV/showers, 50/30 amp, full hook-ups, a wide range of amenities & distinctive service, all in a unique holiday setting. Tour desk, shuttle service, North Pole city tour, activities, reindeer & more! Alaskan owned/operated.

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1850 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-4500, Fax: (907) 456-4515 Toll Free: (877) 774-2400 info@pikeslodge.com, www.pikeslodge.com 208-room lodge & cabins on the Chena River. Free airport & RR pick-up. Greenhouse, Aveda aromatherapy bath products. Sauna, in-room coffee, free wireless Internet, exercise room. Air conditioned. Rooms offer cable. (see also Hotels/Motels)

The Lodge at Black Rapids

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1307 Windfall Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 227.4 Richardson Hwy, 38 Mi S Delta Junction Toll Free: (877) 825-9413 Fax: (877) 825-9413 blackrapids@ureach.com, www.blackrapids.org Authentic timber frame lodge which offers the quiet luxury of fireplaces, library reading rooms. This road-accessible destination offers expansive wildlife viewing and views of the Alaska Mountain Range.

1316 Badger Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6392, Fax: (907) 488-0555 Toll Free: (888) 488-6392 riverview@acsalaska.net www.riverviewrvpark.net Full hook-ups, free cable TV, WiFi & showers. 160 sites, 70’ PT’s, 30/50 amp. Gas, diesel, groceries, bike path, bank fishing, scheduled shuttles, tour info & ticket sales. Super-clean laundry/shower/restrooms. Free vehicle wash rack. Big rigs & pets always welcome!

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park 

1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4173 Summer: (907) 456-7956, Winter: (907) 452-3750 tvcg@tananavalleyfair.org www.tananavalleyfair.org Showers, laundry, dump station, Internet and firepits.

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Fairbanks Area Vacation Rentals

2 Alaska Riverbend Log Cabin Rentals  f

PO Box 10265, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 490-6613 info@riverbendlogcabins.com www.riverbendlogcabins.com Two charming log cabins on Chena River. Full kitchen/bath. Peaceful/private. (see also Cabins)

The Copper Cottage

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PO Box 82350, Fairbanks, AK 99708 901 5th Ave, Fairbanks (907) 479-5457 info@thecoppercottage.com www.thecoppercottage.com An elegant, fully appointed accommoda­tion in the heart of downtown.

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1025 Ridge Pointe Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-4353 fjell@gci.net, http://home.gci.net/~fjell The lodge (a custom-built log house) and Knoll House provide unique accommodations on 8 forested acres in a secluded area 10 minutes from Fairbanks. Both houses have stunning views, period furnishings and modern kitchens and baths. Vacation rental or rooms by the night.

Gram’s Cabins 

PO Box 58034, Fairbanks, AK 99711 1402 Michael Lane, North Pole (907) 488-6513 info@gramscabin.com, www.gramscabin.com 2 private cabins. Full bath, kitchenette. Gorgeous river site. 9 miles to town. (see also Cabins)

Conventions, Meetings & Events Catering

Big Daddy’s Bar B-Q

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107 Wickersham St., Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2501, Fax: (907) 452-3055 bigdaddysbarbq@hotmail.com www.bigdaddysbarb-q.com Award-winning southern BBQ, beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and fixins. (see also Casual Dining)

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Year-round resort, 80 guest rooms, meeting rooms, full service restaurant. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/ Ballooning, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

District 49B Lions Foundation

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PO Box 70848, Fairbanks, AK 99707 730 Keeling Rd, North Pole (907) 488-2273, (907) 378-4791 Realty@Realtyalaska.com Wilderness lodge & cabins. Family reunionsweddings-banquets-youth camps.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge  f

4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-4477, Fax: (907) 455-4476 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Interior Alaska’s finest accommodations, pleasantly located on the Chena River. Fine dining, casual fare, lounge, health club, conference facilities, complimentary airport shuttle. Elegantly appointed rooms with comfortable amenities. (see also Casual Dining, Hotels/Motels)

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PO Box 70187, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2400 Rickert St, Fairbanks (907) 456-3729, Fax: (907) 455-8469 jpjonescdc@gci.net, www.jpjonescdc.org Large banquet room. Large kitchen. Long-term activity space rental.

Planners

Executive Events  f

216 Sacia Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 590-5086 eventplanning2004@hotmail.com Event planning made easy! Small seminar to large conventions. We do it all!

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Services

Interior Hospitality

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3160 Hillary St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 978-8001 interiorhospitality@live.com www.interiorhospitality.com Consultation, supplier negotiations, site inspections and recommendations, group placement.

Associations

Alaska Federation of Natives

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1577 C St, Ste 300, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 274-3611, Fax: (907) 276-7989 info@nativefederation.org www.nativefederation.org Political advocacy to enhance cultural & economic voice of entire AK Native community.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks  f

410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8671, Fax: (907) 457-8859 info@downtownfairbanks.com www.downtownfairbanks.com Promoting, preserving & revitalizing downtown.

Fairbanks Arts Association

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PO Box 72786, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Pioneer Park, AK Centennial Center for the Arts, Fairbanks (907) 456-6485, Fax: (907) 456-4112 fairbanksarts@mosquitonet.com www.fairbanksarts.org Fine art gallery. Concerts, films, literary readings & art education projects.

Transportation Air Transportation Era Aviation

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6160 Carl Brady Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 248-4422, Fax: (907) 266-8391 Toll Free: (800) 866-8394 whatsup@flyera.com, www.flyera.com Fly to Anchorage/Kenai/Homer/Kodiak/Cordova/Valdez & Bethel from Fairbanks.

Frontier Flying Service, Inc.

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5245 Industrial Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 450-7200, Fax: (907) 450-7274 Toll Free: (800) 478-6779 info@frontierflying.com, www.frontierflying.com Easy connections between Anc, Fbks, Nome, Kotzebue & other AK destinations.

527 Steele Creek Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Friends Church, 1485 30th Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3857, Fax: (907) 452-3164 bchalstrom@gci.net Call us for all your catering, planning and decorating needs.

Facilities

Carlson Center

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2010 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7800, Fax: (907) 451-1195 kbayer@co.fairbanks.ak.us www.carlson-center.com Premier entertainment, sports, meetings & conventions center in Fairbanks.

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Fairbanks Area Wright Air Service, Inc.

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Alaska Motorhome Rentals 

PO Box 60142, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3842 University Ave S, Fairbanks (907) 474-0502, Fax: (907) 474-0375 Toll Free: (800) 478-0502 was@alaska.net, www.wrightair.net Flightseeing/Air charter. See Interior Alaska as never before!

9085 Glacier Hwy, Ste 301, Juneau, AK 99801 (800) 323-5757, Fax: (425) 882-2479 Toll Free: (800) 323-5757 info@BestofAlaskaTravel.com www.BestofAlaskaTravel.com Late-model, company-owned fleet. AAA/AARP discount/1-way rentals available.

Auto/RV Services

Avis Rent A Car

Sourdough Fuel

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1555 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7798, Fax: (907) 452-0680 Toll Free: (888) 706-3835 nmstewart@petrostar.com www.sourdoughfuel.com Welcoming RV’ers with propane, ice & FREE dump stations. Sourdough has 8 locations in FBKS. Inside, you’ll find tasty Hot Stuff Pizza. Going north - Hilltop Truck Stop is a MUST! Bountiful breakfasts, world famous pies and the HILLBURGER make Hilltop a FBKS favorite!

Rentals

Adventures in Alaska RV Rentals  f

1145 Shypoke Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 458-7368, Fax: (907) 479-0575 fcvb_inforequest@adventuresakrv.com www.AdventuresAkRv.com Avoid big city hassles. Launch your independent grand tour with our superior motorhomes in a real “Frontier Town” - Fairbanks. We’re just 2 driving hours to Denali Nat’l Park & 5 hrs to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Concierge service. FREE airport transport. Owners onsite.

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6450 Airport Way #5, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 474-0900, Fax: (907) 474-2013 Toll Free: (800) 331-1212 fairbanks@avisalaska.com, www.avis.com Serving Alaska for over 50 years! Great rates at www.avis.com.

Budget Rent A Car

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 6, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 474-0855, Fax: (907) 474-8383 Toll Free: (800) 474-0855 budgetak@acsalaska.net Compacts to 4x4s etc. (Also downtown 2601 S Cushman.)

Dollar Rent A Car

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 15, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 451-4360, Fax: (907) 451-6435 drac@acsalaska.net Free pick-up and return at train station/hotels. Best fleet in Fairbanks.

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0147 3500 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com SUV, truck, truck camper rentals for northern gravel roads. Motorhomes at extra charge allowed on gravel roads too. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Hostels, Sports/Rentals, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

Rent-A-Wreck

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615 12th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1606, Fax: (866) 571-0342 Toll Free: (800) 478-1606 rentawreck@alaska.net, www.rentawreck.com Quality used/new vehicles. Free pick-up/return. Convenient downtown location.

Ground/Public Transportation Airlink Shuttle & Tours  f

1159 Hess Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3337, Fax: (907) 452-6543 airlink@acsalaska.net Local area shuttle. Statewide charter/tours. Quality service, affordable price.

Alaska Railroad & Scenic Rail Vacations  f

PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com Want the best views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife? Travel at the front of the train on the Alaska Railroad. Opt for premimum-class GoldStar service in new dome cars. Daily summer trains to Seward, Whittier, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. Call us today! (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Denali Neighbors - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

Alaska/Yukon Trails

PO Box 84608, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 456-5134, Fax: (907) 456-5135 Toll Free: (800) 770-7275 alaskashuttle@yahoo.com, www.alaskashuttle.com Economical transport between Anch, Talkeetna, Denali, Fbx, Dawson & Whitehorse. (see also Denali Neighbors - Ground /Public Transportation)

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Fairbanks Area Alaskan Arctic Turtle Tours  f

PO Box 60866, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 457-1798, Fax: (907) 456-1798 Toll Free: (888) 456-1798 wildalaska@alaska.net, www.wildalaska.info Custom tours statewide. Anchorage, Valdez, Denali Hwy, the magnificent Arctic. (see also Sightseeing)

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 reservations@chenahotsprings.com chenahotsprings.com Fairbanks to Resort round-trip, year-round ground transportation available. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Convention Facilities, Dog Mushing, Family Fun, Flightseeing/Ballooning, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/Rentals, Winter Activities)

Dalton Highway Express 

PO Box 71665, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 474-3555 adventure@northernalaska.com www.daltonhighwayexpress.com Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Brooks Range & Prudhoe Bay shuttles.

