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Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! The Fairbanks region is defined by wild places that awaken the spirit and nourish the soul. Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the wilds of Interior Alaska. Whether you come seeking the solace and serenity of a quiet winter day, the summer’s everlasting sunshine or a glimpse of the magical northern lights, Fairbanks is a portal into life in the Far North. 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 wilderness— 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.

Greetings from the Mayors 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 offering 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 year-round!” We invite you to come and visit the Fairbanks region and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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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 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 discover outdoor sculptures and colorful tile mosaics of Athabascan flowers adorning the walkways. Snap a selfie in front of the farthest north antler arch or the 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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Jan. 2 – May 10 • 8am-5pm May 11 – Sept. 15 • 8am-9pm Sept. 16 – 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


Contents 4 Fairbanks 6 Denali 8 Chase the Aurora 10 Land of the Midnight Sun 12 Basecamp 14 Alaska Native Heritage 16 Arts & Entertainment 76 Winter Season 6

FEATURES 18 Calendar of Events 21 Solstice Celebrations 48 Golden Heart Greeters 49 Cruise to. . . Fairbanks? 57 Driving Fairbanks to Valdez

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63 Explore the National Parks 74 Business Index

NEW BONUS SECTION 65-74 Local news and hot spots, travel tips, history, transportation, maps and more

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Look for these icons throughout the guide. Tanana Notes Explore the outdoors.

Fairbanks Crafted Fairbanks crafted distilleries, farmers markets and more.

Golden Heart Alaskans Find out what local residents love most.

REGIONAL SECTIONS

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50 Denali Neighbors

55 Interior Neighbors

58 Arctic Neighbors

60 Alaskan Neighbors

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Fairbanks Heads Up! Whether it’s the aurora dancing in the night sky or the midnight summer sun shining up to 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is an exceptional destination 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.

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Our town is eclec­tic—there is so much to see and do. Walking around downtown, you will find gift shops and cafés tucked away that only the locals know about. Find a trail and just go. The sights, smells and sounds are calming and relaxing. One of my favorite places in Fairbanks is Pioneer Park. I have been going there for the past 12 years. There is an extensive amount of history to be learned at each cabin that is now home to a local small business. There is always something different to do. Whether it is getting an ice cream or a crepe, taking pictures on the beautifully landscaped grass by the flowers, playing at the park, having a BBQ or go­ing on the train or carousel, my family and I always have a great time.

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Be inspired by art galleries, museums, cultural activities and historic sites. From August 21 through April 21, during Aurora Season in Fairbanks, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. From April 22 through August 20, during the remarkable Midnight Sun Season, sunsets merge with sunrises resulting in no darkness, only light. A host of other fascinating activities and events await you during the Winter Season. 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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Denali Stand in Awe. Denali rises 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) and is North America’s highest peak. The crown jewel of the Alaska Range, Denali means “the Great One” or “High One” in the Athabascan language. Journey into the park and let the grandeur of Denali and the Alaska Range take your breath away. Although summer months are most popular, the Alaska Range is enticing any time of year. 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. In the summer, traverse the Denali Park Road in your own vehicle to mile 14 or journey deeper into the park via tour bus. Flightseeing is also an exciting way to view the Alaska Range and get up close to “the Great One.” The Park’s 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.

Why not visit Denali in winter? The welcoming Murie Science and Learning Center is open daily from late-September through mid-May and offers free snowshoe rental and advice on how to explore the park during winter months. Mid-February, the National Park Service starts plowing the first 12.5 miles of the Denali Park Road to the Mountain Vista Rest Area—a beautiful spot with views of the grand mountain during clear weather. Just a few hours from Fairbanks, Denali National Park is a magnificent winter journey’s end.

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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.


Chase the Aurora Dazzling Northern Lights. 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. Fairbanks’ low precipitation and distance from coastal areas consistently contribute to an optimum viewing environment.

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The northern lights are part of the way of life in Fairbanks. Most days between late-August and April, my weather reports include the possibility of seeing the aurora borealis lighting up the night sky. It’s information people want to know, whether they are a guest to Fairbanks or a resident—the northern lights resonate with people. Through gathering detailed information from UAF’s Geophysical Institute, Explore Fairbanks’ Aurora Tracker and local weather data, we can give fairly accurate probabilities of seeing the lights dance above. It's a fun job to have. It doesn’t matter if it’s a visitor’s first time or it's a local’s 100th time seeing the aurora, the impact is always the same...“Wow, what a show!”

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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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Land of the Midnight Sun 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 midMay 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. Middle-of-the-night activities include running, golfing, gardening, walking the dog and even baseball—where the Alaska Goldpanners start their historic solstice game at 10 p.m. 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-theworld town enjoys one of the best summers the Earth has to offer.

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During Midnight Sun Season, do not allow complacency and couch-potato inclinations to steal common yet absolutely extraordinary events from you—chase the sunset! Seize the moment! Head to Murphy Dome, Cleary Summit or other nearby vantage points and capture it on film or sear it into your memory. Dazzling after midnight sunsets merge with sunrises and there is no darkness, only light. Nature’s simple yet amazing acts such as sunrises and sunsets, so often taken for granted, can be transformative. Get up and go! For such is the stuff that dreams and memories and life itself are made of.

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Basecamp Unforgettable Expeditions. 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. 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 ee the face of Denali, or simply sit still in some wild place and take in nature’s extraordinary gifts.

Fairbanks—Basecamp for Alaska’s Arctic

Just 140 (225 km) air miles or 195 (314 km) 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. From Fairbanks, visitors can easily take an extraordinary tour north above the Arctic Circle by road or plane.

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Alaska Native Heritage Vibrant Indigenous Peoples. 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, some 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.

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“Respect the Elders” is what almost every Alaska Native child hears as they grow up. Along with “respect others no matter what they said to you.” I remember at every potlatch I attended I always served the elders first. Going hours helping prepare and serve food. Sometimes starting as early as 3 a.m. to as late as 6 or 7 p.m. No matter what, elders are served first. It became a habit of always serving someone else before I serve myself. It’s just one of our ways of life—to always put our elders first and to take care of them. Daren Deaton, Alaska Native youth

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Alaska Native peoples offer an authentic view into the past as well as a bridge to the future. 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 be inspired by the resourcefulness and the contemporary lifestyle of Interior and Arctic peoples.

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Arts & Entertainment Nature-Inspired Art. 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 natureinspired art. Galleries, exhibits, local shops and more display art of all kinds—paintings, ceramics, masks, found art, sculpture and photography. Premier orchestras and symphonies offer concerts. Studyperformance opportunities attract instructors and students from around the world, local dance clubs welcome visitors, and noted authors, illustrators and composers call Fairbanks home. Downtown has a strong artistic vibe, where painted ventilation pipes, drain covers and colorful murals populate and beautify. Vibrant First Fridays showcase local, end-ofthe-road artists, and other colorful and varied events and performances can be relished year-round.

Growing up in Fairbanks and then raising a family here has been an amazing experience. My dad’s reverence for the Native people of Alaska is something that has stayed with me. Their beautiful artwork has served as inspiration for me personally as an artist and educator. I love that I need look no further than my backyard for creative inspiration. Carol Wilbur, local artist

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My first memories as a child are when my family drove to Fairbanks in 1965 in our battered Chevy. I remember my mother commenting on how tough those Fairbanks kids were after seeing high school boys at a football practice outside in October as it was spitting snow.

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Shown here: “Snow Writing” painting by Claire Fejes (1920-1998)

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2019 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 & Children’s Programs

Enjoy weekly guided walks through Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and activities and special events at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

Nov–Apr Cross Country Ski Races

Interval, mass and relay starts; free, classic and mixed techniques at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 4574435, www.nscfairbanks.org

Dec–Mar Sled Dog Events & Races

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

January

1–8 Christmas In Ice

Fairbanks Children’s Museum

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

Noel Wien Library Youth Programs

A free look behind the scenes at the labs where researchers make discoveries about Alaska. (907) 4747505, www.uaf.edu/museum

Weekly and monthly science, art and social events for children and families. (907) 374-6873, www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com Free reading fun, learning and activities for children of all ages. (907) 459-1052, www.fnsblibrary.org

Literary Reading Series

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

UA Museum of the North Education & Public Programs Explore Alaska’s science, art, culture and history through hands-on activities for all ages. (907) 4747505, www.uaf.edu/museum

Seasonal

May–Sept Farmers & Open Air Markets

Alaska-grown produce and locally made art, crafts, baked goods and more at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market and 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

August–May Roller Derby

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

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26 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.friendsofcreamersfield.org

February

1–10 Hockey Week in Fairbanks

Annual mid-winter celebration of Fairbanks’ favorite sport. (907) 452-6857, www.facebook.com/ hockeyweekinfairbanks

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Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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

10 Youth Winter Carnival

Free ski games and scavenger hunt for kids at Birch Hill Recreation Area. www.nscfairbanks.org

14–Mar 31 World Ice Art Championships

28th annual international ice sculpting competition with single- and multi-block events. (907) 888-3393, www.icealaska.com

16 Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese cuisine, song and dance performances at the UAF Wood Center Ballroom, 5:30-9pm. (907) 4740928, rjkan@alaska.edu

16 Fun Run

Sled dog races and fun for junior mushers ages 2-18 at Morning Star Park in North Pole. New racers encouraged to participate. www.juniordogmushers.com

16–17 Midnight Sun Gold Run Sled Dog Races The first major championship sprint mushing event at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com

17–23 Iron Dog

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

22–24 Denali Winterfest

Celebrate the winter season with free events in Denali National Park and nearby communities. (907) 6839532, go.nps.gov/winterfest

23–Mar 3 Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

Local, international, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or HaTzafon. (907) 456-1002, www.facebook.com/farthest-north-jewish-film-festival

28–Mar 2 Festival of Native Arts

Celebrate Native culture with song and dance, arts and crafts. (907) 474-7089, fna.community.uaf.edu

28–Mar 2 Jr. North American Championships Dog mushing championship for mushers ages 2-18, at Morning Star Park in North Pole. (907) 378-7797, www.northpolechampionships.com, www.juniordogmushers.com

March

1–2 Festival of Native Arts Continued from February 28 Celebrate Native culture with song and dance, arts and crafts. (907) 474-7089, fna.community.uaf.edu

1–2 Jr. North American Championships Continued from February 28 Dog mushing championship for mushers ages 2-18, at Morning Star Park in North Pole. (907) 378-7797, www.northpolechampionships.com, www.juniordogmushers.com

1–3 Farthest North Jewish Film Festival Continued from February 23 Local, international, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or HaTzafon. (907) 456-1002, www.facebook.com/farthest-north-jewish-film-festival


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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.

1–31 World Ice Art Championships

23 Spring Equinox Walk

10 Military Appreciation Banquet

Continued from February 14 28th annual international ice sculpting competition with single- and multi-block events. (907) 888-3393, www.icealaska.com

Take a short walk on the refuge trail at Creamer’s Field as the spring sun returns. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

2–3 Retro Spiel

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

Curling fun in Ester. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

2–3 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

8–10 Annamaet Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race

2-dog skijoring and 4-, 6- or 8-dog teams at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com; (907) 590-6921, www.juniordogmushers.com

9–10 Tired Iron

Sleds of yesterday racing today! Snowmachine races and fun for the entire family. (907) 388-8601, www.fairbankstirediron.org

10 Skiathon

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

15–16 St. Patty’s Day Double Spiel

Curling fun at the Curling Club. Heated spectator gallery. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

15–17 Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

The “granddaddy of ‘em all”—premier speed test of open class sled dog racing teams at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com

16 Trappers Fling

Annual banquet and awards ceremony. (907) 4571774, www.alaskatrappers.org

16–17 Fur Auction

Hosted by Alaska Trappers Association at the Open North American Sled Dog Race. (907) 457-1774, www.alaskatrappers.org

17 Parka Parade

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

23 Sonot Kkaazoot 30 Owl Program

Meet live owls and learn about these amazing birds at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

30–31 Youth/Junior Bonspiel

Curling fun for youth at the Curling Club. Heated spectator gallery. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

April

Formal banquet to honor military personnel from Interior Alaska. (907) 452-1105, www.fairbankschamber. org/military-appreciation-banquet

10 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

12 Mother’s Day Frog Walk

Time for the wood frogs to wake up! Learn about the amazing wood frog then walk to the pond at Creamer’s Field to try to catch some. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

25 Pioneer Park Opening Day

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

4–7 International Curling Bonspiel

27 Memorial Day

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

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

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June

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

10–16 Arctic Man

Snowmachine and motorized side by side races in the HooDoo Mountains at Summit. (907) 456-2626, www.arcticman.com

