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Alaska’s Golden Heart Sunshine 24 hours a day for 70 straight days Basecamp to Denali National Park and the Arctic

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Unexpected Adventures l Travel Tips l Alaska Native Heritage

Knock Northern Lights Off Your Bucket List


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At midsummer the sub-Arctic’s infinite sun bathes Fairbanks in amber light reflected through the green prism of the northland woods. The rest of the year the aurora’s luminescent tapestry makes the sky an expressionist canvas of colors. It’s like nowhere else on Earth, year-round. Eric Lucas, author, Michelin Alaska guide


Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! Flourishing under the midnight sun and the Auroral Oval. Whether you come seeking the sheer beauty of a sparkling winter day or the summer’s everlasting sunshine or to scan the skies for the captivating northern lights, Fairbanks is an extraordinary portal into life in the Far North. Bold and resourceful locals have created a vibrant river city in the wilds of Interior Alaska. Where else can you travel to such a remote setting and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, dynamic Alaska Native culture, exceptional Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration? Surrounded by wilderness, Fairbanks offers extraordinary experiences. Cross the Arctic Circle, journey to Denali National Park, shadow 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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Open 7 days a week year-round

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Jan. 2 – May 8 • 8am-5pm May 9 – Sept. 20 • 8am-9pm Sept. 21 – 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 Open 7 days a week a free Winter Guide Noon-8pm (907) 456-5774 for Memorial Day through personalized travel information Labor Day weekend www.explorefairbanks.com Visitor information info@explorefairbanks.com Also located at the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot


Contents 4 Fairbanks 6 Denali 8 Under the Auroral Oval 10 Under the Midnight Sun 12 Basecamp 14 Alaska Native Heritage 16 Arts & Entertainment 76 Winter Season

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Features 18 Calendar of Events 21 Solstice Celebrations

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49 Golden Heart Greeters 50 Cruise to. . . Fairbanks? 63 Driving Fairbanks to Valdez 74 Business Index

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64 Discover the Golden Heart l Travel Tips l Maps l Transportation l National Parks Look for these icons throughout the guide. Tanana Notes Explore the outdoors.

Fairbanks Crafted Breweries & distilleries, farmers markets and hand-crafted goods.

Golden Heart Alaskans Find out what local residents love most.

REGIONAL SECTIONS

22 Explore Fairbanks

51 Denali Neighbors

56 Interior Neighbors

58 Arctic Neighbors

60 Alaskan Neighbors

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Seasons of Fairbanks

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Fairbanks Ready. Set. Go! 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 every day of the 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.

Jay Lew

Know why Santa loves his job? He knows what’s in the presents. For the past 47 years I’ve had the privilege of helping folks discover—as in take the wrapping off—the Fairbanks experience. Experiencing their reactions to our history, our Native heritage, our pioneer spirit, our natural beauty...and how we live today. It’s a land like no other. Among unique neighbors like no other. The beauty, the energy, the optimism. The rugged mountains I see beyond the fireweed in our back yard. The northern lights dancing over our home on the hillside. Why would anybody want to live here? Come see us. We’d love to show you what’s under our tree! Jay Lewis, Alaska broadcaster and commentator

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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, the everlasting sun shines for up to 24 hours a day. 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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The magnitude of Denali National Park is astounding. Enchanting wildlife and panoramic mountain vistas lie around every bend making each excursion into the park a thrilling journey. Autumn Schrock, travel photographer


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” in the Athabascan language. 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. Journey into the park and let the grandeur of Denali and the Alaska Range take your breath away. Although summer months are more popular, the Alaska Range is enticing any time of year. During the Winter Season, Fairbanks outfitters offer both road and air tours of the park and the welcoming Murie Science and Learning Center is open daily year-round. Mid-February, the National Park Service plows the first 12.5 miles of the Denali Park Road to the Mountain Vista Rest Area—a beautiful spot to view the grand mountain during clear weather. 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.