GoNorth Taxi  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 452-9999 Simply a better ride! Clean, new, non-smoking cabs. Credit cards accepted. 24/7.

Gray Line of Alaska

Trip Planning

Alaska Tour & Travel 

Chambers of Commerce

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce  f

100 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1105, Fax: (907) 456-6968 info@fairbankschamber.org www.fairbankschamber.org Building partnerships, promoting our members, business and the community!

Travel Agents/Trip Planners Alaska Channel  f

PO Box 103455, Anchorage, AK 99510 (907) 777-7700, Fax: (907) 777-7720 yael@alaska.org, www.alaska.org Alaska.org and visitor information TV in Alaskan hotels.

Alaska Tickets and Tours

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PO Box 80606, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0606 (907) 374-1999, Fax: (907) 374-1313 Toll Free: (866) 374-1999 tickets@alaska.com www.AlaskaTicketsandTours.com Tickets, custom trips or itinerary planning for attractions & tours. Arctic Circle, Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, Denali, RR, Native cultural tours, B&Bs, hotels, flightseeing, riverboat, gold mining, dinner shows, city tours, fishing, winter, Ice Festival. Statewide - we do it all!

PO Box 22-1011, Anchorage, AK 99522 (907) 245-0200, Fax: (907) 245-0400 Toll Free: (800) 208-0200 experts@alaskatravel.com, www.alaskatravel.com We specialize in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations including Fairbanks. Our knowledgeable staff can arrange lodging, activities and transportation. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. (see also Alaskan Neighbors - Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

Explore Tours

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999 E Tudor Rd, Ste 200, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 786-0192, Fax: (907) 563-8159 Toll Free: (800) 523-7405 info@exploretours.com, www.exploretours.com Explore Tours specializes in year-round, customized extraordinary Alaska adventures, highlighting the unique corners of the Last Frontier.

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f

PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706-0147 3500 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Full-service statewide trip planning. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Hostels, Sports/Rentals, Rentals)

813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 GLA_info@hollandamerica.com www.GrayLineofAlaska.com Customizable multi-day tours, sightseeing & charters in Alaska & the Yukon. (see also Sightseeing)

Premier Alaska Tours, Inc.  f

1900 Premier Ct, Anchorage, AK 99502-1113 (907) 279-0001, Fax: (907) 279-0002 Toll Free: (888) 486-8725 Jacob@tourAlaska.net www.PremierAlaskaTours.com Deluxe motorcoach charter services available year-round. Alaskan owned. (see also Alaskan Neighbors - Sightseeing)

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Fairbanks Area JH Cruises & Tours

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66 E 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11203 (718) 485-0444, Fax: (718) 485-5618 jhcruises@jhcruises.com, www.jhcruises.com Wedding, family reunion, anniversary, group fundraiser getaway tours. Customize tours just for you!

Santa’s-Vagabond Travel

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909 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3636, Fax: (907) 452-3639 Toll Free: (800) 770-3636 info@santasvagabondtravel.com www.santasvagabondtravel.com Alaska & local tours, statewide travel, AK Marine Hwy reserv. 22 yrs exp.

Visitor Information/Publications Alaska Public Lands Information Center  f

101 Dunkel St, Ste 110, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center (907) 459-3730, Fax: (907) 459-3729 Toll Free: (866) 869-6887 fair_interpretation@nps.gov www.alaskacenters.gov Offers free trip planning information on parks, forests, refuges, recreation areas & wild rivers. Free exhibits & films feature wildlife, resources & Native culture. Alaska Geographic store sells books, videos, maps & Native artwork.

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Industry

Eaglin Law Office

Cornerstone Credit Services f

PO Box 81910, Fairbanks, AK 99708-1910 (907) 374-4744, Fax: (907) 374-4766 Toll Free: (877) 374-4744 www.eaglinlawoffice.com Law office general practice.

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.  f 100 Cushman St., Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4674 (907) 452-2625, Fax: (907) 451-6543 info@usibelli.com, www.usibelli.com

Marketing

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4635 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 395-8002, Fax: (610) 395-4450 Toll Free: (800) 628-6800 edojack@iaateam.com, www.iaateam.com Manages on-site Fbks Int’l Airport marketing program-contact w/any inquiries.

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation  f

301 Cushman St, Ste 301, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2185, Fax: (907) 451-9534 Toll Free: (888) 476-3332 fedc@ak.net, www.investfairbanks.com Promotes and facilitates industrial and economic development for Fairbanks.

2440 E Tudor Rd #122, Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 822-5233, Fax: (800) 478-8301 Toll Free: (800) 478-8300 ncountry@gci.net, www.alaska101.com Comprehensive Visitor Guide to all of roadside Alaska.

Gold City Brochure Placement Service 

Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide  f

The Pen Guy  f

1770 Front St #170, Lynden, WA 98264 (250) 768-2426, Fax: (250) 452-6662 Toll Free: (800) 880-9109 info@bellsalaska.com, www.bellsalaska.com Up-to-date & accurate information. What to see, where to stay & great maps.

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center  f

101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806 (907) 459-3700, Fax: (907) 459-3834 thompson.center@tananachiefs.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org Tour free exhibits celebrating the people & land of Interior AK. Visitor information/trip planning, AK Native cultural programs, artist demonstrations, free films, Alaska Geographic store, public restrooms & parking.

Services – Business Employment

Personnel Plus Employment Agency  f

3437 Airport Way, Ste 203B, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-7587, Fax: (907) 452-7585 perplusfbx@alaska.net, www.perplus.com Employment agency assisting in temp, perm, executive and employee leasing.

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PO Box 102, Ester, AK 99725 (907) 456-1617 Offers brochure placement service throughout the Borough. (907) 456-4604, Fax: (801) 382-4645 Toll Free: (888) 450-4604 fayshouse@att.net, www.thepenguy.biz Ad specialty advertising items w/ BIC pens & other quality promo tools.

Telecommunications/Utilities Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc.  f

PO Box 71249, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1249 758 Illinois St, Fairbanks (907) 452-1151, Fax: (907) 458-6368 Toll Free: (800) 770-GVEA cab@gvea.com, www.gvea.com GVEA provides electric service to over 90,000 Interior residents.

Services – Visitors Banking/Financial

Cook & Haugeberg, LLC CPAs f

119 N Cushman St, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7762, Fax: (907) 452-6184 Toll Free: (800) 478-7764 contact@ch-cpa.com, www.ch-cpa.com A full-service certified public accounting firm headquartered in Fairbanks.

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PO Box 92090, Anchorage, AK 99509 100 Cushman St, Ste 307, Fairbanks (907) 456-4300, Fax: (907) 451-7182 Toll Free: (877) 375-8100 webmail@cornerstonecredit.net www.ccspaymentsolutions.com Credit, debit & gift card programs to meet any merchant needs at low rates.

Denali State Bank

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PO Box 74568, Fairbanks, AK 99707-4568 119 N Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 456-1400, Fax: (907) 458-4248 Toll Free: (888) 458-4291 customerservice@denalistatebank.com www.denalistatebank.com Your locally owned community bank providing friendly service 7 days a week!

First National Bank Alaska

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PO Box 70500, Fairbanks, AK 99707 800 Noble St, Fairbanks (907) 459-5323, Fax: (907) 452-1281 www.FNBAlaska.com Full-service banking, travelers checks & wire transfers, branches statewide.

Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C.  f

PO Box 70607, Fairbanks, AK 99707 714 4th Ave, Ste 303, Fairbanks (907) 456-6676, Fax: (907) 456-6431 ksh@kshcpa.com, www.kshcpa.com Certified public accountants.

Mt. McKinley Bank

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500 4th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1751, Fax: (907) 451-4689 Toll Free: (888) 515-1774 support@mtmckinleybank.com www.mtmckinleybank.com Founded 1965. Fairbanks’ oldest community & full-service bank. Five locations.

Walsh, Kelliher and Sharp, CPAs  f

330 Barnette St, Ste 101, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2222, Fax: (907) 456-8325 info@wkscpa.com, www.wkscpa.com Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp would like to welcome you to the Golden Heart City.

Yukon Title Company, Inc.

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714 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3474, (907) 456-3476 roger@yukontitle.com, www.yukontitle.com

Copying/Printing

Advance Printing Co., Inc.

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612 30th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-1111, Fax: (907) 451-4511 Toll Free: (800) 478-2516 printer@hotprinter.com, www.hotprinter.com Color printing, rack cards, brochures, forms, graphic design, bulk mailing.

Graphic North

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157 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1907, Fax: (907) 452-3916 wayne@graphicnorth.com, www.graphicnorth.com Full-service offset & digital printers – mailing & business cards – brochures – posters.

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770 8th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4982, Fax: (907) 452-6992 michelle@interiorgraphics.com www.interiorgrapics.com We are your printing & copying solution - open Mon-Fri 8-5; call, click or come in.

Education/Training Aurora Illuminated

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1220 Park Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 750-2963 AuroraIlluminated@gmail.com www.AuroraIlluminated.com Auroral expertise (Ph.D) and entertaining PowerPoint shows brought to you!

Chez World Cooking School

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455 3rd Ave., Ste 107, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-9030, Fax: (907) 328-9030 support@chez-world.com, www.chez-world.com Truly Tastefully Entertaining experience-45 min. demo & 2½-hour hands-on class.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival  f

PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2510 UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 479-4329 festival@alaska.net, www.fsaf.org Noon performances, evening concerts daily July 18-Aug 1, 2010. On UAF Campus. (see also Performing Arts)

UAF Tanana Valley Campus

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604 Barnette St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-2800, Fax: (907) 455-2864 Toll Free: (877) 882-8827 fytvc@uaf.edu, www.tvc.uaf.edu Providing quality education from academic programs to specialized training.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

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PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7505 (907) 474-6281, Fax: (907) 474-7149 www.uaf.edu Visit America’s Arctic University! Take a tour; visit the UA Museum of the North and botanical garden; experience virtual reality; learn about the aurora, climate change, muskoxen and reindeer. Tours June 1-Aug 28. Call 907-474-6281; info at www.uaf.edu/campusmap/visituaf/ (see also Nature/Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions  f

PO Box 757540, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7540 216 Eielson Bldg, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7021, Fax: (907) 474-5297 Toll Free: (866) 404-7021 summer@uaf.edu, www.uaf.edu/summer Make the University of Alaska Fairbanks your destination this summer. Select from over 300 courses, many on weekends, with in-state tuition for everyone. Enjoy festivals, free movies, lectures, and concerts. Summer @ UAF is the place to be!

