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Karl W. Kassel, Mayor Fairbanks North Star Borough

City of North Pole

Jim Matherly, Mayor City of Fairbanks

Bryce Ward, Mayor City of North Pole

On behalf of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks and the City of North Pole, we welcome you and invite you to the land of the midnight sun, the aurora borealis and so much more. Discover the delightful character of our communities and enjoy rich stories of our Alaska Native heritage and the history of a frontier town. Explore locally owned shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries and other attractions that offer everything from Alaska-grown food to original artworks to handcrafted gifts. Let our warm and friendly people show you why Fairbanks is known as the “Golden Heart of Alaska” and why North Pole’s motto is “Where the spirit of Christmas lives yearround!” We invite you to come and visit the Fairbanks region and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Greetings from the Mayors

A field of fireweed greets visitors arriving by vehicle to Fairbanks in mid-July.


Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! The Fairbanks region is defined by wild places that awaken the spirit and nourish the soul. As the renowned naturalist John Muir said, “The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us.” Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the Far North. Whether you come seeking the solace and serenity of a quiet winter day or the summer’s everlasting sunshine, Fairbanks is a portal into a world where nature rules. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native heritage, authentic Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration? Fairbanks is surrounded by serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on Earth. Cross the Arctic Circle, shadow remarkable wildlife, revel in the midnight sun, hike the tundra and boreal forests, view spectacular landscapes and linger outside with eyes turned towards the night sky to see the light of the aurora borealis.

Now that you have the guide, scan here with your smart phone for a video with even more inspiration for your trip to Fairbanks!

Cover: The aurora borealis, visible most nights between August 21 and April 21, lights up the night sky near Fairbanks, Alaska. © Sean Kurdziolek Photography

Cover Inset: Fairbanks summers are known for long, warm, sunfilled days, offering plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy sites like the Unknown First Family statue in Golden Heart Plaza downtown. © Patrick Endres/AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com

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Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Make this your first stop in Fairbanks. Not only beautiful but educational, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks has brochures, maps, free WiFi and telephone, and local walking and driving tours. Serving as the regional visitor facility, the friendly and knowledgeable staff have answers to all your questions. The free 9,000-square-foot exhibit hall features outstanding displays and dioramas showcasing Interior Alaska’s people, wildlife, landscapes and seasons. Enjoy free films and programs on Alaska’s natural and cultural history. Explore the grounds and find colorful mosaics of Athabascan flowers adorning the walkways, an antler arch and a classic one-hundred-year-old log cabin. The center also has Alaska Native cultural programs, an artisans’ workshop, a planning area for outdoor excursions and an Alaska Geographic store. The Center is home to Explore Fairbanks, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Alaska Geographic, Denakkanaaga and Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs.

Explore Fairbanks Information Centers Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel Street Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

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Open 7 days a week year-round

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Jan. 2 – May 11 • 8am-5pm May 12 – Sept. 16 • 8am-9pm Sept. 17 – Dec. 31 • 8am-5pm Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

For More Information

Pioneer Park Toll-free 1-800-327-5774 to 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks leave a voice message at the park entrance requesting information or Memorial Day through a free Winter Guide Labor Day weekend (907) 456-5774 for Open 7 days a week personalized travel information seasonally • Noon-8pm (907) 456-INFO (4636) for Visitor information recorded events hotline Also located at the www.explorefairbanks.com Fairbanks International info@explorefairbanks.com Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot


Table of Contents FEATURES 4 Fairbanks Shines 6 Denali Rises 8 Chasing the Aurora 10 Bask in the Midnight Sun 12 Basecamp 14 Alaska Native Heritage 16 Arts & Entertainment 76 Winter Season

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EXTRAS 18 Calendar of Events 21 Local Cuisine, Spirits and Markets 50 Cruise to. . . Fairbanks? 58 Driving Fairbanks to Valdez

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66 Golden Heart Greeters 67 Travel Tips 69 Mapping It Out 74 Who To Call 74 Business Index 75 All About the Aurora

BONUS FEATURES

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Fairbanks Crafted Fairbanks crafted distilleries, farmers markets and more.

Golden Heart Alaskans Find out what local residents love most.

Tanana Notes Explore the outdoors.

REGIONAL SECTIONS

22 Explore Fairbanks

51 Denali Neighbors

56 Interior Neighbors

59 Arctic Neighbors

62 Alaskan Neighbors

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The city of Fairbanks is situated along the banks of the Chena River in the Tanana River Valley.


Fairbanks Shines The sky sets Fairbanks apart—with the aurora dancing overhead or the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks shines 365 days a year. Bursting with energy and things to do, visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring—the heart of the last frontier. Get lucky panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer and musk oxen, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike and look for birds and wildlife. Be inspired by art galleries, museums, cultural activities and historic sites. August 21 through April 21, during the Aurora Season in Fairbanks, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. A host of other fascinating activities and events await you during the winter. Once a gold rush hot spot then a pipeline boomtown, now known as the “Golden Heart of Alaska,” Fairbanks shines like a beacon in the wilderness.

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found in Fairbanks by Italian immigrant Felix Pedro. The gold strike prompted Captain E.T. Barnette to build a trading post on the banks of the Chena River, and the gold rush to Fairbanks had begun. The town has grown over the last century but Fairbanks still has operating gold mines and embraces its colorful gold rush roots. Today, attractions and fun-filled events celebrate the historic quest for gold. See the largest public display of gold in the state at the university’s museum. Try your hand at gold panning. Find that perfect gold nugget souvenir to take back home. One of many reasons Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart of Alaska.”

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A majestic grizzly bear sits on a ridge in Denali National Park with a view of the mountain behind.


Denali Rises

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Born and raised on the outskirts of Denali National Park, I've spent countless hours exploring the woods on foot and miles by dog team. As an infant, I was bundled up in the sled bag to go on training runs. Now 25 years old, winters are geared toward racing and training some of the most elite athletes on the planet, while summers are spent sharing my Alaskan lifestyle with visitors from across the globe. Many guests come to Alaska expecting to see a big bulky dog with blue eyes—what they find instead are powerful, lean and unique dogs that can challenge the vast Alaska wilderness. Ellen King, Denali Dog Musher and Tour Operator

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Denali, where the Earth meets the sky. Rising 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) into the heavens, Denali is North America’s highest peak. The superstar of the Alaska Range, Denali means “the Great One” or “High One” in the Athabascan language. Journey into Alaska’s Interior and stand in awe of the grand mountain. Denali National Park and Preserve covers six million acres of pure wilderness and is an easy two-hour drive or four-hour train trip from Fairbanks. Traverse the Denali Park Road in your own vehicle to mile 14 or journey deeper into the park via tour bus. The varied terrain includes brilliant mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, colorful 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.

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During Aurora Season the northern lights are visible an average of four out of five nights when the sky is clear and dark.


Chasing the Aurora Fairbanks is one of the best places on Earth to see the northern lights during the Aurora Season from August 21 to April 21. Fairbanks’ location directly under the “Auroral Oval”—a ring-shaped region hovering over the Far North—combined with a good balance of clear nights, occurrence frequency and activity allows for excellent aurora viewing opportunities. Drive to a nearby vantage point and wait for the northern lights to appear. You can also arrange to view them from a heated “aurorium” cabin, yurt or lodge; on an overnight dog sled adventure; by snow cat tour or on a flight above the Arctic Circle. Ask your accommodation’s front desk personnel if they offer a wake-up call when the northern lights are out. No guarantees, but the longer you’re here, the better your chances of seeing a great show.

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I came to Fairbanks from Mongolia in 2015. I never thought that I would come to Alaska but I had always dreamed of seeing the aurora. Luckily, I got to be in one of the best places to see the aurora—Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska. It is amazing to see the dance of the northern lights in the night sky. They are so dreamlike. When you see them, they are so breathtaking. Even though I am an avid photographer, sometimes I just watch the aurora for hours, not taking any pictures. Absolutely incredible. Aibyek Khamkhash, University of Alaska Post-Doctoral Fellow

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View the aurora and take home your personalized Aurora Certificate available from the Explore Fairbanks staff at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center or your tour operator.

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The midnight sun lingers during the long summer nights of Interior and Arctic Alaska.


Bask in the Midnight Sun

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I arrived in Fairbanks at midnight on June 21, 1966, to full daylight. I remember walking out of the airport and smelling the scent of willows and alders and the beauty of the sky. It was magic. When I awoke the next morning and looked out my window across the vast expanse of the Tanana Valley to the peaks of the Alaska Range in the distance, I knew I had come home. The magic of summer kept unfolding for me. In an Alaska Native village on the Yukon, I learned how the endless daylight changed everyone’s life. I saw children playing baseball at midnight, watched by their parents and grandparents. Now, when I drive home at 10 or 11pm, I see soccer games in play, pass bicyclists on their way home, and I am greeted by my neighbors from their gardens as I turn onto my street. Jennifer Jolis, Restaurateur

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Ready. Set. Go! With an exhilarating rush, summer comes to the land of the midnight sun. With the summer sun shining up to 24 hours a day during the Midnight Sun Season from April 22 to August 20, the subarctic summer is filled with action and brimming with growth. In fact, from mid-May through mid-July Fairbanks experiences 70 straight days of sunlight. Whether you plan on going on a nature hike, watching a glorious garden grow, floating down the Chena River or having a late-night dessert on an outdoor deck, the rousing Midnight Sun Season is awesome and energizing. Middleof-the-night activities include running, golfing, gardening, walking the dog and even baseball—where the Alaska Goldpanners start their historic solstice game at 10pm and never have to use electric lights. With the chance of a truly rainy day low, the average temperature hovering at 70 degrees and the midnight sun simply refusing to set, our top-of-the-world town enjoys one of the best summers the Earth has to offer.

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Arctic Alaska offers a vast expanse of wilderness scenery like the Baird Mountains.


Basecamp Fairbanks is the perfect basecamp to explore the vast Interior and Arctic. Denali National Park is just two hours away; the Arctic Circle and Yukon River are an accessible four- to five-hour drive; road trips to colorful Interior towns and lodges are easily within reach; villages without road access, refuges and parks are just a short flight away. Singular places in the Interior and Arctic like Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow), Nome, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Bettles, Anaktuvuk Pass and Coldfoot are all within reach. Auto rentals, air and ground transportation, guided ecotours, fishing and boat charters and wildlife tours can be arranged through professional outfitters. Let the warmth of our people guide you through these vast and beautiful lands.

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The North Slope was shrouded in fog one autumn morning when a group of caribou walked over a ridge. Soon we saw another group, then another and another: big bulls with enormous racks, young bulls, cows and calves. We watched them appear out of the fog in waves, so close to our tent that we could see and hear them stripping and eating the leaves from the willows. Over the course of two days we saw hundreds of caribou emerging from and disappearing into the mist. There were no other people or signs of people within miles. I was spellbound. It was as if the caribou were ghosts from the Ice Ages: the sense that Ice Age hunters had camped there and hunted these animals was strong and forged a powerful connection between past and present. Lisa Jodwalis, Park Ranger, Interpretation, Bureau of Land Management

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Interior and Arctic Alaska invite you to indulge in your heart’s desires. Go on a late-summer polar bear tour, float a mighty river, hike to see glorious mountain views, fly-fish a remote stream, take a flight to see the face of Denali, or simply sit still in some wild place and take in nature’s extraordinary gifts.

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Athabascan and other Alaska Native peoples enjoy sharing their culture and traditions at many annual events.


Alaska Native Heritage

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When visiting the Fairbanks area, the display of our Alaska Native life is all around you. The vibrancy is from the continued practice of our way of life that anyone can participate in—the hunting, fishing, languages, stories, artwork, the games at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, the Morris Thompson Cultural Visitors Center... These art displays, activities and events bring greater understanding of the Alaska Native culture, and the best part is that it takes place throughout the year. This sharing of our culture is a part of our way of life and we gladly become teachers. Geri Simon, Alaska Native Community Leader

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Fairbanks’ northern clime reveals a rich mosaic of indigenous arts and culture. Alaska Native peoples create works of art out of strikingly different materials like caribou antler, moose hide, whale baleen and walrus ivory. Once a nomadic people, many Athabascans now live in small villages throughout Alaska’s vast Interior. Athabascans make baskets and more out of birch bark and are renowned for exquisite beadwork. Farther north in the Arctic, you will find Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimo. These resilient people are often coastal and create elegant carvings of the natural world around them out of ivory, bone, antler and driftwood. Native artists demonstrate and sell their work in galleries and specialty stores. Visitors can see Alaska Native performing arts like drumming, dancing and fiddle playing in locales around town and during events. Adventurous travelers can visit remote villages and experience the resourcefulness and lifestyle of Interior and Arctic peoples.

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Š Red Squirrel Pond, watercolor painting by Vladimir Zhikhartsev

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The beauty of Fairbanks and the surrounding area provides inspiration for artists of all different medias.


Arts & Entertainment Nourished by the natural world, artists find the region a wellspring for creativity. Local artists are captivated by the wilderness surrounding Fairbanks, creating brilliant works of nature-inspired art. Galleries, exhibits, murals and more display art of all kinds—paintings, ceramics, mask making, found art, sculpture and photography. Premier orchestras and symphonies offer concerts. Study-performance festivals attract instructors and students from around the world and local dance clubs welcome visitors. Noted authors, illustrators and composers call Fairbanks home.

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I grew up here in Fairbanks, Alaska, been to all seven continents and over sixty countries, and there is no place quite as magical as my hometown. As a proud dweller here in the flats (aka downtown), I love having easy access to world-class art, food and entertainment—while living fifteen minutes away from being deep in wilderness. The true gold here in Alaska's “Golden Heart City” are the people: fiercely independent, generous and willing to help both family and stranger. Take time to talk with us locals, and get to know what makes this former gold camp in the middle of nowhere such a compelling place to live. Diane “Bunny” Fleeks

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With a strong artistic vibe, including murals and painted ventilation pipes, vibrant First Fridays and many diverse types of events and performances year-round—Fairbanks shines.

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2018 Calendar of Events

Year-Round Music & Theater Performances

Local and internationally renowned talent can be seen throughout the year. See page 33 for more information.

First Fridays

Many art galleries, specialty shops and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center host shows or receptions the first Friday evening of each month.

Guided Nature Walks and Children’s Programs Enjoy a guided walk on the refuge trail at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge each Thursday at noon or by appointment. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

17–18 Midnight Sun Gold Run Sled Dog Races

January

1–9 Christmas In Ice

Christmas themed ice sculptures, Elf’s Icy Playground and special events in North Pole. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

27 UA Museum of the North Open House A free look behind the scenes at the labs where researchers make discoveries about Alaska. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

27 Winter Animal Track Walk

Enjoy a guided walk on the refuge trail at Creamer’s Field to find tracks and learn about Interior Alaska’s winter animals. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

Noel Wien Library Youth Programs

Free reading fun, learning and activities for children of all ages. (907) 459-1052, www.fnsblibrary.org

February

Fairbanks Arts Association’s Literary Reading Series

1,000-mile (1,600 km) sled dog race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, YT, Canada. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

Featuring Interior Alaska writers on the first Saturday of each month in the Bear Gallery. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

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Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

9–25 Olympic Winter Games Watch Parties

Join us for watch parties at the Curling Club during Curling Events. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

August–May Roller Derby

10 UA Museum of the North Family Day: Whales

Nov–Apr Cross Country Ski Races

10 Winter Folk Fest

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Catch a bout of high-speed, high-impact fun! www.fairbanksrollergirls.org

Free for children 14 and under at Family Days. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

Mushers compete in skijoring, 6- and 10-dog classes at Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com

17–24 Iron Dog

Longest, toughest snowmobile race in the world. From Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks. (907) 563-4414, www.irondog.org

19–25 Denali Winterfest

Winter fun and activities for the entire family throughout the week in Healy and Denali. (907) 683-9532 or (907) 683-6387, www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/ winterfest.htm

19–Mar 31 Kid’s Ice Art Park and International Ice Art Exhibition

Enjoy interactive ice sculptures, delight in multiple ice slides and view international ice art exhibitions. (907) 451-8250, ice@gci.net

22 Motown Cabaret Fundraiser

Live music and dancing to Motown favorites to benefit Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. (907) 474-8869, www.fsaf.org

22–24 Alaska School Activities Association State Ski Championships Organized by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and hosted by Region VI. www.nscfairbanks.org

22, 24–25 and Mar 3–4 Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

Interval, mass and relay starts; free, classic and mixed techniques at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 457-4435, www.nscfairbanks.org

Enjoy folk music performances by local artists at Pioneer Park, www.fairbanksfolkfest.org

International, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or Hatzafon. (907) 456-1002, www. facebook.com/Farthest-North-Jewish-Film-Festival

16–25 Hockey Week in Fairbanks

23-24 Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup Game

Dec–Mar Sled Dog Events & Races

Annual mid-winter week-long celebration of family, friends and hockey. (907) 452-6857, www.facebook.com/HockeyWeekInFairbanks

Skijoring, 1- to 8-dog and open classes at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com or www.juniordogmushers.com

May–Sept Farmers & Open Air Markets

Browse Alaska-grown produce and locally made art, crafts, baked goods and more at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market and at other markets around town throughout the week. (907) 456-3276, www.tvfmarket.com

Jun–Aug Gazebo Nights

Fairbanks Arts Association’s summer performance series at Pioneer Park, featuring different artists each night of the week. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

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Alaska Nanooks Hockey vs Alaska Anchorage at the Carlson Center. (907) 474-6665, www.alaskananooks.com

17 Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese cuisine, song and dance performances at the UAF Wood Center Ballroom, 5:30-9pm. (907) 474-0928, rjkan@alaska.edu

17 Buzz Otis Memorial Junior Fun Run

Sled dog races and fun for mushers ages 2-18 at Morning Star Park in North Pole. (907) 590-6921, www.juniordogmushers.com

March

1–3 Festival of Native Arts

Celebrate Native culture with song and dance, arts and crafts. (907) 474-6528, fna.community.uaf.edu

1–3 Junior North American Championships

Kinross Fort Knox North Pole dog mushing championships for mushers ages 2-18, at Morning Star Park in North Pole. (907) 590-6921, www.juniordogmushers.com


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Continued from February 19 Enjoy interactive ice sculptures, delight in multiple ice slides and view international ice art exhibitions. (907) 451-8250, ice@gci.net

3–4 North Pole Championship Sled Dog Races 2-dog skijor, 4-, 6- and 10-dog races in North Pole. (907) 978-2282 or (907) 378-7797, www.northpolechampionships.com

3–4 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days

Raising of the Tripod on the Tanana River and entertainment for the entire family in Nenana. (907) 832-5446, www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

3–4 Farthest North Jewish Film Festival Continued from February 22 International, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or Hatzafon. (907) 456-1002, www. facebook.com/Farthest-North-Jewish-Film-Festival

9–11 Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race

24 Sonot Kkaazoot

50km, 40km and 20km cross country ski races starting and finishing on the Chena River. www.nscfairbanks.org

24 UA Museum of the North Family Day: Butterflies Free for children 14 and under. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

24–25 Tired Iron

Older model snowmachine races and fun for the entire family. Saturday in Fairbanks and Sunday in North Pole. (907) 388-0419, www.fairbankstirediron.org

29-April 1 International Curling Bonspiel

The Fairbanks Curling Club’s biggest event of the year. Come watch this round-the-clock extravaganza. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

31 Owl Program

Meet live owls and enjoy kids’ crafts, artifacts and presentations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

Mushers compete in skijoring, 4-, 6- and 8-dog classes at Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. Juniors compete on Saturday. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com. (907) 590-6921, www.juniordogmushers.com

April

16–18 Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

9–15 Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic

The oldest annual sled dog race in the world—sprint races with unlimited dogs at Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com

17–18 Alaska Trappers Annual Fur Auction

Open-air auction of trapper-caught wild fur, hosted by the Alaska Trappers Association during the Open North American Sled Dog Races. (907) 457-1774, www.alaskatrappers.org

18 Parka Parade

Showcasing beautiful, hand-made summer and winter parkas during the Open North American Sled Dog Races. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

18 Skiathon and Interior Youth Festival

Multiple events and classic technique cross country ski event on the West Ridge trail system at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. www.nscfairbanks.org

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Mush for Kids

Free dog sled rides for children plus indoor activities, food, fun and games at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us; www.alaskachildrenstrust.org High-speed race with a snowmobile pulling a skier between two courses. (907) 456-2626, www.arcticman.com

14 Beat Beethoven 5K Race

Annual spring fundraiser for Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

21 UA Museum of the North Family Day: Stories Free for children 14 and under. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

28 Spring Migration Celebration

Celebrate the return of the birds to Fairbanks! Nature walks, crafts, outdoor information, bird viewing at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

May 5

Chena River Run

A 5K family fun run benefiting local projects. www.fairbanksrotary.org, www.facebook.com/ChenaRiverRun

11 Alaska Visitor Industry Walk for Charity Feast on fabulous food while raising funds for local charities on this fun 3K graze. (907) 459-3758, www.facebook.com/FairbanksWalkForCharity

13 Mother’s Day Frog Walk

Learn about the amazing wood frog, followed by a walk down to the pond at Creamer’s Field to try to catch some. Special gifts for all moms! (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

18–31 Alaska International Piano-eCompetition

Pianists worldwide participate in a competition of the highest artistic quality and integrity. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

26 Pioneer Park Opening Day

Events, activities and fun for the whole family at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

UA Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North offers free behind-the-scenes tours of the labs and work spaces, where collection managers and curators take care of 1.5 million specimens and artifacts. Visitors can explore the hands-on education collection and get a chance to ask researchers about their work. Call (907) 474-7505 to ask about dates and times or visit www.uaf.edu/museum.