13 Beat Beethoven 5K Race

25th annual spring fundraiser for Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate their 60th concert season. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

27 Spring Migration Celebration

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

May 4

Chena River Run

5K run on a flat fast course; great for families. (907) 460-2915, www.fairbanksrotary.org, www.facebook.com/chenariverrun

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Military Appreciation and Fairbanks Day

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

16 Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk

Enjoy an afternoon of artists and musicians as they demonstrate their skills on the refuge trail. (907) 4525162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

21 Midnight Sun Baseball Game

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

22 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

22–23 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

22–26 Week in the Woods

An immersion into the boreal forest, learning and creating together for adults or the whole family. (907) 457-1219, www.thefolkschoolfairbanks.org

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June – continued 23 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

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2–10 Tanana Valley State Fair

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

9–18 Alaska International Senior Games

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July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

Plan now to have some fun! 20 sports for those 50+ in Fairbanks and North Pole. (907) 978-2388, www.alaskaisg.org

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North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

18 Renewable Energy Fair

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

North Pole Summer Fest includes a parade, food and fun celebrating Independence Day. (907) 488-2281, www.northpolealaska.com

12–14 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

Free day of energy workshops, guest speakers, free lunch and free kids activities, 11am–4pm at Chena Hot Springs Resort. (907) 488-1505, www.chenahotsprings.com

23–25 Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

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

A weekend of lectures, walks, food and CRANES! Learn about fall migration. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

13 The 19th Annual Mystery Dinner Theatre Under the Big Top Tent

September

Presented by Fairbanks Drama Association; call (907) 456-PLAY for tickets. www.fairbanksdrama.org

13–21 Golden Days

This exciting festival week hosts many family-friendly activities to celebrate Fairbanks’ rich history. (907) 452-1105, www.fairbankschamber.org/golden-days

14-28 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Workshops ranging from two hours to two weeks long in all art forms and skill levels for adults. (907) 4748869, www.fsaf.org

17–20 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

19–21 Weekend on the River

A chance to learn and have fun at a fish camp on the Tanana River for the whole family. (907) 457-1219, www.thefolkschoolfairbanks.org

21 Creamer’s Dairy Day

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

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Small town, big events

19 Fairbanks International Friendship Day

Continuous five 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

26 Creepy Critters

Come learn about creatures thought to be “creepy” at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 4525162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

26 Halloween Trick or Treat Town

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

31 Halloween at the Museum

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

November

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Labor Day at Pioneer Park

Alaska Native musicians gather in Fairbanks annually for a musical celebration. (907) 388-5651, www.facebook.com/the-athabascan-fiddlersassociation-342325469003

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Opera Ball

2–3 University Women’s Association Holiday Bazaar

Closing day festivities, music and a Labor Day Parade. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us Dine and dance the night away with live operatic performances hosted by Opera Fairbanks. (907) 479-7372, www.operafairbanks.org

21 Equinox Marathon and Relay

One of America’s toughest marathons—26 miles through rugged terrain with views of Denali. Full marathon and 3 person relays. (907) 455-6520, www.equinoxmarathon.org

21 Potato Festival Fairbanks

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

October

12 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

Celebrating 51 years, featuring hand-crafted items from the Alaska community to support UAF scholarships. (907) 456-4009, www.uaf.edu/uwa, www.facebook.com/uwaholidaybazaar

23 Thanksgiving for the Birds

Make natural feeders and learn about winter birds at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 4525162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

23 Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska

Hear Alaskans share their amazing true stories from Alaska live on the Hering Auditorium stage. www.darkwinternights.com

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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


Solstice Celebrations

December

1–Jan 7 Christmas In Ice Continued from November 30 Christmas-themed ice sculptures, Elf’s Icy Playground and special events in North Pole. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

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Luminary Trail & Open House

Walk the candle-lit trail and see the night sky, maybe even the aurora! (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

7–8 North Pole Winter Festival

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

7, 14 and 21 Holiday Drop-in Ornament Making

Make natural holiday ornaments from cones, feathers and more at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitor Center. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

13–14 Christmas Party for Children

Party on the 13th for children with disabilities. Gift and free buffet for every child. Santa arrives at 6:30pm each night at Chatanika Lodge. (907) 389-2164, www.chatanikalodgeak.com

21 Winter Solstice Walk

Enjoy a walk on the refuge trail at Creamer’s Field on one of the shortest days of winter. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

21 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.

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

Midnight Sun Baseball The Midnight Sun Baseball Game has been held on June 21st for the past 114 years and has attracted national attention from outlets such as ESPN, Condé Nast and the New York Times. The game begins at 10 p.m. and continues on until 1 a.m., famously without the use of artificial lights (although they used lights once due to significant cloud cover). During the course of the baseball game people can watch the sun set and begin to rise without the sky ever getting dark. Midnight Sun Run The annual Midnight Sun Run is a quirky Alaskan event that attracts more than 3,500 participants, some wearing costumes. Super heroes, bumblebees, swashbucklers and more don running shoes and hit the route at 10 p.m., cruising into and beyond the midnight hour. Not your typical 10K, the Midnight Sun Run winds through neighborhoods where locals host outdoor house parties to cheer on participants.

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30–Jan 7 Christmas In Ice

Midnight Sun Festival Held annually on the Sunday closest to solstice from noon to midnight, the Midnight Sun Festival is Alaska’s largest singleday event, drawing up to 30,000 sun-worshippers. Downtown Fairbanks’ 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th avenues become pedestrian-only and turn into a huge street fair offering food, drink, merchandise, information and activities. The cornerstones of the festival are four large stages that present over 30 live performances, including folk, rap, ballet, rock and more. The free festival is in its 38th year, but history proves that downtown Fairbanks has been celebrating Summer Solstice for at least a century.

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Summer Solstice—June 21—is Fairbanks, Alaska’s most celebrated summer holiday. During Midnight Sun Season, April 22 through August 20, the sun shines for up to 24 hours a day. Three long-standing events that capitalize on the everlasting sunshine include the epic Midnight Sun Festival, the Midnight Sun Baseball Game and the Midnight Sun Run.

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks’ small-town “Golden Heart” hospitality and pioneer spirit will make your stay one to remember. Downtown Fairbanks has public art, shops, restaurants, green spaces, museums and more surrounding the charming Golden Heart Plaza and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center both located on the Chena River. Other local destinations include the beloved Pioneer Park, the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and the City of North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round. Distinctive locally owned hotels, luxurious suites, rustic log cabins, hostels, downtown inns, scenic bed and breakfasts and wilderness lodges are among Fairbanks’ 3,000+ guest rooms, as well as RV parks and campgrounds. Enjoy the wide variety of properties and price ranges year-round.

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Gifts sold in the Fairbanks area include 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.

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With outstanding visitor attractions, musical and dramatic performances, art galleries, historic sites, Alaska Native culture, spectacular events and easy access to wilderness, Fairbanks and nearby North Pole offer you adventure in an authentic Alaskan style. Fireweed grows near the barn at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.


Explore Fairbanks INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 23 Aurora Viewing 25 Dog Mushing 27 Family Fun 28 Fishing/River Excursions 28 Flightseeing/Aviation 29 Gold/Frontier History 29 Hot Springs 30 Museums 30 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 30 Sightseeing 31 Spectator Sports 32 Sports/Activities Rentals 32 Winter Activities 32

Shopping Bookstores/Maps 34 Clothing/Sporting Goods 34 Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 34 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 36 Casual Dining 36 Fine Dining 37 International Dining 37 Groceries 37

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Accommodations Accommodations At-a-Glance 38 Bed & Breakfasts 40 Cabins 41 Hostels 41 Hotels/Motels 42 Lodges 44 Campgrounds/RV Parks 44 Vacation Rentals 44

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

Meeting & Event Planning Audio/Visual Production 45 Catering 45 Event Facilities 45 Event Planners 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 Dive into Alaska’s Interior year-round. Come with us to the Arctic Circle, Chena Hot Springs and Prudhoe Bay. Enjoy aurora viewing, dog sledding and snow machining or take in all that Fairbanks has to offer on a city tour. We are your 1 stop shop for Fairbanks!

A+ Dog Sled Excursions & Tours f 4535 Melan Dr S, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 328-8982 sleddogexcursions@gmail.com www.dogsledexcursions.com Custom Interior Alaskan excursions for small groups of 1-7 passengers.

Alaska Backcountry Expeditions  234 Dynes Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 251-7663 alaskabackcountryexpeditions@gmail.com www.alaskabackcountryexpeditions.com Offering scenic guided horseback tours in the Interior of Alaska.

Services — Visitors Banks/ATMs 47 Copying/Printing 47 Medical/Health 48 Places of Worship 48 Real Estate 48 Services — Business & Education Associations 48 Education 48 Financial Services 49 Industry/Economic Development 49 Marketing/Promotions 49 Media 49

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Alaska Railroad

1368 Spades Ct, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 830-2990 alaskadreamadventures@gmail.com www.alaskadreamadventures.com Guided wilderness paddling trips, equipment sales/rentals, instruction.

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 round-trip to Denali from Fairbanks aboard the Denali Star Train; ask about glass-domed GoldStar Service and Denali Park tours. Call us today!

Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures  f PO Box 74622, Fairbanks, AK 99707 348 Well St, Fairbanks (907) 699-7455 Toll Free: (800) 819-0737 info@akrivertours.com, www.akrivertours.com Fish, hike, raft, snowmachine, dog sled and aurora tours. Gear & transfer.

Alaska Private Guide Service  f (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

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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. Ask about glass-domed GoldStar Service. Call or go online today!

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Alaska Safari Sultan Tours  f 45 Trinidad Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 378-9680 tekesman@gmail.com www.alaskaauroraviewing.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 Specializing in small-group & private tours & activities for visitors.

Alaskan Arctic Turtle Tours  f PO Box 60866, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 457-1798, Fax: (907) 456-1798 Toll Free: (888) 456-1798 wildalaska@alaska.net, www.wildalaska.info Tours to the Arctic Circle, Brooks Range, ANWR, Prudhoe Bay, aurora viewing & statewide tours.

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

Arctic Outfitters  f 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).

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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.

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

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1101 Peger Rd, 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.

639 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net 15 minutes from downtown FAI. Aurora viewing, group dog tours & activities.

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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.

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Alaskan tour guides

David W. Shaw  f (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  (907) 782-4418 fbxpp@yahoo.com, www.fbxpp.com EASY float & bike guided day tour. See the best in one day! Lunch included!

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Explore Fairbanks 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.

Gondwana Ecotours  f Toll Free: (877) 587-8479 jared@gondwanaecotours.com www.gondwanaecotours.com Small-group aurora tours plus night guide. Hot springs, dog sleds & more.

Greatland Taxi & Tours Service f Visit Website for booking! (907) 490-2405, Fax: (907) 488-0399 s_schoppenhorst@yahoo.com www.greatlandtaxiservice.com 24-hr Fairbanks airport taxi/shuttle reservations! City tours & North Pole Santa Claus House, northern lights viewing, Denali winter tours, Chena Hot Springs, Arctic Circle, ice fishing guide, dog sled rides, aurora viewing cabins, wildlife viewing. Check us out on the web!

Leaf Out Nature Guides  f 1689 Violin Cir, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 978-9848 leafoutak@gmail.com, www.leafoutak.weebly.com Customizable snowshoe tours and nature hikes, led by trained biologists.

Nature Alaska Tours  f PO Box 10224, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 699-3746 dwetzel@alaska.net, www.naturealaska.com Since 1967, custom tours. Arctic to Denali. Certified master naturalist.

Aurora Viewing

Running Reindeer Ranch  f PO Box 73013, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 455-4998, Fax: (907) 455-4998 info@runningreindeer.com www.runningreindeer.com Get acquainted with our reindeer in this unique, intimate, immersive tour. Jane, a lifelong Alaskan, will guide you on a walk through the birch forest playing reindeer games and observing the adaptations that make reindeer ideal for Arctic living. Five stars on TripAdvisor!

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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 yurts, hot springs or Arctic Circle.

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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 & winter/summer tours for international visitors.

Skiland Summit Adventures, LLC  f 2326 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 947-1968 skilandsummitadventures@gmail.com www.skilandsummit.com Seasonal, guided tours with all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

Alaska Aurora Adventures

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!

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 Enjoy a small plane flight in Alaska on a bush mail flight.

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(907) 590-3229 alaskaauroraadventures@gmail.com www.alaskaauroraadventures.com Aurora viewing lodge. Wildlife, Arctic Circle, hot springs, dog mushing.