Health Clubs

Infinite Yoga of Alaska

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1755 Westwood Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 458-YOGA (9642) info@infin8yoga.com, www.infin8yoga.com Infinite Yoga is a fully equipped studio with mats and other props provided.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

Medical/Health

Friends Community Church

Arthritis Foundation, Alaska Branch Office  f

615 E 82nd Ave, Ste B-4, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 277-2784, Fax: (907) 277-2783 Toll Free: (866) 997-2784 lgoss@arthritis.org, www.arthritis.org Participate in our July 2010 Jingle Bell Run/ Walk in North Pole, AK! Contact (907) 2772784 or lgoss@arthritis.org for more info & to register. Our events increase awareness & raise funds for services: exercise programs, public education forums & education for Alaskan medical providers.

1650 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8181, Fax: (907) 458-5324 www.fmhdc.com Full-service acute care hospital incl. ER, ICU, day surgery, cancer treatment.

Fairbanks Urgent Care Center

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1867 Airport Way, Ste 130-B, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2178, Fax: (907) 452-3178 urgentcarecontracts@acsalaska.net Medical care for all. No appt. needed. Mon-Fri 7 am-9 pm/Sat-Sun 10 am-7 pm.

Tanana Valley Clinic

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1001 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3500, Fax: (907) 459-3583 Toll Free: (888) 459-3500 www.tvcclinic.com 1st care center, downtown Fairbanks. Open 8 to 8. No appointment necessary.

Places of Worship

Bethel Church (Baptist)

Journey Christian Church

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PO Box 75013, Fairbanks, AK 99707 1855 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 455-4433 info@journeyalaska.org, www.journeyalaska.org Journey Christian Church, where faith and adventure meet!

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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church  f

1030 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 1029 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-5235, Fax: (907) 456-2934 www.stmatthewschurch.org Eucharist – Sun: 8, 9:15, 11:15am; Wed: 9:30am & 7pm. Compline: 12am Sun-Fri.

Real Estate

Century 21 - David Pfrimmer, Associate Broker  f

541 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 388-3342, Fax: (907) 488-4141 pfrimmer21@ak.net, www.davidpfrimmer.com Call me for all your real estate needs, Fairbanks & North Pole. Buyers Rep.

JL Properties, Inc

Congregation Or Hatzafon

River City Investments, LLC

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PO Box 74863, Fairbanks, AK 99707 1744 Aurora Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-1002, Fax: (907) 479-2165 orhatzafon@mosquitonet.com www.mosquitonet.com/~orhatzafon Serving the Jewish community of Interior Alaska. Services Friday evenings, with familyfriendly potluck first Friday of the month at 6pm. Most other weeks, services are at 7:30pm. Occasional Saturday morning services or studies. Please call or visit website for current info.

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3340 Badger Rd, Ste 280, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-9084, Fax: (907) 490-6718 calc@northpoleworshipcenter.com www.northpoleworshipcenter.com Join us for spirit-filled worship and anointed preaching. Sunday 9 & 11:15am.

PO Box 83889, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1310 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-4380, Fax: (907) 479-8988 www.bethelchurchak.org Services Sat 6pm, Sun 9:30 & 11am. Sun School for all ages @ 11am. Nursery.

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1485 30th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2249, Fax: (907) 452-3164 info@friendschurch.org, www.friendschurch.org Services Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am &11am. Nursery & Kids Church service.

North Pole Worship Center

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center  f

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Interior Graphics and Printing

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455 3rd Ave, Ste 220, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-8599 www.fairbanks.jlproperties.com Real estate management and development.

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711 Gaffney Rd, Ste 100, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7653, Fax: (907) 456-7650 jsomers@pobox.alaska.net Co-op Plaza, 535 2nd Ave. Alaskan gifts, clothing, food & espresso shop.

Completed in 1977, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline crosses over 800 rivers and streams and passes through three mountain ranges along its 800-mile journey from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. Visitors can get an upclose view of the pipeline just north of Fairbanks.

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Shopping Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods

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Accommodations Cabins Hotels/Motels Accommodations At-a-Glance Lodges Campgrounds/RV Parks

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Transportation

denali Neighbors

Ground/Public Transportation

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Trip Planning Visitor Information/ Publications

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denali is just a short drive away.

There are many photo opportunities throughout Denali National Park such as this one overlooking a braided river below. Don’t forget your binoculars!

One of Alaska’s most popular destinations, Denali National Park and Preserve is an easy 2-hour drive or 4-hour train trip from Fairbanks. Visitor services are available along the Parks Highway, near the park entrance, at campgrounds and visitor centers, in Kantishna and in remote lodges. Activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services

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and means of transportation are as varied as our travelers. Whether you

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choose to simply take in the pristine wilderness or explore the rugged backcountry, there are plenty of options available to help you discover all that Denali has to offer.

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Denali Neighbors

Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours

Alaska Railroad & Scenic Rail Vacations  f

PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com Your Alaska rail vacation starts here! Let the Alaska Railroad take you to the places you want to see. Visit Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier and Seward. Capture the best views at the front of the train with us. Ask about premium GoldStar service. Book now! (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Fairbanks - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

Denali ATV Adventures 

PO Box 593, Healy, AK 99743 1501 Market St, Fairbanks (907) 683-4288, Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@DenaliATV.com, www.DenaliATV.com 2.5- to 4-hr guided, narrated tours next to Denali Nat’l Park on 1- and 2-person ATVs. Go “Into the Wild” along Stampede Trail or far above Otto Lake for spectacular views - even a Midnight Sunset trip! All ages – 2-105 last year! All riding gear provided. Tours from 9am-11pm.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Place, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 rivercabins@doyon.com, www.seeDenali.com Kantishna Wilderness Trails, the most inclusive day excursion in Denali Park. Full narration, frequent stops for wildlife viewing, photos, and en route refreshments. Includes lunch and interpretive programs at the historic Kantishna Roadhouse. Native owned and operated. (see also Cabins, Lodges)

Fishing/River Excursions

McKinley Flight Tours

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc. 

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.9 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1925, Fax: (907) 683-1695 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 docadventure@hotmail.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Whitewater & scenic rafting in Denali Park. 2- & 4-hour guided paddle raft, oar raft & kayak river trips daily. Family, group & military discounts. Full “drysuits” for all guests! Mtn. bike rentals & tours. Canoe & kayak rentals on Otto Lake. Experienced guides. Free shuttles. (see also Cabins, Fairbanks - Fishing/River Excursions)

Denali Park Resorts

241 North C St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 264-4600, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 denalireservations@aramark.com www.denalinationalpark.com AK Raft Adventures departs from McKinley Chalets. Whitewater canyon run/calm wilderness float. (see also Casual Dining, Hotels/ Motels)

Denali Raft Adventures, Inc.

Drawer 190, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, in Rainbow Village RV Park, Denali Park (907) 683-2234, Fax: (907) 683-1281 Toll Free: (888) 683-2234 info@denaliraft.com, www.denaliraft.com Try it for fun! Whitewater or scenic mild water raft trips at Denali Park.

Flightseeing/Ballooning Denali Air

PO Box 82, Denali Park, AK 99755 Milepost 229.3, Denali Park (907) 683-2261, Fax: (907) 683-1347 flightseeing@denaliair.com, www.denaliair.com Circumnavigate McKinley and tour the Alaska Range in Denali National Park.

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Talkeetna, Denali & Fairbanks Airports (907) 683-2899, Fax: (907) 733-2499 Toll Free: (888) 733-2899 mckinleyflights@hotmail.com www.mckinleyflighttours.com Summit McKinley! Flightseeing tours from Denali Park, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. (see also Fairbanks - Flightseeing/Ballooning)

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PO Box 73, Talkeetna, AK 99676 Talkeetna State Airport, Talkeetna (907) 733-2218, Fax: (907) 733-1434 Toll Free: (800) 533-2219 info@talkeetnaair.com, www.talkeetnaair.com Mt. McKinley flightseeing & glacier landings since 1947. Free brochure.

Sightseeing

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure 

PO Box 705, Talkeetna, AK 99676 Main St, Talkeetna (907) 733-2223, Fax: (907) 733-2712 Toll Free: (800) 736-2210 mahays@mtaonline.net www.mahaysriverboat.com Jetboat adventures, panoramic views of Mt. McKinley, guided/drop-off fishing.

Shopping Gift Shops/Specialty Goods Marshall Arts Design  f

PO Box 70334, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 456-4769, Fax: (907) 456-4769 jmarshall@alaska.net www.marshallartsdesign.com Colorful Alaskan notecards and posters by an Alaskan artist. Order online! (see also Fairbanks - Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

Fly Denali, Inc. 

Dog Mushing

Wildlife & Wilderness Living Adventures 

PO Box 181, Cantwell, AK 99729 (907) 768-2663, Fax: (907) 768-2660 brushcana@yahoo.com www.denaliparkadventures.com A fun-filled adventure for everyone who wants to learn about “real” Alaska.

PO Box 134, Denali Park, AK 99755 Healy River Airport (907) 683-2899, Fax: (907) 733-7768 Toll Free: (866) 733-7768 info@flydenali.com, www.flydenali.com Air tours of Mt. McKinley - offering glacier landings and summit flights.

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Dining

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc. 