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1–31 Kid’s Ice Art Park and International Ice Art Exhibition

Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

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

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May – continued 28 Memorial Day

Memorial Day ceremony and observance at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

June 6

Fairbanks Day

Kids games, activities and fun at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

17 Wild Arts Walk

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

21 Midnight Sun Baseball Game

Starting at 10pm under the midnight sun with no artificial lights needed. (907) 451-0095, www.goldpanners.com

23 Midnight Sun Run

10K run under the midnight sun—fun for all ages, individuals, teams, walkers and costumes, too! (907) 456-8901, www.midnightsunrun.net

23–24 Yukon 800 Boat Race

The longest, roughest, toughest speed boat race in the world, traveling 800 miles along the Chena, Tanana and Yukon rivers. (907) 388-4627, www.yukon800.com

24 Midnight Sun Festival

Alaska’s largest single-day event with live entertainment, great food and more in downtown Fairbanks! (907) 452-8671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

July 4

July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

Food, family activities, entertainment and military colors ceremony. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

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North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

Parade, food and fun celebrating Independence Day. (907) 488-2281, www.northpolealaska.com

13–15 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

Alaska Natives, American Indians and First Nations People of Canada share their cultures and heritage. (907) 456-2245, www.midnightsunintertribalpowwow.com

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Small town, big events

14–22 Golden Days

A family-friendly celebration of Fairbanks’ gold rush history with a parade, comedy night, street fair, regatta, rubber ducky race and more! (907) 452-1105, www.fairbankschamber.org/golden-days

15–29 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Workshops ranging from two hours to two weeks long in all art forms and skill levels for adults. (907) 474-8869, www.fsaf.org

18–21 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Indigenous people compete in traditional athletic games and celebrate through pageants, dances and Native arts and crafts. (907) 452-6646, www.weio.org

22 Creamer’s Dairy History Day

Learn the history of the Creamer’s Dairy, Creamer family and dairy farm life. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

26 Potato Festival Fairbanks

Local chefs prepare a magnificent, six-course meal featuring locally grown potatoes. (907) 456-1984, www.festivalfairbanks.org

October

13 Goldstream to HooDoo Half Marathon

Point to point, running from Goldstream Sports to HooDoo Brewery. Bike paths, road, rolling hills to flat. (907) 455-6520, www.hoodoobrew.com/hoodoohalf

20 Fairbanks International Friendship Day

Continuous 5 hours of ethnic song and dance performances, cultural displays and various ethnic food; noon–5pm, Pioneer Park Civic Center. (907) 474-0928, rjkan@alaska.edu

27 Creepy Critters

TBA Renewable Energy Fair

Enjoy kids crafts and activities and learn about creatures thought to be “creepy” at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

3–11 Tanana Valley State Fair

Alaska’s largest Halloween event—whimsical, family friendly and “spook-tacular” at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

10–19 Alaska International Senior Games

Costumed kids of all ages are invited to see bones and bugs, bats and birds. Bring a donation for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

August

Free day of energy workshops, guest speakers, free lunch and free kids activities at Chena Hot Springs Resort. (907) 488-1505, www.chenahotsprings.com Featuring Alaska’s largest produce, grown under the midnight sun! Plus exhibits, rides, craft vendors, entertainment and great food! (907) 452-3750, www.tananavalleyfair.org If you’re over 50, like to laugh and have fun, this is for you! AISG has 65 events in 20 sports in Fairbanks. (907) 978-2388, www.alaskaisg.org

24–26 Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

Celebrate the return of the cranes to Creamer’s Field! Three days of talks, walks, crafts, music and cranes! (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

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Pioneer Park Closing Day

Labor Day festivities, music and a Labor Day Parade at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

15 Equinox Marathon and Equinox Relay One of America’s toughest marathons—26 miles through rugged terrain with views of Denali. (907) 455-6520, www.equinoxmarathon.org

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November

TBD Athabascan Fiddlers Festival

Alaska Native musicians gather in Fairbanks annually for a musical celebration. (907) 388-5651, www. facebook.com/The-Athabascan-Fiddlers-Association-342325469003

3–4 50th Annual University Women’s Association Holiday Bazaar

Highlighting local arts and crafts at the Pioneer Park Civic Center. www.uaf.edu/uwa, www.facebook.com/uwaholidaybazaar

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Make bird feeders and learn about winter birds and how to feed them at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org


Local Cuisine, Spirits and Markets Local foods, spirits & farmers markets offer culinary delights year round. From fine dining to food trucks to seasonal markets, the local food scene is delightfully delicious. Fairbanks’ eclectic palate has given rise to cosmopolitan cafés offering sushi, vegan, barbeque, Vietnamese, Italian, Thai and more.

Shop holiday gifts and souvenirs including locally made arts, crafts and food products at the Pioneer Park Civic Center. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

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Christmas themed ice sculptures, Elf’s Icy Playground and special events in North Pole throughout December. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

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Light up the Season Luminary Trail & Open House

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Fireworks, holiday bazaar, tree- and candle-lighting ceremonies, caroling and crowning of the North Pole King and Queen. (907) 590-3334, www.northpolechamber.us

1–Jan 8 Christmas In Ice Continued from November 24 Christmas themed ice sculptures, Elf’s Icy Playground and special events in North Pole throughout December. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

Design Alaska Holiday Concert

Make beautiful ornaments from natural materials at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

21–22 Christmas Party for Children

Party on the 21st for children with disabilities. Gift and free buffet for every child. Santa arrives at 6:30pm each night at Chatanika Lodge. (907) 389-2164

22 Celebration of Lights Fireworks

Celebrate the sun’s slow return with fireworks launched from the Chena River downtown. (907) 452-8671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

31 New Year’s Eve Sparktacular

Brilliant fireworks launched from UAF’s West Ridge at 8pm, sponsored by community businesses.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks

Featuring Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony Chorus and the Northland Youth Choir. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

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Thai Food: Fairbanks is wild for Thai food. This firmly established fact is proven by the well over twenty Thai restaurants in the area. Thai drive-thrus, fancy Thai, organic locally sourced Thai, made from scratch noodle Thai, super spicy Thai, food truck Thai . . . the list goes on and on and the quality is remarkably good across the board. Ubiquitous, healthy and truly delicious, Thai food is an unexpected surprise in Fairbanks. Fairbanks Distilleries & Breweries: Summon the spirits with a visit to one of six distilleries or breweries. Ursa Major uses barley from Delta Junction to craft smooth spirits including Alaska’s first rum as well as Long Winter Vodka. Downtown’s Fairbanks Distilling Company serves high-latitude, ultra-premium spirits made from Alaskan-sourced grains, berries and potatoes. The brand-new Hoarfrost Distilling is now offering its flagship Crystal Vodka. If you prefer fresh-crafted beer there are three exceptional breweries to choose from—Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co. located in Fox, the HooDoo Brewing Company centrally located in Fairbanks, and the 49th State Brewery just a hundred miles down the road near Denali National Park.

Celebrate the Christmas season with caroling and a walk down the Creamer’s Field luminary trail. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

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Made in Fairbanks: Homegrown small businesses turn Alaska produce into for-sale items such as Alaskan jam, honey, seasonings, mustards, vinegars and baked goods. Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream parlor creates super premium ice cream using just picked wild blueberries and Fairbanks now boasts four coffee roasters, including the artsy McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc.; Diving Duck, featured at the whole-food-focused Lunch Café & Eatery; the award-winning Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.; and the North Pole Coffee Roasting Company.

Farmers Markets: Fairbanks’ everlasting summer sunshine creates amazing growth, and as a result the local farmers markets are truly extraordinary. Northern farmers claim produce tastes better because of the climate. Cool nights make the vegetables sweeter and more delicious than those grown in hotter locales. One rewarding consequence of Fairbanks gardens is that many local eateries often use fresh produce. Purchase tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and more at seasonal markets. You’ll also find fantastic food trucks and stands at the market, so make sure you go hungry!

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks’ small-town “Golden Heart” hospitality and pioneer spirit will make your stay one to remember. From excellent accommodations to restaurants, top-rated visitor attractions, concerts and performances, art galleries, specialty stores, historic sites, Alaska Native culture, spectacular events and access to the Alaskan wilderness, Fairbanks and nearby North Pole offer you adventure in an authentic Alaskan style.

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Explore Fairbanks INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 23 Aurora Viewing 26 Dog Mushing 27 Family Fun 27 Fishing/River Excursions 28 Flightseeing/Aviation 28 Gold/Frontier History 28 Hot Springs 29 Museums 29 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 30 Sightseeing 30 Spectator Sports 31 Sports/Activities Rentals 32 Winter Activities 32

Shopping Bookstores/Maps 33 Clothing/Sporting Goods 33 Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 33 Large Retailers 35

Transportation Air Transportation Auto/RV Rentals Auto/RV Services Ground/Public Transportation

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Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars 35 Coffee & Sweets 35 Casual Dining 35 Fine Dining 36 International Dining 37 Groceries 37

Trip Planning Travel Agents/Trip Planners Visitor Information

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Accommodations Accommodations At-a-Glance 37 Bed & Breakfasts 39 Cabins 40 Hostels 40 Hotels/Motels 41 Lodges 44 Campgrounds/RV Parks 44 Vacation Rentals 44

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture 32 Art Galleries/Exhibits 33 Classes/Lectures 33 Dance Classes/Groups 33 Festivals 33 Performing Arts & Shows 33

Meeting & Event Planning Catering 45 Event Facilities 45 Event Planners 45 Audio/Visual Production 45

Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 1st Alaska Tours  f

PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Have fun and enjoy your Alaskan vacation summer or winter. Visit with us the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay, McCarthy/Kennicott, hot springs. Fairbanks City and Highlight Tour daily. Come aurora viewing, dog mushing & snowmachining. We speak English & German. (see also Aurora Viewing, Nature/Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing)

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PO Box 74622, Fairbanks, AK 99707 348 Well St, Fairbanks (907) 699-7455 Toll Free: (800) 819-0737 info@akrivertours.com, www.akrivertours.com Fishing/hiking/rafting/ice fishing/snowmobile. 1/2 day or more. Hotel pickup.(see also Fishing/River Excursions)

Alaska Private Guide Service  f 299 Alvin St, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 457-8318 apgs@gci.net, www.fairbankssnowmobiletours.com Fairbanks adventures. Summer trips include river and lake fishing, private jet boat tours, 1-5 day black bear hunts (May-June). Winter trips include snowmobile tours on the wildlife refuge for 1-2 hours, ice fishing, aurora sno go tours. Fairbankssnowmobiletours.com

Alaska Railroad

724 21st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-8982 sleddogexcursions@gmail.com www.dogsledexcursions.com Authentic Interior Alaska excursions for small groups of 1-5 passengers.

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com See Denali in a day with the Alaska Railroad. Travel roundtrip to Denali NP from Fairbanks aboard the Denali Star train. Ask about premium GoldStar. Our Alaskan 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)

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com Your Alaska rail journey 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 River Journeys  4978 Drake St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 230-5572 paulsherry@gci.net Customized 1-2 day small group tours on wild and scenic rivers. Combined rail, river and air itinerary. Experience the Athabascan subsistence lifestyle in three historic river towns. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking. Home cooking and hot springs bath. Native owned.

Alaska Safari Tour  f PO Box 60193, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 378-1442 alaskasafaritour@gmail.com www.alaskasafaritour.com Tours to the Arctic Circle, city tour, hot springs and aurora viewing. We speak Chinese. (see also Aurora Viewing, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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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, aurora viewing & statewide tours.

PO Box 82720, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-3530, Fax: (907) 474-4767 info@daltonhighway.com, www.arctic-outfitters.com Dalton Highway and Alaska’s Arctic specialists. We have Dalton Highway auto rentals year-round and can arrange hotel and tours along the highway. Tours and transportation available to the Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot and Deadhorse (including Arctic Ocean shuttles).

Alaska-Wildlife-Guide  f PO Box 55345, North Pole, AK 99705 3740 Lyle Ave, North Pole (907) 712-4529 info@alaska-wildlife-guide.com www.alaska-wildlife-guide.com Explore Alaska with us! Year-round guided outdoor and sightseeing tours.

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Arctic Wild, LLC  PO Box 80562, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2480 Maria St, Fairbanks (907) 479-8203 Toll Free: (888) 577-8203 info@arcticwild.com, www.arcticwild.com Raft, canoe, backpack & base camp wilderness adventures in Alaska’s Arctic.

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PO Box 60705, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 460-5734 billcwilliams@acsalaska.net www.billstoursandcharters.com Tours/trans. from Chena Hot Spr. to Arctic Circle & everything in between!

PO Box 10224, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 699-3746 dwetzel@alaska.net, www.naturealaska.com Since 1967, expert professional leadership for custom educational adventures. (see also Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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PO Box 106, Ester, AK 99725 4780 Old Nenana Hwy, Ester (907) 451-0691, Fax: (907) 451-0691 calypsoinformation@gmail.com www.calypsofarm.org We are an educational farm that maintains a network of school gardens.

PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (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/Aviation, Sightseeing)

Canoe Alaska  f PO Box 455, Ester, AK 99725 Chena River at Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 457-2453 josh@canoealaska.com, www.canoealaska.com Bicycle, kayak & canoe rentals. Custom group tours. Tell us what YOU want.

Celebration Ranch  PO Box 56838, North Pole, AK 99705 5767 Crazy Horse Ln, Salcha (907) 488-4478 cowgirlin75@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/celebration-ranch Trail rides and pony rides. Will come to you with advance reservation.

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 Offering tours of its research facility the second Thursday of each month at 2:00.

2326 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 947-1968 skilandsummitadventures@gmail.com www.skilandsummit.com Providing seasonal, guided tours with all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd.  f PO Box 82720, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 479-5451, Fax: (907) 479-8908 Toll Free: (800) 336-TREK adventure@northernalaska.com www.transarctictreks.com Let your High Arctic Adventure begin! We are experienced Alaskan professionals who specialize in selling Alaska’s Arctic. Choose from one-day adventures to overnight experiences. Call or email us to start planning your adventure today!

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service  f Serving Fairbanks and North Pole (907) 378-1851 rod@rodsalaskanguideservice.com www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com Year-round guided private tours—ice fishing, snowmobiling, rafting & fishing.

Running Reindeer Ranch  f PO Box 73013, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 455-4998, Fax: (907) 455-4998 info@runningreindeer.com www.runningreindeer.com Join us and our reindeer as we explore the boreal forest of Interior Alaska. This personal, small-group walking tour allows us to explore our guests’ interests and is different each time. Let our reindeer delight you with their antics. #1 activity on tripadvisor.com

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1540 Jones Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 590-7023 dave@david-w-shaw.com www.explore.david-w-shaw.com Birding, photo and wildlife tours in Alaska’s wild Interior and Arctic!

Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal  542 4th Ave, Ste 209, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 782-4418 fbxpp@yahoo.com, www.fbxpp.com EASY float & bike guided day tour. See the best in one day! Lunch included!

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f PO Box 60506, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Guided snowmobile & hot springs tours, aurora viewing & winter adventures. (See also Aurora Viewing, Winter Activities)

Gondwana Ecotours  f Toll Free: (877) 587-8479 jared@gondwanaecotours.com www.gondwanaecotours.com Handcrafted small-group tours to see the northern lights! GondwanaEcotours.com

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Explore Fairbanks Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. f 3758 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-3520, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (888) 280-0582 fly@warbelows.com, www.warbelows.com Native culture above the Arctic Circle. Bush mail flights. Polar bear expeditions. (see also Alaska Native Culture)

Aurora Viewing

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PO Box 82896, Fairbanks, AK 99708 895 Graham Ln, Fairbanks (907) 322-3483, Fax: (907) 479-2819 info@alaskanorthernlights.net www.alaskanorthernlights.net Evening of viewing aurora and Native Culture Show. Affordable tour packages. (see also Alaska Native Culture, Sightseeing)

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 evening aurora tours with roundtrip transfers from Fairbanks. (see also Bed & Breakfasts, Lodges)

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PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Fairbanks’ best aurora viewing from high mountains, hot springs or Arctic Circle. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Nature/Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing)

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PO Box 101068, Anchorage, AK 99510 430 K St, Anchorage (907) 272-9401, Fax: (907) 272-0251 aptours@acsalaska.net, www.aptoursalaska.com Specializing in aurora tours & winter/summer activities for international visitors.

Alaska Aurora Adventures  f (907) 590-3229 alaskaauroraadventures@gmail.com www.alaskaauroraadventures.com Aurora viewing lodge/ice fishing/Arctic Circle tour/hot springs/dogsledding.

45 Trinidad Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 378-9680 tekesman@gmail.com, www.5iaurora.com Arctic Circle & aurora tours. We speak Chinese/Japanese. Visit our website.

Alaska Safari Tour  f PO Box 60193, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 378-1442 alaskasafaritour@gmail.com www.alaskasafaritour.com Tours to the Arctic Circle, city tour, hot springs and aurora viewing. We speak Chinese. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, AK 99707 5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6, Fairbanks (907) 488-8402, Fax: (907) 488-8787 chandalar.ranch@gmail.com www.chandalarranchalaska.com Your aurora center! Aurora room, dinner tours, clothing, nightly hotel pickups. (see also Fishing/River Excursions, Hostels)

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 81962, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 388-6052 info@alaskaskiesauroratours.com www.alaskaskiesauroratours.com Tours for your Alaskan adventure! Aurora, hot springs, dog sledding & more!

PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Departing nightly at resort’s Activity Center. Winter gear rental. (see also Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

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601 E Northern Lights Blvd, Ste I, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 skylarjiang@skylartravel.com, www.skylartravel.com Quality Chinese-speaking service taking you to see the aurora, round trip! (see also Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

(907) 978-1766 info@fairbanksauroratours.com www.fairbanksauroratours.com Aurora photography and viewing tours with free hotel pickup and drop-off.

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f PO Box 60506, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Chase the aurora on snowmobiles! Combo snowmobile/ aurora viewing trips! (See also Adventure/Ecotours, Winter Activities)

Nature Image  f PO Box 10306, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 322-5393 info@natureimage-alaska.com www.natureimage-alaska.com All night, small group, 29-mile north hillside at photographer’s private cabin.

Northern Alaska Tour Company  f PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (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/Aviation, Sightseeing)

PhotoSymphony Productions

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

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3375 Badger Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 987-0973 info@seankurdz.com, www.seankurdz.com Personal & small-group aurora photography workshops and aurora photoshoots.