Alaska Safari Sultan Tours  f 45 Trinidad Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 378-9680 tekesman@gmail.com www.alaskaauroraviewing.com Arctic Circle/Aurora chaser 1-day tours w/photo! Chinese/Japanese speakers.

Alaska Safari Tour  f PO Box 60193, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 378-1442 alaskasafaritour@gmail.com www.alaskasafaritour.com Specializing in small-group & private tours & activities for visitors.

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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! 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, Utqiagvik & Nome.

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service  f Serving Fairbanks and North Pole By appointment only (907) 378-1851 rod@rodsalaskanguideservice.com www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com Year-round guided tours. Winter: ice fishing, snowmobile. Summer: fishing.

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Chandalar River Outfitters

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

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.

Alaska Skylar Travel LLC  f 601 E Northern Lights Blvd, Ste 1, Anchorage (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 skylarjiang@skylartravel.com, www.5ialaska.com Quality Chinese-speaking service taking you to see the aurora, round trip!

Aurora Borealis Lodge  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.

Aurora Pioneer Tours  f (907) 456-4000 aurorapioneertours@gmail.com www.aurorapioneertours.com We offer small-group tours from hot springs to Denali Park transportation!

Aurora Pointe Activity Center f 639 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net 15 minutes from downtown FAI. Aurora viewing, group dog tours & activities.

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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 Alaska’s only year-round hot springs resort. One of the best places on the planet to see the aurora! Full-service restaurant and bar. Aurora viewing snow coach tours Aug-Apr nightly at Activity Center. Winter gear rental. Aurora Ice Museum. Dog kennel. Geothermal power.

Fairbanks Aurora Tours  (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!

Junior Fox Adventures  f (907) 322-3483, Fax: (907) 479-2819 info@alaskanorthernlights.net www.alaskanorthernlights.net Evening of aurora viewing and Native Culture Show. Affordable tour packages.

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.

PhotoSymphony Productions

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.

Sean Kurdziolek Portraits and Gallery f (907) 987-0973 info@seankurdz.com, www.seankurdz.com Luxury aurora portraits & aurora photography workshops. Call: 907-987-0973.

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Explore Fairbanks Sirius Sled Dogs and Aurora Viewing, LLC  f 6111 Abraham Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 687-6656 siriussleddogs.net@gmail.com www.siriussleddogs.net No crowds, cozy cabin, local hosts, warm indoor views & friendly huskies.

Dog Mushing

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.

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PO Box 750689, Fairbanks, AK 99775 2270 Hattie Creek Rd, Fairbanks (907) 841-4694 lisbet@arcticdogco.com, www.arcticdogco.com Luxury dog sledding expeditions & aurora viewing tours from 1 to 7 days.

Aurora Pointe Activity Center f 639 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net 15 minutes from downtown FAI. Aurora viewing, group dog tours & activities.

Black Spruce Dog Sledding  f (907) 371-3647 blacksprucedogsledding@gmail.com www.blacksprucedogsledding.com Unique mushing experience with friendly racing sled dogs. Scenic views.

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Mackey Kennel

4240 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 385-3082 hrbuilders@icloud.com www.fairbanksdogsledrides.com Exciting family-friendly dog sled adventure! Call or email for reservations.

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!

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1983 Tunnels Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 378-3260 www.firewalkerkennel.com A no-chain facility of purebred malamutes living in a social pack.

(541) 359-3647 reservations@mushalaska.com www.mushalaska.com Exciting dog mushing adventures & tours, Alaskan guides and friendly teams!

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(907) 750-2313 friskypupsbb@gmail.com, www.friskypupsbb.com Breathtaking ride with frisky pups! Warm gear & warming hut provided.

Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours f 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 house. Arctic gear avail.

Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op f (907) 388-7666 themushingcoop@gmail.com www.themushingcoop.com Mush under the aurora, overnight in a yurt or head out on an expedition!

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Skookum Expeditions  f 397 Grange Hall Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 310-2370 alaskaskookum@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 and instruction. Arctic gear supplied.

Boreal Journeys Alaska f Call for directions (248) 568-0345 borealjourneysak@gmail.com www.borealjourneysak.com Personalized authentic adventure with friendly dogs. Close to town.

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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 Alaska’s only year-round natural hot springs resort. Fullservice restaurant and bar. Chena dog kennel has over 75 dogs. It provides winter sled dog rides from Nov-Apr and summer dog cart rides May-Sep with daily kennel tours at 3pm. Simply book at the Activity Center.

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Explore Fairbanks Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours  f (907) 457-3647 dogs@squidacres.com, www.squidacres.com Adventurous dog sled rides and tours just outside Fairbanks. Dec–Apr.

Trail Breaker Kennel  (907) 750-2227, Fax: (907) 474-8288 trailbreakertours@gmail.com www.trailbreakerkennel.com Backstage Pass kennel tours. Alaskan huskies and puppies to enjoy.

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race  f 550 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7954, Fax: (907) 452-7959 yukonquest@mosquitonet.com www.yukonquest.com Join the excitement in February! Year-round gift shop and headquarters.

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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!

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 genuine deed to one square inch of North Pole. Browse through thousands of unique Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy a treat from The Sweet Shop while you look around. Open year-round.

Ice Alaska

Tanana Valley State Fair

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3510 International St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 888-3393 info@icealaska.com, www.icealaska.com 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 www.midnightsunrun.net 10K under the midnight sun! All abilities welcome. Benefits Fairbanks Resource Agency.

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.

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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! Vendors provide a large range of fair food. Livestock and equine shows. Come and enjoy the fair and see the exhibits of community members. Family fun at its finest.

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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 Fish, raft, ice fish, snowmachine, dog sled, aurora tours. Gear & transfer!

Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC  f PO Box 16075, Two Rivers, AK 99716 7445 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 488-7517, Fax: (907) 488-7517 letarte@alaska.net, www.wildernessenterprises.com Chena 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.

Chena River Rafting Adventure  Call for directions (907) 385-2916 ecoorca@yahoo.com, www.alaskafloattrips.com Chena River floats, fishing tours, multi-day floats on Gulkana & Chatanika!

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(907) 987-2707 fairbanksjba@gmail.com www.fairbanksjetboatadventures.com Experience Fairbanks from the beautiful Chena River on a jet boat adventure.

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.

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service  f Serving Fairbanks and North Pole By appointment only (907) 378-1851 rod@rodsalaskanguideservice.com www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com Year-round fishing: northern pike, rainbow trout, salmon, Arctic grayling.

Why Knot Adventures  f (907) 388-0881 whyknotadventures@gmail.com www.whyknotadventures.net Fishing year-round. Visit our website at whyknotadventures.net for info.

Flightseeing/Aviation 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 Flightseeing tours are available directly from the Chena Hot Springs private airstrip. Book the incredible Arctic Circle Adventure package in advance. Enjoy visiting Fort Yukon, which is located eight miles above the Arctic Circle. Earn your certificate upon return landing.

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Gold/Frontier History

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre  3175 College Rd, Ste 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.

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

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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!

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  Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-8947 tyhs@alaska.net, www.tananayukonhistory.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 Alaska’s only year-round natural hot springs resort. 80 rooms. Full-service restaurant and bar. Enjoy our natural outdoor springs lake (ages 18+) or our indoor family pool and hot tubs. Visit in winter and see the aurora above your head while soaking in the hot springs.

Museums

Alaska Mining Hall of Fame

(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 Aurora Ice Museum stays frozen using our Chena Chiller geothermal technology. It stays a cool 20F degrees inside the ice gallery and bedrooms. Daily tours 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm. $15/$10. Purchase an “Appletini” (extra $15, ages 21+). Sip it at the Aurora Ice Bar!

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302 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-7060 info@fairbankschildrensmuseum.com www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com The museum is full of fun, interactive, educational exhibits for families.

PO Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775 1962 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 and more. Museum store. RV/bus parking.

Fairbanks Community Museum f 535 2nd Ave, Ste 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-3669 info@fairbankshistorymuseum.com www.fairbankshistorymuseum.com 1967 flood, Fairbanks’ winters, gold rush, dog mushing exhibits. It’s 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 95 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!

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc.  PO Box 84498, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 459-7421 ftvrr.inc@gmail.com, www.ftvrr.org Come visit Steam Engine #1 and RR Museum hosted by FTVRR. Daily 12-8pm.

Ice Museum

500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8222, Fax: (907) 456-7674 ice@gci.net, www.icemuseum.com A must-see attraction! Larger-than-life ice sculptures on display. “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 Your first stop in Fairbanks! FREE info, exhibits & films about the people, land & culture of Interior Alaska. Live performances and cultural activities are available every weekday in summer. In downtown Fairbanks, open 7 days a week, year-round. Ample parking & WiFi.

Pioneer Air Museum

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PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Arctic Circle, hot springs, city tours, aurora, dog mushing, snow machining.

Alaska Safari Tour  f PO Box 60193, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 378-1442 alaskasafaritour@gmail.com www.alaskasafaritour.com Offering small-group, private tours & summer activities for visitors.

Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography f 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 director@friendsofcreamersfield.org www.friendsofcreamersfield.org Summer Visitor Center: 9:30-5 daily. Free guided walks. Trails always open.

Georgeson Botanical Garden Society  PO Box 81777, Fairbanks, AK 99708 117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks (907) 474-7222 gbgsociety@gmail.com www.georgesonbotanicalgarden.org Come see the Georgeson Botanical Garden’s beautiful plants and fun events!

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.

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Nature/Wildlife Viewing

2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks (907) 474-5724 uaf-lars-tours@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/lars/ Guided tours of muskoxen, caribou, reindeer. Qiviut gift shop. PO Box 10224, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 699-3746 dwetzel@alaska.net, www.naturealaska.com Since 1967, custom tours. Arctic to Denali. Certified Master Naturalist.

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Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f

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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!

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.

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.

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 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 uaf-univ-relations@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/uaf 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 2:30pm: 1-800-478-1823 or www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily

Sightseeing

1st Alaska Tours  f PO Box 84529, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Exciting tours of Alaska’s Interior year-round. See Arctic, aurora & more!

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, minicoach & limo charters. Tours at an affordable price.

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.

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Fort Wainwright

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

Gray Line Alaska

450 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Offering multi-day tours, sightseeing excursions and Denali rail tours.

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.

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516 2nd Ave, Ste 318, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1984 info@festivalfairbanks.org, www.festivalfairbanks.org See Golden Heart Plaza downtown. Free music Tue, Wed & Fri in June-July.

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Explore Fairbanks Junior Fox Adventures  f (907) 322-3483, Fax: (907) 479-2819 info@alaskanorthernlights.net www.alaskanorthernlights.net Evening of viewing aurora and Native Culture Show. Affordable tour packages.

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 Discover Alaska’s Arctic! 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, Utqiagvik & Nome.

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.

Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

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.

University of Alaska Fairbanks f (907) 474-7211 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 uaf-univ-relations@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/uaf 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 2:30pm: 1-800-478-1823 or www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily

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 fairbankstennis@gmail.com www.fairbankstennis.com FTA offers low-cost community tennis including summer & school programs.

Iron Dog, 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 17-23, 2019.

Sports/Activities Rentals Alaska International Senior Games, Inc. 

PO Box 73225, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 978-2388 info@alaskaisg.org, www.alaskaisg.org Fun, friendly competition. 20 sports, open to ages 50+. Aug 9-18, 2019.

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!

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

North Star Golf Club, Inc.

PO Box 81090, Fairbanks, AK 99708 330 Golf Club Dr, Fairbanks (907) 457-4653, Fax: (907) 328-0534 northstargolf@alaska.net, www.northstargolf.com Northernmost USGA 18-hole course. Gifts, snack bar and visitor specials.

Trax Outdoor Center

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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 A variety of activities are available to enjoy during your visit: year-round swim and soak passes, Aurora Ice Museum tours, snow coach aurora viewing tours, dog sled rides, ATV tours, bicycle rental, winter gear rental, snowmachine rides, horseback rides, flightseeing, etc.

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.

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 rentals, close to town, warm bus to top! Beginner tow at lodge.

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Explore Fairbanks Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks f 101 Wilderness Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 administrator@nscfairbanks.org www.nscfairbanks.org Promotes XC skiing with trails, lessons & competition for all ages.

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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 and gifts. Painting, scrimshaw, jewelry, pottery, photos.

2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2314 info@skiland.org, www.skilandfairbanks.com 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.

Alaska House Art Gallery

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

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!

Alaska Native Culture Festival of Native Arts

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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.

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PO Box 756500, Fairbanks, AK 99775 1736 Tanana Lp, 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.

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

Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow 

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PO Box 80034, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 456-2245 midnightsunpowwow@yahoo.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.

Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 126, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Fairbanks (907) 459-3741, Fax: (907) 459-3838 cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org Enjoy a live performance of Alaska Native dance, music and stories. Get a family portrait dressed in traditional Athabascan garments of moose hide, furs and stunning beadwork. Taste traditional Athabascan foods. Work with Alaska Native artists to make your own jewelry.

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Classes/Lectures

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 14-28, 2019. On UAF campus.

The Folk School

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PO Box 83572, Fairbanks, AK 99708 2300 Airport Way, Cabin 66, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 451-0445 tfsfolkschool@gmail.com www.thefolkschoolfairbanks.org Serving the community by passing on traditional skills and knowledge!

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 Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning (SSLL) your destination. With nearly 200 courses (with in-state tuition for all), 47 children’s day camps & 43 FREE public events, MonThurs nights for a lecture or concert. Join us on campus at UAF!

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 dance classes, regular social dances & practices.

Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc. f Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 452-5699 www.dancealaska.org Dances/classes in: ballroom, English country, square, Middle East & Zumba.

Festivals

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 14-28, 2019.

Performing Arts & Shows Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

3175 College Rd, Ste 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.

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.

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 Experience small plane flying on a bush mail flight.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics f PO Box 72433, Fairbanks, AK 99707 535 2nd Ave, Ste 203, 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.

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks Concert Association f

Clothing/Sporting Goods

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry 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 performing artists in Fairbanks. Sept-May.

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

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.

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.

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre f PO Box 73447, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 457-POET, Fax: (907) 457-4511 info@fairbanksshakespeare.org www.fairbanksshakespeare.org Come experience Shakespeare under the midnight sun at Jack Townsend Point.

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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.

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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.

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(907) 474-5733, Fax: (907) 474-5147 info@fairbankssymphony.org www.fairbankssymphony.org Symphonic music with world-class soloists at Davis Concert Hall.

535 2nd Ave, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-4070 2stgallery@gmail.com, www.twostreetgallery.com Alaskan fine art and gifts. Painting, scrimshaw, jewelry, pottery, photos.

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Alaska Camera

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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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, lab services.

Alaska Feed Company  f 1600 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-5570, Fax: (907) 451-5573 Toll Free: (800) 478-FEED www.alaskafeed.com We have the largest selection of Alaska made food products in the Interior.

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.

Arctic Circle Enterprises LLC  f PO Box 10421, Fairbanks, AK 99710 1611 Washington Dr, Fairbanks (907) 272-4366, Fax: (907) 272-4122 Toll Free: (800) 478-2234 customerservice@aceusa.net, www.aceusa.net Alaska souvenir wholesaler. Alaska gifts designed by Alaskan artists.

Arctic Travelers Gift Shop

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201 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7080, Fax: (907) 452-4917 arcticgifts@hotmail.com www.arctictravelersgiftshop.com Fairbanks’ most complete gift shop. Ivory, jade, souvenirs & more. Celebrating 63 yrs.

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds f 1440 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7001 goldfish2@gci.net, www.bishopsjewelry.com Breathtaking gold nuggets. Award-winning jewelers. Open all year. Free DVD.

The Craft Market

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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.

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

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Explore Fairbanks The Great Alaskan Bowl Company f

Santa Claus House

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.

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.

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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.

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. Custom ulus.

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Thriftiques Antiques

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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 genuine deed to one square inch of North Pole. Browse through thousands of unique Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy a treat from The Sweet Shop while you look around. Open year-round.

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

Tanana Valley Farmers Market

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.

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825 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 457-6700 thriftiquesantiques@gmail.com Shop filled with Alaskana antiques and collectibles! Find us on Facebook!

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. Assortment of Alaskan gifts, travel items.

Large Retailers Fred Meyer

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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 Arctic Harvest LLC

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4753 Eielson Farm Rd, North Pole (907) 460-1414 www.akgrownspirits.com Alaska grown farm distillery. Visit us for tours, whiskey and cocktails!

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

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 Visit the Alaska Native Gift Shop to purchase or create your own beaded jewelry and to place an order for custom-made beaded gloves and slippers! Shop for Alaska Native art, books, films & maps at the Alaska Geographic Store. Ample parking & WiFi.

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711 Gaffney Rd, Ste 100, Fairbanks, AK 99701 535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 388-7654, Fax: 1-888-613-7747 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, assorted crafts, knives & leather shop, books.

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks Distilling Company f

Coffee & Sweets

Casual Dining

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!

505 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-1325 jessica@akcrave.com, www.akcrave.com Enjoy our handcrafted sweets & local artisan gifts to remind you of Alaska.

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.

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Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

PO Box 82963, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1361 Hess Ave, Fairbanks (907) 479-7813, Fax: (907) 474-4977 hlinc@alaska.net, www.hotlicks.net Super-premium ice cream made in Fairbanks, AK, since 1986.

3175 College Rd, Ste 1, Fairbanks, A K 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.

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3501 Lathrop St, Unit F, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-6128 toivo@hoarfrost.vodka, hoarfrost.vodka World class vodka made by hand. Share AK w/friends. Drinks, tours, bottles.

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

Ursa Major Distilling  f 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.

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McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc. f PO Box 74044, Fairbanks, AK 99707 408 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 456-6853 sandcastle@acsalaska.net Charming atmosphere. Soup for lunch or dinner. Live music Fri-Sat night.

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

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36 College Rd, Ste 9W, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3940, Fax: (907) 452-3941 bagelsandbrew@outlook.com www.bagelsandbrewfairbanks.com Authentic kettle boiled bagels, homemade spreads and locally roasted coffee.

Venue  f 514 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3044 venue@fairbanksalaska.com www.fairbanksalaska.com Art gallery w/over 35 local artists, coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups.

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107 Wickersham St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2501, Fax: (907) 452-3055 bigdaddysbarbq@hotmail.com www.bigdaddysbarb-q.com Hailed by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Big Daddy’s BBQ is a local downtown favorite offering award-winning BBQ, daily specials and catering services. With mouth-watering ribs and melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, Big Daddy’s truly is the Northernmost Southern BBQ!

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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 Chena’s full-service restaurant offers delicious entrees, appetizers, desserts and salads. Open daily 7am-10pm, bar open until 2am. For casual dining try the Aurora Cafe/Activity Center, which offers snacks, soup, sandwiches, Chena Fresh salads, mac and cheese. Open 9am-9pm.

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(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.

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, Ste 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!

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.

1930 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-0770 www.mcdonalds.com “Now serving espresso” - Visit us: Airport Way, Santa Claus Lane & Harold Bentley Ave.

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

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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.

Shogun Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse f 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.

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

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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. Great libations!

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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 is the standard for great dining.

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1900 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8865, Fax: (907) 456-1363 www.linsasianbistrofairbanks.com Authentic Chinese, Thai and sushi bar. Delivery available.

The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon f PO Box 80545, Fairbanks, AK 99708 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-8452, Fax: (907) 479-8432 bill@pumphouse.com, www.pumphouse.com Riverside dining in a historic setting. Nationally acclaimed restaurant.

The Turtle Club

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

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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.

Wolf Run Restaurant

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3360 Wolf Run, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 458-0636 www.facebook.com/wolfrunrestaurant Fine crafted food, lunch & dinner.

International Dining 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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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.

Hari Om Cuisine of India  f 1528 S Cushman, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-3218, Fax: (907) 328-3217 info@hariomindiancuisine.com www.hariomindiancuisine.com Indian fare featuring fresh ingredients. The flavor is always crave worthy.

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388 Old Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-2200, Fax: (907) 451-0538 lemongrass.alaska@gmail.com www.lemongrassalaska.com With our extensive menu we hope to offer something that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Our Alaska seafood is full of amazing flavors and sure to please. Just mention vegan only to enjoy the freshness and crunchiness of organic vegetables from local farms (seasonal).

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(907) 452-2553 • www.facebook.com/lakeviewterracerv $50-500 240

Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground  River’s Edge RV Park  Riverview RV Park 

(907) 451-0984 • www.northernmoosed.com

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(907) 378-6238 • www.asuitealaskaninn.com $90-170

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(907) 328-1100 • www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak $89-299 114 •

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Hotel North Pole  f La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks  f Pike’s Waterfront Lodge  f Regency Fairbanks Hotel  f River’s Edge Resort 

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Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts

A Taste of Alaska Lodge

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551 Eberhardt Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Mile 5.3 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 488-7855, Fax: (907) 488-3772 tasteak@mosquitonet.com, www.atasteofalaska.com Amazing views of the AK Range. 11 pvt rooms, 15 min from FAI. 280 acres.

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 1920s downtown homes. Breakfast. Extraordinary hospitality. $65-$150.

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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.

Alaska Grizzly Lodge  f 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.

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 water closets and sculleries as well as 21st century amenities. Private parties. Tours.

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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.

Arctic Lights Bed & Breakfast  f (907) 987-9975 info@arcticlightsbnb.com, www.arcticlightsbnb.com 2 rooms with queen size bed and private bath. Mile 24 Chena Hot Springs Rd.

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Explore Fairbanks 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.

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 Moose Manor B&B  f 386 Kendrick Ct, Fairbanks (907) 251-7871, Fax: (844) 773-2765 fairbanksmoosemanor@gmail.com www.fairbanksmoosemanor.com Home cooked meals, fresh chicken eggs. Where you can see the aurora.

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.

The Bunk House  f 2319 Raven Bell St, Apt 21, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 699-4199 jan5012@yahoo.com www.airbnb.com/rooms/18314211 Enjoy a home-cooked meal every morning. Quiet setting for aurora viewing.

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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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 Hostel, private rooms, cabins, on-site aurora viewing, local & Arctic tours.

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

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks International Hostel  f 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.

Sven’s Basecamp Hostel  3505 Davis Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-7836 info@svenshostel.com, www.svenshostel.com Sven’s Hostel is your “getaway” and green oasis in Fairbanks.

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

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, suites, Jacuzzi, aurora viewing. Prices from $70.00 to $199.00.

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, game room, on-site laundry, restaurant/lounge, air conditioning and 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 67 rms, WiFi, free breakfast, fitness center, near airport, free shuttle.

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

723 First Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-6661 Toll Free: (833) 303-4760 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 & visitors center. Free airport/train shuttle. Breakfast, free WiFi, laundry facilities & smoke-free.

Candlewood Suites Fairbanks f 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 kitchens 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 Alaska’s only year-round natural hot springs resort. 80 rooms and 8 cabins. Full-service restaurant/bar. Aurora Cafe snacks and specialty beverages. Aurora viewing snow coach tours Aug-Apr. Aurora Ice Museum. Chena dog kennel. Geothermal power and tours. Activities galore!

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Explore Fairbanks Fairbanks Extended Stays  f

Hotel North Pole

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.

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.

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.

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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 meeting facilities. Nicely appointed rooms with comfortable amenities, including free WiFi and free parking.

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 Great summer starting rate! Attractive, clean rooms with private baths, cable TV and voice mail. Free continental breakfast. Courtesy 24-hour airport shuttle. Located near popular visitor attractions. Free highspeed Internet and wireless.

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433 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-1502, Fax: (907) 451-1503 Toll Free: (800) HAM-PTON faiak_hampton_suites@hilton.com www.fairbankssuites.hamptoninn.com Airport/train shuttle. 100% Hampton guarantee. “On the House” hot breakfast.

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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.

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

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

Regency Fairbanks Hotel

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(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.

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.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks f 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6552, Fax: (907) 451-6553 Toll Free: (800) 314-0858 lisa.simons@marriott.com, www.marriott.com/faish Suites include breakfast, WiFi, use of pool 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.

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 jolynn@nwxsouthern.com www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak Airport shuttle, indoor pool, complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar.

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Explore Fairbanks 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. Condo-style suites w/separate dining, living room & bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, on-site laundry & free WiFi. Ideal for extended stay!

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, gift shop & espresso, fitness room, free WiFi. Group rates & packages available.

Lodges

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551 Eberhardt Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 Mile 5.3 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 488-7855, Fax: (907) 488-3772 tasteak@mosquitonet.com, www.atasteofalaska.com Amazing views of the AK Range. 11 Pvt rooms, 15 min from FAI. 280 acres.

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.

Borealis Basecamp, LLC f 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks (907) 885-2845 borealisbasecamp@aexak.com www.borealisbasecamp.net Alaska’s only glass-roofed igloos. Aurora by night, adventures by day!

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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.

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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 Alaska’s only year-round natural hot springs resort. 80 rooms, 8 cabins, 30 RV camp spaces. Full-service restaurant & bar. Aurora Cafe snacks & specialty beverages. Aurora viewing snow coach tours Aug-Apr. Aurora Ice Museum. Dog kennel. Geothermal power. Activities galore.