Molly of Denali

What began with the idea of creating a TV show based on the joy children find in ‘playing store’ evolved into a groundbreaking animated series from PBS KIDS. Produced by WGBH Boston, Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character, Molly Mabray, a 10-year-old Gwich’in/Koyukon/Dena’ina Athabascan girl. Episodes showcase the beauty of Alaska Native cultures and an authentic representation of life in rural Alaska, while seamlessly incorporating a literacy-based curriculum. Molly of Denali is available on all PBS TV stations in the United States, with new episodes premiering this fall.

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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.

An electric green swirl shoots straight down as if taunting the bristly trees below. From our spot, the apparition looks bright and close, at once mythical and awesomely, unbelievably real. Stephanie Granada, Sunset Magazine


Under the Auroral Oval Scan the skies. Knock northern lights viewing off your bucket list. Fairbanks is one of the best places on Earth to see the lights during Aurora Season: 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 clear skies and optimum viewing. Take a guided tour and chase the aurora in myriad directions close to town. Drive to a nearby vantage point and wait for the northern lights to appear. Or look for them from a heated “aurorium” cabin, yurt, dome 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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It wasn’t until I received my first high-end camera for Christmas at the age of 26 that I finally realized how special my hometown of Fairbanks is, particularly for experiencing northern lights events, so I decided that my first challenge would be capturing one of these displays. After that first night of hunting the aurora, armed with only my flashlight and camera, I was hooked on the experience and mesmerized by nature's light show. I knew this was something I had to experience more of. Thankfully, I live in the best place possible for my newfound hobby! I encourage anyone living or visiting here to adventure out to see these lights for themselves. Kourtney Gundersen, aurora photographer

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Heads Up! Track real-time aurora activity and find 3-day forecasts at explorefairbanks.com.

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Everyone should experience the energizing effects of the midnight sun once in their life and Fairbanks is the perfect location…discover, play, and eat in this land of perpetual summer bliss. Rose Palmer, Quiltripping.com


Under the Midnight Sun Bask in the sunlight. With an exhilarating rush, summer comes to the land of the midnight sun. With the summer sun shining up to 24 hours a day during the Midnight Sun Season from April 22 to August 20, the subarctic summer is filled with action and brimming with growth. In fact, from mid-May through mid-July Fairbanks experiences 70 straight days of 24-hour 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 low chances of a truly rainy day, 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. Photo taken on Solstice, June 21, near midnight.

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When I arrived in Fairbanks, my impression of the midnight sun was that it was some sort of gimmick. The sun would set after midnight and we’d get a brief pause in daylight, but I was completely wrong. The midnight sun makes time feel infinite. After an evening soak in the hot springs, I will go on one of the many hikes around the area and forget what time it is as I descend around one in the morning, when it feels like four in the afternoon. The midnight sun is an infectious, intangible energy that spreads to visitors and locals alike. Fairbanks is just full of light for all of its seasons. Javier Villasenor-Gaona, marketing director

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Heads Up! Track daylight hours for any day of the year at explorefairbanks.com.

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The Alaskan Arctic is truly magical: magnificent peaks of exposed granite erupt from the permafrost tundra and caribou herds stretch to the horizon. Summer wildflowers overshadowed only by the glittering winter snows and shimmering northern lights overhead. Nate Luebbe, Outbound Collective


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 fivehour 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, Nome, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Ruby, Anaktuvuk Pass, Coldfoot and Kaktovik 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 embark on an unforgettable expedition. Go on a late-summer polar bear tour, float a mighty river, hike to see glorious mountain views, fly fish a remote stream, take a flight to see the face of Denali, or simply sit still in some wild place and marvel at 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 Dynamic 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, porcupine quills, 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. 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. Adventurous travelers can visit remote villages and be inspired by the resourcefulness and the contemporary lifestyle of Interior and Arctic peoples. Check the calendar for Alaska Native performing arts like drumming, dancing and fiddle playing in locales around town and during events like the 60th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in July.