Casual Dining

Denali Park Resorts

241 North C St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 264-4600, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 denalireservations@aramark.com www.denalinationalpark.com Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalets. Parody of early life in Denali Park. (see also Fishing/River Excursions, Hotels/Motels)

Accommodations Cabins

Denali Cabins

1301 Parks Hwy, Ste 5, Wasilla, AK 99654 Mile 229 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 376-1900, Fax: (907) 376-1999 Toll Free: (877) 2DE-NALI info@DenaliLodges.com, www.DenaliLodges.com Convenient cabins, Kantishna Lodge, narrated park trips, other activities. (see also Hotels/ Motels)

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile ½ Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (907) 683-1695 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 docadventure@hotmail.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Cozy cabins and peaceful camping 10 miles north of the Denali National Park entrance at Otto Lake. Enjoy canoeing, biking, kayaking, rafting, fishing and birding. Cabins and camping are dry with a shared kitchen, shower and laundry facility. (see also Fishing/River Excursions, Fairbanks - Fishing/River Excursions)

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Place, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Kantishna District, Denali Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 rivercabins@doyon.com, www.seeDenali.com Denali River Cabins & Cedars Lodge. Quiet, reasonably priced cabins and motel rooms close to Denali Park entrance. Restaurant and bar, complimentary breakfast. Tour desk, rail transfers, departure point for Kantishna Wilderness Trails bus. Native owned and operated. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Lodges)

Park’s Edge 

PO Box 41, Healy, AK 99743 1/2 Mile Hilltop Rd, MP 247, Healy (907) 683-4343 lodging@parks-edge.com, www.parks-edge.com Comfy log cabins with private baths near Denali & golf course, sleep 2-6.

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Hotels/Motels Denali Cabins

1301 Parks Hwy, Ste 5, Wasilla, AK 99654 Mile 229 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 376-1900, Fax: (907) 376-1999 Toll Free: (877) 2DE-NALI info@DenaliLodges.com, www.DenaliLodges.com Convenient cabins, Kantishna Lodge, narrated park trips, other activities. (see also Cabins)

Denali Crow’s Nest Log Cabins 

PO Box 70, Denali National Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy/Crowsnest Rd, Denali National Park (907) 683-2723, Fax: (907) 683-2323 Toll Free: (888) 917-8130 crowsnet@mtaonline.net www.denalicrowsnest.com Just 1 mile north of park entrance. Our view IS the park entrance. Deluxe log cabins, each w/ private bath. Outdoor hot tub, courtesy transportation from train depot & to park activities. 24-hour front desk & tour desk. Overlook Bar & Grill. The Crow’s Nest: “above the rest.”

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

PO Box 7, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2696, Fax: (907) 683-2697 Toll Free: (866) 583-2696 info@denaligrizzlybear.com www.denaligrizzlybear.com Entr. Denali Park. Old time AK atmosphere, quaint wooded setting. Charming, cozy, unique cabins w/private decks on Nenana River $61$260. New beautiful cedar hotel, every room on river w/private deck. Hunter Travel Guide: Call these people first! (see also RV Parks/ Campgrounds)

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Denali Neighbors

Denali Cabins  (907) 376-1900 www.DenaliLodges.com Denali Outdoor Center, Inc.  (888) 303-1925 www.denalioutdoorcenter.com

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$100-165

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Doyon Tourism, Inc.  (907) 374-3041 www.seeDenali.com

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Denali Grizzly Bear Resort  (907) 683-2696 www.denaligrizzlybear.com

$22-36

Denali RV Park & Motel  (800) 478-1501 www.denaliRVpark.com

$26-33

Denali Lodging – The Grande Denali Lodge  (877) 729-0197 www.denaliparkresorts.com

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Denali Park Resorts  (800) 276-7234 www.denaliparkresorts.com

$199-299

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Denali RV Park & Motel  (800) 478-1501 www.denaliRVpark.com

$89-149

Motel Nord Haven  f (800) 683-4501 www.motelnordhaven.com

$70-164

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge  (907) 733-2900 www.princesslodges.com

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Denali Park Hotel  (907) 683-1800 www.denaliparkhotel.com

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge  (907) 683-2545 www.princesslodges.com

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Maclaren River Lodge  f (907) 822-5444 www.maclarenlodge.com

$126-249

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$126-249

Doyon Tourism, Inc.  (907) 374-3041 www.seeDenali.com

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Denali Lodging – The Denali Bluffs Hotel 

Mile 238.2 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 Toll Free: (866) 507-8653 lodging@nmsusa.com, www.denaliparkresorts.com The Denali Bluffs Hotel - affordable rooms in Denali. Call 1-877-729-0197.

Denali Lodging – The Grande Denali Lodge 

Mile 238.2 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 Toll Free: (866) 507-8653 lodging@nmsusa.com, www.denaliparkresorts.com The Grande Denali Lodge - great views at great prices. Call 1-877-729-0197.

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Denali Park Hotel

PO Box 394, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 247 Parks Hwy, Healy (907) 683-1800, Fax: (907) 683-1801 Toll Free: (866) 683-1800 stay@denaliparkhotel.com www.denaliparkhotel.com Lodging just north of Denali National Park w/ the best accommodations in the area. Rooms include 2 extra long full beds or 1 king bed, satellite TV, phone, full private bath, refrig/micro, coffee maker, WiFi/free Internet available. Nonsmoking facility. Restaurants nearby.

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Denali Park Resorts

241 North C St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 264-4600, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 denalireservations@aramark.com www.denalinationalpark.com McKinley Chalets: Premier resort in Denali, tours, rafting, dining. (see also Casual Dining, Fishing/River Excursions)

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Denali Neighbors Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge 

Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-2282, Fax: (907) 683-2545 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Located one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park. Offers modern comforts on the edge of wilderness. Restaurant, lounge, tour desk, dinner theater and espresso bar.

Denali RV Park and Motel 

PO Box 155, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 245.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1500 Toll Free: (800) 478-1501 stay@denaliRVpark.com, www.denaliRVpark.com Best values in Denali. Free cable TV, free wireless Internet. Full and partial hook-ups: $26$33. Weekly rates. Rooms from $89. Four-bed unit w/ kitchenette $149. Laundry, gift shop, pay phones. Beautiful, scenic views. Hiking trails. Locally owned. Clean, quiet place to stay. (see also RV Parks/Campgrounds)

Motel Nord Haven

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PO Box 458, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 249.5, Parks Hwy, Healy (907) 683-4500, Fax: (907) 683-4503 Toll Free: (800) 683-4501 info@motelnordhaven.com www.motelnordhaven.com Non-smoking lodging near Denali but away from the crowd. Bring your family!

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge 

Denali RV Park and Motel 

Lodges

Transportation

Mile 133 Parks Hwy, Denali State Park, AK 99683 (907) 733-2900, Fax: (907) 733-2922 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Situated within Denali State Park near the Chulitna River, two hours north of Anchorage, Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge is a true wilderness retreat. The lodge offers vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplace, tour desk and nature trails that stretch for miles.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

PO Box 155, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 245.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1500 Toll Free: (800) 478-1501 stay@denaliRVpark.com, www.denaliRVpark.com Best values in Denali. Free cable TV, free wireless Internet. Full and partial hook-ups: $26$33. Weekly rates. Rooms from $89. Four-bed unit w/ kitchenette $149. Laundry, gift shop, pay phones. Beautiful, scenic views. Hiking trails. Locally owned. Clean, quiet place to stay. (see also Hotels/Motels)

1 Doyon Place, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Kantishna District, Denali Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 942-7420 roadhouse@doyon.com, www.seeDenali.com Experience Alaskan hospitality at the beautiful Kantishna Roadhouse, a full-service lodge nestled in the backcountry of majestic Denali Park. Transportation, deluxe cabins, all meals, and abundant guided (and self-guided) activities included. Native owned and operated. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Cabins)

Ground/Public Transportation

Maclaren River Lodge

Alaska/Yukon Trails

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HC 02 Box 7282, Gakona, AK 99586 Mile 42 Denali Hwy, Paxson (907) 822-5444 maclarenlodge@starband.net www.maclarenlodge.com Lodging, food, hospitality, winter & summer activities.

Campgrounds/RV Parks Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

PO Box 7, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2696, Fax: (907) 683-2697 Toll Free: (866) 583-2696 info@denaligrizzlybear.com www.denaligrizzlybear.com Hook-ups, S dump, propane, TV, laundry, RV, tenting, showers, $22-$36. (see also Hotels/ Motels)

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com The best views are on the Best Train in the World - the Alaska Railroad! (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Fairbanks - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

PO Box 84608, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 456-5134, Fax: (907) 456-5135 Toll Free: (800) 770-7275 alaskashuttle@yahoo.com, www.alaskashuttle.com Economical transport between Anch, Talkeetna, Denali, Fbx, Dawson & Whitehorse. (see also Fairbanks - Ground /Public Transportation)

Trip Planning Visitor Information/Publications Denali Summer Times  f

2440 E Tudor #122, Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 822-5233, Fax: (800) 478-8301 Toll Free: (800) 478-8300 ncountry@gci.net, www.denali101.com Comprehensive Visitor Guide for Denali National Park.

Meet a Real Alaskan

Karen Lane/FCVB

Fairbanks Golden Heart Greeters are proud to be a part of the Global Greeter Network, a voluntary association of independent free welcoming programs around the world. Visitors are matched based on interest with enthusiastic and helpful local Alaskans who love their home city of Fairbanks and want to help travelers feel welcome and get more from their stay. A Golden Heart Greeter can be scheduled by e-mailing goldenheartgreeter@explorefairbanks.com or by calling (907) 459-3791. A minimum of one week’s notice is needed.

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the center of it all.

Bush planes like this one with floats are used to reach many of the remote areas and villages throughout Alaska.

Alaska’s Interior is the 175,000-square-mile inland area between the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north. It comprises about 30 percent of the state, making it as large as the states of Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio combined.

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These surrounding areas use Fairbanks as their gateway to adventure or as part of their itinerary. The Interior has diversity in its people, landscape, climate, culture and wildlife. This diversity is reflected in the activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and means of transportation that match the interests and lifestyles of our visitors.

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Interior Neighbors

Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska’s Borealis Adventures, LLC  f

PO Box 355, Galena, AK 99741 (907) 656-1981 info@borealisalaska.com, www.borealisalaska.com River tours on the middle Yukon, Ruby and Galena. Natural and Cultural history.

Gold/Frontier History

Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken (907) 235-6396 chickenRVpark@gmail.com www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gift shop, gold panning, gold dredge tour. (see also Cabins)

Rika’s Roadhouse and Landing

PO Box 1229, Delta Junction, AK 99737 Mile 275 Richardson Hwy, Delta Junction (907) 895-4201, Fax: (907) 895-4787 didiharp@yahoo.com, www.rikas.com Tour ten acres of AK history. Bakery restaurant, gifts, furs, gold, RV parking.