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 meeting facilities. Nicely appointed rooms with comfortable amenities including free WiFi and free parking.

Northern Sky Lodge  f PO Box 80712, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 329 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 388-9954 northernskylodge@gmail.com www.northernskylodge.com Beautiful log-built Alaskan lodge with breathtaking views of the aurora & wildlife. Enjoy use of trails directly from the property, cold weather gear, snowshoes, WiFi, commercial guest kitchen & homemade breakfast. Perfect for adventurers, families, events & retreats.

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1000 Lakeview Terrace, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2553, Fax: (907) 456-2801 lakeviewterracerv@gmail.com www.facebook.com/lakeviewterracerv Full hookups 30/50 amp, extended stay rates, 3 miles from downtown, pets ok.

Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground  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.

River’s Edge RV Park

4140 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Full hook-ups, 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.

Riverview RV Park

1316 Badger Rd, North Pole (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!

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. Bocce ball, Aveda aromatherapy bath products. Steam room, in-room coffee, free Internet and parking, exercise room. Air conditioned. Rooms offer cable.

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Campgrounds/RV Parks

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(907) 339-9082, Fax: (907) 334-9082 Toll Free: (866) 339-9082 alaskacampgrounds@gmail.com www.alaskacampgrounds.net ACOA represents campgrounds by publishing a directory of campgrounds.

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3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-2695, Fax: (907) 541-2754 dnr.pksnorth@alaska.gov, www.alaskastateparks.org Come enjoy Alaska’s accessible wilderness at Alaska State Parks.

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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 Alaska’s only year-round hot springs resort. 30 RV and camping spaces. $20 per night. Full-service restaurant and bar. Aurora Cafe snacks and specialty beverages. Aurora viewing snow coach tours Aug-Apr. Aurora Ice Museum. Dog kennel. Geothermal power. Activities galore!

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Lakeview Enterprises, Inc.

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.

Vacation Rentals

1025 Ridge Pointe Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-4353 fjell@gci.net, www.fjellandknoll.com Fjell Blikk Hytte is a 3-bedroom custom-built log house and Knoll House is a 4-bedroom house. Providing unique accommodations on seven forested acres just 10 minutes from Fairbanks. Stunning views, lovely period furnishings, modern kitchens and baths. 2-night minimum stay.

Lizzie’s Nest Apartment Rental f 1012 Goldmine Trl, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 347-4385 lizziesnest@gci.net Deluxe studio apartment, kitchenette, handicap accessible bathroom, WiFi.

M. Powers  f 521 Noyes St, Fairbanks (907) 456-6862 Log cottage with full kitchen and laundry. Walking distance to downtown!

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Meeting & Event Planning Audio/Visual Production Alaska Universal Productions

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2760 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-4833 aup@aupak.com, www.aupak.com Interior Alaska’s premier audio/visual and event supply company.

Catering

Midnight Sun Catering, LLC  f 3020 Davis Rd, Ste D1, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 347-5967, Fax: (907) 455-7208 midnightsuncatering@gmail.com, www.facebook. com/Midnight-Sun-Catering-592200567584905/ Excellent food! Efficient service! Exceptional price! Alaskan comfort food!

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Event Planners

Aurora Balloons & Decorating  f 230 Iditarod Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7520 beth@auroraballoons.com, www.auroraballoons.com Fairbanks’ finest event decor! Linens for rent.

Transportation Air Transportation

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.

Event Facilities Carlson Center

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.

Alaska Airlines

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

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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.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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 115 destinations throughout Alaska.

Wright Air Service, Inc.

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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 2375 University Ave S, Fairbanks (907) 457-7368 www.alaskaautorental.com Choose from a wide selection of cars, trucks, vans & SUVs for local rentals, rentals for the Dalton Highway and to Canada. One-way rentals between Fairbanks and Denali, Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Seattle and beyond. Local shuttle service. Debit and credit cards accepted.

Avis Rent A Car

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 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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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 Book your next meeting, convention, family reunion, wedding or special event at this one-of-a-kind destination! 1,940 acres of beautiful wilderness. 80 rooms, 8 cabins, RV. Select from a variety of indoor/outdoor and large or small spaces. Offering full catering and bar.

JP Jones Community Development Center f 2400 Rickert St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3729 jpjcdc@gmail.com, www.jpjonescdc.com Premier rental facility for events, meetings and meeting community needs.

Raven Landing Center

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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.

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-of-theart A/V equipment and enhanced Internet access make our catering facilities the best choice for Fairbanks events.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Explore Fairbanks Budget Rent A Car

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6450 Airport Way, Ste 6, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 474-0855, Fax: (907) 474-8383 Toll Free: (800) 474-0855 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/return at train station/hotels. Best locally owned fleet.

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 pickup/delivery. 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 Fairbanks shuttle. Statewide charter/tours. Quality at an affordable price.

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.

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 See Alaska by rail! The Alaska Railroad connects Alaska’s most popular destinations: Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier, Seward and more. Enjoy incredible views, onboard dining and local tour guides. Premium, glass-domed GoldStar Service available.

Alaska/Yukon Trails

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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, DNL, FAI, Dawson & Whitehorse.

AlaskaTrain.com

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3900 Arctic Blvd, Ste 304, Anchorage, AK 99503 (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.

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.

Gray Line Alaska

450 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing excursions and Denali rail tours in Alaska.

MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough f 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.

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Explore Fairbanks Visitor Information

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 Deluxe motorcoach charter services available yearround. Alaskan owned.

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 & local Alaskan artwork.

Trip Planning Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

Alaska Skylar Travel LLC  f 601 E Northern Lights Blvd, Ste 1, Anchorage (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 skylarjiang@skylartravel.com, www.5ialaska.com Great Chinese-speaking service taking you on an unforgettable adventure!

Alaska.org/The Alaska App  f 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.

Alaska Tour & Travel  3900 Arctic Blvd, Ste 304, Anchorage, AK 99503 (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.

Explore Tours

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.alaska101.com Comprehensive visitors guide to all of roadside Alaska.

Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide  f 1770 Front St, Ste 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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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. Specialized in selfdrive tours.

Banks/ATMs

Denali State Bank

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Wells Fargo Bank

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794 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 371-2400 Toll Free: (800) 869-3557 www.wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo provides banking services through 45 branches across Alaska.

Copying/Printing

Advance Printing Co., Inc.

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612 30th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-1111, Fax: (907) 451-4511 Toll Free: (800) 478-2516 printer@ptialaska.net, www.hotprinter.com Rack cards, brochures, forms, bulk mailing, wide format signage.

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The Denali Star Train offers daily summer departures from Fairbanks. AlaskaRailroad.com

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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 Fairbanks’ oldest community & full-service bank since 1965. Five locations.

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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!

909 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3636, Fax: (907) 452-3639 info@santasvagabondtravel.com www.santasvagabondtravel.com Our knowledgeable agents create a lifetime of memories in AK and beyond!

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Services — Visitors

(907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com Offering multi-day tours, sightseeing excursions and Denali rail tours.

Santa’s Vagabond Travel

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101 Dunkel St, Ste 111, 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.

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430 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 450-7301, Fax: (907) 450-7309 www.fnbalaska.com Full-service banking. Branches statewide.

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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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.

Gray Line Alaska

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Explore Fairbanks Graphic North, Inc.

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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.

Interior Graphics & Printing

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405 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4982, Fax: (907) 452-6992 michelle@interiorgraphics.com www.interiorgraphics.com Your printing solution in downtown Fairbanks. Order online & we’ll deliver!

Medical/Health

AcuTribe Health & Wellness

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1222 Well St, Ste 1, Fairbanks (907) 458-7423, Fax: (907) 458-7424 acutribe@gmail.com, www.acutribe.org Offering acupuncture & massage! Come see our licensed providers today!

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center f 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.

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.

Places of Worship Bethel Church

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Yukon Title Company, Inc.

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.

Congregation Or HaTzafon

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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.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

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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.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church f Office: 1030 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Church: 1029 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-5235 coordinator@stmatthewschurch.org www.stmatthewschurch.org Summer: Sun - Eucharist 8 & 10:30am. Winter: Wed 7pm Healing Service.

Real Estate

Birchwood Homes

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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.

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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Services — Business & Education Associations

Fairbanks Arts Association

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

Fairbanks Elks Lodge #1551

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1003 Pioneer Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1551, Fax: (907) 456-1555 fairbankselks@gci.net Fairbanks Elks Lodge and banquet facility.

Fairbanks PFLAG  f PO Box 82290, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 45PFLAG (73524) pflagfairbanks@gmail.com, www.pflagfairbanks.org Providing resources and social events for local & visiting LGBTQ & friends!

Gwich’in Steering Committee  f 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 30 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Golden Heart Post 3629 f 324 2nd St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8810 vfw3629@gci.net, www.vfw3629.org No one does more for veterans. Promote patriotism & honor service. Canteen.

Meet A Real Alaskan

Education

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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“Being a Golden Heart Greeter has been a rewarding and a fantastic experience which I have enjoyed. Meeting people from all walks of life has been very interesting. Helping our visitors learn about the different activities and different sites they can see in Fairbanks. My goal, like that of all my fellow greeters, is to answer questions about Fairbanks, making the visitor’s experience to Alaska enjoyable also.” Hilda MacDonald, Golden Heart Greeter of the Year 2017

4325 Cinch St, Fairbanks (907) 456-2223, Fax: (206) 988-0077 ltc@lynden.com, www.lynden.com/training Training in HAZMAT, transportation, waste, equipment, safety and much more.

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.

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Explore Fairbanks 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 Connecting people with resources to achieve a strong, flourishing community.

University of Alaska Fairbanks f (907) 474-7211 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 uaf-univ-relations@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/uaf 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 2:30pm: www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily or 1-800-478-1823.

Financial Services

Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs

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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 We advocate, promote and develop economic strength in Interior Alaska.

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

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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

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.

KJNP AM/FM/TV

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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 available from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

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.

Take an Alaskan cruise to . . . Fairbanks?

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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 aroundthe-clock activities and events. 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 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. Alaska’s cruise season runs from May to September, with each month offering a different experience for

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.

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Denali Neighbors Behold Denali’s majesty, the tallest peak in North America. One of Alaska’s most popular destinations, Denali National Park and Preserve is an easy two-hour drive or fourhour Alaska Railroad 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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Activities, Attractions & Tours 51 Food & Drink 52 Accommodations 52 Transportation 54 Trip Planning 54


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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 See Alaska by rail! The Alaska Railroad connects Alaska’s most popular destinations: Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier, Seward and more. Enjoy incredible views, onboard dining and local tour guides. Premium, glass-domed GoldStar Service available.

Denali ATV Adventures  Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-4288, Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@denaliatv.com, www.denaliatv.com Alaska’s premier ATV adventure company next to Denali Nat’l Park. Ride single ATVs or hop on a 2-6 rider Side by Side ATV. Fun for all ages and skill levels. Riding gear and car seats provided. 4 exciting guided tour options. Tours offered daily mid-May to mid-Sept.

Denali Jeep Excursions

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 7:30am, 6:30pm daily.

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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.

Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours  f (907) 699-4939 dogs@squidacres.com, www.squidacres.com Adventurous dog sled tours for small groups near Denali. Winter and summer.

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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.

Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (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. Family, group & military discounts. Full drysuits for all guests! Mtn. bike rentals & tours. Canoe & kayak rentals on Otto Lake. Experienced guides. Free shuttles.

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. Create a memory you will enjoy the rest of your life.

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.  Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (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.

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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 sky bridges & 7 thrilling zips! 3 hours.

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. Create a memory you will enjoy the rest of your life.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

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1 Doyon Pl, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 92 Denali Park 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.

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Denali Neighbors Flightseeing/Aviation

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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 Take a flight with Denali Air for your best odds of seeing Denali!

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.

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 A small locally owned hotel nestled in the woods in the heart of Alaska.

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Denali Air

K2 Aviation  f 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 fly 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 Incredible flightseeing! Spectacular glacier landings in Denali Nat’l Park.

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 6x6 journey in the wild Alaskan bush. Learn the area’s rich history.

Terry Boyd Photography Tours LLC  PO Box 51, Cantwell, AK 99729 Denali Park Rd, Denali Park (907) 768-2200 info@tboydphoto.com www.terryboydphototours.com Take home Alaska’s beauty and lifelong camera skills! Group size 4.

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Aurora Denali Lodge

#4 North Wind Way, Cantwell, AK 99729 (907) 768-1127, Fax: (907) 768-1127 denaliwwg@gmail.com, www.denaliwinter.com Denali Wilderness Winter Guides, your snowshoeing and photography experts!