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As the blanket was pulled out to set up for the blanket toss competition and its 50 or more pullers were balanced, the dance group sat alongside the arena in a yoga-like position with their legs pointed straight out and backs upright and strong. As the blanket pullers rhythmically pulled the blanket, the drummer and singers of Tikigak began their soulful offering for all to hear. Beating in synchronicity to our heartbeats, the blanket, the drummers and singers began the most spiritual experience I’ve ever encountered. One could only hear the beats of a song long time passed on. Even the children were in awe of the sensory spectacle and not boisterously running around with joy. It was quiet. This experience was beyond all others—it was the sharing of our heartbeats. Chris Anderson, retired non-profit executive

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Arts & Entertainment Nature-inspired art. Captivated by the natural world, artists find the region a wellspring for creativity. 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. Study-performance and folk school opportunities attract instructors and students from around the world, local dance clubs welcome visitors and noted authors, illustrators and composers call Fairbanks home. Many local artists craft brilliant works of art inspired by the nature and wilderness surrounding Fairbanks. 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.

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What I love about Fairbanks is the rich arts community. It’s engaging, it’s welcoming, it’s open to new ideas and experiences. We have four established theater companies and more up and coming. We have new bands taking the stage at local venues. Our town is home to a community jazz band, concert band and numerous choirs. We have groups like the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the UAF Wind Symphony and the Northern Lights String Orchestra. We have three dance companies and more than 10 art galleries. It’s amazing what can be packed into a small town in the middle of Alaska. Maybe that’s why we are the Golden Heart City. We just hope you have time to take it all in! Gwendolyn P. Brazier, lead singer and music teacher

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2020 Calendar of Events

60th Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics—July 15-18 Jun–Aug | Monday Markets in the Park

6-17 | Bard-a-thon XXI

Music & Theater Performances

Food trucks, arts and crafts, local vendor booths, kid’s games, museums, shops and a beer garden in Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

First Fridays Art Shows

Jun–July | Music Festival Fairbanks Concerts in the Plaza

14–Mar 31 | World Ice Art Championships

Festival Fairbanks concert performances Tuesdays and Fridays in the Golden Heart Plaza, free ice cream! (907) 456-1984, www.festivalfairbanks.org

Featuring three ice carving competitions, a youth competition, amateur exhibition and wintertime entertainment at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. (833) 442-3278, www.icealaska.org

Jun–Aug | Gazebo Nights

15 | Chinese New Year Celebration

Nov–Apr | Cross Country Ski Races

16–22 | Iron Dog

Dec–Mar | Sled Dog Events & Races

17-23 | Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival: Winter Edition

Year-Round Local and internationally renowned talent can be seen throughout the year. See page 34 for more information. Many art galleries, specialty shops and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center host shows or receptions the first Friday evening of each month.

Guided Nature Walks and Children’s Programs Take a guided walk on the refuge trail, learn about the natural and cultural history to become a walk leader and enjoy nature classes at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org

Fairbanks Children’s Museum Programs

Weekly and monthly science, art and social events for children and families. (907) 374-6873, www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com

Bear Gallery Exhibits

Every month, the Bear Gallery features two exhibits by artists from Alaska. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

Noel Wien Library Youth Programs

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

Fairbanks Arts Association’s 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 at the UA Museum of the North. (907) 474-7505, www.uaf.edu/museum

Seasonal

May–Sept | Farmers & Open Air Markets

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

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Fairbanks Arts Association’s summer performance series at Pioneer Park, featuring different artists each day of the week. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org Interval, mass and relay starts; free, classic and mixed techniques at Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 4574435, www.nscfairbanks.org Skijoring, 1- to 8-dog and open classes at the Jeff Studdert Race Grounds on Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.alaskadogmushers.com or www.juniordogmushers.com

January

1–6 | Christmas In Ice and Encore Days through Jan 26

Christmas-themed ice sculptures and Elf’s Icy Playground in North Pole. After the 6th, encore days are Fridays-Sundays and MLK day until January 26th. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