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Museums

Circle District Historical Society

PO Box 30189, Central, AK 99730 Mile 128 Steese Hwy, Central (907) 520-1893, Fax: (907) 520-1893 www.cdhs.us Mining history, mammoth tusk & bones. Beadwork, wildflowers, gold display.

Sullivan Roadhouse Museum

PO Box 987, Delta Junction, AK 99737 Mile 266 Richardson Hwy, Delta Junction (907) 895-4415 deltacc@deltachamber.org, www.deltachamber.org A great stop along the trail of Alaska’s history. Stop in and see us!

Native Culture

Tanakon Tours 

PO Box 69, Tanana, AK 99777 100 Front St, Tanana (907) 366-7188, Fax: (907) 366-7115 tanakontours@gci.net Yukon River raft trip to the village of Tanana. Return on a bush mail plane. (see also Fairbanks - Adventure/Ecotours)

Winter Activities

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416 Slater Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 196 Richardson Hwy, Summit Lake (907) 456-2626, Fax: (907) 456-2626 arcticmn@gci.net, www.arcticman.com High-speed race where snowmachiners pull skiers on a 5.5-mile course.

Accommodations Cabins

Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken (907) 235-6396 chickenRVpark@gmail.com www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gift shop, gold panning, gold dredge tour. (see also Gold/ Frontier History)

Denali Highway Cabins & Paxson Alpine Tours  f

HC 02 Box 7292, Paxson, AK 99586-9205 Mile 0.2 Denali Highway, Paxson (907) 822-5972 denalihwy@cvalaska.net, www.denalihwy.com Luxurious riverside log cabins, full bath, mtn. view, evening wildlife floats.

Hotels/Motels

Beaver Lake Resort Motel  f

PO Box 56137, North Pole, AK 99705 2555 Mission Rd, Ste 1103, North Pole (907) 488-9600, Fax: (907) 488-9772 info@beaverlakeresort.net www.beaverlakeresort.net Breathtaking atmosphere in the heart of North Pole. Competitive rates.

Kelly’s Alaska Country Inn

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PO Box 849FG, Delta Junction, AK 99737 1616 Richardson Hwy, Delta Junction (907) 895-4667, Fax: (907) 895-4481 moteloffice@kellysalaskacountryinn.com www.kellysalaskacountryinn.com End of AK Hwy! Clean rooms, WiFi, phone, TV, refrigerator, in-room coffee.

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Beaver Lake Resort Motel  f (907) 488-9600 www.beaverlakeresort.net

$115-189

Kelly’s Alaska Country Inn  f (907) 895-4667 www.kellysalaskacountryinn.com

Nenana RV Park & Campground  (907) 832-5230 nenanarv@gmail.com

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Bettles Lodge & Air Service

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge  (888) 959-9590 www.TalkeetnaLodge.com

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PO Box 27, Bettles, AK 99726 100 Bettles Field, Bettles (907) 479-7018, Fax: (907) 479-7028 Toll Free: (800) 770-5111 bttlodge@alaska.net, www.bettleslodge.com Premier lodge, Arctic Circle tours, wilderness trips, air taxi, hike, raft, fish. (see also Arctic Neighbors - Lodges)

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge 

Campgrounds/RV Parks

Nenana RV Park & Campground PO Box 207, Nenana, AK 99760 210 E 4th St, Nenana (907) 832-5230 nenanarv@gmail.com Free showers, coin laundry, dump station, Internet, trees, propane.

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PO Box 987, Delta Junction, AK 99737 2855 Alaska Hwy, Ste 1B, Delta Junction (907) 895-5068, Fax: (907) 895-5141 Toll Free: (877) 895-5068 deltacc@deltachamber.org, www.deltachamber.org At the end of the Alaska Highway! Historical sites, fishing, much more!

Trip Planning Chambers of Commerce

1 Brenwick Craig Rd, Mile 102 Richardson Hwy, Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 822-4000, Fax: (907) 822-4044 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Located at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this stunning lodge features outstanding views of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range and the Copper and Klutina Rivers. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, tour desk, gift shop and espresso bar.

509 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 Mile 12.5 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna (907) 733-9500, Fax: (907) 733-9545 Toll Free: (888) 959-9590 info@talkeetnalodge.com www.talkeetnalodge.com/fcvb Spectacular views of Mt. McKinley, awardwinning cuisine & meeting facilities.

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Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center  PO Box 469, Glennallen, AK 99588 Mile 189 Glenn Hwy, Glennallen (907) 822-5555, Fax: (907) 822-5558 chamber@cvinternet.net, www.traveltoalaska.com

Share Your Visit to Fairbanks

Bring your camera along on your Authentic Alaskan vacation, then enter our online photo contest, and you could win a Fairbanks-themed prize or see your photo in a future publication or on our website! View entries or enter a photo at www.explorefairbanks. com. By submitting any photo to the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, you must have rights to the photo submitted and agree to the conditions of usage. For a complete explanation of how this works, check out the “Photo Contest” on our homepage.

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge  (907) 822-4000 www.princesslodges.com

$120-175

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Lodges Bettles Lodge & Air Service  f (907) 479-7018 www.bettleslodge.com

$90-150

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Alaska’s coastal regions offer many opportunities to get out on the open water.

Our Alaskan neighbors as well as supporting businesses in surrounding regions work together to provide visitors with the activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and means of transportation to ensure successful travel en route or while in Alaska. Many visitors to Fairbanks take the opportunity to continue their travels to Alaska’s

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours

Alaska Wildland Adventures 

PO Box 389, Girdwood, AK 99587 Mile 1.8 Alyeska Hwy, Girdwood (907) 783-2928, Fax: (907) 783-2130 Toll Free: (800) 334-8730 info@alaska-wildland.com www.alaskawildland.com/fcvb Since 1977. Denali Park, active nature safaris, Kenai fishing, rafting.

Fishing/River Excursions

Copper River Salmon Charters

PO Box 222, Gakona, AK 99586 Mile 128.5 Richardson Hwy, Gakona (907) 822-3664, Fax: (907) 822-3696 Toll Free: (888) 462-3211 gakona@gakonaak.net, www.gakona.com Offering salmon charters and cabins for 25 years at competitive prices.

D&M Charters, RV Park & Cabins  PO Box 39014, Ninilchik, AK 99639 Mile 137.3 Sterling Hwy, Ninilchik (907) 567-4368 Toll Free: (800) 479-7357 dmcharters@gci.net, www.dnmcharters.com Fishing charters, RV park & cabins w/view, showers, laundry, WiFi & espresso.

Museums

Seward Wildlife Cruises 

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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 248-5325, Fax: (907) 248-6391 info@alaskaairmuseum.org www.alaskaairmuseum.org Vintage aircraft, flight sim, theater. Free shuttle from Anchorage Airport.

Native Culture

Alaska Native Heritage Center

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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504 (907) 330-8000, Fax: (907) 330-8030 Toll Free: (800) 315-6608 info@alaskanative.net, www.alaskanative.net Alaska’s premier cultural center with village sites, dancing, art, and more.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Kenai Fjords Tours

509 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 Seward Small Boat Harbor, Seward (907) 276-6249, Fax: (907) 777-2888 Toll Free: (888) 478-3346 info@kenaifjords.com, www.kenaifjords.com/fcvb “Alaska’s #1 Wildlife and Glacier Cruise” with daily departures in Seward.

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises 

Tim Berg’s Alaskan Fishing Adventures 

720 K-Beach Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-9683, Fax: (907) 262-0827 Toll Free: (800) 548-3474 timmyberg@yahoo.com, www.alaskanfishing.com Fish the Kenai. Shark/salmon/halibut & more. 4 distinct lodges. 30 yrs exp.

509 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 Pier 1, Small Boat Harbor, Whittier (907) 277-2131, Fax: (907) 777-2888 Toll Free: (800) 992-1297 info@princewilliamsound.com www.princewilliamsound.com/fcvb Cruise the ice age and come face-to-face with glaciers and wildlife in Prince William Sound.

Sightseeing

A&P Tours, Inc.

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PO Box 101068, Anchorage, AK 99510 430 K St, Anchorage (907) 272-9401, Fax: (907) 272-0251 aptours@alaska.net, www.aptoursalaska.com Specializing in aurora tours & winter/summer activities for Japanese tourists. (see also Fairbanks - Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing)

Premier Alaska Tours, Inc.  f

1900 Premier Ct, Anchorage, AK 99502-1113 (907) 279-0001, Fax: (907) 279-0002 Toll Free: (888) 486-8725 Stefanie@tourAlaska.net www.PremierAlaskaTours.com Statewide escorted tours available year-round. Uniquely Alaskan! (see also Fairbanks Ground/Public Transportation)

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PO Box 101400, Anchorage, AK 99510 411 W 4th Ave, Ste 10, Anchorage (907) 274-7300, Fax: (907) 274-5952 Toll Free: (800) 764-7300 www.majormarine.com Wildlife and glacier cruises into Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound.

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises 

PO Box 1297, Valdez, AK 99686 112 N Harbor Dr, Valdez (907) 835-4731, Fax: (907) 835-3765 Toll Free: (866) 867-1297 info@stephenscruises.com www.stanstephenscruises.com Discover Prince William Sound from Valdez! See amazing glaciers & wildlife. (see also Fairbanks - Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Shopping Gift Shops/Specialty Goods Made In Alaska

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741 E 13th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-4621 (907) 272-5634, Fax: (907) 272-5635 madeinalaska@anchoragemarkets.com www.madeinalaska.org Mother bear & cub logo shows state certification of true Made In Alaska.

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604 H St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 272-9225, Fax: (907) 258-4225 Toll Free: (888) 360-9665 oomingmak@qiviut.com, www.qiviut.com Qiviut handknits from the Native co-op, hats, scarves, more at www.qiviut.com.

Accommodations Hotels/Motels

Ramada Anchorage Downtown

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115 E. 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 272-7561, Fax: (907) 272-3879 Toll Free: (866) 726-2327 info@alaskaramada.com, www.alaskaramada.com A great value in downtown Anchorage! Clean rooms, friendly service & lots of free amenities: deluxe continental breakfast, airport & train shuttle (w/ adv. notice), parking, local calls, newspaper, cable TV, business center, WiFi & ref/micro. Dog-friendly rooms avail. w/fee.