5157 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-0208 eleanor@justshortofmagic.com www.justshortofmagic.com Personal sled dog tours, mushing school, warm-up yurt. Arctic gear provided.

550 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7954, Fax: (907) 452-7959 yukonquest@mosquitonet.com www.yukonquest.com Join the excitement in February. Visit our year-round gift shop & race headquarters.

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Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields f PO Box 80961, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 455-6469, Fax: (907) 455-6469 maryshields88@gmail.com, www.maryshields.com Personal visit w/ dog musher & author Mary Shields & her sled dogs. (see also Family Fun)

Arctic Dog Adventure Co.  f PO Box 750689, Fairbanks, AK 99775 2270 Hattie Creek Rd, Fairbanks (907) 841-4694 lisbet@arcticdogco.com, www.arcticdogco.com Mush your own team of huskies with veteran Iditarod musher Lisbet Norris.

Black Spruce Dog Sledding  f 3850 Errol Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 371-3647 blacksprucedogsledding@gmail.com www.blacksprucedogsledding.com Authentic, educational mushing with friendly dogs. Mountain, aurora views.

Boreal Journeys Alaska f 2240 Railroad Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (248) 568-8853 borealjourneysak@gmail.com www.borealjourneysak.com Dog sled rides, homestead overnights, dog supported ski and snowshoe adventures.

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Summer dog kennel tours & cart rides, winter dog sled rides through resort. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides f 4240 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 385-3082 hrbuilders@icloud.com www.fairbanksdogsledrides.com Fast-paced and exciting dog sled adventure! Call or email for reservations.

PO Box 16039, Two Rivers, AK 99716 (207) 272-3309 themushingcoop@gmail.com www.themushingcoop.com Mush under the aurora, overnight in a yurt or head out on an expedition!

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PO Box 10794, Fairbanks, AK 99710 2134 Resolution Rd, Fairbanks (907) 444-6150 mackeykennel@gmail.com, www.lancemackey.com Ride with champion sled dogs for short day or night rides for aurora!

Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields f PO Box 80961, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 455-6469, Fax: (907) 455-6469 maryshields88@gmail.com, www.maryshields.com How did a girl from Wis. end up living in a log cabin in the woods w/ a family of huskies howling outside? How did she become the first woman to complete the Iditarod? Are Mary’s dogs really the sweetest in AK? Does she bake the best brownies in Fbks? Come see for yourself. (see also Dog Mushing)

Gold Dredge 8

PO Box 10107, Fairbanks, AK 99710 Intersection of Herning Rd and George Rd, Fairbanks (907) 699-3960 dogs@pawsforadventure.com www.pawsforadventure.com Premier Alaskan mushing! Cozy warm-up yurt. 1-hr rides to multi-day tours.

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 1803 Old Steese Hwy, Fox (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.golddredge8.com Tour Gold Dredge 8—a national historical monument. Ride the Tanana Valley Railroad in the Interior’s original gold fields and pan for gold—everyone finds gold! Great family fun! (see also Gold/Frontier History)

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(907) 538-5555 skookumak@gmail.com www.skookumexpeditions.com Your exciting dog sled ride on the 2017 Iditarod trail! Bucket list—check!

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

Trail Breaker Kennel  PO Box 60249, Fairbanks, AK 99706 5880 Airport Industrial Rd, Fairbanks (907) 750-2227, Fax: (907) 474-8288 trailbreakertours@gmail.com www.trailbreakerkennel.com Backstage pass kennel tours. Alaskan huskies and puppies to enjoy.

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3510 International St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 George Horner Ice Park, 3050 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks info@icealaska.com, www.icealaska.com Ice Alaska is taking a one year hiatus in 2018. Looking forward to a grand reopening of the outstanding World Ice Art Championships in February of 2019.

Midnight Sun Run, Inc.

805 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-8901 racedirector@fra-alaska.net, midnightsunrun.net 10K under the midnight sun! Family fun, all abilities welcome. Benefits FRA.

Santa Claus House

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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclaushouse.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. Open year-round. (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

4508 Melan Dr N, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-2313 friskypupsbb@gmail.com, www.friskypupsbb.com Breathtaking ride with frisky pups! Warm gear & warming hut provided.

Golden Heart Dog Tours

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5880 Airport Industrial Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 987-2149 ghdtfbx@gmail.com www.goldenheartdogtours.com Located in Fairbanks, tours by appointment only. Friendly dogs and guides!

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Explore Fairbanks Tanana Valley State Fair

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1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-5560, Fax: (907) 456-7971 info@tananavalleyfair.org, www.tananavalleyfair.org Daily live entertainment, rides, food, contests, games, livestock, education and, of course, giant cabbages!

Fishing/River Excursions Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures 

1750 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 388-0881 or (907) 888-0577 whyknotadventures@gmail.com www.whyknotadventures.net Fishing all year round. Visit our website at whyknotadventures.net for info.

Flightseeing/Aviation Chena Hot Springs Resort

PO Box 74622, Fairbanks, AK 99707 348 Well St, Fairbanks (907) 699-7455 Toll Free: (800) 819-0737 info@akrivertours.com, www.akrivertours.com Fishing/wildlife/rafting & ice fishing. 1/2-/full-/multiday. Hotel pickup. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC  f 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 grayling fishing, float trips. ½-day, full-day, fly-out trips, ice fishing.

Chandalar River Outfitters

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PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, AK 99707 5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6, Fairbanks (907) 488-8402, Fax: (907) 488-8787 chandalar.ranch@gmail.com www.chandalarranchalaska.com All inclusive local or remote, soft or hard water fishing, since 1961. (see also Aurora Viewing, Hostels)

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Daily flightseeing tours. Check in at Activity Center. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

Northern Alaska Tour Company  f PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (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)

Gold/Frontier History

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 & beerbattered cod cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly 8:15pm. (see also Casual Dining, Performing Arts & Shows)

Gold Daughters

PO Box 81941, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1671 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 347-4749 golddaughters@gmail.com www.golddaughters.com Gold pannin’, dirt diggin’, water sloshin’ authentic family fun! #GoldFever

Gold Dredge 8

1975 Discovery Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 1803 Old Steese Hwy, Fox (907) 479-6673, Fax: (907) 479-4613 Toll Free: (866) 479-6673 reservations@riverboatdiscovery.com www.golddredge8.com Pan for gold & ride the Tanana Valley Railroad. Visit a gold dredge! (see also Family Fun)

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.fnsb.us/pioneerpark Historical-themed 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 7pm. Pioneer Park has something for everyone. Open daily, Memorial Day–Labor Day.

Tanana Yukon Historical Society  PO Box 71336, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-8947 tyhs@alaska.net, www.fairbanks-tyhs.org Operates Wickersham House Museum. Memorial Day– Labor Day, noon-8pm.

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Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Experience our natural outdoor rock lake (ages 18+) or indoor family pool. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

Museums

Alaska Mining Hall of Fame

1129 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 825 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-1933 bundtzen@mosquitonet.com www.alaskamininghalloffame.org Established in 1997, the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame honors Alaska’s mining pioneers. Our displays feature historical photos, maps and equipment. History books are for sale, mining videos can be acquired. Hours are 11-5, Monday-Saturday.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.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, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Winter Activities)

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

Fairbanks Children’s Museum f

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc. 

302 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-7060 info@fairbankschildrensmuseum.com www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com Fairbanks Children’s Museum is full of interactive exhibits designed for young people.

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.

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Ice Museum

535 2nd Ave, Ste 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-3669 info@fairbankshistorymuseum.com www.fairbankshistorymuseum.com 1967 flood, winter in Fairbanks, gold rush, dog mushing exhibits. All for free!

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort f 1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Wedgewood Resort, 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 450-2100, Fax: (907) 450-2146 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 info@fountainheadmuseum.com www.fountainheadmuseum.com Over 87 rare autos, including Alaska’s 1st auto & the world’s “Most Expensive Car” of the 1920s in a 30,000 sq.ft building at Wedgewood Resort! Historic vintage fashions & Alaskan photos/videos & a replica roadhouse display for family photos. Family fun!

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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. “Our Assets Are Frozen.”

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3700, Fax: (907) 459-3702 info@morristhompsoncenter.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org FREE! View free world-class exhibits about the people, land and culture of Interior Alaska. Located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. Open 7 days a week year-round. (see also Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods)

Pioneer Air Museum

PO Box 70437, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2300 Airport Way, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 451-0037 curator@pioneerairmuseum.org www.pioneerairmuseum.org Aviation history of Interior & Arctic AK. 14 aircraft, 41 engines & photos.

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PO Box 70176, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2300 Airport Way, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-8579 info@fairbankspioneermuseum.com Big Stampede Show: Rusty Heurlin’s Gold Rush murals. Gold mine dioramas.

PO Box 60193, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 378-1442 alaskasafaritour@gmail.com www.alaskasafaritour.com Tours to the Arctic Circle, city tour, hot springs and aurora viewing. We speak Chinese. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing)

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PO Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 907 Yukon Dr, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7505, Fax: (907) 474-5469 ua-museum@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/museum Visit to experience Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders and diverse wildlife all in one amazing place. Award-winning exhibits and breathtaking architecture make the museum an extraordinary destination. Movies about the aurora. Museum store. RV/bus parking.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing 1st Alaska Tours  f

PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Arctic Circle, Prudhoe Bay, hot springs, city tours, aurora viewing, dog mushing, snowmachining. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing, Sightseeing)

5465 Nepal Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-7572 info@aurora-bear.com, www.aurora-bear.com Learn from our skilled & experienced photographers how to take amazing aurora photos! Stay the evening at our cozy, unique & comfortable location outside of the disturbing city lights and create your everlasting memories with us!

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge f PO Box 81065, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1300 College Rd, Farmhouse Visitors Center, Fairbanks (907) 452-5162, Fax: (907) 452-5300 programs@creamersfield.org, www.creamersfield.org Summer Visitor Center: 9:30-5 daily. Free guided walks. Trails always open.

Large Animal Research Station – UAF  909 Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks (907) 474-5724, Fax: (907) 474-5993 uaf_lars@alaska.edu, www.muskoxuaf.org Guided tours of muskoxen, caribou, reindeer. Qiviut gift shop.

Nature Alaska Tours  f PO Box 10224, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 699-3746 dwetzel@alaska.net, www.naturealaska.com Since 1967, expert professional leadership for custom educational adventures. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

Northern Alaska Environmental Center  f 830 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5021, Fax: (907) 452-3100 info@northern.org, www.northern.org Non-profit protecting Northern Alaska wildlands. Visit us at the Center!

Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery  1150 Wilbur St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 371-6215 www.adfg.alaska.gov Visit Interior Alaska’s sport fish hatchery, a fish hatchery like no other.

University of Alaska Fairbanks f (907) 474-7211 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/ admissions/visit/#daily or 1-800-478-1823. (see also Education, Sightseeing)

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Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/wedgewood-resort A pristine 75-acre wildlife reserve with wheelchair accessible nature trails, resting benches, photography blind and self-guided nature signs. Watch migrating waterfowl, resident songbirds & nesting shorebirds from lakeside observation decks. Enjoy Wander Lake for free. (see also Event Facilities, Hotels/Motels)

Sightseeing

1st Alaska Tours  f PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com City tours—fun w/local history, attractions, culture, craftsmanship & shows. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Airlink Shuttle & Tours  f 1213 Dolphin Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3337, Fax: (907) 452-6543 jeff@airlinkalaska.com, www.airlinkalaska.com Luxury motorcoach charters and tours at an affordable price. (see also Ground/Public Transportation)

Alaska Northern Lights Tour  f PO Box 82896, Fairbanks, AK 99708 895 Graham Ln, Fairbanks (907) 322-3483, Fax: (907) 479-2819 info@alaskanorthernlights.net www.alaskanorthernlights.net All year culture and historical city tours. Personally guided by Ben Boyd, MA Degree Cultural Documentation. Includes Museum of the North, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Yukon Quest Int’l Sled Dog Headquarters, Santa Claus House, pipeline viewing & Pioneer Park. (see also Alaska Native Culture, Aurora Viewing)

C&H Adventures  f 1300 9th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 782-8008 candhadventure@gmail.com www.facebook.com/candhadventures Deadhorse, Arctic Circle, Minto, dog sledding, snowmobiling. Limited space.

City of North Pole Tourism

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125 Snowman Ln, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2281, Fax: (907) 488-3002 bryce.ward@northpolealaska.com www.northpolealaska.com Where the Spirit of Christmas lives year-round! 15 miles from Fairbanks.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks  f 542 4th Ave, Ste 204, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8671, Fax: (907) 457-8859 info@downtownfairbanks.com www.downtownfairbanks.com Explore all that downtown Fairbanks has to offer, including public art, live music, historic architecture, great shopping and fine dining. No trip to Fairbanks is complete without a trip downtown. Visit website for more details. (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbikes, LLC  410 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 687-6884 john@fairbikes.com, www.fairbikes.com Use our app to unlock & ride Fairbikes, a convenient & fun way to explore Fairbanks.

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 downtown. Free music Wed: 7-8pm, Tues & Fri: 12:30-1:30pm, June-July.

Fort Wainwright

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Gaffney Road, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-6709 Ladd Field National Historic Landmark, site of WWII Lend-Lease activities.

Gray Line Alaska

450 Third Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing and Denali rail tours in Alaska. (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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. (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

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Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (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/Aviation)

Princess Rail Tours

3401 Lathrop St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-1900 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Rail tours to Denali with overnights at our Princess Wilderness Lodges.

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 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 and Athabascan art. (see also Alaska Native Culture)

University of Alaska Fairbanks f (907) 474-7211 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/ admissions/visit/#daily or 1-800-478-1823. (see also Education, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Spectator Sports Epic: Kayak Ultimate

1368 Spades Ct, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 460-2909 epickayakultimate@gmail.com www.epickayakultimate.org Try the hot new sport: Ultimate combined with kayaking. Beginners welcome.

Fairbanks Tennis Association

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

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1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-8687, Fax: (907) 455-8687 craigketzler@gmail.com www.tananachiefalaska.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. $54.95/person, 6:45pm. Champagne Sunday Brunch $37.95/person, 12 noon. Call for schedule/reservations.

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Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc. f

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 17-24, 2018.

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.

Sports/Activities Rentals

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

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Trax Outdoor Center

Ski Land

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(907) 385-0583 martha@alaskaelement.com www.alaskaelement.com Gear up and get out with premium outerwear rentals for your Alaska adventure.

Alaska International Senior Games, Inc.  PO Box 73225, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 978-2388 alaskaisg@gmail.com, www.alaskaisg.org Fun, friendly competition in 20 sports, open to anyone age 50+. Aug 10-19, 2018.

Christian Motorcyclists Association f 910 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 322-2595 arcticservants@gmail.com www.cmanwr1.org/ak/arcticservants Rides in summer every Friday night. Meet at 6:30, Pioneer Park parking lot!

North Star Golf Club, Inc.

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PO Box 83086, Fairbanks, AK 99708 314 Birch Hill Rd, Fairbanks (907) 374-9600 hajduke@mac.com, www.traxoutdoorcenter.com Summer: rent paddleboards. Winter: xc ski & snowshoes. Year-round: yoga classes.

Winter Activities

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Aurora viewing & snowmachine tour, dog sled ride, sleigh ride, flightseeing. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums)

Christmas in Ice, Inc

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PO Box 57250, North Pole, AK 99705 125 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole (907) 590-2522 christmasinice@gmail.com, www.christmasinice.org Christmas-themed ice sculptures and Elf’s icy playground in North Pole.

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f PO Box 60506, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Guided snowmobile tours, aurora viewing, hot springs & winter adventures. (See also Adventure/Ecotours, Aurora Viewing)

Moose Mountain Ski Area

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PO Box 84198, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3450 Moose Mountain Rd, Fairbanks (907) 459-8132 shredthemoose@gmail.com www.shredthemoose.com Ski/board 40 runs 1300’, southside light, close to town, warm ride up! Rentals.

Nautique Sky Snowmobile Tours f PO Box 10134, Fairbanks, AK 99710 1700 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5090 info@nautique-sky.com, www.nautique-sky.com Private snowmobile adventures! Day tours/aurora viewing. Gear is provided. 101 Wilderness Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 administrator@nscfairbanks.org www.nscfairbanks.org Promotes x-c skiing in FNSB by offering lessons & competition for all ages.

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2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2314 info@skiland.org, www.skiland.org Visit the farthest north chairlift in North America at Ski Land! We offer nightly aurora viewing at our warm lodge September-April and downhill skiing & snowboarding including rentals on weekends NovemberApril. Groups large and small welcome. Call for reservations.

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture

Alaska Northern Lights Tour  f PO Box 82896, Fairbanks, AK 99708 895 Graham Ln, Fairbanks (907) 322-3483, Fax: (907) 479-2819 info@alaskanorthernlights.net www.alaskanorthernlights.net Evening of viewing aurora and Native Culture Show. Affordable tour packages. (see also Aurora Viewing, Sightseeing)

Festival of Native Arts

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PO Box 756500, Fairbanks, AK 99775 305 Tanana Dr, 315 Brooks Bldg, Fairbanks (907) 474-6889, Fax: (907) 474-6325 uaf-festival@alaska.edu, fna.community.uaf.edu Celebrate Native arts through traditional Native dance, music and arts.

Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow  PO Box 80034, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 456-2245 midnightsunpowwow@yahoo.com www.midnightsunpowwow.com 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. (see also Sightseeing)

Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 126, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3740, Fax: (907) 459-3838 dixie.alexander@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org Experience Alaska Native art, music, stories and dance. Taste traditional Athabascan foods. Take a family portrait dressed in traditional Athabascan garments of moosehide, furs and stunning beadwork.

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Explore Fairbanks Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. f

Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc. f

Fairbanks Symphony Association f

3758 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-3520, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (888) 280-0582 fly@warbelows.com, www.warbelows.com Native culture above the Arctic Circle. Bush mail flights. Polar bear expeditions. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 452-5699 www.dancealaska.org Dances/classes in ballroom, contra, English country, square, Middle East & Zumba.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics f

Festivals

PO Box 82104, Fairbanks, AK 99708 312 Tanana Loop, Rm 230, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-5733, Fax: (907) 474-5147 info@fairbankssymphony.org www.fairbankssymphony.org Symphonic music with world-class soloists at Davis Concert Hall.

PO Box 72433, Fairbanks, AK 99707 400 Cushman St, Ste A, Fairbanks (907) 452-6646, Fax: (907) 456-2422 weio1961@weio.org, www.weio.org Native games, blanket toss, dances, fine arts, dress & baby regalia, Miss WEIO.

Art Galleries/Exhibits 2 Street Gallery, LLC

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535 2nd Ave, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-4070 2stgallery@gmail.com, www.twostreetgallery.com Alaskan fine art. Paintings, sculpture, scrimshaw, jewelry, pottery, photography. (see also Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods)

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.

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)

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.

Classes/Lectures

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708 600 University Ave, Ste 8, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 info@fsaf.org, www.fsaf.org Noon performances, evening concerts daily July 15-29, 2018. On UAF campus. (see also Festivals)

The Folk School

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PO Box 83572, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2861 Beverley Ln, Fairbanks (907) 451-0445 tfsfolkschool@gmail.com www.thefolkschoolfairbanks.org Serving the community by passing on traditional skills and knowledge!

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Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708 600 University Ave, Ste 8, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 info@fsaf.org, www.fsaf.org A unique, two-week study & performance festival with classes in multiple music genres, dance, theatre arts, healing arts, visual arts & creative writing. July 15-29, 2018. (see also Classes/Lectures)

Performing Arts & Shows 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 & beerbattered cod cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly 8:15pm. (see also Casual Dining, Gold/Frontier History)

Fairbanks Choral Society

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1815 Carr Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-1144 ssummerville@gmail.com www.fairbankschoralsociety.org The FCS sponsors Fairbanks’ annual “Sing-It-YourselfMessiah” each December.

Fairbanks Concert Association f 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-May.