25 | 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

A community-participation out-loud reading of the complete works of William Shakespeare at Raven Landing Community Center. (907) 347-3637, www.fairbanksshakespeare.org

Chinese cuisine, song and dance performances at the UAF Wood Center Ballroom, 5:30-9pm. (907) 4740928, rjkan@alaska.edu Longest, toughest snowmobile race in the world, from Fairbanks to Nome and finishing in Willow. (907) 563-4414, www.irondog.org

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

19–23 | USCA Men’s and Women’s National Curling Event

Stop by the Fairbanks Curling Club to watch teams from all over the world compete. (907) 452-CURL, www. curlfairbanks.org

21–23 | Denali Winterfest

Come and celebrate the winter season with free events in Denali National Park and nearby communities. (907) 683-9532, go.nps.gov/winterfest

22 | Fun Run

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

22–Mar 1 | Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

1 | Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

Five films on February 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and March 1st sponsored by the Congregation Or Hatzafon. (907) 456-1002, www.orhatzafon.org

1 | Fairbanks Winter Folk Fest

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

February

1,000-mile (1,600km) sled dog race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, YT, Canada. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com Free family-friendly biannual music festival featuring local music and vendors. Noon-10pm at Pioneer Park Civic Center. www.fairbanksfolkfest.org

28–Mar 8 | Hockey Week in Fairbanks


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For more events and up-to-date information, visit www.explorefairbanks.com or visit the individual event web sites. Please confirm event dates prior to making your travel plans.

21 | Trappers Fling

9 | Victory Day Ceremony

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

21 | Spring Equinox Walk

Formal ceremony to honor the end of WWII in Russia; hosted by the Sister City group and Festival Fairbanks. (907) 456-1984, www.festivalfairbanks.org

Continued from February 14 Featuring three ice carving competitions, a youth competition, amateur exhibition and wintertime entertainment at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. (833) 442-3278, www.icealaska.org

21–22 | Fur Auction

Music, food, activities and Kid’s Parade – fun for the whole family at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

1–8 | Hockey Week in Fairbanks

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

TBD | Fairbanks Light Opera Theater 50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 50 years of light opera in Fairbanks. Tickets and info at FLOT.org or call 456-FLOT (3568).

1–31 | World Ice Art Championships

Continued from February 28 Annual mid-winter celebration of Fairbanks’ favorite sport. (907) 452-6857, www.facebook.com/ hockeyweekinfairbanks

7–8 | Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days

Community celebration includes raising of the Tripod on the Tanana River, dog racing, family games, contests and much more. (907) 832-5446, www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

7–8 | Tired Iron

Sleds of yesterday racing today! Vintage snowmachine show-n-shine, racing and fun for the entire family. (907) 452-8602, www.fairbankstirediron.org

8 | Skiathon

Multiple events and classic technique cross country ski event on the West Ridge trail system at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. (907) 457-4435, www.nscfairbanks.org

Take a short walk on the refuge trail at Creamer’s Field as the spring sun returns. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org Hosted by Alaska Trappers Association at the Open North American Sled Dog Races. (907) 457-1774, www.alaskatrappers.org

28 | 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

April

2–5 | International Curling Bonspiel

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

6–12 | Arctic Man

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

11 | Beat Beethoven 5K Race

13–15 | Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race

19–21 | Festival of Native Arts

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

Alaska Native performances, vendors and workshops held at the UAF campus. (907) 474-7089, fna.community.uaf.edu

20–22 | 75th Annual Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

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

25 | Memorial Day

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

28 | Sonot Kkaazoot

Annual spring fundraiser for Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate their 61st concert season. (907) 474-5733, www.fairbankssymphony.org

Ultimate speed test of 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

23 | Pioneer Park Opening Day

25 | Spring Migration Celebration

May

June

6 | Fairbanks Day

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

6 | Fairbanks Summer Folk Fest

Free family-friendly biannual music festival featuring local music and vendors. Noon-10pm at Ester Community Park. www.fairbanksfolkfest.org