Ramada Anchorage Downtown  f (907) 272-7561 www.alaskaramada.com

$79-269

Lodges Kennicott Glacier Lodge  (907) 258-2350 www.KennicottLodge.com

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Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Convention & Visitors Bureaus

PO Box 240567, Anchorage, AK 99524 #15 Millsite, Kennicott (907) 258-2350, Fax: (907) 248-7975 Toll Free: (800) 582-5128 info@kennicottlodge.com www.KennicottLodge.com Premier lodge in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Great activities & food.

Transportation Marine Transportation

Totem Ocean Trailer Express

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2511 Tidewater, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-5868, Fax: (907) 278-9689 Toll Free: (800) 234-8683 RVShipper@totemocean.com www.totemocean.com TOTE’s drive-on, drive-off ships can transport your RV from Anchorage to Tacoma while your vacation continues in a way that won’t put miles or wear and tear on your vehicle. We do not take passengers.

Trip Planning Chambers of Commerce

Bethel Chamber of Commerce

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Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center  f

PO Box 99, Cordova, AK 99574 404 1st St, Cordova (907) 424-7260, Fax: (907) 424-7259 visitcordova@ak.net, www.cordovachamber.com Cordova - Alaska’s hidden treasure & Prince William Sound’s little gem.

Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce  f

44790 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-9814, Fax: (907) 262-3566 director@soldotnachamber.com www.visitsoldotna.com Located in the heart of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Free recreation guide.

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201 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-7740, Fax: (907) 235-8766 info@homeralaska.org, www.homeralaska.org Visit Homer, Alaska! The “Halibut Capital of the World” and much more.

Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau  f PO Box 749, Seward, AK 99664 2001 Seward Hwy, Seward (907) 224-8051, Fax: (907) 224-5353 visitseward@seward.net, www.seward.com Outdoor adventure, culture, scenic wonders. Seward.com - Alaska starts here!

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Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

524 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-4118, Fax: (907) 278-5559 Toll Free: (800) 478-1255 info@anchorage.net, www.Anchorage.net Anchorage. Big Wild Life™

PO Box 1226, Sitka, AK 99835 303 Lincoln St, Ste 4, Sitka (907) 747-5940, Fax: (907) 747-3739 scvb@sitka.org, www.sitka.org Part Russian, part Tlingit, totally beautiful. Contact us for visitor info.

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Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

904 Potter St, Bellingham, WA 98229 (360) 671-3990, Fax: (360) 647-7873 Toll Free: (800) 487-2032 tourism@bellingham.org, www.bellingham.org AK Marine Hwy’s southernmost port, friendly & affordable. Free visitor info.

Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

PO Box 530, Haines, AK 99827 122 2nd Ave S, Haines (907) 766-2234, Fax: (907) 766-3155 Toll Free: (800) 458-3579 hcvb@haines.ak.us, www.haines.ak.us Haines - all you dreamed Alaska would be wildlife & outdoor adventure await!

PO Box 1029, Skagway, AK 99840 245 Broadway, Skagway (907) 983-2854, Fax: (907) 983-3854 Toll Free: (888) 762-1898 skagwayinfo@gmail.com, www.skagway.com Everything under the sun! Turn south in Whitehorse. Ho! For the Klondike.

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

PO Box 1603, Valdez, AK 99686 104 Chenega St, Valdez (907) 835-INFO, Fax: (907) 835-4845 info@valdezalaska.org, www.valdezalaska.org Even Mother Nature has favorites - see why visit Valdez. Call/log on for info.

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Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.  f

PO Box 329, Bethel, AK, 99559 (907) 543-2911, (907) 543-2255 bethelchamber1@alaska.com www.bethelakchamber.org Bethel is rich in Yu’pik culture. Host of K300 dog race and Camai Dance Festival.

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Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

11471 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611 (907) 283-1991, Fax: (907) 283-2230 info@visitkenai.com, www.visitkenai.com KENAI…where the RIVER ends and your Kenai Peninsula ADVENTURE begins!

4133 Fourth Ave, Ste. 205, Whitehorse YT Y1A 1H8 (867) 668-3555, Fax: (867) 668-3550 info@ycb.ca, www.meetingsyukon.com The Yukon - experience the land of towering mountains & abundant wildlife!

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau

Travel Agents/Trip Planners

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131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (907) 225-6166, Fax: (907) 225-4250 Toll Free: (800) 770-3300 info@visit-ketchikan.com www.visit-ketchikan.com Native culture, sportfishing, wildlife. Free travel guide.

Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

100 Marine Way, Ste 200, Kodiak, AK 99615 (907) 486-4782, Fax: (907) 486-6545 Toll Free: (800) 789-4782 visit@kodiak.org, www.kodiak.org Kodiak - Alaska’s emerald isle. Brown bear viewing & world class fishing!

Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau  f

7744 E Visitors View Court, Palmer, AK 99645 Mile 35.5 Parks Hwy, Palmer (907) 746-5000, Fax: (907) 746-2688 info@alaskavisit.com, www.alaskavisit.com Visit the Mat-Su Valley! Home of Mt. McKinley, Iditarod Headquarters, Matanuska Glacier and Hatcher Pass. Stop by our Visitor Center located at Mile 35.5 Parks Hwy, near the junction of the Parks and Glenn Hwys. Lodging information, hiking trail maps and fishing reports.

Palmer Convention and Visitors Bureau  f

PO Box 433, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 746-2556, Fax: (907) 746-2584 info@visitpalmer.org, www.visitpalmer.org Nestled in Mat-Su Valley, Palmer has year-round opportunities for adventure!

Alaska Tour & Travel 

PO Box 22-1011, Anchorage, AK 99522 (907) 245-0200, Fax: (907) 245-0400 Toll Free: (800) 208-0200 experts@alaskatravel.com, www.alaskatravel.com We specialize in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations including Fairbanks. Our knowledgeable staff can arrange lodging, activities and transportation. We offer a great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation. (see also Fairbanks - Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association  f

2207 Spenard Rd #201, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 258-3171, Fax: (907) 258-3851 info@awrta.org, www.awrta.org Eco-cultural tourism trip planning website for Alaska. www.awrta.org

Alaskatours.com

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413 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 277-3000, Fax: (907) 272-2532 mytrip@alaskatours.com, www.Alaskatours.com Your one-stop resource for travel planning throughout the state.

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PO Box 201961, Anchorage, AK 99520-1961 330 E 4th Ave, Anchorage (907) 258-4690, Fax: (907) 258-4691 hai4690@haishirokuma.com www.haishirokuma.com Tours & hotel reservations. Japanese-speaking guides & sales staff available.

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Alaskan Neighbors Visitor Information/Publications

Services — Business

Services — Visitors

PO Box 221893, Anchorage, AK 99522 (907) 569-9010, Fax: (907) 569-9110 info@alaskaone.com www.alaskaone.com/fairbanks/ AlaskaOne.com is your Alaska planning assistant on the web.

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Klondike Visitors Association

Alaska Cruise Association

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PO Box 389, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 King and Front St, Dawson City (867) 993-5575, Fax: (867) 993-6415 Toll Free: (877) 465-3006 kva@dawson.net, www.dawsoncity.ca Visit Dawson City & the Klondike! Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino/Gold panning.

The Last Great Road Trip Magazine  f

www.TheLastGreatRoadTrip.com A magazine about the people and places within the Yukon Territory and Eastern Alaska. Download a FREE copy of The Last Great Road Trip at www.TheLastGreatRoadTrip.com. See more of our northern publications at www.HarperStreet.com.

WHERE Alaska & Yukon Magazine  f

2208 Spruce St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2P3 (604) 736-5586, Fax: (604) 736-3465 infoalaska@where.ca, www.where.ca/alaskayukon Everything a visitor needs to know to explore Alaska & the Yukon Territory.

Journal Graphics Commercial Printers  f

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360 K Street, Ste 300, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 743-4529, Fax: (907) 743-4553 info@akcruise.org, www.akcruise.org Building partnerships with the cruise lines and Alaskans.

2840 NW 35th Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (503) 221-3331, Fax: (503) 552-3653 Toll Free: (866) 885-9103 john.murray@journalgraphics.com www.journalgraphics.com World class print and mail for Visitors Guides, magazines and publications.

Internet

Apokrisis, LLC  f

329 F St, Ste 212, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 250-4454, Fax: (866) 890-5369 info@apokrisis.com, www.apokrisis.com Internet marketing consulting focused on performance. Add website traffic.

what’s on your life checklist?

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Alaskaone.com  f

A few of the things we can help check off your list: q See the northern lights q Go above the Arctic Circle q Meet Santa Claus at North Pole q Drive the Alaska Highway q Pan for gold q Visit an Alaska Native village q Cross the Yukon River q View giant ice sculptures

q See North America’s tallest peaks q Catch an Arctic grayling q See the trans-Alaska oil pipeline q Tee-off at midnight q Mush a dog team q Soak in a mineral hot springs q Soar in a hot air balloon q See majestic wildlife

Want proof of your adventures? If you’ve seen the aurora or made the drive up the Alaska Highway, take home your personalized certificate (suitable for framing). Ask your tour operator or talk to the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau’s friendly visitor information specialists at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center to receive your certificate.

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arctic Neighbors

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Just over 500 air miles from Fairbanks, Barrow is the northernmost city in the United States.

An Alaska travel experience would not be complete without an opportunity to explore firsthand the vast wilderness panoramas and tundra-laden landscape and the fascinating indigenous cultures that are Alaska’s Arctic. Within this region north of the Arctic Circle, you will find many special places to explore such as the majestic Brooks Range, Coldfoot, Wiseman, Fort Yukon, Bettles, Anaktuvuk Pass and Barrow. Enjoy village tours, cultural programs, historic sites, aurora viewing, wildlife viewing Rudi Schneider

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Arctic Neighbors

Activities, Attractions Accommodations Cabins & Tours Arctic Getaway Cabin Native Culture

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PO Box 48, Beaver, AK 99724 1600 Riverview Dr, Beaver (907) 628-6622, Fax: (907) 628-6622 beavertours@yahoo.com www.beaverlodgetours.com Hands-on guided tour of Beaver. Experience the AK subsistence lifestyle.