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

Bookstores/Maps Forget-Me-Not Books

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517 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6210, Fax: (907) 456-4302 fmnb@literacycouncilofalaska.org www.literacycouncilofalaska.org Your reasonably priced used book connection. Supporting literacy in Alaska.

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3480 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2494, Fax: (907) 474-8012 beaversports@beaversports.com www.beaversports.com Beaver Sports. Welcome to the great outdoors. Adventure sports outfitting.

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. Fly fishing headquarters.

Prospector Outfitters

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1512 S Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-7372, Fax: (907) 458-9003 Toll Free: (800) 495-7372 info@prospectoroutfitters.com www.prospectoroutfitters.com The clothing, footwear & gear you need to fully enjoy your trip to Alaska.

Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 2 Street Gallery, LLC

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535 2nd Ave, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-4070 2stgallery@gmail.com, www.twostreetgallery.com Alaskan fine art. Paintings, sculpture, scrimshaw, jewelry, pottery, photography. (see also Art Galleries/Exhibits)

Alaska Camera

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1235 Airport Way, Ste 4, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-8896, Fax: (907) 451-7335 tom@alaskacamera.com, www.alaskacamera.com Authorized camera dealer, bags, tripods, batteries, rentals and lab services.

Dance Classes/Groups

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

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1600 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-5570, Fax: (907) 451-5573 Toll Free: (800) 478-FEED www.alaskafeed.com Our “Alaska Made Market” specializes in Alaskan-made products both practical & as gifts.

Alaska Raw Fur Co.

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4106 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2462, Fax: (907) 479-0890 email@akrawfur.com, www.alaskarawfur.com The authentic Alaskan store—furs, gifts, fabric. Best choices, quality & prices.

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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, jade, souvenirs & more. Celebrating 62 yrs.

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds f 1440 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7001 bishopsgallery@gci.net, www.bishopsjewelry.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 the1craftmarket@gmail.com Bring your visitors to the historic craft market. Huge selection of Alaskana.

Expressions in Glass

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1922 Peger Rd, Ste A, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-3923, Fax: (907) 474-3925 Toll Free: (888) 574-3923 info@expressionsinglass.net www.expressionsinglass.net Glass gallery, stained glass, blown glass, classes, unique gifts.

Good LLC

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/Exhibits)

Arctic Travelers Gift Shop

The Craft Market

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PO Box 83618, Fairbanks, AK 99708 356 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 452-5463 akgoodcannabis@gmail.com, www.goodalaska.com Providing premium brands and products for cannabis enthusiasts.

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. (see also Sightseeing)

If Only...A Fine Store

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215 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-6659, Fax: (907) 455-6659 ifonly@ifonlyalaska.com, www.ifonlyalaska.com Alaskan gifts, handcrafted jewelry, Vera Bradley, pens, cards & journals.

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. f 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 and more.

The Knotty Shop

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6585 Richardson Hwy, Salcha, AK 99714 Mile 32 Richardson Hwy, Salcha (907) 488-3014, Fax: (907) 488-3638 knotty@alaska.net, www.alaskaknottyshop.com All Alaskan gifts, wildlife museum, gun collection, burl animals, ice cream.

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Mark Knapp Custom Knives at Edge of The Arctic Trading Post f 1971 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7477 info@markknappcustomknives.com www.markknappcustomknives.com Specializing in mosaic handles of exotic Alaskan materials.

Marshall Arts Design

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PO Box 70334, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 456-4769, Fax: (907) 456-4769 jmarshall@alaska.net, www.marshallartsdesign.com Notecards and posters by an Alaskan artist. Order at marshallartsdesign.com.

The Material Girls  f 3055 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-8118, Fax: (907) 474-8118 materialgirls@alaska.net www.alaskamaterialgirls.com The Interior’s premier sewing store. Named in Quilt Sampler’s magazine.

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3700, Fax: (907) 459-3702 info@morristhompsoncenter.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org Shop for Alaska Native artwork as well as books, films and maps about the Far North at the Alaska Geographic Store. Ample free parking, WiFi and Internet. (see also Museums)

River City Investments, LLC

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711 Gaffney Rd, Ste 100, Fairbanks, AK 99701 535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 388-7654, Fax: (888) 613-7747 jsomers@pobox.alaska.net Co-op Plaza/Empress Theater, 535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks. Handicap accessible. The “meeting place” for downtown, including food & espresso, gifts, clothing, community museum, art galleries, jewelry store.

Santa Claus House

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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclaushouse.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. Open year-round. (see also Family Fun)

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Explore Fairbanks Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc. f

Mecca Bar

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Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar

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101 E 5th Ave, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-4663, Fax: (907) 488-4683 santaseniors@alaska.net, www.santaseniors.com M-F, 11am-3pm. Programs, luncheons, exercise, games, senior-made gifts.

2000 Patricia Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99709 549 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-6320 jrbonacci@yahoo.com Est 1946. Last of the 2 Street Bars. Cold beer, great drinks, friendly locals.

59 College Rd, Ste 204, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 490-2529 mrsclawschocolatebar@gmail.com www.mrsclawschocolatebar.com A unique, local and handcrafted chocolate experience. Watch us make your chocolate!

Tanana Valley Farmers Market

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PO Box 81204, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2922 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 457-1070 robborland@ursamajordistilling.com www.ursamajordistilling.com Local, handcrafted spirits and cocktails. Tasting room and tours available.

514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3044 venue@fairbanksalaska.com www.fairbanksalaska.com Art gallery, event venue and cafe. Great coffee!

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

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 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.

Large Retailers Fred Meyer

Coffee & Sweets

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream  PO Box 82963, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1361 Hess Ave, Fairbanks (907) 479-7813, Fax: (907) 474-4977 hlinc@alaska.net, www.hotlicks.net Made in Fairbanks since 1986. The only super-premium ice cream made in Alaska.

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Casual Dining AK Buffet

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414 3rd St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-8899, Fax: (907) 452-3999 chenchao5328@gmail.com American and Oriental cuisine. All you can eat, over 100 items.

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 Way, Santa Claus Lane & Harold Bentley Ave.

PO Box 74044, Fairbanks, AK 99707 408 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 456-6853 sandcastle@acsalaska.net Charming cozy atmosphere. Soup for lunch or dinner. Live music Fri-Sat night.

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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.

Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars Fairbanks Distilling Company f

410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5055 fairbanksdistillingco@gmail.com www.fairbanksdistilling.com Visit our distillery and tasting room in downtown Fairbanks. Cheers!

Hoarfrost Distilling

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3501 Lathrop St, Unit F, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-6128 toivo@hoarfrost.vodka, www.hoarfrost.vodka Vodka made by hand in Fairbanks. Tasting room, tours, bottle sales.

HooDoo Brewing Company

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1951 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-2337 (BEER) greatbeer@hoodoobrew.com www.hoodoobrew.com Delicious local, fresh craft beer, brewed in the heart of Fairbanks.

Lavelle’s Taphouse  f 414 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 888-2220 lavellestaphouse@gmail.com www.lavellestaphouse.com 36 rotating taps including craft beer, cider and wine. Bring your own food!

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Explore Fairbanks 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 & beerbattered cod cooked to perfection straight from Alaska’s icy waters. Dinner served nightly 5-9pm in Pioneer Park. Alaska’s top comedy revue nightly 8:15pm. (see also Gold/Frontier History, Performing Arts & Shows)

Big Daddy’s BBQ

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107 Wickersham St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2501, Fax: (907) 452-3055 bigdaddysbarbq@hotmail.com www.bigdaddysbarb-q.com Come to award-winning Big Daddy’s! The northernmost Southern BBQ!

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Daily 7am - 10pm. Appetizers, entrees, soups, desserts, Chena Fresh salads. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

The Cookie Jar Restaurant

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1006 Cadillac Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8319, Fax: (907) 479-8329 info@cookiejarfairbanks.com www.cookiejarfairbanks.com Bkfst, lunch and dinner with outdoor seating. Smokefree. Soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, steaks and seafood. Micro-bakery, espresso, excellent desserts with the most delicious cookies. Featured nationally on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Come eat with family.

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River’s Edge Resort

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

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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, burgers, salmon & halibut. (see also Hotels/Motels)

36 College Rd, Ste 4W, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3900, Fax: (907) 374-3901 info@greatharvestfairbanksak.com www.greatharvestfairbanksak.com Fresh breads, goodies and lunch with local flavor made from scratch daily!

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Hilltop Truck Stop

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c/o Sourdough Fuel, 1555 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 5.5 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 389-7600 nmstewart@petrostar.com, www.sourdoughfuel.com Heading north on the Elliott Hwy, a stop at Hilltop Truck Stop is a MUST. Bountiful breakfasts, world-famous pies and the Hillburger have made Hilltop a “Fairbanks Favorite” by Daily News-Miner readers. Showers, ice, ATM, groceries & hand-dipped ice cream.

Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine f 1134 Coppet St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 1235 Airport Way, #1, Fairbanks (907) 374-8399, Fax: (907) 374-8377 miguelsllc@hotmail.com Authentic Mexican cuisine, lunch/dinner specials daily. Miguel’s casa es su casa!

4005 Geist Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-3222, Fax: (907) 328-3232 jasondong0328@yahoo.com, www.shogunak.com Join us for the only Hibachi experience in Fairbanks.

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.

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PO Box 71681, Fairbanks, AK 99707 609 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3222, Fax: (907) 457-4972 bobbysdowntownfbks@live.com Delicious Greek & American cuisine in downtown Fairbanks. Live jazz Fri/Sat.

Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge f 2207 Spenard Rd, Ste 205, Anchorage, AK 99503 4438 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 479-6500, Fax: (907) 479-6513 info@pikeslodge.com, www.pikeslodge.com On the Chena River where Fairbanksans gather and visitors are welcome.

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The Vallata Restaurant

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Fushimi Japanese Fusion

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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 450-0555, Fax: (907) 456-2064 frank@lavellesbistro.com, www.lavellesbistro.com Wine Spectator Award recipient. Lavelle’s sets the standard for great dining.

2190 Goldstream Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 2 1/2 Mile Goldstream Rd, Fairbanks (907) 455-6600, Fax: (907) 455-6664 Family owned. Great steaks, seafood, pasta, full bar, wines. Favorite of locals.

607 Old Steese Hwy, Ste E, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-0988, Fax: (907) 328-0898 www.fushimiak.com Come enjoy a variety of Japanese fusion cuisine choices for lunch & dinner.

Lin’s Asian Bistro

Wolf Run Restaurant

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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2001 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-3333, Fax: (907) 451-6689 www.asianasushitogo.com Made to order delicacies using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

Beijing Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine f 1694 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-3688, Fax: (907) 328-3686 www.facebook.com/Beijing.hotpotAk Join us for the only HOT POT dining in Fairbanks & our Asian cuisine. On FB.

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(907) 347-2774 • www.alaskanviewpoint.com $130-180 5

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(907) 389-2812 • www.auroracabin.com $169-224 4

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Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts

A Downtown Log Cabin Hideaway  304 Badger St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1100 apfvrf@hotmail.com, www.mosquitonet.com/~apfvrf 3 rooms/prvt bath, 2 bdrm house/shared bath. Best breakfast in town. Great hosts.

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Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast  f 302 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2040, Fax: (907) 456-6193 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com, www.ahrosemarie.com WOW! Two quaint, cozy 1930s homes near old downtown restaurants, shops & Visitors Center. Full breakfasts. Families, groups welcome. Extraordinary hospitality. Hosts John and son Chris. Friendly cat in White House. Guidebook recommended (est. 1989). Year-round $65-$120+tax.

AK Golden Umbrella B&B  f 458 Terrace Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 687-7131 info@akgoldenumbrella.com www.akgoldenumbrella.com Comfortable B&B with 4 bedrooms, hot breakfast. In the woods, 2 miles to town.

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Alaska Heritage House  f 410 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 388-9595 alaskaheritagehouse@gmail.com www.alaskaheritagehouse.com An elegant 1916 home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eight rooms and suites w/ private waterclosets and sculleries as well as 21st century amenities. Private parties. Tours.

Alaskan Viewpoint Lodge  f 607 Old Steese Hwy, Ste B383, Fairbanks, AK 99701 1010 Pickering Dr, Fairbanks (907) 347-2774 wgbeaudoin@gmail.com, www.alaskanviewpoint.com Private, comfortable abode on Chena Ridge. Panoramic overview of the boreal forest and Alaska Range. Alaskan perspective. Just minutes from the airport, train station and downtown Fairbanks. Private bathrooms. Free WiFi. Gourmet breakfast. 24/7 coffee and tea service.

1470 Westmoreland Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 488-7475, Fax: (907) 488-7475 akgrizzlylodge@gmail.com www.alaskagrizzlylodge.com Spacious charming country inn, aurora viewing, private baths, hot breakfast.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Explore Fairbanks Arctic Lights Bed & Breakfast  f PO Box 16004, Two Rivers, AK 99716 7410 Anders Ave, Fairbanks (907) 987-9975 info@arcticlightsbnb.com, www.arcticlightsbnb.com Two rooms with queen-size bed and private bath. Mile 24 Chena Hot Springs Rd.

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 Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing atop Cleary Summit. (see also Aurora Viewing, Lodges)

Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not  PO Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1550 Chena Ridge, 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.

Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast  f 902 Kellum St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-4967 Located downtown, with hearty breakfast, private baths & Alaskan artifacts.

Fairbanks Moose Manor B&B  f 386 Kendrick Ct, Fairbanks (316) 519-2319, Fax: (844) 733-2765 fairbanksmoosemanor@gmail.com www.fairbanksmoosemanor.com Spacious rooms and suites. Fresh local food for breakfast every morning!

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.

Cabins

Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel  f PO Box 55345, North Pole, AK 99705 3740 Lyle Ave, North Pole (907) 712-4528 info@alaska-wildlife-cabins-and-hostel.com www.alaska-wildlife-cabins-and-hostel.com True feeling of Alaska, aurora/wildlife viewing, guided tours, great rates.

North Pole Cabins  f PO Box 57194, North Pole, AK 99705 2502 Outside Blvd, North Pole (907) 490-6400 northp@northpolecabins.com www.northpolecabins.com Private luxury, full bath, kitchen, continental breakfast, WiFi, massage, laundry. $99-$219

Hostels

9th Ave Hostel  f 905 9th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 590-0095 9thavehostel@gmail.com, www.9thavehostel.com Great location, friendly host and clean beds.

Billie’s Backpackers Hostel  f 2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2034 info@alaskahostel.com, www.alaskahostel.com On city bus route. WiFi, tents, laundry, storage, no curfew. Local tours.

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Welcome to the Golden Heart City Whether business or pleasure brings you to Fairbanks, your hospitality needs will be met at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center. Featuring 400 guest rooms & suites, more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, a complete fitness center, Northern Wonders Gifts & Espresso and the Red Lantern Steak & Spirits.

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A Suite Alaskan Inn

PO Box 80890, Fairbanks, AK 99708 4316 Birch Ln, Fairbanks (907) 479-7300, Fax: (907) 479-2229 info@fairbankshostel.com, www.fairbankshostel.com Shared rooms and private rooms. Located near UAF off Geist Rd. Phones, Internet, cable TV. Private apartments with 4 beds also available. Shared and private bathrooms and kitchens. Luggage storage. Canoes and bikes for rent.

651 11th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 378-6238 myrnamae@hotmail.com www.asuitealaskaninn.com Comfortable suites centrally located downtown with fully equipped kitchens.

Sven’s Basecamp Hostel  PO Box 10707, Fairbanks, AK 99710 3505 Davis Rd, Fairbanks (907) 355-7088 info@svenshostel.com, www.svenshostel.com Sven’s Hostel is your oasis in Fairbanks. Clean, fun and close to shopping.

Hotels/Motels

5th Avenue Ambassador Inn  f 415 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-9555, Fax: (907) 451-9556 jenox@alaska.net Basic 1-bedroom apts. Nightly & weekly rates available.

7 Gables Inn & Suites  f PO Box 80488, Fairbanks, AK 99708 4312 Birch Ln, 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, WiFi, complimentary full int’l theme breakfasts, free canoes, suites with full kitchens and fireplaces. On-site laundry, baggage storage, guest computer.

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An Inn on Minnie Street  f 345 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 309 Erceg St, Fairbanks (907) 456-1802, Fax: (907) 451-1751 Toll Free: (888) 456-1849 info@minniestreetbandb.com www.minniestreetbandb.com Downtown, rooms, suites, Jacuzzi, aurora viewing. Price range from $70.00 to $199.00.

Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels  1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/bear-lodge Summer travelers love Bear Lodge’s spacious & affordable guestrooms with free WiFi, an Internet cafe, gift shop, on-site laundry, restaurant/lounge, air conditioning, free Around Town Express. 100% non-smoking, a dedicated staff, located on 105 acres at Wedgewood Resort.

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.

Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn f 1908 Chena Landing Loop Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8080, Fax: (907) 479-8063 Toll Free: (888) 313-6926 pioneer.reservations@gmail.com www.bestwestern.com Newly renovated. Comp breakfast & WiFi, pool, new fitness & business centers.

Bridgewater Hotel, A Fine Fountainhead Hotel  1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 723 First Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/bridgewater-hotel Personalized service in a quaint hotel known for its beautiful flowers. In the heart of downtown—an outstanding place to stay for many years. Walk to restaurants & visitor center. Free airport/train shuttle & Around Town Express. Breakfast, free WiFi, laundry facilities & smoke-free.

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551 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-3200, Fax: (907) 374-8004 Toll Free: (877) 424-2449 www.candlewoodsuites.com/fairbanksak All suite hotel. Full kitchenettes in all rooms. Complimentary airport shuttle.

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 80 rooms. Full-service restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

Fairbanks Extended Stays  f PO Box 80488, Fairbanks, AK 99708 4316 Birch Ln, Fairbanks (907) 479-7100, Fax: (907) 479-2229 Toll Free: (800) 478-7829 info@fairbanksinn.net www.fairbanksextendedstays.com Extended stay efficiencies or suites with full kitchens with dishes/utensils, WiFi, cable/DVD, access to coin-op laundry facilities and local bus stop. Many restaurants nearby. Additional amenities include hair dryer, clock radio, iron/board. Free boats.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge  4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-4477, Fax: (907) 455-4476 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Fairbanks’ finest accommodations situated on the Chena River and minutes from the airport. Fine & casual dining options, fitness center and conference facilities. Nicely appointed rooms with comfortable amenities, including free WiFi and free parking. (see also Lodges)

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 & reasonable rates! Attractive, clean rooms with private baths, free WiFi & cable. Many rooms with microwaves/fridges. Free am muffins/coffee. Courtesy airport shuttle. Near popular attractions. Guidebook recommended!

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Explore Fairbanks Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairbanks, Alaska f 109 W Int’l Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518 400 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks (907) 328-1100, Fax: (907) 328-1122 jlund@thehotelgroup.com www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak Airport shuttle, indoor pool, complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar.

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449 N Santa Claus Ln, 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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks f 4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-6300, Fax: (907) 328-0914 lq6909gm@laquinta.com www.laquintafairbanks.com Alaska-themed spacious lobby, 113 deluxe guest rooms and suites, free shuttle to airport and railroad depot, restaurant and lounge, kitchenette guest rooms, gift shop, WiFi, Bright Side breakfast, business center, fitness room, guest laundry & group rates.

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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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River’s Edge Resort

95 10th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-2700, Fax: (907) 459-2720 Toll Free: (800) 348-1340 info@regencyfairbanks.com www.regencyfairbankshotel.com Spacious rooms with kitchenettes in selected rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi, airport & railroad shuttle. 24-hour front desk/bell service, sports bar, business center, fitness room & guest laundry room available.

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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, WiFi, coffee maker & patio. AAA rated, featuring Chena’s Alaskan Grill, shuttle: airport-RR-major tour attractions, city tour, Arctic tours & Barrow tour. (see also Casual Dining)

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1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 1717 University Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/sophie-station A place where the staff treats you like you matter! An atmosphere where guest service is the ultimate amenity. Large suites with free WiFi, separate bedroom & kitchen. Zach’s Restaurant/lounge, laundry facility & fitness room. By groceries & airport.