Food & Drink 49th State Brewing Co - Denali

Mile 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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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.

Casual Dining

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

Accommodations Cabins

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc.  Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (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 are dry with a shared-use kitchen and 4 individual shower/toilet/vanities. Camping fee includes shower.

Park’s Edge  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.

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 Near entrance of Denali Park. Old time AK atmosphere, quaint wooded setting. Charming, cozy, unique cabins w/private decks on Nenana River $88-$359. New beautiful cedar hotel, every room on river w/private deck. Hunter Travel Guide: Call these people first!

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.

Grande Denali Lodge

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.

Lodges

Alpine Creek Lodge  f PO Box 121, Cantwell, AK 99729 Mile 68 Denali Hwy, Cantwell (907) 398-9673 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 Jeep tours, fishing, hiking and so much more!

Ridge Top Cabins  Call for directions (907) 683-2448 Toll Free: (866) 680-2448 ridgetop@mtaonline.net www.alaskaone.com/ridgetop Private self-service cabins located north of Denali National Park. Circle 22 on Reader Response Card

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Denali Neighbors Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge 

Campgrounds/RV Parks

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.

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, $28-$45.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Pl, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 92 Denali Park 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 selfguided) activities included. Native owned and operated.

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 wall of windows framing Denali, tour desk, nature trails and a variety of dining options. Rail tours available from Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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3900 Arctic Blvd, Ste 304, Anchorage, AK 99503 (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 & one way by motorcoach. Vacation packages & cruise transfers available.

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Trip Planning

Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (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!

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

Alaska Tour & Travel  3900 Arctic Blvd, Ste 304, Anchorage, AK 99503 (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.

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.

Transportation

Visitor Information

Ground/ Public Transportation

PO Box 437, Healy, AK 99743 Mile .5 Healy Spur Rd, Healy (907) 683-4636 info@denalichamber.com, www.denalichamber.com Travel planning information for Denali National Park & nearby communities.

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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 Alaska by rail! Year-round service connecting the best of Alaska.

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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Interior Neighbors Alaska’s Interior offers a vast and magnificent landscape. This 175,000square-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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PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 Mile 1/4 Airport Rd, Chicken (907) 782-4427 chickenRVpark@gmail.com, www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gifts, gold panning, gold dredge tour.

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(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.

1 Brenwick Craig Rd, Copper Center, AK 99573 Mile 102 Richardson Hwy, Copper Center (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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(907) 547-2254 falconinn@gmail.com www.falconinnlodgelogcabins.com Beautiful, unique log lodge and cabins in Eagle, Alaska, on the Yukon River.

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

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Trip Planning Visitor Information

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

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

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

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

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!

PO Box 389, Tok, AK 99780 (907) 883-5775, Fax: (907) 883-5775 Toll Free: (833) 865-4636 info@tokalaskainfo.com, www.tokalaskainfo.com Complete statewide trip planning information center, brochures, Alaskan displays.

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 Copper River Valley features the towns of Glennallen, Copper Center, Gulkana and Gakona rich with gold rush history and Alaska Native culture.

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The final leg of the corridor ends in Valdez, established by turn-of-thecentury 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. Accessible as defined by individual businesses

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Arctic Neighbors

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Experience the pure wilderness panoramas, tundra-laden 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, Minto, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay, the Bering Sea 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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Arctic Circle Trading Post  PO Box 83703, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 49 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 474-3507 www.arcticcircletradingpost.com Arctic Circle t-shirts, caps, pins, general mercantile and information.

Accommodations Cabins

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

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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.

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Yukon River Camp  PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 56 Dalton Hwy, Yukon Crossing (907) 474-3557, Fax: (907) 474-4767 adventure@northernalaska.com www.yukonrivercamp.com Located on the bank of the Yukon River. Noodle House, rooms, fuel.

Transportation Air Transportation

Brooks Range Aviation  PO Box 26010, Bettles Field, AK 99726 (907) 692-5444, Fax: (907) 692-2185 Toll Free: (800) 692-5443 airservice@brooksrange.com www.brooksrange-alaska-wilderness-trips.com Air charter serving the Brooks Range. Outdoor adventures. Boat rentals.

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Indigenous people from Alaska’s Southeast carve enigmatic totem poles.

Alaskan Neighbors Alaska’s beauty is 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 beyond as part of a comprehensive trip, and these listings highlight some travel options from around the state.

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Alaskan Neighbors

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 catering to Japanese clients.

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) 235-6746, 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 Alaskan animals, fossils, geology. Hands-on exhibits for kids and adults!

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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 (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 Conde Nast. Restaurant & coffee bar.

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Box 111, Atlin, BC V0W 1A0 3rd and Trainer, Atlin (250) 651-7522 atlinhistoricalsociety@gmail.com www.atlinhistoricalsociety.com Atlin Arts & Music Festival in July. Easy access from Whitehorse or Skagway.

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Palmer Museum and Visitor’s Center f 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.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises 

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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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.

PO Box 110804, Juneau, AK 99811-0804 333 Willoughby Ave, 9th Floor, Juneau (907) 465-2510, Fax: (907) 465-2103 madeinalaska@alaska.gov, www.madeinalaska.org Buy the bear! Look for the logo to ensure your products are Alaska made.

Sightseeing

604 H St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 272-9225, Fax: (907) 258-4225 Toll Free: (888) 360-9665 oomingmak@qiviut.com, www.qiviut.com Original qiviut handknit garments from Alaska Native owned co-operative.

Major Marine Tours

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9170 Jewel Lake Rd, Ste 202, 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.

Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC

519 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-8023, Fax: (907) 277-5890 Toll Free: (800) 544-0529 info@26glaciers.com, www.phillipscruises.com Glacier and wildlife day cruises in Prince William Sound from 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.

Sports/Activities Rentals Alaska Outdoor Gear Outfitter & Rentals f

502 W 58th Ave, Ste A, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 830-0232, Fax: (907) 562-4025 alaskaoutdoorgear@gmail.com www.alaskaoutdoorgearrental.com We rent winter clothing & recreational gear. Deliver statewide to hotels.

Accommodations Hotels/Motels Hotel Seward

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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.

Lodges

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.

Winter Activities

Salmon Berry Tours  f 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 Salmon Berry Travel & Tours offers all-inclusive, smallgroup day tours and multi-day curated travel packages! Let our local team plan your perfect holiday to experience Alaska’s aurora borealis, dog sledding, wildlife, glaciers and more! #FindYourAlaska with the experts! Circle 25 on Reader Response Card

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PO Box 211089, Anchorage, AK 99521 (907) 599-0500 info@alaskatravelservices.net www.alaskatravelservices.net Year-round planning of itineraries and tours in the Interior of Alaska!

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600 Barrow St, Ste 200, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 277-3000, Fax: (907) 272-2532 Toll Free: (866) 317-3325 mytrip@alaskatours.com, www.alaskatours.com Alaska Tours is your local one-stop resource for trip planning to Alaska.

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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Alaska Travel Connections

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

AC Holiday, Inc.  f 1057 Lakeview Terrace, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 885-4641 ac01@acholidays.net Offering winter adventures for Chinese-speaking guests.

Alaska Private Touring, LLC

3900 Arctic Blvd, Ste 304, Anchorage, AK 99503 (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.

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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.

John Hall’s Alaska  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 provides the best activities, attractions, meals and transportation in a group setting of no more than 42 guests.

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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.goo.gl/zrHGj5 Creating custom guided vacations across Alaska for parties of all sizes.

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Alaskan Neighbors Visitor Information

Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism f 904 Potter St, Bellingham, WA 98229 (360) 671-3990, Fax: (360) 647-7873 tourism@bellingham.org, www.bellingham.org AK Marine Hwy’s southernmost port. Salish Sea and Mt. Baker. 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.

Explore the National Parks In addition to the legendary Denali National Park, a handful of other glorious national parks are found in the Interior and Arctic regions. These parks are mostly vast and untouched wilderness with few or no roads, trails or established campsites. Local air taxis provide flightseeing trips and outfitters guide day trips or overnight campouts to remote locations. Hike through Alaska’s ultimate wilderness or float a remote river to see caribou cross a northern valley, fish a serene alpine lake or simply listen to the call of the wild.

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PO Box 99, Cordova, AK 99574 404 1st St, Cordova (907) 424-7260 info@cordovachamber.com www.cordovachamber.com Cordova—off the beaten path, worth the journey.

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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. Kodiak bear viewing & world-class fishing!

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PO Box 1313, Girdwood, AK 99587 Toll Free: (888) 999-9587 girdwoodchamber@gmail.com www.girdwoodchamber.com Where Alaska comes to play. Vibrant year-round destination near 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. Day cruises, fishing, hiking and 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—Your Alaska!

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Homer Chamber of Commerce f 201 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 2357740, 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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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!

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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve covers 8.4 million acres of pristine beauty, sometimes called Alaska’s ultimate wilderness. The park spans the area between the Brooks mountain range and the Arctic plains and features powerful landscapes, extreme solitude, the headwaters to six designated wild and scenic rivers, and a wide variety of wildlife including caribou, grizzly and black bear, wolf, moose, Dall sheep, wolverine, muskox and fox. There are no roads into the park but it can be accessed via small airplanes, floatplanes and hiking trails. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest national park in America. Within these exquisite 13.2 million acres, you will find four major mountain ranges and nine of North America’s sixteen highest peaks. In the 1930s, copper mines were established and the beautiful and charming towns of McCarthy and Kennicott were founded, making the park accessible. Kobuk Valley National Park is renowned for caribou and sand dunes. Half a million caribou migrate through the park yearly, where hoof prints can be seen crisscrossing the dunes that cover much of the southern area of the Kobuk Valley. The sand was created by the grinding action of ancient glaciers and over time has been carried to the Kobuk Valley by both wind and water. Noatak National Preserve is a pristine river valley rimmed by mountains and is notable for an abundance of Arctic plants and animals. The Noatak River is classified as a national wild and scenic river and offers float-trip opportunities extending from the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.

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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.

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 and The MILEPOST.

PO Box 1603, Valdez, AK 99686 309 Fairbanks Dr, Valdez (907) 835-2984, Fax: (907) 835-4845 info@valdezalaska.org, www.valdezalaska.org Even Mother Nature has favorites—visit Valdez. Call/ log on for info.

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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 Alaska begins in Ketchikan. Our lifestyle, your reward. 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!

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.

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Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau  f 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 info@soldotnachamber.com, www.visitsoldotna.com Located in the heart of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Free recreation guide.

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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 famous Sign Post Forest.

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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524 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 257-2360, Fax: (907) 278-5559 Toll Free: (800) 478-1255 info@anchorage.net, www.anchorage.net Experience glaciers, mountains and wildlife in Anchorage.

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800 Glacier Ave, Ste 201, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 586-2201, Fax: (907) 586-6304 Toll Free: (888) 586-2201 info@traveljuneau.com, www.traveljuneau.com Experience glaciers, wildlife and wilderness in Juneau, Alaska’s capital.

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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.

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

Anchorage Daily News  f 300 W 31st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 257-4200, Fax: (907) 279-8170 Toll Free: (800) 478-4200 www.adn.com Independent news Alaskans trust.

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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 Printing, mailing & digital publishing for guides, magazines and catalogs.

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Local news and hot spots, travel tips, history, transportation, maps and more

Fairbanks is undergoing a renaissance with evermore coffee shops, restaurants and locally made libations, public art and spaces, and entrepreneurial attractions, activities and events that celebrate life in the Far North. A spirited place populated by independent, kindhearted, tough-as-nails, creative residents, Fairbanks’ cool factor has flourished in recent years and inspires and intrigues residents and guests alike. Situated in the Tanana Valley, 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, blue skies, little wind, warm summers and cold winters. Pack casual, comfortable clothing and shoes for your trip to Fairbanks. Dressing in layers is recommended regardless of the season as temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. Although summer wear includes shorts, short-sleeved shirts and sandals, also plan to pack pants, longsleeved shirts and a light jacket. Winter gear includes parkas, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants for your outdoor adventures. Check out explorefairbanks.com to view the fun and educational How to Dress for Winter video.

Midnight Sun Season April 22 through August 20

Aurora Season

August 21 through April 21

Average Daylight Hours and Temperature

Fairbanks experiences 24 hours of sunlight for seventy days from May 17 to July 27. Check out the online Midnight Sun Tracker that calculates the number of daylight hours, also known as civil twilight, 365 days a year in multiple locations.