Shopping Gift Shops/Specialty Goods Arctic Circle Trading Post 

PO Box 83703, Fairbanks, AK 99708-3703 Mile 49 Elliott Hwy (907) 474-3507 www.arcticcircletradingpost.com The first stop on your journey to the Arctic Circle. We have the best selection of Arctic Circle gifts available. T-shirts, caps, pins, Native crafts, general mercantile, Arctic Circle certificates and Dalton Highway travel information.

Igloo #8, Wiseman, AK 99790 (907) 678-4456 info@arcticgetaway.com, www.arcticgetaway.com Homey, Alaskan-style accommodations above the Arctic Circle.

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PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 175 Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot (907) 474-3500, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (866) 474-3400 adventure@nothernalaska.com www.coldfootcamp.com Your base camp for exploring Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range. Great food along the Dalton Highway with simple, clean rooms. Land and air transportation can be arranged along with tour options from Coldfoot. Great aurora viewing in the winter. Tire shop, fuel and gift shop.

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PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-3565, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (877) 474-3565 adventure@northernalaska.com www.deadhorsecamp.com Your first stop in Deadhorse. Rooms, food, gifts, tire repair, fuel & tours.

Yukon River Camp 

PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 56 Dalton Hwy, Yukon Crossing (907) 474-3557, Fax: (907) 474-4767 adventure@northernalaska.com www.yukonrivercamp.com Alaskan salmon, halibut & burgers at the Yukon River. Rooms, gifts & fuel.

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PO Box 27, Bettles, AK 99726 100 Bettles Field, Bettles (907) 479-7018, Fax: (907) 479-7028 Toll Free: (800) 770-5111 bttlodge@alaska.net, www.bettleslodge.com Premier lodge, Arctic Circle tours, wilderness trips, air taxi, hike, raft, fish. (see also Interior Neighbors - Lodges)

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Brooks Range Aviation 

PO Box 10, Bettles Field, AK 99726 (907) 692-5444, Fax: (907) 692-2185 Toll Free: (800) 692-5443 airservice@brooksrange.com www.brooksrange-alaska-wilderness-trips.com Air charter serving the Brooks Range. Outdoor adventures. Boat rentals.

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Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast  f (907) 678-4456 www.arcticgetaway.com

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Bettles Lodge & Air Service  f (907) 479-7018 www.bettleslodge.com

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travel tips

here’s the inside scoop.

General Information Transportation Native Peoples of Alaska Alaska’s Adventure Corridor Gateway to Authentic Alaska Fairbanks Area Map Alaska Map Get Connected Who to Call

Visitors can explore the vastness of Alaska by RV along the state’s scenic highways and byways.

Once you get the inside scoop, planning for your trip is simple. Fairbanks is an easy place to get to from all parts around the globe and within the state. Discover the best options for your style of travel. Many visitors also want a bit of advice on how to dress for the season at hand and be comfortable, winter or summer. We’ll start you on a list of what to wear and what to bring. And if you don’t own it or forgot to © 2007 Michael DeYoung/ATIA

bring it, we can find you a supplier who has exactly what you need. You can find the right place to stay, near the places you want to see and within the price range you can afford. And if you need help mapping it out, look here to locate those destinations that you plan to see. You’ll find these answers and more in Travel Tips.

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General Information Population Fairbanks, North Pole and the Fairbanks North Star Borough are home to about 97,900 residents and attract more than 400,000 visitors annually.

Local Government A predominantly pro-development government and low/no tax structure make Fairbanks an attractive place to do business. Government officials are supportive of economic development and tourism. Within the area, there are the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, which both are encompassed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough (county).

Landscape Fairbanks, Alaska’s “Golden Heart City,” is located in Alaska’s Interior north of Denali National Park and Preserve and south of the Arctic Circle, bordered by the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north. It is Alaska’s second largest city located in a broad lowland known as the Tanana Valley, which is crisscrossed by the Chena and Tanana Rivers.

Climate Fairbanks enjoys the summer’s midnight sun and the winter’s northern lights. The Brooks Range keeps the harsh Arctic winds at bay, and the Alaska Range keeps the wet, coastal weather to the south. Expect dry weather, little wind and warm summers. Winter brings snow from

November through March, with temperatures averaging 8oF to –19oF. Summer temperatures rise into the 70s and 80s. www.arh.noaa.gov

Time Zone The state of Alaska is located in the Alaska Standard Time Zone (AST), four hours behind Eastern Standard Time, and makes adjustments for daylight savings time.

Dress Fairbanksans dress for the season at hand. Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes are acceptable for most occasions. Summer wear includes shorts, sandals, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Winter wear should include parkas, boots, snow pants, caps, sunglasses and mittens. Dressing in layers yearround is recommended, as the weather systems can change rapidly.

Military Installations Adjacent to the city is Fort Wainwright, home to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the largest separate brigade in the U.S. Army, and 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, the newest brigadesized unit. (907) 353-6701. Over 2,000 Army retirees call Fairbanks home. www.wainwright.army.mil Located 26 miles to the south is Eielson Air Force Base (EAFB), home to the 354th Fighter Wing, the 18th Aggressor Squadrons and the 168th Alaska Air National Guard. (907) 377-2116. Eielson offers free public guided tours 10:30amnoon every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. www.eielson.af.mil

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Accommodations & Activities

Full range of accommodations

Over 3,800 rooms are available in a variety of properties and price ranges. Luxurious hotel suites, rustic log cabins,

hostels, downtown inns, scenic bed and breakfasts or wilderness lodges are available. Reservations are highly recommended year-round for lodging and activities. Most of our activities are weather-contingent, so it’s best to check with operators to ensure availability. Summer activities begin in mid-May and winter activities begin to gear up in mid-October.

Shopping Some popular souvenirs sold in Alaska include Alaska Native handcrafts. Although it is legal to buy authentic handcrafts made from certain protected species, some products are not. Souvenir ulus and knives need to be packed with checked baggage as they will be confiscated by the TSA. “Made in Alaska,” with its mother bear and cub logo, means that products are manufactured and crafted in Alaska. “Alaska Grown” produce, meat products and greenhouse bedding plants are “fresher by far” because they are sold within a day or two of harvesting.

Currency, Banks & Money Exchange U.S. dollars are the currency in Fairbanks. Major credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted. ATMs are widely available for cash withdrawals.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) The campus is home to the statewide university system administrative offices, the Geophysical Institute, the Museum of the North, the Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station and the International Arctic Research Center. Originally founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, offering 28 certificates and 167

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Travel Tips Mining Mining began in Fairbanks over 100 years ago, and it remains an important factor in the local economy today. Fort Knox Gold Mine showed investors worldwide that a large low-grade mine could be permitted, built and operated in Interior Alaska, with some of the world’s largest gold mining companies attracted to the area. Alaska has world-class mineral deposits, and Alaska’s major mines showcase examples of modern mining. Visitors can learn more about Fairbanks’ gold history as part of a number of local tours and attractions. www.kinross.com/operations/usafort-knox.html

Bird Watching degrees in 122 disciplines ranging from bachelors to Ph.D’s. Its 9,828 students come from Alaska, most other states, and 52 foreign countries. www.uaf.edu

Oil Fairbanks, a prime hub, is the closest city to the oilfields accessible by the Dalton Highway. It is also the midpoint of the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which carries crude oil from the north to Valdez. The oil industry’s North Slope operations have a huge direct and indirect annual impact of well over $250 million on the Fairbanks economy. Scenic tours are available to visit Prudhoe Bay through tour operators who offer excursions. Visitors can see the pipeline from a viewing and visitor center 10 miles north of Fairbanks in Fox. www.alyeska-pipeline.com/

Cold-Weather Testing Fairbanks has reliably cold temperatures in the winter, which make it an excellent choice for cold-weather testing with its top-notch airport facilities and services, reasonable costs, and convenient access. UAF has superior cold weather and technological resources available. www.cchrc.org

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Residents follow the seasons by watching the movement of bird life at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge close to town. Creamer’s Field was a successful dairy from 1928 to 1966. Now, it is a 1,800acre bird refuge and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. It has nature walks, maintained trails, tours and is an excellent place to see migrating birds including sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, pintails and golden plovers. Red polls, owls, ravens and chickadees, to name a few, make their home at Creamer’s yearround. (907) 452-5162. www.wildlifeviewing.alaska.gov

Fishing

www.adfg.state.ak.us provides sport fishing regulations, weekly fishing updates and on-line licensing.

Transportation Fairbanks is well-connected to the world by air, rail, road and sea.

Air Fairbanks International Airport is close to downtown Fairbanks with shuttles, rental cars, taxi transfers and occasional bus service available. Alaska Airlines (year-round) www. alaskaair.com and Delta Airlines (summer seasonal) www.delta. com offer daily direct flights from Fairbanks to the Lower 48. Several regional and commuter carriers, Air North www.flyair north.com, and Frontier Alaska www.frontierak.com provide air service between Fairbanks and numerous Interior rural communities as well as Anchorage and Canada. Fairbanks is, by far, the smallest U.S. market with any form of non-stop scheduled or charter passenger service to both Europe and Asia. Since 2001, Frankfurtbased Condor Airlines, www.condor. com, has been offering once weekly passenger service during the summer season. Japan Airlines operates charter flights from Narita, Osaka and Nagoya airports. www.jal.co.jp. Short flight times to and from Asia, competitive fuel prices and excellent operating conditions position Fairbanks as a key player in domestic and international travel and commerce.

Be sure to purchase an Alaska sportfishing license prior to wetting your line. Those on guided fishing trips can often obtain a license directly from the outfitter. Guided and unguided day and multi-day trips to remote rivers and lakes can be arranged with local fishing guides and boat charters and with fly-in fishing services with float and fixed-wing aircraft. The Alaska Department Catch Arctic grayling of Fish and Game’s website at

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Native Peoples of Alaska

as caribou, moose hide, birch, and antlers are used in clothing, canoes, tools or footwear. The Inupiaq (In OO pee ak) Eskimos subsist on the land Fairbanks and Anchorage. Summer service includes stops in Denali for visitors to take advantage of activities. Log on to www. alaskarailroad.com for schedules and pricing.

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and sea of northwest Alaska with its often extreme climate. Their lives are connected to the whale, walrus, seal, polar bear, caribou and fish. via motorhome to Fairbanks and Denali National Park. For more information visit www.alaska.gov/ferry

Around Town Rental cars, shuttles and taxis are available in addition to the Fairbanks North Star Borough MACS Transit Bus System. If you have a car or want to catch the bus, you can make use of the one dollar/hour Downtown Transportation Center and Parking Garage. The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is within walking distance of the center.