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 Panoramic view: AK Range/Denali. Pvt bath. 280 acres. (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks f 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6552, Fax: (907) 451-6553 Toll Free: (800) 314-0858 www.marriott.com/faish Come stay in downtown Fairbanks next to the Chena River. Each suite offers king or two double beds, pull-out sofa bed, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and wet bar. Also enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room.

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

Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/wedgewood-resort Nestled on 105 acres, surrounded by a 75-acre wildlife reserve & a 2,000-acre bird refuge. Residential-style suites w/separate dining, living room & bedrooms, fully appointed kitchens, on-site laundry & free WiFi. Ideal for extended stay! (see also Event Facilities, Nature/ Wildlife Viewing)

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center f 813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7722, Fax: (907) 451-7478 Toll Free: (800) 544-0970 info@westmarkhotels.com www.westmarkhotels.com Fairbanks’ premier hotel & conference center, located downtown with 400 beautifully appointed guest rooms & suites. Over 17,000 square feet of conference space, 2 restaurants & lounge, gift shop & espresso, fitness room, free WiFi. Group rates & packages available. (see also Event Facilities)

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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 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, Internet, and our signature north windows. (see also Aurora Viewing, Bed & Breakfasts)

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Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground 

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

2284 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 451-0984 rvpark@northernmoosed.com www.northernmoosed.com Full-service RV park & campground, ideal basecamp for your Arctic adventure.

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 80 rooms. Full-service restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/ Motels, Museums, Winter Activities)

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, 167 spaces, 30/50 amp power, cable TV, WiFi, free showers, laundry, pets allowed. Featuring Chena’s Alaskan Grill, tickets and shuttle to major tour attractions. City tour, Riverboat Discovery, Gold Dredge 8, Arctic tours & Barrow tour.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge 

1316 Badger Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6392, Fax: (907) 488-0555 Toll Free: (888) 488-6392 riverview@gci.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, tour info & ticket sales. Super-clean laundry/shower/restrooms. Free vehicle wash rack. Big rigs & pets always welcome!

4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-4477, Fax: (907) 455-4476 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Fairbanks’ finest accommodations situated on the Chena River and minutes from the airport. Fine & casual dining options, fitness center and conference facilities. Nicely appointed rooms with comfortable amenities including free WiFi and free parking. (see also Hotels/ Motels)

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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)

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PO Box 111005, Anchorage, AK 99511 (907) 339-9082, Fax: (907) 334-9082 Toll Free: (866) 339-9082 info@alaskacampgrounds.net www.alaskacampgrounds.net Publishes directory listing of member campgrounds/RV parks & their services.

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Year-round hot springs resort. 30 spaces. Full-service restaurant & lounge. (see also Aurora Viewing, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Flightseeing/ Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

Riverview RV Park

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park  1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3750, Fax: (907) 456-7971 Toll Free: (907) 456-7956 info@fairbankscampgroundandrvpark.com Showers, laundry, dump station, Internet and firepits.

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2572 Carrie Lynn Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 322-5037 alaskahaven49@gmail.com, www.alaskahaven.com Lg 2bd/1ba urban-chic waterfront apt. located in beautiful & secluded setting.

Cleary Summit Condo f 2382 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2594 condo@clearysummit.com www.clearysummit.com/aurora/condo.htm Aurora viewing at its best! A 360° view from our 2 bedroom/2 bath condo.

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Event Planners

1025 Ridge Pointe Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-4353 fjell@gci.net, www.fjell-lodge.com Fjell Blikk Hytte (a 3 BR custom-built log house) and Knoll House (4 BR) provide unique accommodations on seven forested acres just 10 minutes from Fairbanks. Stunning views, lovely period furnishings, modern kitchens and baths.

527 Steele Creek Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Friends Church, 1485 30th Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3857, Fax: (907) 452-3164 theworks1981@yahoo.com Call us for all your catering, planning and decorating needs.

230 Iditarod Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7520 beth@auroraballoons.com, www.auroraballoons.com Fairbanks’ finest event decor! Pipe & drape & table linens for rent.

Event Facilities

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3626 Old Nenana Hwy, Ester (907) 378-4487, Fax: (907) 479-8422 birchleafchapel@gmail.com www.birchleafchapel.com Artistic venue for intimate gatherings: weddings, memorials, recitals. Up to 30 ppl.

PO Box 436, Ester, AK 99725 4390 Old Nenana Hwy, Fairbanks (310) 691-4056 www.vistavalleyguesthouse.com Private space & gorgeous wilderness views all year.

Meeting & Event Planning

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

Catering

Jackie of All Trades Catering  f PO Box 10206, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 388-3442 jackieofalltrades@gmail.com www.caterfairbanks.com Catering designed to meet your needs. Coffee service, breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Midnight Sun Catering, LLC  f 3020 Davis Rd, Ste DI, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 347-5967 midnightsuncatering@gmail.com, www.facebook. com/Midnight-Sun-Catering-592200567584905/ Excellent food! Efficient service! Exceptional price!

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Year-round resort, 80 guest rooms, meeting rooms, full-service restaurant. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Flightseeing/Aviation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Winter Activities)

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949 McGown St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 1222 Cowles St, Fairbanks (907) 328-5458, Fax: (907) 328-5468 catering@ravenlanding.org, www.ravenlanding.org Premier catering venue central to town. Unique dining and event planning.

Bike Fairbanks Fairbanks is a great place to ride a bike. In town, the terrain is relatively flat and there are plenty of trails. In fact, a new business called Fairbikes recently started up that allows people to pick up and ride bikes to common areas around town and drop them off for a fee. Other local businesses rent all kinds of bikes for trail and road riding. Popular mountain bike areas include Birch Hill Recreation Area and the University of Alaska Fairbanks trails. Both areas are primarily ski trails but many bikers and hikers utilize them too. Although most locals put away their bikes when the snow falls, Fairbanks fat tire bikers ride year-round for both transportation and fun.

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Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 1501 Queens Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/wedgewood-resort Providing catering for events at Wedgewood Resort & Sophie Station Suites. Over 30,000 sq ft of combined space for meetings, banquets & receptions. State-ofthe-art A/V equipment and enhanced Internet access make our catering facilities the best choice for Fairbanks events. (see also Hotels/Motels, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center f 813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7722, Fax: (907) 451-7478 Toll Free: (800) 544-0970 info@westmarkhotels.com www.westmarkhotels.com Fairbanks’ premier hotel & conference center, located downtown with 400 beautifully appointed guest rooms & suites. Over 17,000 square feet of conference space, 2 restaurants & lounge, gift shop & espresso, fitness room, free WiFi. Group rates & packages available. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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Event Alaska  f PO Box 71285, Fairbanks, Alaska 99707 (907) 687-8444 Event Alaska is an event planning company that specializes in fundraisers.

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3150 C St, Ste 210, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 786-0131, Fax: (907) 562-2016 info@traveletm.com, www.traveletm.com Alaska’s #1 event planning company. Experience on 7 continents & in 150 countries.

Audio/Visual Production

Alaska Universal Productions  f 2760 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-4833 aup@aupak.com, www.aupak.com Fairbanks’ premier audio visual production company. Lights, sound, much more!

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4750 Old International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502 6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks Toll Free: (800) 252-7522 www.alaskaair.com Offering service to Fairbanks from the Lower 48 and intra-Alaska cities.

Ravn Alaska

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4700 Old International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 266-8394, Fax: (907) 266-8391 Toll Free: (800) 866-8394 sales@flyravn.com, www.flyravn.com Serving over 100 destinations statewide.

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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.wrightairservice.com Flightseeing/air charter. See Interior Alaska as never before!

Auto/RV Rentals

Alaska Auto Rental  f PO Box 80261, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2375 University Ave S, Fairbanks (907) 457-7368 peter@alaskaautorental.com www.alaskaautorental.com Choose from a wide selection of cars, trucks, vans & SUVs for local rentals, Dalton Highway rentals, one-way rentals and rentals into Canada. Local shuttle service. After-hours rentals by appointment. Offsite and afterhours return options. Debit and credit cards accepted.

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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.avisalaska.com Serving Alaska for over 55 years! Great rates at www.avisalaska.com

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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 pennytupper@kendallauto.com Compacts to 4x4s etc.

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 locally owned fleet in Fairbanks.

Thrifty Car Rental

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 15, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 451-1048, Fax: (907) 451-6435 Toll Free: (800) THR-IFTY drac@acsalaska.net, www.thrifty.com Customer pick-up and delivery in town. Quality cars at thrifty prices. Locally owned.

Auto/RV Services

GoNorth Car & Camper Rental  f PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3713 S Lathrop St, Fairbanks (907) 479-7272, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (866) 236-7272 wheels@gonorth-alaska.com www.gonorth-alaska.com SUV, truck, truck camper and motorhome rentals for northern gravel roads.

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 With 8 gas stations in Fairbanks and North Pole, Sourdough Fuel welcomes RVers with FREE dump stations & water, diesel, ice, propane, ATMs, Hot Stuff Pizza™, hot subs & wraps, burritos, ice cream, tasty hot breakfast sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and groceries.

Ground/Public Transportation

Airlink Shuttle & Tours  f 1213 Dolphin Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3337, Fax: (907) 452-6543 jeff@airlinkalaska.com, www.airlinkalaska.com Local area shuttle. Statewide charter/tours. Quality service, affordable price. (see also Sightseeing)

Alaska Cab, King Cab & Arctic Taxi  f PO Box 80927, Fairbanks, AK 99708 930 Aspen St, Fairbanks (907) 452-2222, Fax: (907) 479-0769 kingalaskacab@gci.net, www.kingalaskacab.com 24/7 taxi service, pre-scheduled pick-ups, charters. Credit cards accepted.

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com Want the best views of Alaska’s glaciers, mountains and wildlife? Travel with the Alaska Railroad! We offer comprehensive travel packages, day tours and scenic rail trips with one call to our Alaskan agents. Ask about GoldStar. Call or go online today! (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Denali Neighbors - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

River City The 100-mile Chena River that runs right through the heart of Fairbanks is a natural venue offering year-round activities and celebrations. Take the two-mile river walk along the Chena and enjoy the interesting sites, sculptures and flowers along the way. Start off at the antler arch at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and head towards Golden Heart Plaza, continuing on past the bridges lined with flags and stroll down to beloved Pioneer Park.

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PO Box 84608, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 888-5659, Fax: (907) 456-5135 Toll Free: (800) 770-7275 info@alaskashuttle.com, www.alaskashuttle.com Economical transport between ANC, Talkeetna, Denali, FAI, Dawson & Whitehorse.

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9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 204, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 245-0200, Fax: (907) 245-0400 Toll Free: (800) 266-8625 info@alaskatrain.com, www.alaskatrain.com Online reservations for the Alaska Railroad including GoldStar, Adventure Class, private luxury dome rail & deluxe motorcoach. Save time, money and see additional scenery by traveling one way by train & the other by motorcoach. Vacation packages & cruise transfers available. (see also Denali - Ground/Public Transportation)

Gray Line Alaska

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450 Third Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing and Denali rail tours in Alaska. (see also Sightseeing, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

1900 Premier Ct, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 279-0001, Fax: (907) 279-0002 Toll Free: (888) 486-8725 laura@touralaska.net, www.premieralaskatours.com Deluxe motorcoach charter services available yearround. Alaskan owned. (see also Alaskan Neighbors - Sightseeing)

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Trip Planning

3175 Peger Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 501 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 459-1011 transitservices@fnsb.us, www.fnsb.us/macs Get around Fairbanks and North Pole with the MACS Transit Bus System.

Dalton Highway Express  PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3820 University Ave, Fairbanks (907) 474-3555 adventure@northernalaska.com www.daltonhighwayexpress.com Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Brooks Range & Prudhoe Bay shuttles.

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Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

Alaska Skylar Travel LLC  f 601 E Northern Lights Blvd, Ste I, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 skylarjiang@skylartravel.com, www.skylartravel.com Great Chinese-speaking service taking you on an unforgettable adventure! (see also Aurora Viewing)

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Alaska Tour & Travel  PO Box 22-1011, Anchorage, AK 99522 9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 202, Anchorage (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, Denali Neighbors - Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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999 E Tudor Rd, Ste 201, 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.

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Visitor Information

Alaska Public Lands Information Center f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 110, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Fairbanks (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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PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3713 S Lathrop St, Fairbanks (907) 479-7271, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (855) 236-7271 travel@gonorth-alaska.com www.gonorth-alaska.com Full-service statewide trip planning.

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909 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3636, Fax: (907) 452-3639 info@santasvagabondtravel.com www.santasvagabondtravel.com Alaska & local tours, statewide travel, AK Marine Hwy reserv. Over 30 yrs experience.

PO Box 100519, Anchorage, AK 99510 (907) 777-7700, Fax: (907) 777-7720 yael@alaska.org, www.alaska.org Alaska.org, The Alaska App & Hotel Visitor TV. 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.

450 Third Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing and Denali rail tours in Alaska. (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Sightseeing)

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Refreshing Exley Generations f (907) 289-6688 479280526@qq.com Offering complete tours including hidden gems. See the Alaska Alaskans see!

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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Fairbanks (907) 456-5774, Fax: (907) 459-3757 Toll Free: (800) 327-5774 info@explorefairbanks.com www.explorefairbanks.com Visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks. Visitor information, trip planning assistance, vacancy listings, brochures, maps and more about Fairbanks, Denali, Interior and Arctic Alaska.

Services — Visitors Banks/ATMs

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PO Box 74568, Fairbanks, AK 99707 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 unparalleled customer service!

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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.

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800 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-5323, Fax: (907) 452-1281 www.fnbalaska.com Full-service banking, travelers checks & wire transfers, branches statewide.

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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 & fullservice bank. Five locations.

Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center f 3111 C St, Anchorage, AK 99503 360 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks (907) 455-1128, Fax: (907) 455-1168 blury.jay@nrim.com, www.northrim.com 24-hr deposit center. ATM located in building entry.

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794 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 459-4300 Toll Free: (800) 869-3557 www.wellsfargo.com

Copying/Printing

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157 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1907, Fax: (907) 452-3916 Toll Free: (866) 452-1907 wayne@graphicnorth.com, www.graphicnorth.com Full-service offset & digital printers. Mailing & business cards, brochures, posters.

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405 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4982, Fax: (907) 452-6992 michelle@interiorgraphics.com www.interiorgraphics.com We are your printing & copying solution. Open Mon-Fri 8-5. Call, click or come in.

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PO Box 10898, Fairbanks, AK 99710 1221 Ferberite Ct, Fairbanks (907) 455-6414 holydogkennels@yahoo.com www.holydogpetboarding.com Exceptional pet care! Got play? Appointment for dropoff/pick-up required.

Medical/Health

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Places of Worship

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 and cardiology.

Bethel Church

1316 Peger Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 374-9500 receptionist@cbna.org www.catholicbishopnorthernalaska.com Come worship with us & celebrate in mission churches. Can accommodate buses.

Sunshine Health Foods  f 410 Trainor Gate Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-5433, Fax: (907) 456-5433 info@sunshinehealthfoodstore.com www.sunshinehealthfoodstore.com Extensive line of vitamin & mineral supplements, grocery, knowledgeable staff.

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PO Box 74863, Fairbanks, AK 99707 1744 Aurora Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-1002 orhatzafon@mosquitonet.com, www.orhatzafon.org Serving the Jewish community of Interior Alaska. Friday services - 7:30pm.

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1001 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3500, Fax: (907) 459-3583 Toll Free: (888) 459-3500 www.foundationhealth.org 1st Care Clinic, downtown Fairbanks. Open 7 days a week from 8 to 8. No appointment necessary.

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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 info@fairbanksarts.org, www.fairbanksarts.org Fine art gallery. Concerts, films, literary readings & art education projects. PO Box 70164, Fairbanks, AK 99707 201 1st Ave, Ste 124, Fairbanks (907) 458-8264, Fax: (907) 457-8265 ourarcticrefuge@gmail.com www.ourarcticrefuge.org 25 years of protecting Gwich’in way of life. www.ourarcticrefuge.org

North Star Council on Aging Fairbanks Senior Center f 1424 Moore St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1735, Fax: (907) 451-9974 www.fairbanksseniorcenter.org Serves seniors in Fairbanks and welcomes new friends.

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

324 2nd St., Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8810 vfw3629@gci.net, www.vfw3629.org No one does more for veterans. Promote patriotism and honor service. Canteen.

Journey Christian Church

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PO Box 75013, Fairbanks, AK 99707 1201 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks (907) 455-4433 info@journeyalaska.org, www.journeyalaska.org Where faith and adventure meet! Services at 10am in our new building.

Ravens Ravens are commonplace and much larger in Alaska. These intelligent birds live in town yearround and are particularly stark against the winter landscape. A favorite among locals, they are often portrayed in original artworks. Alaska Native peoples also revere ravens, and they are integral to cultural mythos and storytelling. It is easy to anthropomorphize ravens, and there are many tales told about these eerily beautiful and curious birds.

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1606 23rd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-4567, Fax: (907) 458-1580 Toll Free: (866) 455-4567 www.interiorhealthalaska.org Services on a sliding scale. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare or private insurance.

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

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PO Box 83889, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1310 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-4380 info@bethelchurchak.org, www.bethelchurchak.org Services Sunday 9:15 & 11am. Sunday School all ages @ 11am. Awana.

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Tanana Valley Clinic

Yukon Title Company, Inc.

Holy Dog Pet Boarding, Inc.

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PO Box 55791, North Pole, AK 99705 1005 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole (907) 488-6720 office@lordoflifeak.com, www.lordoflifeak.com Sunday worship 10:30am. All are invited to participate.

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1066 Turnagin Lp, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 356-1616, Fax: (907) 356-1575 info@birchwoodhomesak.com www.birchwoodhomesak.com 3-5 br townhomes, near amenities. Open house Mon through Sat. 9am-6pm.

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Catholic Schools of Fairbanks f PO Box 71620, Fairbanks, AK 99707 615 Monroe St, Fairbanks (907) 456-4574 info@catholic-schools.org, www.catholic-schools.org Offering PreK through 12th grade. To schedule a tour, please give us a call.

UAF Community & Technical College f 604 Barnette St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-2800, Fax: (907) 455-2864 Toll Free: (877) 882-8827 uafctc@uaf.edu, www.ctc.uaf.edu Part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, providing quality education from academic programs to specialized training.

United Way of the Tanana Valley f PO Box 74396, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 452-7211, Fax: (907) 452-7270 info@unitedwaytv.com, www.unitedwaytv.com Advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.

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Explore Fairbanks University of Alaska Fairbanks f (907) 474-7211 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/ admissions/visit/#daily or 1-800-478-1823. (see also Nature/Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions f PO Box 757540, Fairbanks, AK 99775 216 Eielson Bldg, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-7021, Fax: (907) 474-5297 Toll Free: (866) 404-7021 summer@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/summer Make the University of Alaska Fairbanks your destination this summer. Select from nearly 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!

Financial Services

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.

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.

Industry/Economic Development Alaska Aerofuel, Inc.

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PO Box 60669, Fairbanks, AK 99706 5855 Aerofuel Pl, Fairbanks (907) 474-0062, Fax: (907) 474-0085 admin@alaskaaerofuel.com, www.alaskaaerofuel.com Your fuel source in the air or in your home. Heating and aviation fuels.

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! Download our FREE mobile app today!

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.  f 100 Cushman St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2625, Fax: (907) 451-6543 info@usibelli.com, www.usibelli.com Alaska’s only operational coal mine headquartered in Healy, Alaska.

Marketing/Promotions

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation f 330 Wendell Ave, Ste E, 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.

Gold City Brochure Placement Service  PO Box 102, Ester, AK 99725 (907) 456-1617 goldcity@acsalaska.net Offers brochure (rack card) placement service throughout the borough.

The Pen Guy  f PO Box 55925, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 456-4604 sales@thepenguy.biz, www.thepenguy.biz Pens, hats, bags, magnets, notepads—1000’s of quality promotional items.