13 | Military Appreciation Day

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

19–24 | Week in the Woods

An immersion into the boreal forest, learning and creating together for adults or the whole family. (907) 457-1219, folk.school/witw

20 | Midnight Sun Run

The Midnight Sun Run 10K is a bucket-list race, attracting elite runners to fun-run walkers. (907) 456-8901, www.midnightsunrun.net

20–21 | 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

21 | 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

2 | Chena River Run

21 | Midnight Sun Baseball Game

5K Fun Run on a flat fast course; great for the whole family. (907) 317-7240, www.fairbanksrotary.org, www.facebook.com/chenariverrun

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

8 | Alaska Visitor Industry Walk for Charity

28 | Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk

Feast on fabulous food while raising funds for local charities on this fun 3K graze. (907) 459-3758, www.facebook.com/fairbankswalkforcharity

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

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July

4 | July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

Kids parade and costume contest, food, family activities, entertainment and military colors ceremony. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

4 | North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

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

10–12 | Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

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

11 | 20th Annual Mystery Dinner Theatre Under the Big Top Tent

Presented by Fairbanks Drama Association at the Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre; call (907) 456-PLAY for tickets. www.fairbanksdrama.org

31–Aug 9 | 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

August

1–9 | Tanana Valley State Fair

Continued from July 31 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

7–16 | Alaska International Senior Games

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

15 | SS Nenana Day

Music, giveaways, stories and games for the whole family at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

21–23 | Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

15–18 | 60th Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

23 | 15th Annual Renewable Energy Fair

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

17–19 | Weekend on the River

A chance to camp, learn and have fun with the whole family at a fish camp on the Tanana River. (907) 4571219, folk.school/wotr

18 | Golden Days Parade, Street Fair and Rubber Duckie Race

The pinnacle of Golden Days activities and the largest parade in Alaska! Browse vendors with foods, goods, services and FUN! Try your luck, buy a duck! Over 80 prizes. Downtown Fairbanks. (907) 452-1105, www. fairbankschamber.org/golden-days

19 | 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

A weekend of lectures, walks, food and CRANES! Learn about fall migration. (907) 452-5162, www.friendsofcreamersfield.org All day free event to showcase new and proven renewable energy concepts used in Alaska and around the world. (907) 488-1505, www.chenahotsprings.com

29 | Gold Rush Town Block Party and Foot Races for the Kids

Music, dancing, beer garden, games and giveaways; fun for the whole family at Pioneer Park. (907) 459-1087, www.pioneerpark.us

September

7 | Labor Day at Pioneer Park

10 | HooDoo Half Marathon

Bike paths, road, rolling hills to flat. (907) 888-3193, www.hoodoobrew.com/hoodoohalf Continuous 5 hours of ethnic song and dance performances, cultural displays and various ethnic food; noon–5pm, Pioneer Park Civic Center. (907) 474-0928, rjkan@alaska.edu

24 | 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

November

TBD | Athabascan Fiddlers Festival

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

7–8 | University Women’s Association Holiday Bazaar

Featuring over 100 vendors selling Alaskan hand-crafted items to support UAF scholarships; live entertainment and free admission. (907) 456-4009, www.uaf. edu/uwa, www.facebook.com/uwaholidaybazaar

11 | Veteran’s Day Ceremony

To honor all who served; open to the public, with live music, speeches, cake and coffee. (907) 456-1984, www.festivalfairbanks.org

28 | Holiday Bazaar

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

28–29 | Rookie Spiel

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

If you have ever wanted to try curling, this spiel is for you. Two rookies and two experienced curlers make up a team. (907) 452-2875, www.curlfairbanks.org

19 | Equinox Marathon and Relay

28–Jan 4 | Christmas in Ice

One of America’s toughest marathons—26 miles through rugged terrain with views of Denali. Full marathon and 3 person relays. (907) 888-3193, www.equinoxmarathon.org