Shuttle service companies provide daily Newly remodeled Fairbanks International Airport scheduled transportation throughout Alaska Fairbanks has some of Alaska’s best and the Yukon. Statewide charter weather, and for pilots, Fairbanks International is 94% VFR and 99.5% services can also be arranged. Autos, Highways trucks, vans and motorhomes can diversion-free. The Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully be rented at a number of convenient Home to 500 small aircraft, both paved highway with services about locations. singles and twins on wheels, floats 50 miles apart. The Richardson and skis, it is not unusual to see a 747 Marine Highway (#4) is the home stretch of and a Piper cub operating at the same The Alaska Marine Highway System the Alaska Highway leading north time on parallel runways. The airport has regularly scheduled passenger to Fairbanks. The Steese Highway has a conveniently located air campand vehicle service to 32 coming park equipped with campsites, munities in Alaska in the Inside BBQ-equipped picnic pavilions, Passage, Southeast and Southfirewood and loaner bikes to go into west, the Aleutian Islands and the town. www.dot.state.ak.us/faiiap Alaska Peninsula. Passenger and vehicle capacity as well as ameniRail ties such as staterooms, food The last full-service railroad in the service and observation lounges United States, the Alaska Railroad vary on each ship. A popular trip provides daily summer service and for travelers is to continue north Alaska Railroad weekend winter service between

Alaska Railroad

Fairbanks International Airport

Nine Alaska Native cultures within Alaska can be considered as five distinct groups based on cultural similarities and geographic location. The two groups found in Alaska’s Interior and the Far North are the Athabascan Indians and the Inupiaq Eskimos. The Athabascan (Ath uh BAS ken) Indians traditionally lived along the major riverways of Alaska. Prior to Western contact, they were a nomadic people, yet many retain a subsistence lifestyle which includes fishing, hunting and trapping supplemented by modern technology. Traditional resources such

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tions, call 866282-7577 or 511 in-state.

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Alaska Vehicle Regulations

(#6) heads north to the Yukon River, with about one-third of the road paved. The Parks Highway (#3) links Fairbanks and Anchorage, a 360-mile or 6 1/2-hour drive in the summer. The Elliott Highway (#2) heads north from Fox to Livengood. The Dalton Highway (#11), also known as “the Haul Road,” closely follows the route of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, for which the road was constructed, and is one of America’s great motoring adventures with magnificent scenery. It is a narrow gravel service road with substantial truck traffic. Services are available at the Yukon River and Coldfoot. After Coldfoot, the next services are available 244 miles away in Deadhorse. The Dalton Highway is open to the public for 496 miles north of Fairbanks. Security gates at Prudhoe Bay restrict access, though tours are available. Best time to drive the highway is between late May and mid-September.

Highway Conditions Roads in Alaska vary from two-lane highways to narrow country roads. Some stretches have little or no shoulder. A unique feature of Interior Alaska roads and highways are “frost heaves,” bumps and dips caused by freezing and thawing of the ground below the road surface. Exercise caution when approaching such terrain. Road construction and maintenance happens in the summer, so be aware of possible delays. For road condi-

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Motor vehicle liability insurance is required in Alaska. The speed limit is 55 miles per hour on major highways unless otherwise posted. Seat belts are mandatory for all occupants, and any child under seven must ride in a federally approved child safety seat. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle passengers. It is unlawful to use only your parking lights, day or night, when the vehicle is in motion.

Canadian Customs and Border Information As of June 2009, all travelers to and from Canada need a passport. In addition, a valid driver’s license, motor vehicle registration and proof of liability insurance are required for those who are driving. For more information on how to obtain a passport or to access new requirements for travelers, log on to www.travel. state.gov/passport

Traveling Around Alaska? Visit www.travelalaska.com to order a state vacation planner, for community links, climate and weather and special interest travel such as sportfishing, winter vacations, history and culture and adventure and ecotourism.

The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau (FCVB) has made every effort to provide accurate listings. FCVB does not guarantee the accuracy of the listings presented, and is not responsible for changes, omissions or errors. Requests for more detailed information should be made to the company in the listing. Member listings are as of 10/31/09. FCVB is not responsible for the quality of goods or services provided by firms or organizations listed in the 2010 Visitors Guide nor does it make any endorsement, representation or warranty for any listing. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without written permission from FCVB. The FCVB retains right of refusal on any advertisement submitted.

FCVB Project Team: Steven Bigler, Angie Cerny, Karen Gaunt, Kasey Gillam, Chris Harper, Charity Gadapee, Karen Lane, Karen Lundquist, Shelley McCool, Ashley Ritenour Proofreader: Inge Lockwood Designer: Jill Marshall, Marshall Arts Design, Fairbanks

Alaska/Canada Border Locations and Hours Top of the World Highway (Poker Creek) Open May to September, 8am to 8pm (U.S.), 9am to 9pm (Canada) Alaska Highway (Beaver Creek) Open year-round, 24 hours both U.S. and Canada. Haines Highway Open year-round, 24 hours (U.S.) 8am to midnight (Canada) Klondike Highway (Skagway) Open year-round, 24 hours (U.S.) 8am to midnight (Nov. 1–March 31), 24 hours (April 1–October 31) (Canada) Though verified at press time, border requirements may change without notice. Please call for the most up-to-date information: Local U.S. Customs office: (907) 474-0307 Alaska Highway U.S. border station: (907) 774-2252 Yukon Border Crossing: (867) 667-3943, (867) 667-3944 Canadian Customs at Beaver Creek: (867) 862-7230


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Let Your Adventure Begin in Alaska’s Adventure Corridor Alaska’s adventure corridor, with its rich history and spectacular scenery, stretches from Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway to Valdez. Heading south from Fairbanks, visit with Santa Claus in North Pole, where “the spirit of Christmas lives all year long.” Scenic viewpoints between Fairbanks and the Copper River Valley include mighty rivers and mountains and historic roadhouses with a long tradition of hospitality for highway travelers. Explore Delta Junction, the official end of the Alaska Highway, with its views of the Alaska Range and the Delta bison herd. Paxson, at the crossroads of the Richardson and Denali Highways, provides scenic vistas and wildlife sightings. The Copper River and its worldrenowned salmon, and the Gulkana, Delta and Tanana rivers offer scenic recreation with rafting, fishing and jet boat tours. Glaciers are visible from the highway or by flight, kayak tour or cruise.

Randy Bonn

The Copper River Valley has been home to Athabascans, miners, missionaries and military. Copper mines were established in the 1930s; many historic buildings are under restoration. Glenallen and Copper Center

Hiking near Valdez

are starting points for river trips, rafting, ATV rides or hikes, while Gulkana and Gakona provide Alaska Native culture. Access to the historic mining communities of McCarthy and Kennicott is from Chitina by small plane or by the Edgerton Highway. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve encompasses 13.2 million acres of stunning scenery, exciting tours and com-

pelling history. Four mountain ranges and nine of North America’s sixteen highest peaks can be found. The final leg of the corridor ends in Valdez, established by gold prospectors headed north. Treks on Worthington or Valdez Glaciers, whitewater rafting through historic Keystone Canyon, freshwater and deepsea fishing and outdoor recreation abound.

Gateway to Authentic Alaska What makes Fairbanks the gateway to your Authentic Alaskan adventure? Its central riverfront location between two mountain ranges provides access to wilderness, village life, and the national parks. Fairbanks is easily accessible yearround by air, rail and road. The only practical way to reach rural Alaska is by airplane, whether jet or small plane, by wheels, skis or floats. The skies stretch as far as the eye can see, so your trip would not be complete without flightseeing. Seeing Alaska from the air by scheduled bush mail flight, charter plane or guided tour is dramatic, panoramic and exceptional. Fairbanks serves as a primary base for small aircraft tours and services. The vast expanse of land, with intersecting rivers that stretch for miles in every direction, makes our urban and rural communities markedly unlike those on Alaska’s coast. Rivers are the lifeblood of travel, trade and subsistence – a place to fish, canoe, kayak and boat in the summer, and a frozen paradise for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and dog mushing in the winter. Rent your gear in Fairbanks and head out on your own or arrange for a guided tour on one of our alternative “highways.”

The natural phenomena and driving forces of our seasons – the midnight sun and the northern lights – are sensory experiences that few places in the world can claim. We never tire of summer’s long days and make the most of the extra daylight. Nor do we tire of the northern lights of winter, where cars still stop along the side of the road, dim their lights and enjoy the brilliant show above. Summer with its extended daylight has perfect conditions for activities to go well past midnight without the use of artificial light. In seasons accented with sufficient darkness, the northern lights similarly often start after midnight. Each provides the backdrop for an exceptional trip – whether it’s a midnight sun tour above the Arctic Circle, an aurora tour into the Brooks Range or your own personal discovery. Situated only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, you will f ind our landscape, our lifestyles and our people different. The land, the climate and our location dictate yet enhance how we live. Come explore Fairbanks and make it the gateway to your Authentic Alaskan adventure.

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Who to call

Find that important phone number. Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game Fairbanks Visitor Information (907) 456-5774 or (800) 327-5774 Fishing Hotline...............(907) 459-7385 Hunting Hotline..............(907) 459-7386 511 Travel in the Know by phone or web Alaska Marine Hwy...........(800) 642-0066 Dial 511 in Alaska Dial 1-866-282-7577 outside Alaska Customs or http://511.Alaska.gov U.S..................................(907) 474-0307 Get road conditions, construction Canada...........................(867) 862-7230 closures, urgent reports, weather, ferry information and other travel advisories Directory Assistance Local..................................................411 Alaska Public Lands Information Center Statewide........................(907) 555-1212 (Denali Park info)..........(907) 459-3730 Events Alaska Visitor Recorded local.............. (907) 456-INFO Information.....................(907) 929-2200

Federal Aviation Administration (907) 474-0137 or (800) 992-7433 Hospital..............................(907) 452-8181 Police, Fire & Medical Emergency.......911 State Troopers....................(907) 451-5100 (Rural emergency)..........(800) 811-0911 Time & Temperature.............................844 Weather Recorded Weather...... (907) 458-3745 or Forecast..........................(800) 472-0391

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