Media

Astralis Productions

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PO Box 752012, Fairbanks, AK 99775 2170 Toboggan Ln, Fairbanks (907) 322-3460 tristan@astralisproductions.com www.astralisproductions.com Stunning aurora time-lapse on Blu-ray and DVD! www.astralisproductions.com

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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200 N Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6661, Fax: (907) 451-9060 kstrle@newsminer.com, www.newsminer.com The Voice of Interior Alaska since 1903.

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PO Box 56359, North Pole, AK 99705 2501 Mission Rd, North Pole (907) 488-2216, Fax: (907) 488-5246 kjnp@mosquitonet.com www.mosquitonet.com/~kjnp Sod roof log cabin. Tours of studio available from 9am to 5pm daily.

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Alaska’s cruise season runs from May to September, with each month offering a different experience for visitors who come to Fairbanks. May to early June will generally see smaller crowds and better value as well as giving people a chance to experience 24 hours of daylight, which extends almost to the end of July. Mid-June to early August are the peak summer months when Fairbanks offers the warmest weather in the state and around-the-clock activities and events. And from mid-August through September, visitors have an opportunity to see the northern lights in one of the best destinations in the world to see them.

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Despite being almost 500 miles away from oceanside ports in Southcentral Alaska, Fairbanks is a popular destination in the summer for visitors taking a cruise to the state. That’s because all the major cruise lines coming to Alaska offer one-way Gulf of Alaska cruises that include the port of Vancouver in Canada and either Whittier or Seward as the port in Alaska. These cruises typically offer land tour packages that incorporate Fairbanks and Denali National Park and Preserve into their itinerary. In the packages, Fairbanks is generally the first or last place people visit, making it easy for visitors to add on extra days so they can experience more of Alaska’s Interior and Arctic with Fairbanks as their base. Other cruise visitors will take a one-way cruise across the Gulf of Alaska and then explore Fairbanks and other communities on the road or rail system on their own.

There are numerous ways cruise ship passengers to Alaska can enjoy the state’s “farthest north port” of Fairbanks. Contact your travel agent or cruise company for more details. www.explorefairbanks.com


Denali Neighbors One of Alaska’s most popular destinations, Denali National Park and Preserve is an easy two-hour drive or four-hour train ride from Fairbanks. Visitor services are available along the Parks Highway, at campgrounds and visitor centers, in Kantishna and in remote lodges. Around the park, the activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and transportation are as varied as the travelers. Whether you choose to simply take in the pristine wilderness or explore the rugged backcountry, there are plenty of options to help you discover Denali.

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Area covered in this section

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Bus tours into the park are a great way to see wildlife and spectacular views of the mountain.

Activities, Attractions & Tours 52 Food & Drink 53 Accommodations 53 Transportation 55 Trip Planning 55

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska Railroad

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com www.alaskarailroad.com Your Alaska rail journey 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 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-4288, Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@denaliatv.com, www.denaliatv.com 2.5- to 4-hr guided tours next to Denali Nat’l Park on 1-4-person ATVs. Go “Into the Wild” along Stampede Trail or far above Otto Lake for spectacular views—even a midnight sun trip! All ages. All riding gear and car seats provided. Tours 9am-11pm.

Denali Jeep Excursions

PO Box 642, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-JEEP (5337), Fax: (907) 683-3337 info@denalijeep.com, www.denalijeep.com 5-hr, 100+ mile guided tour along the spectacular Denali Highway, #2 Drive of a Lifetime (National Geo. Traveler) in 4-door Jeep Wranglers. Views of Denali, the Alaska Range & glaciers (weather allowing). Wildlife likely. Car seats available. Tours 9:30am, 5:30pm.

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Doyon Tourism, Inc.

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Guided whitewater raft, kayak and mtn. bike tours daily. Open May to Sept. (see also Cabins, Campgrounds/ RV Parks, Fishing/River Excursions)

1 Doyon Pl, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 92 Parks Rd, Denali National Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 roadhouse@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 Lodges)

Denali Park Village

3000 C St, Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 Fax: (907) 264-4608 info@denaliparkvillage.com www.denaliparkvillage.com Bus tours, hiking, rafting, Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre. (see also Lodges)

Denali Park Zipline  Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-2947, Fax: (907) 683-3337 info@denalizipline.com, www.denalizipline.com Denali area’s ONLY zipline tour! 6 suspension bridges & 8 thrilling zips!

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 rafting with Denali’s first raft company, operating since 1974. Try a 2-hr, 4-hr or all-day raft trip complete with knowledgeable guide and comfortable Gore-Tex drysuit. Choose paddle or oar rafts. Free shuttles. A memory you will enjoy the rest of your life. (see also Fishing/River Excursions)

Dog Mushing

Husky Homestead  (907) 683-2904, Fax: (907) 683-2906 info@huskyhomestead.com www.huskyhomestead.com Experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod champion Jeff King. Snuggle puppies upon arrival and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska’s Interior. A top-rated Alaska land tour.

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Mile 214.5 Parks Hwy, Denali, AK 99755 (907) 768-2620 info@adventuredenali.com www.adventuredenali.com Best fishing in Alaska and beautiful log cabins for rent lakeside.

Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC  PO Box 156, Cantwell, AK 99729 Mile 214 Parks Hwy, Cantwell (907) 768-1127, Fax: (907) 768-1127 2fishon@mtaonline.net, www.denaliflyfishing.com Catch & release Arctic grayling. Clear water streams. Exp. & beg. fly anglers w/small groups. Guided 1/2 & full day.

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc.  PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.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 Adventure/Ecotours, Cabins, Campgrounds/ RV Parks)

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Denali Neighbors 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 rafting with Denali’s first raft company, operating since 1974. Try a 2-hr, 4-hr or all-day raft trip complete with knowledgeable guide and comfortable Gore-Tex drysuit. Choose paddle or oar rafts. Free shuttles. A memory you will enjoy the rest of your life. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

Flightseeing/Aviation Denali Air

PO Box 82, Denali National Park, AK 99755 Mile 229.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2261, Fax: (907) 683-1347 flightseeing@denaliair.com, www.denaliair.com Circumnavigate Denali and tour the Alaska Range in Denali National Park.

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Food & Drink Casual Dining

Black Diamond Resort Co  PO Box 11, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 1 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-4653, Fax: (907) 683-4655 blackdiamondresortco@gmail.com www.blackdiamondtourco.com Full-service restaurant, ATV, golf & draft horse-drawn covered wagon tours.

Denali Park Salmon Bake

PO Box 107, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2733 info@denaliparksalmonbake.com www.denaliparksalmonbake.com A world-famous post for dining and entertainment at the doorstep to Denali.

PO Box 41, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 1/2 Hilltop Rd, Turn at 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.

Hotels/Motels

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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@auroradenalilodge.com www.auroradenalilodge.com Non-smoking lodging near Denali but away from the crowd. Bring your family!

Denali Bluffs Hotel

6160 Carl Brady Dr, Hangar 2, Anchorage, AK 99502 Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2574, Fax: (907) 550-8626 Toll Free: (800) 843-1947 fltsg@erahelicopters.com, www.eraflightseeing.com View Denali. Land on and explore a glacier or take a heli-hiking adventure. Also available in Juneau.

PO Box 107, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.9 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7437 info@prospectorspizza.com www.prospectorspizza.com Handcrafted pizza and 49+ beers on draft! Voted best beer bar @ craftbeer.com!

2702 Denali St, Ste 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 238.2 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7000 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 reservations@denalialaska.com www.denalialaska.com Nestled into Sugarloaf Mountain with aerial views of Denali National Park, the Denali Bluffs Hotel offers comfortable rooms, hearty food at the Mountaineer Grill & Bar and Alaskan hospitality. Adventure is just steps away. You won’t find these views down at street level.

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Fine Dining

Denali Crow’s Nest Cabins

Era Helicopters

PO Box 545, Talkeetna, AK 99676 14052 E 2nd St, Talkeetna (907) 733-2291, Fax: (907) 733-1221 Toll Free: (800) 764-2291 info@flyk2.com, www.flyk2.com Denali flights, glacier landings & day hikes; see Alaska from our view!

Stampede Aviation  PO Box 670, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park (907) 683-2191, Fax: (907) 290-2121 Toll Free: (800) 604-5052 info@stampedeaviation.com www.stampedeaviation.com Tours of Denali and flights to/from Anchorage, Fairbanks & the Arctic Circle.

Talkeetna Air Taxi  f 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 Denali flightseeing & glacier landings since 1947. Free brochure.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Denali Backcountry Safari 

Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-2191, Fax: (907) 290-2121 Toll Free: (800) 604-5052 info@denalisafari.com, www.denalisafari.com Rugged off-road journey into the wild Alaskan bush. Learn about the area’s history.

Sightseeing

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure  PO Box 705, Talkeetna, AK 99676 22333 S Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna (907) 733-2223, Fax: (907) 733-2712 Toll Free: (800) 736-2210 mahays@mahaysjetboat.com www.mahaysjetboat.com Ride a Jetboat—learn local history. Class 5 rapids, Denali. Fun & unique.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

Prospectors Historic Pizzeria and Alehouse 

The Overlook at the Crow’s Nest  PO Box 107, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-3463 info.overlook@denalicrowsnestcabins.com www.denalicrowsnestcabins.com/restaurant/menu/ Enjoy fine dining with culinary mastery for the most discerning palates.

Breweries, Distilleries & Bars 49th State Brewing Co – Denali 

PO Box 107, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 248.5 Parks Hwy, Healy (907) 683-2739 info@49statebrewing.com www.49statebrewing.com Award-winning craft brews, food and views that are 100% Alaska.

Accommodations Cabins

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc.  PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.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 Adventure/Ecotours, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Fishing/River Excursions)

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PO Box 107, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2723 info@denalicrowsnestcabins.com www.denalicrowsnestcabins.com Stay at the doorstep to Denali in cozy cabins with breathtaking views!

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 $69-$269. New beautiful cedar hotel, every room on river w/private deck. Hunter Travel Guide: Call these people first! (see also Campgrounds/RV Parks)

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  PO Box 231322, Anchorage, AK 99523 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7777 denalirainbow@mtaonline.net, www.denalirv.com New rooms, some w/kitchens, TV, WiFi. Open 5/20 to 9/15. Low rates, tours. (see also Campgrounds/RV Parks)

Grande Denali Lodge

2702 Denali St, Ste 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-5100 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 reservations@denalialaska.com www.denalialaska.com See panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Denali National Park. Join us high above it all at the Grande Denali Lodge. Comfortable rooms, Alaskan hospitality and great food at the Alpenglow Restaurant and Peak Spirits Lounge. We sell out early for a reason—the view.

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Fairban Explore

Wildlife Viewing Many people come to Alaska with the hopes of sighting wildlife. In addition to Denali National Park, Fairbanks is the headquarters for many large, unspoiled landscapes that serve as great habitat for animals. The remote Dalton Highway crosses large tracts of boreal forest, subalpine and Arctic tundra. Along the way, you may be able to see black bear, caribou and moose. Or explore the nearby Chena River State Recreation Area recognized by National Geographic as one of the 10 best places for winter tourism—a wild forest with many sloughs and a mixture of treed and treeless landscape. Moose and beaver frequent this area as well as other small animals like ermine, fox and red squirrels.

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Denali Neighbors Lodges

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Alpine Creek Lodge  f PO Box 121, Cantwell, AK 99729 Mile 68 Denali Hwy, Cantwell (907) 743-0565 alpinecreeklodgealaska@gci.net www.alpinecreeklodge.com Alpine Creek Lodge is located on the Denali Highway with its gorgeous scenery, the wildlife and fresh air; it’s how Alaska was meant to be seen! We offer lodging with activities to explore receded glacial valleys! Come on by for ATV tours, fishing, hiking and so much more!

Denali Park Village

3000 C St, Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 Fax: (907) 264-4608 info@denaliparkvillage.com www.denaliparkvillage.com Luxury lodge & cabin accommodations in the heart of AK. (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

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@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Located one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park. The lodge offers modern comforts on the edge of the wilderness. Variety of dining options including fine dining, pizza, dinner theater and espresso bar. Tour desk featuring activities into and around the park.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Pl, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 92 Parks Rd, Denali National Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 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)

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge  Mile 133 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99683 (907) 733-2900, Fax: (907) 733-2922 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Situated within Denali State Park, two hours north of Anchorage, this lodge is a true wilderness retreat. Amenities include vaulted ceilings, wall of windows framing Denali, tour desk, nature trails and a variety of dining options. Rail tours available from Fairbanks and Anchorage.

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Peaceful and private camping 10 minutes north of DNP entrance. Great views! (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Cabins, Fishing/River Excursions)

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  PO Box 231322, Anchorage, AK 99523 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7777 denalirainbow@mtaonline.net, www.denalirv.com Full-service RV park, motel rms w/kitchens. 1 mile north of Denali entrance. (see also Hotels/Motels)

Trip Planning Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

Alaska Tour & Travel  PO Box 22-1011, Anchorage, AK 99522 9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 202, Anchorage (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, Fairbanks - Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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Visitor Information

PO Box 372, Galena, AK 99741 210 E 4th St, Nenana (907) 832-5230 reservations@nenanacamping.com www.nenanacamping.com Between Fairbanks and Denali off the Parks Hwy. Discounts available.

PO Box 437, Healy, AK 99743 Mile .5 Healy Spur Rd, Healy (907) 683-4636 info@denalichamber.com, www.denalichamber.com Information on Denali National Park and the Denali Borough area services.

Transportation Ground/ Public Transportation Alaska Railroad

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Denali Summer Times  f 2440 E Tudor Rd, Ste 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.

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com Connecting the best of Alaska—the Alaska Railroad! (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Fairbanks - Adventure/ Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

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9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 204, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 245-0200, Fax: (907) 245-0400 Toll Free: (800) 266-8625 info@alaskatrain.com, www.alaskatrain.com Online reservations for the Alaska Railroad including GoldStar, Adventure Class, private luxury dome rail & deluxe motorcoach. Save time, money and see additional scenery by traveling one way by train & the other by motorcoach. Vacation packages & cruise transfers available. (see also Fairbanks - Ground/Public Transportation)

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, $25-$38. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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

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An excursion on one of Interior Alaska’s many rivers offers opportunities to see both scenic landscapes and wildlife.

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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 Bed & Breakfasts

Falcon Inn Bed and Breakfast

PO Box 136, Eagle, AK 99738 (907) 547-2254 falconinn@gmail.com www.falconinnlodgelogcabins.com A beautiful log lodge in Eagle, Alaska, on the banks of the Yukon River.

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Quartz Lake Boat/Cabin Rental f PO Box 55298, North Pole, AK 99705 Milepost 278, Richardson Hwy, Delta Junction (907) 687-5804 quartzlakefishing@yahoo.com www.quartzlakeboatrental.com Brand-new shoreside cabins on Quartz Lake. Boat rental and tackle shop.

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PO Box 81871, Fairbanks, AK 99708 227.4 Richardson Hwy, 38 miles south of Delta Junction, Delta Junction (877) 825-9413, Fax: (877) 825-9413 blackrapids@ureach.com www.lodgeatblackrapids.com Timber framed w/fireplaces, heavenly beds. On road w/ wildlife & panoramic views.

Lodges

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge  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@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Located at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this lodge features unmatched views of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, tour desk, gift shop, espresso bar, Park Ranger programs and shuttle to the visitor center.

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Interior Neighbors

Trip Planning

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PO Box 334, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (907) 315-8012 info@talkeetnachamber.org Talkeetna, where the road ends and life begins!

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

Nenana Valley Visitors Center  f PO Box 70, Nenana, AK 99760 Mile 301 Parks Hwy, Nenana (907) 832-5435 Visitor Information Center sponsored by Nenana Ice Classic - Alaska’s biggest guessing game since 1917.

Tok Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 389, Tok, AK 99780 (907) 883-5775, Fax: (907) 883-5774 info@tokalaskainfo.com, www.tokalaskainfo.com Complete statewide trip planning information center, brochures, Alaskan displays.

Services — Business & Education Industry/Economic Development Delta Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 987, Delta Junction, AK 99737 1422 Alaska Hwy, Delta Junction (907) 895-5068, Fax: (907) 895-5141 deltacc@deltachamber.org, www.deltachamber.org Official end of the Alaska Highway! Historical sites, fishing, much more!

North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce  PO Box 55071, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2242 www.northpolechamber.us Visitor center open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am to 6pm.

Driving Fairbanks to Valdez— Alaska’s Adventure Corridor Alaska’s adventure corridor, with its rich history and spectacular scenery, stretches from Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway to Valdez and includes mighty rivers, mountains and historic roadhouses. Heading south from Fairbanks, visit with Santa Claus in North Pole, where “the spirit of Christmas lives year-round.” Explore Delta Junction, the official end of the Alaska Highway, and Paxson at the crossroads of the Richardson and Denali highways with scenic vistas and wildlife sightings. The Copper River with its world-renowned 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.

The final leg of the corridor ends in Valdez, established by turn-of-the-century gold prospectors who headed north. Treks on Worthington and Valdez glaciers, Prince William Sound cruises, fishing and outdoor activities are highlights of this incredible trip south.

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Arctic Neighbors Experience the vast wilderness panoramas, tundraladen landscape and the indigenous cultures that define Alaska’s Arctic. Within this region north of the Arctic Circle, you will find many amazing places to explore: the Brooks Range, Coldfoot, Wiseman, Fort Yukon, Bettles, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay and Kaktovik. Enjoy village tours, cultural programs, historic sites, the aurora borealis, wildlife viewing and more. A journey to the Arctic will be remembered forever. Go way up north, above the Arctic Circle, beyond the last tree to where the Arctic tundra transforms the world into a place of nuanced, graceful, mysterious beauty.

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Koyukuk River Tribal Tours, LLC f PO Box 45029, Hughes, AK 99745 110 Back Trail Rd, Hughes (907) 829-2248 tours@krttalaska.com, www.krttalaska.com Summer and winter tours available, a truly unique Alaska Native experience! (see also Adventure/Ecotours)

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Arctic Circle Trading Post  PO Box 83703, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 49 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks (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.

Accommodations Cabins

Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast  f Igloo #8, Wiseman, AK 99790 (907) 678-4456 arcticgetaway@gmail.com, www.arcticgetaway.com Homey, Alaskan-style accommodations above the Arctic Circle.

Hotels/Motels

Coldfoot Camp  f PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 175 Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot (907) 474-3500, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (866) 474-3400 adventure@northernalaska.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. Great aurora viewing in the winter. Tours, tire shop, fuel and gift shop.

Deadhorse Camp  f 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 & Arctic Ocean shuttles.

Top of the World Hotel Tundra Tours Inc. f PO Box 189, Barrow, AK 99723 3060 Eben Hopson St, Barrow (907) 852-3900, Fax: (907) 852-6752 Toll Free: (800) 478-8520 twh@tundratoursinc.com, www.tundratoursinc.com Top of the World Hotel, adventure, enjoy, relax. www. tundratours.com.

Fairbanks—basecamp for Alaska’s Arctic

Just 140 air miles or 195 road miles below the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks is the farthest north city in Alaska and in the United States accessible by air, road and rail. This location affords Fairbanks the most advantageous position to access, research, promote and support the Arctic. Fairbanks has long had a symbiotic relationship with the Arctic region. Local businesses provide transportation and innovative services to Arctic neighbors. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is devoted to a wide variety of Arctic studies. The regional military bases recognize the strategic location and singular environment the area provides. Fairbanks visitors can easily take an extraordinary tour north above the Arctic Circle by road or plane. These elements come together in Fairbanks to create a local core on the cutting edge of all things integral to the Arctic.