19 | Potato Festival Fairbanks

Local chefs prepare a magnificent, seven-course meal, each dish featuring locally grown potatoes. (907) 4561984, www.festivalfairbanks.org

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17 | Fairbanks International Friendship Day

12–26 | 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

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Small town, big events

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


Continued from November 28 Christmas-themed ice sculptures and Elf’s Icy Playground in North Pole. After Jan 4th, encore days are Fridays-Sundays and MLK day until January 31st. (907) 590-2522, www.christmasinice.org

4–6 | The Nutcracker

A fixture in Christmas Holiday tradition and wonderful family entertainment! Presented by the North Star Ballet. (907) 451-8800, www.nsbfairbanks.org

5 | Luminary Trail & Open House

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

5–6 | 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

18–19 | Christmas Party for Children

Party on the 18th 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

19 | 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

19 | 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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1–Jan 4 | Christmas in Ice and Encore Days through Jan 31

Midnight Sun Run The annual Midnight Sun Run, held on the Saturday closest to solstice, 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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Summer Solstice on June 21st is the longest day of the year, and is Fairbanks, Alaska’s favorite 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. 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 39th year, but history proves that downtown Fairbanks has been celebrating Summer Solstice for at least a century. Midnight Sun Baseball The Midnight Sun Baseball Game has been held on June 21st for the past 115 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. Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

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Explore Fairbanks Golden Heart of Alaska. Fairbanks is a delightful town with “Golden Heart” hospitality and a pioneer spirit. Downtown is quite a happening place where public art, shops, eateries, green spaces, museums and more surround 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, rustic log cabins, hostels, downtown inns, scenic bed and breakfasts and wilderness lodges comprise Fairbanks’ 3,000+ guest rooms, as well as RV parks and campgrounds. Enjoy the diverse 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 treasures 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 a genuine Alaskan style. Snow clings to the branches of the trees along a trail through Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.


Explore Fairbanks INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 23 Aurora Viewing 25 Dog Mushing 26 Family Fun 28 Fishing/River Excursions 28 Flightseeing/Aviation 29 Gold/Frontier History 29 Hot Springs 29 Museums 29 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 30 Sightseeing 31 Spectator Sports 32 Sports/Activities Rentals 32 Winter Activities 33

Shopping Bookstores/Maps 34 Clothing/Sporting Goods 34 Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 35 Large Retailers 36

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

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Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars 36 Coffee & Sweets 36 Casual Dining 37 Fine Dining 37 International Dining 38 Groceries 38

Trip Planning Travel Agents/Trip Planners Visitor Information

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Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts 38 Accommodations At-a-Glance 39 Cabins 41 Hostels 41 Hotels/Motels 41 Lodges 44 Campgrounds/RV Parks 45 Vacation Rentals 45

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture 33 Art Galleries/Exhibits 33 Classes/Lectures 34 Dance Classes/Groups 34 Festivals 34 Performing Arts & Shows 34

Meeting & Event Planning Audio/Visual Production 45 Catering 45 Event Facilities 45 Event Planners 46

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

2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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 Call for directions (907) 328-8982 sleddogexcursions@gmail.com www.dogsledexcursions.com Custom Interior Alaska excursions for small groups of 1-7 passengers.

Alaska Dream Adventures  Call for directions (907) 830-2990 alaskadreamadventures@gmail.com www.alaskadreamadventures.com Guided wilderness paddling trips, equipment sales/ rentals, instruction.

Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures  f 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.

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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!

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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. Day trips and multi-day travel packages available.

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.

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Services — Visitors Banks/ATMs 48 Copying/Printing 48 Medical/Health 48 Places of Worship 48 Real Estate 49 Services — Business & Education Associations 49 Education 49 Financial Services 49 Industry/Economic Development 49 Marketing/Promotions 50 Media 50

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.

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).

Arctic Wild, LLC  142 Nash St, Fairbanks (907) 479-8203 info@arcticwild.com, www.arcticwild.com Raft, canoe, backpack & base camp wilderness adventures in Alaska’s Arctic.