Population: Fairbanks North Star Borough, including the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, has a population of nearly 100,000 residents. Time Zone: 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. Mobile and WiFi: Available carriers include GCI, AT&T, Verizon and Cricket Mobile. SIM cards can be found at respective store locations. WiFi and cell coverage is abundant in cities but can be limited in rural areas. Money: Major credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted and ATMs are available for cash withdrawals.

Winter Season

Mid-October through March Average Snowfall and Temperature

In the Fairbanks region, the aurora borealis (northern lights) almost always appears when the sky is relatively dark and clear. Check out the online Aurora Tracker that correlates aurora forecast, weather conditions and time of day to determine aurora viewing possibilities in multiple locations.

During this time period, the Fairbanks region has reliably colder temperatures and snow cover. Winter offers remarkable activities and events like dog mushing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and ice sculpting.

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Photo courtesy of Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

Angie Cerny/Explore Fairbanks

Local Cuisine, Spirits & 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, Indian, barbeque, Vietnamese, Italian, Thai and more. If you are looking for some Alaskan-style home cooking, many restaurants use local produce, meat and seafood in their recipes. Try reindeer sausage or grilled Alaskan salmon alongside home-grown Yukon gold potatoes and sweet garden-fresh baby carrots.

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 and welcoming 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.

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. Try Lemongrass Thai Cuisine near the University, a hot spot dating back to the 1980s.

Photo courtesy of HooDoo Brewing Company

Fairbanks Distilleries & Breweries

Summon the spirits with a visit to one of seven 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. Hoarfrost Distilling features vodka made by hand and offers its flagship Crystal Vodka by the bottle. Brand-new Arctic Harvest truly embraces the phrase “farm to table” as they grow all the grains used to make their high-end spirits. If you prefer fresh craft 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.

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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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Downtown Fairbanks is a delightful blend of old and new—made up of historic buildings dating back to gold rush days, a vibrant contemporary art scene, an array of delicious eating and drinking establishments, museums, shops, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and, in the center of town, iconic Golden Heart Plaza.

Fairbanks is often called “River City” because of the 100-mile Chena River that runs right through the heart of town. Locals embrace the Chena River, and it is a natural venue offering year-round activities and celebrations. Take the two-mile river walk along the Chena River 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.

Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

Year-round, one can always find a variety of unexpected public artworks around town. Pipes (steam-heat vents) are painted, murals abound and sculptures—both permanent artworks and seasonal ice-sculptures—beautify downtown streets and businesses. Downtown Fairbanks also hosts outstanding events like the Midnight Sun Festival in June and Golden Days in July. During winter months, Fairbanks has a storybook-like quality. The Chena River freezes over, snow blankets the ground and lighted snowflakes adorn lamp posts.

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© State of Alaska/Michael DeYoung

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© State of Alaska/Michael DeYoung

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Air, Rail, Road & Ocean 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.

Air

Fairbanks is a key player in domestic and international air travel and has some of Alaska’s best weather for flying. 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. Domestic: Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines offer year-round direct flights to and from Seattle. Delta Airlines and United Airlines serve Fairbanks seasonally during the summer with direct flights to and from Minneapolis and Chicago respectively. There are a variety of connecting flights that make getting to Fairbanks easy from anywhere in the U.S. International: Fairbanks is the smallest U.S. market with nonstop flights to both Europe and Asia. German airline Condor offers onceweekly passenger service during the summer season between Fairbanks and Frankfurt. Japan Airlines and other air carriers offer charter service from Japan-based and other airports. Regional: Alaska Airlines and several regional air carriers, including Ravn Alaska, Wright Air Service and Warbelow’s Air, provide frequent air service between Fairbanks and numerous Interior Alaska rural communities, Anchorage and Canada.

Rail

All aboard! The Alaska Railroad provides year-round service to Fairbanks. The daily summer train between Fairbanks and Anchorage is a magnificent 12-hour journey that stops in Talkeetna and Denali National Park. In the winter, the train offers weekend and some mid-week service between Anchorage and Fairbanks, allowing passengers to experience remote winter in Alaska from the comfort of a warm railcar. The winter train stops in Denali for those who have made arrangements with tour companies who provide road trips back to Fairbanks.

Road

To get around town, rental cars, shuttles, taxis and ride-hailing services are available in addition to the Fairbanks MACS Transit Bus System. Statewide shuttle companies provide daily transportation to many locations. Cars, trucks, vans and motorhomes can be rented year round. Gravel road rental cars and campers are available from specific vendors for travel on the Dalton and Denali highways. 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 when the vehicle is in motion. It is also illegal to drive while operating visual devices or texting.

Ocean

Cruising the Gulf of Alaska? Try one of the major cruise lines that offer land tour packages that will bring you to Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Passengers opting for a one-way cruise often start or finish their Alaska vacation in Fairbanks, touring the rest of the state by road or rail (learn more on page 49). Another great option is the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), which has been operating year-round since 1963. Multiple vessels offer passenger and vehicle service to many coastal communities in Alaska. Amenities vary on each ship.


511 Travel in the Know by phone or web Dial 511 in Alaska or http://511.alaska.gov Get road conditions, weather, ferry information and other travel advisories

Driving miles from Fairbanks Fairbanks to:

Highways

Miles/Kms

Fox 11/18 North Pole

13/21

Nenana 54/87 Chena Hot Springs Delta Junction

60/97 98/158

Healy 111/179 Denali National Park

122/196

Yukon River

135/217

Circle 162/261 Arctic Circle

200/322

Tok 206/332 Coldfoot 260/418 Talkeetna 274/441 Anchorage 358/576 Valdez 364/586 Dawson City, YT

393/632

Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay

494/795

Haines 653/1051 Seattle 2313/3722

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. Many Interior Alaska roads have uneven surfaces due to the thawing of the frozen ground below the road surface. Road work happens in the summer, so expect occasional delays. • The Parks Highway (#3) links Fairbanks • The Elliott Highway (#2) heads north and Anchorage, a 360-mile or 6 1/2-hour from Fox to Livengood, then west to Manley drive in the summer and goes through Hot Springs. Denali National Park. • The Dalton Highway (#11), also known • The Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully as “the Haul Road,” starts at Livengood. paved highway with services about 50 Following the route of the trans-Alaska oil miles apart and serves as Alaska’s main pipeline to Prudhoe Bay, the road is open road artery to the Lower 48. to the public for 496 miles (798 km) north of Fairbanks. Services are available at the • The Richardson Highway (#4) is Yukon River and Coldfoot. After Coldfoot, the home stretch of the Alaska Highway the next services are 244 (392 km) miles leading north from Delta Junction through away in Deadhorse. The best time to drive North Pole to Fairbanks. the Dalton is late May to mid-September. • The Steese Highway (#6) heads If using a rental car make sure that your north from Fairbanks towards the White contract allows travel on the Dalton. Mountains and the village of Circle, with Information specific to the Dalton Highway about one-third of the road paved. can be found at explorefairbanks.com.

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Reinhard Neuhauser/Alaska Fishing & Raft Adventures

BLM Photo

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Hiking Public lands accessible from Fairbanks offer unlimited opportunities for day hikes, extended backpacking trips or a casual stroll in the woods with varying lengths and difficulty. Three of the most popular trails within an hour’s drive of Fairbanks are Granite Tors and Angel Rocks located in Chena River State Recreation Area and Table Top located in the White Mountains National Recreation Area. A leisurely stroll through the boreal forest at Birch Hill Recreation Area, Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge or Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary—all within minutes of downtown—will introduce you to the flora and fauna that make the Interior their home. 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 lakes 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 Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, 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. Camping Interior Alaska is wild, scenic and accessible. Whether it’s the allure of sleeping under the stars or a place to park your RV for the night, private and public campgrounds can accommodate all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. While options abound, one example is the Chena River State Recreation Area—a short drive from town with tent and RV campgrounds and road-accessible public use cabins. Farther south, the Tangle Lakes area on the Denali Highway rewards the traveler with outstanding scenery and good chances to view wildlife. This campground offers campsites, interpretive signs and access to many recreational opportunities. Boating Floating the Chena River heralds the start of the summer and is a favorite local and visitor activity. Whether it be on an authentic sternwheeler, rented canoe or kayak or a trendy paddleboard, there are multiple ways to enjoy the river. Adding to the fun are the outdoor dining decks along the way where you can stop and imbibe an Alaskan beer or eat oysters on the half shell or a piece of scrumptious peanut butter pie. Tanana Lakes Recreation Area and Chena Lake Recreation Area are two other outstanding places to go for a float. Both easily accessible lakes offer wonderful ways to paddle away and bask in the midnight sun.


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Fairbanks Historic Foundations Courtesy of Pike’s Landing

Visitor Industry The Fairbanks region is a popular year-round destination for guests from the U.S. and abroad. With the midnight sun and aurora, quality attractions, robust activities and our Golden Heart hospitality, we’re rocking it! Historic aspects of Fairbanks are revealed through attractions and activities such as gold panning, Alaska Native cultural programs and exhibitions about the Alaska Highway and the pipeline. Fairbanks’ continued development as a visitor destination makes the local economy stronger and our lives here better.

Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

Alaska Native Peoples and Regional Corporations Alaska Native peoples have been a part of Alaska for more than 14,000 years. Fairbanks, the Interior and the Arctic are home to primarily Athabascan Indians and Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimo people. In these northern climes, honoring your Elders, resourcefulness and reverence for the environment are central to the way of life, enabling indigenous people to thrive over time in one of the harshest climates on Earth. In 1971, the United States Congress passed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), settling land and financial claims made by Alaska Native peoples, and established thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations to administer those claims. The regional corporations have done great things for their shareholders through numerous investments in multiple industries including oil and gas, tourism, mining and construction. Gold Rush History Past and Present In 1902, that proverbial pot of gold was 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 began. The town has grown over the last century but gold mining remains an important factor in the local economy. Fort Knox Gold Mine, Pogo Mine and tough-as-nails independent miners working claims in summer months prove that gold is still a viable industry for Interior Alaska today. Fairbanks embraces its colorful gold rush roots with attractions and fun-filled events celebrating the historic quest for gold. See the largest public display of gold in the state at the university’s museum. Try your own hand at gold panning. Find that perfect gold nugget souvenir to take back home to remember one of many reasons Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart of Alaska.”

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Jill McMahon

Pipeline and Oil Industry The iconic trans-Alaska oil pipeline is one of the longest in the world and is an engineering feat of the highest order. Built to withstand earthquakes and permafrost as well as to allow caribou migration, the 800-mile (1,288 km) pipeline crosses three mountain ranges and 34 major rivers through some of the most rugged and remote terrain on Earth. Starting at Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean, the pipeline runs below and above ground to Valdez, the northernmost year-round icefree port in America. The first oil flowed through the pipeline in 1977 and transformed Fairbanks and the state of Alaska in many ways, providing a large number of jobs and infusing Alaska’s government with a huge amount of capital. The Dalton Highway, the road driven by ice road truckers, follows the pipeline north from Fairbanks. Visitors can view the pipeline 10 miles (16 km) north of Fairbanks in Fox. The oil industry continues to have an enormous impact on Fairbanks’ economy. Continues next page www.explorefairbanks.com

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Patricia Fisher

University of Alaska Fairbanks The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ (UAF) past, present and future are integral to the Fairbanks region and beyond. Founded in Fairbanks in 1917, America’s northernmost university recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. Students now number over 10,000 strong, hail from all over the lower 48 and the world and enjoy a spectrum of majors and research opportunities at America’s Arctic University. Poised on a ridge on the edge of town, the 2,250-acre campus affords exceptional views of the Alaska Range, including Denali. Always engaging, naturally inspiring, Alaska’s flagship campus is home to remarkable public spaces. The Geophysical Institute is renowned as the foremost research institution for the aurora borealis in the world. The Museum of the North is a brilliant attraction featuring 2,000 years of art, culture and natural history. The Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station (LARS) studies muskox and reindeer and offers summer tours to see these awesome ungulates. At the Georgeson Botanical Garden, you can walk amongst a wide variety of northern flora and enjoy weekly concerts during the summer.

Jade Frank/Explore Fairbanks

Military Residents, Bases and the Alaska Highway 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. Retired military are 2,000 strong, a significant portion of the populace, and locals are proud to welcome the many people in the armed forces that are stationed here in the Fairbanks region. The military became intertwined with Fairbanks during World War II. During the war, it became evident that a northernmost post was necessary to enable the United States to assist European allies and the desire for a road to Alaska became a priority. Expedited by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, construction began on the Alaska Highway in March of 1942 at Mile 0 in Dawson Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada, and joined the Richardson Highway in Delta Junction en route to Fairbanks a mere eight months later. An amazing military feat, the 1,390-mile-long (2,237 km) glorious, roughand-tumble Alaska Highway rambles through some of the toughest, most remote terrain on the planet and still offers a most beautiful and pristine journey today.