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Brooks Range Aviation  PO Box 26010, Bettles Field, AK 99726 Route 1 Lot 1 Airport Rd, Bettles Field (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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Fishing With bountiful freshwater rivers, streams and lakes, Interior Alaska provides ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. The Chena River is easily accessible and family friendly for catching Arctic grayling. The Richardson and Steese highways and nearby Chena Hot Springs Road offer a variety of ponds stocked with Arctic char and grayling, rainbow trout, king and silver salmon in addition to natural stocks of northern pike and burbot. South Fairbanks offers Tanana Lakes Recreation Area and near the city of North Pole you’ll find Chena Lake Recreation Area— both convenient places to wet your line, summer or winter. Birding Interior Alaska is a thoroughfare for hundreds of species of birds. Sightings are greater during the spring and fall months as thousands of birds make their annual migration to and from their nesting grounds. A walk around Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and adjacent Wander Lake, less than five minutes from downtown, will lead you through fields and forests full of sandhill cranes, Canada geese, snow buntings and Townsend’s warblers. A drive up the Steese Highway is a great way to experience alpine tundra as well as find some alpine specialties like northern wheatear, surfbird and willow and rock ptarmigan. Don’t forget your binoculars to scope close-up views.

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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Alaskan Neighbors Alaska is beautiful, expansive and diverse—from the Inside Passage, to the Anchorage area, to the Aleutian Islands. Our Alaskan neighbors in these regions endeavor together to provide visitors with activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and transportation to ensure successful travel around Alaska. Many visitors to Fairbanks take the opportunity to continue their travels to Alaska’s Southeast, Southcentral and the Aleutians as part of a comprehensive trip, and these listings highlight some travel options from around the state.

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Alaska features many glaciers like the Exit Glacier near Seward.

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska no Kaze

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PO Box 241822, Anchorage, AK 99524 +81-75-229-7070, Fax: +81-75-229-7071 alaskanokaze@alaskanokaze.com www.alaskanokaze.com Alaska no Kaze is a year-round travel agency that caters to the Japanese.

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. Wilderness lodges, nature safaris, Kenai fishing, rafting.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies f 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-6667, Fax: (907) 235-6668 info@akcoastalstudies.org, www.akcoastalstudies.org Best nature tours in Homer for everyone on both sides of Kachemak Bay!

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PO Box 190867, Anchorage, AK 99519 4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage (907) 243-1595, Fax: (907) 248-0552 Toll Free: (800) 544-2299 info@flyrusts.com, www.flyrusts.com Float planes, flightseeing, bear viewing, fly-in fishing, glacier landings.

Museums

Alaska Museum of Science & Nature f 201 N Bragaw St, Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 274-2400 www.alaskamuseum.org Learn about Alaskan animals, fossils and geology. Hands-on exhibits for kids!

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PO Box 773364, Eagle River, AK 99577 333 W 4th Ave, Ste 227, Anchorage (907) 677-8802, Fax: (907) 696-4904 snovak@mtaonline.net, www.alaskaveterans.com Enjoy Alaska’s military history—all 5 services. $3 admission; members free.

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center f 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 929-9200, Fax: (907) 929-9290 museum@anchoragemuseum.org www.anchoragemuseum.org The Anchorage Museum tells the real story of the North. Explore the diversity of Alaska Native cultures, including masterworks of art from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Museum store named among the world’s top 10 by Condé Nast. Restaurant & coffee bar.

Atlin Historical Society  f Box 111, Atlin, BC V0W 1A0 3rd or Trainer, Atlin (250) 651-7522 atlinhistoricalsociety@gmail.com www.discoveratlin.com Atlin Arts & Music Festival in July. Easy access from Whitehorse or Skagway.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 746-7668, Fax: (907) 745-7882 museuminfo@palmermuseum.org www.palmermuseum.org Visitor info, showcase garden, regional history exhibits and gift store.

515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 278-3572, Fax: (907) 278-3573 Toll Free: (888) 878-3572 reservations@salmonberrytours.com www.salmonberrytours.com Experience Alaska’s aurora, glaciers, wildlife, swim in hot springs, ride a dog sled and more! Let Salmon Berry Tours plan your perfect Alaska holiday! Our friendly, knowledgeable team can get you set up with day tours or customized multi-day packages for your time in Alaska!

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center f

PO Box 949, Girdwood, AK 99587 Mile 79 Seward Hwy, Portage (907) 783-2025, Fax: (907) 783-2370 info@alaskawildlife.org, www.alaskawildlife.org AWCC is dedicated to preserving wildlife through conservation and education.

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 Sightseeing)

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9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 203, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 274-7300, Fax: (907) 274-5952 Toll Free: (800) 764-7300 info@majormarine.com, www.majormarine.com Wildlife and glacier cruises into Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound.

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519 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-8023, Fax: (907) 277-5890 Toll Free: (800) 544-0529 info@26glaciers.com, www.26glaciers.com See the glaciers and wildlife of Prince William Sound up close! Whittier, AK.

Premier Alaska Tours, Inc.  f 1900 Premier Ct, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 279-0001, Fax: (907) 279-0002 Toll Free: (888) 486-8725 laura@touralaska.net, www.premieralaskatours.com Statewide escorted & custom tours & charter services available year-round. (see also Fairbanks - Ground/ Public Transportation)

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 Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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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.

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Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-Op  f 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.

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PO Box 2288, Seward, AK 99664 221 5th Ave, Seward (907) 224-8001, Fax: (907) 224-3112 Toll Free: (800) 440-2444 hotelseward@gci.net, www.hotelsewardalaska.com Charming Alaskan family-operated boutique hotel! Great food & dog friendly.

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PO Box 921774, Anchorage, AK 99509 502 W 58th Ave #A, Anchorage (907) 830-0232, Fax: (907) 562-4025 info@alaskaoutdoorgearrental.com www.alaskaoutdoorgearrental.com We rent winter clothing & recreational gear. Delivering statewide to hotels. Circle 26 on Reader Response Card Accessible as defined by individual businesses

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Aurora Expeditions  f PO Box 111831, Anchorage, AK 99516 7300 Big Mountain Dr, Anchorage (907) 331-0588 akop@aexak.com, www.aexak.com Chinese-speaking guided tours! Travel tours and snow sports adventures!

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Kennicott Glacier Lodge  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.

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Trip Planning Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

AC Holiday, Inc.  f 7717 Wisteria St #2, Anchorage, AK 99502 (907) 885-4641 ac01@acholidays.net

PO Box 211089, Anchorage, AK 99521 (907) 599-0500, Fax: (800) 696-1323 Toll Free: (800) 696-1323 sales@alaskalatintours.com www.alaskalatintours.com We specialize in planning itineraries and tours in the Interior of Alaska!

PO Box 201961, Anchorage, AK 99520 330 E 4th Ave, Ste 204, 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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600 Barrow St, Ste 200B, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 375-6582, Fax: (800) 886-9254 Toll Free: (888) 868-7259 experts@alaskaprivatetouring.com www.alaskaprivatetouring.com Creating custom guided vacations across Alaska for parties of all sizes.

1127 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, MN 55041 3105 Lakeshore Dr, Anchorage Toll Free: (800) 325-2270 info@kissalaska.com, www.kissalaska.com Since 1985, John Hall’s Alaska has been the leader in visitor experience to Alaska, the Yukon Territories and on the Alaska Highway. Our all-inclusive approach will provide the best activities, attractions, meals and transportation in a group setting of no more than 42 guests.

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PO Box 22-1011, Anchorage, AK 99522 9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 202, Anchorage (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 Denali Neighbors - Travel Agents/Trip Planners, Fairbanks - Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism 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.

Bethel Chamber of Commerce f PO Box 329, Bethel, AK 99559 192 Alex Hately, Bethel (907) 543-2911, Fax: (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.

Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center f PO Box 99, Cordova, AK 99574 404 1st St, Cordova (907) 424-7260 info@cordovachamber.com www.cordovachamber.com Cordova—intentionally off the beaten path.

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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!

Girdwood Chamber of Commerce  f PO Box 1313, Girdwood, AK 99587 Toll Free: (888) 999-9587 girdwoodchamber@gmail.com www.girdwoodchamber.com Where Alaska comes to play. Located 36 miles south of Anchorage.

Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce f PO Box 607, Whittier, AK 99693 (907) 529-0235 visitwhittierak@gmail.com www.whittieralaskachamber.org Gateway to Prince William Sound. Adventures, day cruises, fishing, hiking & more.

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.visithaines.com Haines—The adventure capital of Alaska!

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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!

Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc.  f 35571 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-5229, Fax: (907) 262-5212 Toll Free: (800) 535-3624 info@kenaipeninsula.org, www.kenaipeninsula.org Your complete Kenai Peninsula planning resource.

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50 Front St, Ste 203, Ketchikan, AK 99901 131 Front St, Ketchikan (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.

Klondike Visitors Association f PO Box 389, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 King & Front St, Dawson City (867) 993-5575, Fax: (867) 993-6415 Toll Free: (877) 465-3006 kva@dawson.net, www.dawsoncity.ca Dawson City—making the North great since ’98! See what all the fuss is about.

Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau f 610 S Bailey St, Ste 201, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 746-5000, Fax: (907) 746-2688 info@alaskavisit.com, www.alaskavisit.com The Mat-Su Valley, just 35 miles north of Anchorage, is home to Denali adventures in Talkeetna, Matanuska Glacier on the Glenn Hwy, Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska State Fair in Palmer, and Hatcher Pass. Glaciers, mountains, wildlife—the Mat-Su Valley has it all!

Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine, The Milepost, and Where Alaska  f 301 Arctic Slope Ave, Ste 350, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 275-2152, Fax: (907) 275-2176 melissa.bradley@morris.com, www.alaskamagazine. com, www.themilepost.com Everything a visitor needs to know to explore Alaska! Alaska Magazine, The MILEPOST, Where Alaska.

Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau f PO Box 240, Nome, AK 99762 301 Front St, Nome (907) 443-6555, Fax: (907) 443-5832 Toll Free: (800) 478-1901 visit@mynomealaska.com, www.visitnomealaska.com Gold Rush history. 300+ mile road system. Birdwatching. Iditarod finish.

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.com, www.seward.com Outdoor adventure, culture, scenic wonders. Seward.com—Alaska starts here!

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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! At “The End of the Road”...The Adventure Begins!

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Alaskan Neighbors 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.

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

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Services — Business & Education Associations

Cruise Lines International Association Alaska f 360 K St, Ste 300, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 339-9340, Fax: (907) 339-9368 info@akcruise.org, www.cliaalaska.org Building partnerships with the cruise lines and Alaskans.

Media

Alaska Dispatch News  f PO Box 149001, Anchorage, AK 99515 300 W 31st Ave, Anchorage (907) 257-4200, Fax: (907) 279-8170 Toll Free: (800) 478-4200 www.adn.com News and voices from the Last Frontier.

PO Box 545, Unalaska, AK 99685 5th and Broadway St, Unalaska (907) 581-2612, Fax: (907) 581-2613 Toll Free: (877) 581-2612 unalaskacvb@gmail.com, www.unalaska.info Adventure awaits you in the heart of the Aleutians. Come see for yourself!

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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™.

Visitor Information Center Watson Lake  PO Box 360, Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0 104 Robert Campbell Hwy, Watson Lake (867) 536-7469, Fax: (867) 536-2003 vic.watsonlake@gov.yk.ca, www.travelyukon.com Southeast Yukon—Gateway to adventure & home of the world-famous Sign Post Forest.

Yukon Convention Bureau  f 3-1109 Front St-White Pass Bldg, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4 (867) 668-3555, Fax: (867) 668-3550 info@ycb.ca, www.meetingsyukon.com Yukon—Experience the Rush

PO Box 1781, Girdwood, AK 99587 333 108th Ave NE, Bellevue (907) 382-4016 www.expedia.com Expedia is the world’s largest online travel agency. Join us today!

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

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PO Box 1603, Valdez, AK 99686 309 Fairbanks St, Valdez (907) 835-2984, 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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I became intrigued in 2005 when a prominent local newspaper journalist, on behalf of Explore Fairbanks, asked for volunteers to form a group to be known as the Fairbanks Golden Heart Greeters. The idea was to make our city more friendly and helpful when tourists were here and conventions were held. Because I like people and like to tell about life in Fairbanks, the concept seemed like a perfect fit for me. Being exposed to visitors from all cultures around the world has been educational, inspirational and fun for these last 12 years. This crew is a very special group with whom to be involved, helping us to represent our city. I am proud to be a Golden Heart Greeter. Janette Hanneman, co-Golden Heart Greeter of the Year 2016

Living in the Interior is awesome and I love to share my lifetime experiences with visitors. There is so much to do in Fairbanks, you can never be bored! Year-round you can enjoy arts, events, sports and culture along with indoor and outdoor activities. Fairbanks is “the Golden Heart City” because everyone is welcoming, warm and open to meeting new people and making friends. I enjoy meeting visitors from all over the world and exchanging information with each other. The Interior landscapes are as beautiful as its people with vast wilderness, lakes, rivers, sunsets and the magnificent aurora borealis. The Interior has been my home for over 45 years and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! Karen Lane, co-Golden Heart Greeter of the Year 2016

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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. An in-person conversation with a Golden Heart Greeter can be scheduled by e-mailing goldenheartgreeter@explorefairbanks.com, calling (907) 459-3758 or filling out the form on explorefairbanks.com. A minimum of one week’s notice is needed.

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Travel Tips Fairbanks—”Alaska’s Golden Heart”—is located north of Denali National Park and Preserve and south of the Arctic Circle. The city is bordered by the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north. Alaska’s second largest community, Fairbanks is situated in forested lowland known as the Tanana Valley, which is crisscrossed by the Chena and Tanana rivers.

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In this section of the guide, find travel tips discussing the region’s climate, dress, accommodations, dining and shopping. Then read about Fairbanks’ location, population and current industries. Next, Alaska, Denali, Fairbanks and North Pole maps are provided. Lastly, information about transportation to, as well as within, the state is offered.

A motorhome camps along the bank of the Chatanika River just north of Fairbanks.

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Travel Tips Dining

Fairbanks enjoys the summer’s midnight sun, the aurora or northern lights season from August 21 through April 21, and winter’s robust activities. The Brooks Range north of Fairbanks keeps the harsh Arctic winds at bay, and the Alaska Range keeps the wet, coastal weather to the south. Expect dry weather, dramatic clouds and blue skies, little wind and warm summers with temperatures up into the high 80s. Winter also enjoys blue skies with temperatures averaging from 8°F to -19°F (-13° to -28°C). Commonly the Fairbanks region has consistent snow cover from mid to late October through March.

Dress

Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes are almost always acceptable. Although summer wear includes shorts, short-sleeved shirts and sandals, also plan to pack pants, long-sleeved shirts and a light jacket. Winter gear includes parkas, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants for your outdoor adventures. Dressing in layers is recommended, regardless of the season, as temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. Check out explorefairbanks.com to view the fun and educational “How to Dress for Winter” video.

Accommodations

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More than 3,000 guest rooms are available year-round in a variety of properties and price ranges. Luxurious hotel suites, rustic log cabins, hostels, downtown inns, scenic bed and breakfasts, homestays and wilderness lodges are available. RV parks and campgrounds round out the mix of possibilities for your stay. Reservations are recommended year-round for lodging.

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Fairbanks offers a wide variety of restaurants from elegant cuisine to ethnic dining to Alaskan-style home cooking. Many restaurants use local produce, meat and fish in their recipes. Try reindeer sausage or grilled Alaskan salmon alongside home-grown Yukon gold potatoes and sweet baby carrots.

Shopping

Gifts sold in Alaska include necessity- and natureinspired Alaska Native arts and crafts as well as “Made in Alaska” merchandise created by small local businesses. Whether you are looking for that perfect souvenir to remember your journey or presents for friends and family, you will find authentic, eye-catching gifts here in the heart of Alaska.

General Information

The Fairbanks North Star Borough, which includes the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, has a population of nearly 100,000 residents and attracts around 400,000 visitors annually. The Alaska Highway, trans-Alaska oil pipeline, military bases, mining and the University of Alaska are all integral to Fairbanks’ past, present and future. Government officials are supportive of economic development and tourism. This, coupled with low taxation, makes Fairbanks an attractive place to do business. The state of Alaska is in the Alaska Standard Time Zone (AKST), four hours behind Eastern Standard Time, and makes adjustments for daylight savings time. Major credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted, and ATMs are readily available for cash withdrawals. US dollars are the currency in Fairbanks.

has reliably cold temperatures in the winter, which make it an excellent choice for cold-weather testing with its modern airport facilities and services, reasonable costs and convenient access. Gold mining began in Fairbanks over 100 years ago, and it remains an important factor in the local economy today. Fort Knox Gold Mine and POGO Mine show investors worldwide that large mines can be built and operated in Interior Alaska. Alaskans also mine world-class mineral deposits. Visitors can learn more about Fairbanks’ gold history through a number of local tours, attractions and events.

Military Installations

Adjacent to the city is the Army base Fort Wainwright and to the south are Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Greely and Clear Air Force Station. These bases are an integral part of Fairbanks’ population and personality. Additionally, retired military are 2,000 strong and make up a significant portion of the area’s population.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

The campus is home to the statewide university administration, the Geophysical Institute, the Museum of the North, the Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station and the International Arctic Research Center. The university campus is 2,250 acres and has students that hail from all over the Lower 48 and the world. Founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, America’s northernmost university celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2017.

Fairbanks Industries

Oil, mining and cold weather testing all play a significant role in the Fairbanks economy. Fairbanks is the midpoint of the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which carries crude oil from Prudhoe Bay to the ice-free port of Valdez. The Dalton Highway, the road driven by ice road truckers, follows the pipeline north from Fairbanks. Visitors can view the pipeline 10 miles north of Fairbanks in Fox. The oil industry has a huge impact on Fairbanks’ economy. Fairbanks

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There are three communities near Fairbanks. Fox is nine miles to the northeast on the Steese Highway, the city of North Pole is 13 miles to the southeast off the Richardson Highway and Ester is six miles to the west of Fairbanks on the Parks Highway. Popular Chena Hot Springs Road is three miles north of Fairbanks off the Steese Highway.

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Fairbanks is a key player in domestic and international travel and commerce and has some of Alaska’s best weather for flying. As home to over 500 small aircraft, equipped with wheels, floats, skis and fat tires, it is not unusual to see a 747 and a Piper Cub on parallel runways. For pilots, Fairbanks International Airport is 94% VFR and 99.5% diversion-free. Domestic: Fairbanks is served yearround with direct flights to and from Seattle by Alaska Airlines. Additionally, Delta Airlines and United Airlines serve Fairbanks seasonally during the summer with direct flights to and from Minneapolis and Chicago respectively. Each airline that services Fairbanks offers a variety of connecting flights that make getting to Fairbanks easy from anywhere in the US as well as international destinations. International: Fairbanks is, by far, the smallest US market with non-stop flights to both Europe and Asia. German airline Condor offers once-weekly passenger service during the summer season between Fairbanks and Frankfurt. Japan Airlines and other air carriers offer seasonal charter service in the winter from Japan-based and other airports, and China Airlines offers seasonal charter flights from Taipei (Taiwan) to Fairbanks. Regional: Several regional air carriers, including Ravn Alaska and Warbelow’s, provide frequent air service between Fairbanks and numerous Interior Alaska rural communities, Anchorage, other Alaskan communities and Canada.

Rail

Alaska Railroad

The last full-service railroad in the United States, the Alaska Railroad provides daily summer service and recently expanded winter service between Fair-

banks and Anchorage, a magnificent twelve-hour train ride. Summer service includes a stop in Denali.

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Ground

To get around town, rental cars, shuttles and taxis are available in addition to the Fairbanks MACS Transit Bus System. Statewide shuttle companies provide daily transportation and charter services throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Cars, trucks, vans and motorhomes can be rented in multiple locations. Gravel road rental cars and campers are available from specific vendors for travel on the Dalton and Denali highway.