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Explore Fairbanks Aurora Pointe Activity Center f 570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net The premier destination for aurora viewing, only 15 minutes from Fairbanks.

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Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f

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.

Call for directions (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Guided snowmobile & hot springs tours, aurora viewing & winter adventures.

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

Forget Me Not Tours LLC  f 505 Juneau St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-0610 forgetmenottours@usa.com www.forgetmenottours.com Day tours in Fairbanks, Alaska. Book online at www. forgetmenottours.com.

955 Draanjik Dr, 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 2pm.

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

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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

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Serving Fairbanks and North Pole By appointment only (907) 378-1851 rod@rodsalaskanguideservice.com www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com Adventures—Winter: ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobile. Summer: fishing.

Running Reindeer Ranch  f 1470 Ivans Alley, Fairbanks (907) 455-4998, Fax: (907) 455-4998 info@runningreindeer.com www.runningreindeer.com Get to know our reindeer in this unique, immersive, educational tour. Enjoy a guided walk through the birch forest observing reindeer games and learning the adaptations that make reindeer ideal for Arctic living. This 2.5-hour tour is a five-star TripAdvisor activity!

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!

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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.

(907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 glenhemingson@skylartravel.com, www.5ialaska.com Quality Chinese-speaking service taking you to see the aurora, round-trip!

Alaska Aurora Adventures

Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (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.

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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.

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

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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 570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net The premier destination for aurora viewing, only 15 minutes from Fairbanks.

Aurora Quest f Call for directions (907) 441-2080 ultimate83@live.com, www.akauroraquest.com Aurora viewing/custom winter tours; Chena Hot Springs, Fairbanks, Denali.

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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2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Fairbanks’ best aurora viewing from yurts, hot springs or Arctic Circle.

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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.

2320 Fairbanks Creek Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2000 mountauroralodge@hotmail.com www.mountauroralodge.com Aurora viewing. 9pm-3am. Authentic Alaska miners lodge.

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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 f (907) 978-1766 info@fairbanksauroratours.com www.fairbanksauroratours.com Aurora photography/viewing tours with aurora portraits.

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f Call for directions (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Chase the aurora on snowmobiles! Combo snowmobile/ aurora viewing trips!

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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.

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. Photographer’s private cabin.

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Call for directions (907) 347-9222 skyfirefocus@gmail.com, www.skyfireinfocus.com Aurora photography mentoring and viewing from a local experienced guide.

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 Auroral 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.

2046 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks (907) 371-9401 wanderingcoyotealaska@gmail.com www.wandering-coyote-alaska.com We want you to experience Interior Alaska just as the locals do!

Dog Mushing

Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc. f Jeff Studdert Race Grounds 935 Farmers Loop Rd (Mile 4), Fairbanks (907) 457-6874 admacontact2018@gmail.com www.alaskadogmushers.com Open North American is the oldest consecutively run sprint sled dog race.

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Explore Fairbanks 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.

Arctic Dog Adventure Co.  f 2270 Hattie Creek Rd, Fairbanks (907) 841-4694 lisbet@arcticdogco.com, www.arcticdogco.com Drive your own dog team. Hike with Siberian huskies. Remote aurora viewing.

Aurora Pointe Activity Center f 570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net The premier location for aurora viewing experiences & dog mushing tours.

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

Boreal Journeys Alaska f Call for directions (248) 568-0345 borealjourneysak@gmail.com www.borealjourneysak.com Authentic family-run adventures with friendly dogs & people, close to town.

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Frisky Pups Sled Dog Tours  f (907) 750-2313 friskypupsbb@gmail.com, www.friskypupsbb.com Breathtaking ride with frisky pups! Warm gear & warming hut provided.

Ghost Walker Kennels

Intersection of Herning Rd & George Rd, Fairbanks (907) 699-3960 dogs@pawsforadventure.com www.pawsforadventure.com Small- and large-group tours available—short day tours to 6-day expeditions.