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G denotes grid listing on pages 38-39 Numbers in italic denote advertisement 1st Alaska Tours, 23, 25, 30, 31 2 Street Gallery, LLC, 33, 34 7 Gables Inn & Suites, 42, G 9th Ave Hostel, 41, G A Suite Alaskan Inn, 42, G A Taste of Alaska Lodge, 40, 40, 44, G A&P Tours, Inc., 25 A+ Dog Sled Excursions & Tours, 23 AcuTribe Health & Wellness, 48 Advance Printing Co., Inc., 47 Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast, 40, G Airlink Shuttle & Tours, 31, 46 AK Buffet, 36 AK Golden Umbrella B&B, 40, G AKCrave, 36 Alaska Aerofuel, Inc., 49 Alaska Airlines, 45 Alaska Aurora Adventures, 25 Alaska Auto Rental, 45 Alaska Backcountry Expeditions, 23 Alaska Cab, King Cab & Arctic Taxi, 46 Alaska Camera, 34 Alaska Campground Owners Association, 44, G Alaska Dream Adventures, 23 Alaska Feed Company, 34 Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures, 23, 28 Alaska Grizzly Lodge, 40, G Alaska Heritage House, 40, G Alaska House Art Gallery, 33 Alaska International Senior Games, Inc., 32 Alaska Mining Hall of Fame, 30 Alaska Private Guide Service, 23 Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 47 Alaska Railroad, 23, 24, 25, 46, 47 Alaska Raw Fur Co., 34 Alaska Safari Sultan Tours, 23, 25 Alaska Safari Tour, 23, 25, 30 Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre, 29, 33, 35, 36 Alaska Skies Aurora Tours, LLC, 26 Alaska Skylar Travel LLC, 26, 47, 47 Alaska State Parks, 44, G Alaska Tour & Travel, 47 Alaska Universal Productions, 45 Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC, 28 Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel, 41, G Alaska.org/The Alaska App, 47 Alaska/Yukon Trails, 46 Alaskan Arctic Turtle Tours, 23 Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, 33, 34 Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, 27, 27, 28 Alaskan Viewpoint Lodge, 40, G AlaskaTrain.com, 46, 47 Alaska-Wildlife-Guide, 24 An Inn on Minnie Street, 42, G Arctic Circle Enterprises LLC, 34

Arctic Dog Adventure Co., 27 Arctic Harvest LLC, 35 Arctic Lights Bed & Breakfast, 40, G Arctic Outfitters, 24, 46 Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, 34 Arctic Wild, LLC, 24 Aurora Balloons & Decorating, 45 Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography, 30 Aurora Borealis Lodge, 26, 41, 44, G Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not, 41, G Aurora Pioneer Tours, 26 Aurora Pointe Activity Center, 24, 26, 27 Avis Rent A Car, 45, 46 Bagels & Brew, 36 Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc., 33 Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 42, G Bearfoot Travel Guides, 47 Beaver Sports, 34 Beijing Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine, 37 Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide, 47 Best Western Chena River Lodge, 42, G Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn, 42, G Bethel Church, 48 Big Daddy’s, 36, 37 Big Ray’s, 34 Bill’s Tours and Charters, 24 Billie’s Backpackers Hostel, 41 , G Birchwood Homes, 48 Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds, 34 Black Spruce Dog Sledding, 27 Bobby’s Downtown, 37 Boreal Journeys Alaska, 27 Borealis Basecamp, LLC, 44, G Bridgewater Hotel, 42, G Budget Rent A Car, 46 The Bunk House, 41, G Candlewood Suites Fairbanks, 41, 42, G Canoe Alaska, 24 Carlson Center, 45 Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 48 Chandalar River Outfitters, 26, 28, 41, G Chatanika Lodge, 44, G Chena Hot Springs Resort, 26, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 37, 42, 44, 45, G Chena River Rafting Adventure, 28 Christian Motorcyclists Association, 32 Christmas in Ice, Inc., 32 City of North Pole Tourism, 31 Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 24 Congregation Or HaTzafon, 48 Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs, 49 The Cookie Jar Restaurant, 37 Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, 37 The Craft Market, 34 Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 30 Dalton Highway Express, 46, 46 David W. Shaw, 24 Denali State Bank, 47 Dollar Rent A Car, 46 Downtown Association of Fairbanks, 31


Discover the Golden Heart Vibe Epic Kayak Ultimate, 32 Explore Fairbanks, 47 Explore Tours, 47 Expressions in Glass, 34 Fairbanks Arts Association, 48 Fairbanks Aurora Tours, 26 Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast, 41, G Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 28, 30 Fairbanks Choral Society, 33 Fairbanks Community Museum, 29, 30 Fairbanks Concert Association, 34 Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc., 32 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 49 Fairbanks Distilling Company, 36 Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides, 27 Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, 34 Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, 49 Fairbanks Elks Lodge #1551, 48 Fairbanks Extended Stays, 43, G Fairbanks International Hostel, 42, G Fairbanks Jet Boat Adventures, LLC, 29 Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, 48 Fairbanks Moose Manor B&B, 41, G Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal, 24 Fairbanks PFLAG, 48 Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 41, 43, 44, G Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, 34 Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC, 25, 26, 32 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 33 Fairbanks Symphony ssociation, 34 Fairbanks Tennis Association, 32 Fairbanks/North Pole McDonald’s, 37 Festival Fairbanks, Inc., 31 Festival of Native Arts, 33 Firewalker Alaskan Malamutes, 27 First National Bank Alaska, 47 Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge & Knoll House, 44, G The Folk School, 33 Forget-Me-Not Books, 34 Fort Wainwright, 31 Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort, 28, 30 Fred Meyer, 35 Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc., 30 Frisky Pups Sled Dog Tours, 27 The Fudge Pot, 37 Fushimi Japanese Fusion, 37 Georgeson Botanical Garden Society, 30 Gold City Brochure Placement Service, 49 Gold Daughters, 29 Gold Dredge 8, 28, 29, 31 Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC, 43, 43, G Gondwana Ecotours, 25 GoNorth Alaska Travel Center, 47 GoNorth Car & Camper Rental, 46 Good LLC, 34 Graphic North, Inc., 48 Gray Line Alaska, 31, 31, 46, 47 The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, 31, 34, 35 Great Harvest Bread Co., 37 Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 49 Greatland Taxi & Tours Service, 25 Gwich’in Steering Committee, 48 Hampton Inn and Suites, 42, 43, G

Hari Om Cuisine of India, 37 Hilltop Truck Stop, 37 Hoarfrost Distilling, 36 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Fairbanks, Alaska, 40, 43, G HooDoo Brewing Company, 36 Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, 36 Hotel North Pole, 43, G Ice Alaska, 28 Ice Museum, 30 If Only...A Fine Store, 35 Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc., 35 Interior Graphics & Printing, 48 Iron Dog, Inc., 32 JP Jones Community Development Center, 45 Junior Fox Adventures, 26, 32 Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours, 27 KJNP AM/FM/TV, 49 The Knotty Shop, 35 Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C., 49 La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks, 40, 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, 36 Leaf Out Nature Guides, 25 Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, 36, 37 Lin’s Asian Bistro, 37 Lizzie’s Nest Apartment Rental, 44, G Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 48 Lynden Training Center, 48 M. Powers, 44, G Mackey Kennel, 27 MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough, 46 Mark Knapp Custom Knives at Edge of The Arctic Trading Post, 35 Marshall Arts Design, 35 McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 36 Mecca Bar, 36 Midnight Sun Catering, LLC, 45 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, 33 Midnight Sun Run, Inc., 28 Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, 37 Moose Mountain Ski Area, 32 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 30, 35 Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar, 36 Mt. McKinley Bank, 47 Mush Alaska, 27 Nature Alaska Tours, 25, 30 Nature Image, 26 Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, 33 North Star Council on Aging Fairbanks Senior Center, 48 North Star Golf Club, Inc., 32 Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 31 Northern Alaska Tour Company, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 32 Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc., 33 Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground, 44, G Northern Sky Lodge, 44, G Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center, 47 Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours, 27 The Pen Guy, 49 PhotoSymphony Productions, 26 Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge, 37

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 40, 43, 44, G Pioneer Air Museum, 30 Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show, 30 Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, 27, 29 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 47 Princess Rail Tours, 32 Prospector Outfitters, 33, 34 The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon, 36, 37 Raven Landing Center, 45 Ravn Alaska, 45, 45 Regency Fairbanks Hotel, 41, 43, G River City Investments, LLC, 35 River’s Edge Resort, 37, 42, 43, G River’s Edge RV Park, 44, 44, G Riverboat Discovery, 31, 32, 33 Riverview RV Park, 44, G Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, 25, 29 Running Reindeer Ranch, 25 Santa Claus House, 28, 34, 35 Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc., 35 Santa’s Vagabond Travel, 47 Sean Kurdziolek Portraits and Gallery, 26 Shogun Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse, 37 Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., 37 Sirius Sled Dogs and Aurora Viewing, LLC, 27 Ski Land, 33 Skiland Summit Adventures, LLC, 25 Skookum Expeditions, 27 Sled Dog Adventures, 27 Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels, 43, G Sourdough Fuel, 46 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, 43, G Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours, 28 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 48 Sternwheeler Tanana Chief, 32 Sunshine Health Foods, 48 Super 8 Motel, 43, G Sven’s Basecamp Hostel, 42, G Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, 33 Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park, 44, G Tanana Valley Farmers Market, 35 Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery, 31 Tanana Valley State Fair, 28 Tanana Yukon Historical Society, 29 Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc., 35 Thriftiques Antiques, 35 Thrifty Car Rental, 46 Trail Breaker Kennel, 28 Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd., 25, 25 Trax Outdoor Center, 32 The Turtle Club, 37 Twigs Alaskan Gifts, 35 UAF Community & Technical College, 48 United Way of the Tanana Valley, 49 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 31, 32, 49 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions, 33 University of Alaska Museum of the North, 29, 30 Ursa Major Distilling, 36

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 49 The Vallata Restaurant, 37 Venue, 36 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Golden Heart Post 3629, 48 Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., 25, 33 Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 31, 44, 45, G Well Street Art Company, 33 Wells Fargo Bank, 47 Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, 43, 44, 45, G Why Knot Adventures, 29 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, 28 Yukon Title Company, Inc., 48

Circle District Historical Society, 56 Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, 56, G Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 57 Cotter’s Kennel Sled Dog Tours, 56 Delta Chamber of Commerce, 57 Falcon Inn Bed and Breakfast, 56, G The Lodge at Black Rapids, 56, 57, G North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce, 57 Steven Miley Photography, 56 Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, 57 Tok Chamber of Commerce, 57 Yukon River Lodge, 56

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Aurora Expeditions, 62 Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism, 63 Bethel Chamber of Commerce, 63 Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 61 Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 63 Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, 64 Discover Kodiak, 63 Girdwood Chamber of Commerce, 63 Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce, 63 HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC, 62 Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau, 63 Homer Chamber of Commerce, 63 Hotel Seward, 61, G John Hall’s Alaska, 62 Journal Graphics Commercial Printers, 64 Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 63 Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc., 64 Kennicott Glacier Lodge, 61, G Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 64 Klondike Visitors Association, 64 Made In Alaska, 61 Major Marine Tours, 61 Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau, 62, 64 Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine and The Milepost, 64 Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau, 64 Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-Op, 61 Palmer Museum and Visitor’s Center, 61 Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC, 61 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 61 Rust’s Flying Service, 61 Salmon Berry Tours, 61 Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau, 64 Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 64 Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 64 Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, 64 Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 61, 61 Travel Juneau, 64 Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor CVB, 64 Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau, 64, 64 Visit Anchorage, 64 Visitor Information Center Watson Lake, 64 Yukon Convention Bureau, 64

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Winter Season Winter Vast and Pure. Fairbanks’ topof-the-world location makes it one of the best places on Earth to see the captivating light of the aurora borealis, view amazing 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 snowcapped 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.

Aurora Viewing

When aurora hunting, keep in mind: • Intensity varies nightly, with the best displays from late evening to early morning hours. • Aurora will be visible an average of four out of five nights when the sky is clear and dark enough. • Auroras range in color—although typically shades of green, they can also be yellow, magenta and red.

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• If you stay a minimum of three nights and are actively out during the evening hours, your chances of seeing the aurora increase to more than 90%. • A full moon does not obscure the light of the aurora—as a matter of fact, the full moon can enhance the contrast between the scenery, the snow and the aurora.

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2019 Fairbanks, Alaska Visitors Guide  

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