Highways

Alaska offers some of America’s most amazing motoring adventures over a wide variety of terrain. Roads range from two-lane highways to narrow dirt roads, and some stretches have little or no shoulder. Many Interior Alaska roads and highways have uneven surfaces due to the thawing of the ground below the road surface. Road work happens in the summer, so there may be occasional delays. The highways offering access to and from Fairbanks are: • The Parks Highway (#3) links Fairbanks and Anchorage, a 360-mile or 6 1/2-hour drive in the summer, and goes through Denali National Park. • The Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully paved highway with services about 50 miles apart and serves as Alaska’s main road artery to the Lower 48. • The Richardson Highway (#4) is the home stretch of the Alaska Highway leading north from Delta Junction through North Pole to Fairbanks. • The Steese Highway (#6) heads north from Fairbanks towards the White Mountains and the village of Circle, with about one-third of the road paved. • The Elliott Highway (#2) heads north from Fox to Livengood. • The Dalton Highway (#11), also known as “the Haul Road,” starts at Livengood. Following the route of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline to Prudhoe Bay, the road is open to the public for 496 miles north of Fairbanks. Services are available at the Yukon

River and Coldfoot. After Coldfoot, the next services are available 244 miles away in Deadhorse. The best time to drive the Dalton is between late May and mid-September. If using a rental car make sure that your contract allows travel on the Dalton. Additional information specific to the Dalton Highway can be found at explorefairbanks.com.

Alaska Vehicle Regulations

Motor vehicle liability insurance is required, seat belts are mandatory, children under seven must ride in a child safety seat and helmets are required for motorcycle passengers. It is unlawful to use only parking lights, day or night, when the vehicle is in motion. It is also illegal to drive while operating visual devices or text while driving.

Marine

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has been operating yearround since 1963. Multiple vessels offer passenger and vehicle service to many communities in Alaska. Amenities vary on each ship. After arriving in Alaska via AMHS, it is popular to continue north to Denali and Fairbanks via road or rail. AMHS: (800) 642-0066

Explore Fairbanks has made every effort to provide accurate listings. Explore Fairbanks 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. Business listings are as of 9/17. Explore Fairbanks is not responsible for the quality of goods or services provided by firms or organizations listed in the 2018 Visitors Guide nor does it make any endorsement, representation or warranty for any listing. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from Explore Fairbanks. Explore Fairbanks retains right of refusal on any advertisement submitted. Project Team: Angie Cerny, Judy Dellinger, Jerry Evans, Charity Gadapee, Amy Geiger, Kasey Gillam, Jesse Pfeffer Proofreader: Inge Lockwood Designer: Jill Marshall, Marshall Arts Design

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Who to Call

Find that important phone number.

Fairbanks Visitor Information (907) 456-5774 or (800) 327-5774

Alaska Department of Fish & Game....(907) 459-7385 Get information about hunting and fishing licenses

Events (recorded local)...............(907) 456-INFO

Fishing Hotline............................... (907) 459-7385

511 Travel in the Know by phone or web Dial 511 in Alaska Dial 1-866-282-7577 outside Alaska or http://511.Alaska.gov Get road conditions, construction closures, urgent reports, weather, ferry information and other travel advisories

Alaska Marine Highway...................... (800) 642-0066 Customs US................................................. (907) 474-0307 Canada.......................................... (204) 983-3500

Time & Temperature..................................... 844

Hospital............................................. (907) 452-8181

Weather Recorded Weather..................(907) 458-3745 Forecast................................. (800) 472-0391

Police, Fire & Medical Emergency.........................911

Directory Assistance Local.................................................................411 Statewide...................................... (800) 555-1212

State Troopers................................... (907) 451-5100 Rural emergency............................ (800) 811-0911

Alaska Public Lands Information Center (Denali Park info)....................(907) 459-3730

Business Index Fairbanks

G denotes grid listing on pages 37-39 Numbers in italic denote advertisement 1st Alaska Tours, 23, 26, 30 2 Street Gallery, LLC, 33 5th Avenue Ambassador Inn, 41, G 7 Gables Inn & Suites, 41, G 9th Ave Hostel, 40, G A+ Dog Sled Excursions & Tours, 23 A Downtown Log Cabin Hideaway, 39, G A Suite Alaskan Inn, 41, G A Taste of Alaska Lodge, 39, 40, 44, G A&P Tours, Inc., 26 Advance Printing Co., Inc., 48 Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast, 39, G Airlink Shuttle & Tours, 30, 46 AK Buffet, 35 AK Golden Umbrella B&B, 39, G Alaska Aerofuel, Inc., 50 Alaska Airlines, 45 Alaska Aurora Adventures, 26 Alaska Auto Rental, 45, 46 Alaska Cab, King Cab & Arctic Taxi, 46 Alaska Camera, 33 Alaska Campground Owners Association, 44, G Alaska Dream Adventures, 23 Alaska Element, 32 Alaska Feed Company, 34 Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures, 23, 28 Alaska Grizzly Lodge, 39, G Alaska Haven, 44, G Alaska Heritage House, 39, G Alaska House Art Gallery, 33 Alaska International Senior Games, Inc., 32 Alaska McDonalds, 35 Alaska Mining Hall of Fame, 29 Alaska Northern Lights Tour, 26, 30, 32 Alaska Private Guide Service, 23 Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 48

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Alaska Railroad, 23, 24, 25, 46, 48 Alaska Raw Fur Co., 34 Alaska River Journeys, 23 Alaska Safari Sultan Tours, 26 Alaska Safari Tour, 23, 26, 30 Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre, 28, 33, 35, 36 Alaska Skies Aurora Tours, LLC, 26 Alaska Skylar Travel LLC, 26, 47, 47 Alaska Tour & Travel, 48, 48 Alaska Universal Productions, 45 Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC, 28 Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel, 40, G Alaska.org/The Alaska App, 48 Alaska/Yukon Trails, 47 Alaskan Arctic Turtle Tours, 24 Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, 33, 34 Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, 24, 27 Alaskan Viewpoint Lodge, 39, G AlaskaTrain.com, 47, 47 Alaska-Wildlife-Guide, 24 An Inn on Minnie Street, 41, G Arctic Dog Adventure Co., 27 Arctic Lights Bed & Breakfast, 40, G Arctic Outfitters, 24, 48 Arctic Qiviut Custom Fiber Mill, 24 Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, 34 Arctic Wild, LLC, 24 Asiana Sushi & Teriyaki, 37 Astralis Productions, 50 Aurora Balloons & Decorating, 45 Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography, 30 Aurora Borealis Lodge, 26, 40, 44, G Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not, 40, G Avis Rent A Car, 45, 47 Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc., 33 Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 41, G Bearfoot Travel Guides, 48 Beaver Sports, 33 Beijing Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine, 37 Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide, 48

Best Western Chena River Lodge, 41, G Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn, 41, G Bethel Church, 49 Big Daddy’s BBQ, 36, 36 Big Ray’s, 33 Bill’s Tours and Charters, 25 Billie’s Backpackers Hostel, 40, G Birch Leaf Chapel LLC, 45 Birchwood Homes, 49 Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds, 34 Black Spruce Dog Sledding, 27 Bobby’s Downtown, 36 Boreal Journeys Alaska, 27 Bridgewater Hotel, A Fine Fountainhead Hotel, 41, 41, G Budget Rent A Car, 46 C&H Adventures, 30 Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 25 Candlewood Suites Fairbanks, 42,43, G Canoe Alaska, 25 Carlson Center, 45 Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 49 Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, 49 Celebration Ranch, 25 Chandalar River Outfitters, 26, 28, 40, G Chatanika Lodge, 44, G Chena Hot Springs Resort, 26, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 36, 42, 44, 45, G Christian Motorcyclists Association, 32 Christmas in Ice, Inc, 32 City of North Pole Tourism, 30 Cleary Summit Condo, 44, G Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 25 Congregation Or HaTzafon, 49 Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs, 50 The Cookie Jar Restaurant, 36 Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, 37 The Craft Market, 34 Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 30 Dalton Highway Express, 46, 47 David W. Shaw, 25 Denali State Bank, 48 Dollar Rent A Car, 46 Downtown Association of Fairbanks, 30

Epic: Kayak Ultimate, 31 Event Alaska, 45 Event Travel Management, 45 Explore Fairbanks, 48 Explore Tours, 48 Expressions in Glass, 34 Fairbanks Arts Association, 49 Fairbanks Aurora Tours, 26 Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast, 40, G Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 28, 29 Fairbanks Choral Society, 33 Fairbanks Community Museum, 29, 29 Fairbanks Concert Association, 33 Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc., 32 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 50 Fairbanks Distilling Company, 35 Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides, 27 Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, 33 Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, 50 Fairbanks Extended Stays, 42, G Fairbanks International Hostel, 41, G Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, 49 Fairbanks Moose Manor B&B, 40, G Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal, 25 Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 42, 42, 44, G Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC, 25, 26, 32 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 33 Fairbanks Symphony Association, 33 Fairbanks Tennis Association, 31 Fairbikes LLC, 31 Festival Fairbanks, Inc., 31 Festival of Native Arts, 32 First National Bank Alaska, 48 Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge & Knoll House, 45, G The Folk School, 33 Forget-Me-Not Books, 33 Fort Wainwright, 31 Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort, 28, 29 Fred Meyer, 35 Friends Community Church, 49

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc., 29 Frisky Pups Sled Dog Tours, 27 The Fudge Pot, 36 Fushimi Japanese Fusion, 37 Gold City Brochure Placement Service, 50 Gold Daughters, 28 Gold Dredge 8, 27, 28, 31 Golden Heart Dog Tours, 27 Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC, 40, 42, G Gondwana Ecotours, 25 GoNorth Alaska Travel Center, 48 GoNorth Car & Camper Rental, 46 Good LLC, 34 Graphic North, Inc., 48 Gray Line Alaska, 31, 31, 47, 48 The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, 31, 34, 34 Great Harvest Bread Co., 36 Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 50 Gwich’in Steering Committee, 49 Hampton Inn and Suites, 40, 42, G Hilltop Truck Stop, 36 Hoarfrost Distilling, 35 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Fairbanks, Alaska, 42, 43, G Holy Dog Pet Boarding, Inc., 49 HooDoo Brewing Company, 35 Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, 35 Hotel North Pole, 43, G Ice Alaska, 27 Ice Museum, 29 If Only...A Fine Store, 34 Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc., 34 Interior Community Health Center, 49 Interior Graphics & Printing, 49 Iron Dog, Inc., 32 Jackie of All Trades Catering, 45 Journey Christian Church, 49 Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours, 27 KJNP AM/FM/TV, 50 The Knotty Shop, 34 Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C., 50 La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks, 43, 43, G Lakeview Enterprises, Inc., 44, G

Large Animal Research Station – UAF, 30, 30 Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op, 27 Lavelle’s Bistro, 37 Lavelle’s Taphouse, 35 Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, 36, 37 Lin’s Asian Bistro, 37 Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 49 Mackey Kennel, 27 MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough, 47, 47 Mark Knapp Custom Knives at Edge of The Arctic Trading Post, 34 Marshall Arts Design, 34 The Material Girls, 34 McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 35 Mecca Bar, 35 Midnight Sun Catering, LLC, 45 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, 32 Midnight Sun Run, Inc., 27 Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, 36 Moose Mountain Ski Area, 32 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 29, 34 Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar, 35 Mt. McKinley Bank, 48 Nature Alaska Tours, 25, 30 Nature Image, 26 Nautique Sky Snowmobile Tours, 32 Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, 32 North Pole Cabins, 40, G North Star Council on Aging Fairbanks Senior Center, 49 North Star Golf Club, Inc., 32 Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 30 Northern Alaska Tour Company, 24, 25, 26, 28, 28, 31, 32 Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc., 33 Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground, 44, G Northern Sky Lodge, 40, G Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center, 48 Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours, 27 The Pen Guy, 50 PhotoSymphony Productions, 26 www.explorefairbanks.com


All About the Aurora

When aurora hunting, keep in mind:

• Auroras range in color, although typically shades of green, they can also be yellow, magenta and red.

• Aurora will be visible an average of four • A full moon does not obscure the out of five nights when the sky is clear light of the aurora—as a matter of and dark enough. fact, the full moon can enhance the contrast between the scenery, the • If you stay a minimum of three nights snow and the aurora. and are actively out during the evening hours, your chances of seeing the aurora increase to more than 90%.

Visit www.explorefairbanks.com for tips on capturing the aurora with your camera.

Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge, 36 Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 43, 43, 44, G Pioneer Air Museum, 29 Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show, 30 Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, 27, 28 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 47 Princess Rail Tours, 31 Prospector Outfitters, 33, 33 The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon, 36, 37 Raven Landing Center, 45 Ravn Alaska, 45, 46 Refreshing Exley Generations, 47, 48 Regency Fairbanks Hotel, 42, 43, G River City Investments, LLC, 34 River’s Edge Resort, 36, 41, 43, G River’s Edge RV Park, 44, 44, G Riverboat Discovery, 31, 31, 32 Riverview RV Park, 44, G Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, 25 Running Reindeer Ranch, 25 Santa Claus House, 27, 34, 34 Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc., 35 Santa’s Vagabond Travel, 48 Sean Kurdziolek Portraits and Gallery, 27 Shogun Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse, 36 Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., 36 Ski Land, 32 Skiland Summit Adventures, LLC, 25 Skookum Expeditions, 27 Sled Dog Adventures, 27 Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels, 44, G Sourdough Fuel, 46 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, 44, G St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 49 Sternwheeler Tanana Chief, 31 Sunshine Health Foods, 49 Super 8 Motel, 44, G Sven’s Basecamp Hostel, 41, G

Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, 32 Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park, 44, G Tanana Valley Clinic, 49 Tanana Valley Farmers Market, 35 Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery, 30 Tanana Valley State Fair, 28 Tanana Yukon Historical Society, 28 Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc., 35 Thrifty Car Rental, 46 Trail Breaker Kennel, 27 Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd., 25, 25 Trax Outdoor Center, 32 The Turtle Club, 37 Twigs Alaskan Gifts, 35 UAF Community & Technical College, 49 United Way of the Tanana Valley, 49 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 30, 31, 50 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions, 50 University of Alaska Museum of the North, 29, 30 Ursa Major Distilling, 35 Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 50 The Vallata Restaurant, 37 Venue, 35 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Golden Heart Post 3629, 49 Vista Valley Vacation Home, 45, G Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., 26, 33 Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 30, 44, 45, G Well Street Art Company, 33 Wells Fargo Bank, 48 Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, 40, 44, 45, G Why Knot Adventures, 28 Wolf Run Restaurant, 37 The Works Creative Catering, LLC, 45 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, 32, 33 Wright Air Service, Inc., 45 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, 27 Yukon Title Company, Inc., 49

Denali Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 54 Numbers in italic denote advertisement 49th State Brewing Co – Denali, 53 Adventure Denali/Fish Denali, 52 Alaska Railroad, 52, 55 Alaska Tour & Travel, 55 AlaskaTrain.com, 55 Alpine Creek Lodge, 55, G Aurora Denali Lodge, 53, G Black Diamond Resort Co, 53 Denali Air, 53 Denali ATV Adventures, 52, 52 Denali Backcountry Safari, 53 Denali Bluffs Hotel, 53, G Denali Chamber of Commerce, 55 Denali Crow’s Nest Cabins, 53, G Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC, 52 Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, 53, 55, 55, G Denali Jeep Excursions, 52, 52 Denali Outdoor Center, Inc., 52, 52, 53, 55, G Denali Park Salmon Bake, 53 Denali Park Village, 52, 55, G Denali Park Zipline, 52 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 55, G Denali Raft Adventures, Inc., 52, 52, 53 Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel, 53, 55, 55, G Denali Summer Times, 55 Doyon Tourism, Inc., 52, 55, G Era Helicopters, 53 Grande Denali Lodge, 53, G Husky Homestead, 52 K2 Aviation, 53 Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure, 53 Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 55, G Nenana RV Park & Campground, 55, G The Overlook at the Crow’s Nest, 53 Park’s Edge, 53, G Prospectors Historic Pizzeria and Alehouse, 53

Stampede Aviation, 53 Talkeetna Air Taxi, 53

Interior Neighbors

Alaskan Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 64 Numbers in italic denote advertisement G denotes grid listing on page 57 AC Holiday, Inc., 64 Numbers in italic denote Alaska Dispatch News, 66 advertisement Alaska Latin Tours LLC, 64 Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Alaska Marine Highway, 64 Classic, 57 Alaska Museum of Science & Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, 57 Nature, 63 Circle District Historical Society, 57 Alaska Native Heritage Center, 63 Copper River Princess Wilderness Alaska no Kaze, 63 Lodge, 57, G Alaska Outdoor Gear Outfitter & Copper Valley Chamber of Rentals, 63 Commerce & Visitors Center, 58 Alaska Private Touring, LLC, 64 Cotter’s Kennel Sled Dog Tours, 57 Alaska Tour & Travel, 64 Delta Chamber of Commerce, 58 Alaska Travel Connections, LLC, 64 Falcon Inn Bed and Breakfast, Alaska Veterans Museum, 63 57, G Alaska Wildland Adventures, 63 Kelly’s Alaska Country Inn, 57, G Alaska Wildlife Conservation The Lodge at Black Rapids, 57, Center, 63 57, G Alaskatours.com, 64 Nenana Sled Dog Adventures, 57 The Anchorage Museum at Nenana Valley Visitors Center, 58 Rasmuson Center, 63 North Pole Community Chamber Atlin Historical Society, 63 of Commerce, 58 Aurora Expeditions, 64 Quartz Lake Boat/Cabin Rental, Bellingham/Whatcom County 57, G Tourism, 64 Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Chamber of Commerce, 64 58 Center for Alaskan Coastal Tok Chamber of Commerce, 58 Studies, 63 Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 64 Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, 66 Discover Kodiak, 65 G denotes grid listing on page 60 Expedia, Inc., 66 Girdwood Chamber of Commerce, Numbers in italic denote 65 advertisement Greater Whittier Chamber of Arctic Circle Trading Post, 34, 60 Commerce, 65 Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast, HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC, 64 60, G Haines Convention & Visitors Brooks Range Aviation, 61 Bureau, 64, 65 Coldfoot Camp, 60, 61, G Homer Chamber of Commerce, 65 Deadhorse Camp, 60, 61, G Hotel Seward, 63, G Koyukuk River Tribal Tours, John Hall’s Alaska, 64 LLC, 60 Journal Graphics Commercial Top of the World Hotel Tundra Printers, 66 Tours Inc., 60, 61, G Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Yukon River Camp, 61, G Visitors Center, 65

Arctic Neighbors

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• Intensity varies nightly, with the best displays from late evening to early morning hours.

Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc., 65 Kennicott Glacier Lodge, 64, G Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 65 Klondike Visitors Association, 65 Made In Alaska, 63 Major Marine Tours, 63 Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau, 64, 65 Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine, The Milepost, and Where Alaska, 65 Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65 Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-Op, 63 Palmer Museum and Visitor’s Center, 63 Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC, 63 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 63 Rust’s Flying Service, 63 Salmon Berry Tours, 63 Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau, 65 Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 65 Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 66 Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, 66 Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 63, 63 Travel Juneau, 66 Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor CVB, 66 Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65, 66 Visit Anchorage, 66 Visitor Information Center Watson Lake, 66 Yukon Convention Bureau, 66

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The winter sun peeks through a grove of frost-covered trees.


Winter Season Like a trip inside a snow globe, Fairbanks offers winter guaranteed. Fairbanks’ top-of-the-world location makes it one of the best places on Earth to see the captivating light of the aurora borealis, view larger-than-life outdoor ice sculptures and experience the exhilarating sport of dog mushing. This surprising trio of events makes the Winter Season a traveler’s snowy paradise. Not to mention that there are always a multitude of other winter activities, cultural celebrations, art exhibitions and sporting events happening during an exciting Winter Season. Skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, curling, tubing and ice hockey abound. Challenge snow-capped hills or birch-laden trails, or mush a team of huskies across the wilderness. Behold three-ton pieces of ice being turned into works of art and visit Santa in North Pole. Journey above the Arctic Circle or discover the incredible warmth of an Alaska hot spring at the end of an adventure-filled day. Envision a truly memorable winter expedition in this sparkling land of aurora, ice and snow and then come on up and stay a while.

View the Fairbanks Winter Guide online at www.explorefairbanks.com or order a free copy by calling 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774!

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2018 Fairbanks Visitors Guide  
2018 Fairbanks Visitors Guide  

Visit Fairbanks, Alaska! Whether you come seeking the solace and serenity of a quiet winter day, the northern lights or the summer’s everlas...