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541 9th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3316 ghostwalkerkennelsak@gmail.com www.ghostwalkerkennels.com Complete your Alaskan vacation w/ dog sled rides under the aurora!

Skookum Expeditions  f Mile Post 175 Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot (907) 538-5555 alaskaskookum@gmail.com www.skookumexpeditions.com Authentic Alaskan dog sled rides and tours above the Arctic Circle!

Howling Bay Kennels  f 3873 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 799-3490 turnstone123@yahoo.com www.howlingbaykennels.com Spend 30 minutes to half a day mushing with our healthy, happy dogs.

Sled Dog Adventures

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 dog sled tours, mushing school, warm-up house. Arctic gear avail.

Wild and Free Mushing  f (206) 618-0047 wildandfreemushing@gmail.com www.wildandfreealaska.com Join Yukon Quest champion Brent Sass & his dogs for the trip of a lifetime!

Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op f Call for directions (907) 388-7666 themushingcoop@gmail.com www.themushingcoop.com Join us on a daily 2-hr interactive day mush or a nightly 4-hr aurora tour!

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 dog sled rides 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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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.

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

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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.

Firewalker Alaskan Malamutes  f 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.

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Explore Fairbanks Family Fun

Santa Claus House

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

Gold Dredge 8

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!

Ice Alaska

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Tanana Valley Fairgrounds 1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 888-3393 Toll Free: (833) 442-3278 info@icealaska.com, www.icealaska.com Ice Alaska presents the World Ice Art Championships each winter.

Midnight Sun Run, Inc.

805 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-8901 racedirector@fra-alaska.net www.midnightsunrun.net 10K run under the midnight sun! All abilities welcome. Benefits Fairbanks Resource Agency.

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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.

Tanana Valley State Fair

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

Fishing/River Excursions Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures  f

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!

Chandalar River Outfitters

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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.

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service

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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.

Tan-Yuk Marine  f 1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks (907) 483-0566 tanyukmarine@gmail.com, www.tanyuk.com Scenic & midnight sun boat tours. All-season fishing, wildlife viewing fun!

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

Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC  f 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.

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Explore Fairbanks Flightseeing/Aviation Chena Hot Springs Resort

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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.

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

Gold/Frontier History

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre  Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, 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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Gold Daughters

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

Gold Dredge 8

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  2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 459-1087, Fax: (907) 459-1199 pioneerpark@co.fairbanks.ak.us, www.pioneerpark.us 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, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 456-8947 tyhs@alaska.net, www.tananayukonhistory.org Operates Wickersham House Museum. Memorial Day– Labor Day, noon-8pm.

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Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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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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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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Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center f

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302 Cushman St, Ste 101, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-7060 info@fairbankschildrensmuseum.com www.fairbankschildrensmuseum.com The Museum is full of fun, interactive, educational exhibits for families.

101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3701, 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.

5465 Nepal Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-7572 info@aurora-bear.com, www.aurora-bear.com Learn from our famous professional photographer Frank Stelges how to take amazing photos of the aurora! Be our guest for the evening at our exclusive, cozy, unique & comfortable location outside of the city lights and create your everlasting memories with us!

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

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort f Wedgewood Resort, 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 450-2100, Fax: (907) 450-2146 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 faam@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadmuseum.com TripAdvisor’s #1 Thing To Do in Fairbanks. Go back into an amazing time in history. Home to over 95 pre–World War II automobiles, Alaskan photos/videos. A replica roadhouse display for interactive photos and the largest vintage fashion collection in the Pacific Northwest.

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc.  Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 459-7420 ftvrr@ftvrr.com, www.tananavalleyrailroad.com Come visit Steam Engine #1 and RR Museum hosted by FTVRR. Daily 12-8pm.

Ice Museum

Pioneer Air Museum

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

Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show  Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 456-8579 info@fairbankspioneermuseum.com Big Stampede Show: Rusty Heurlin’s Gold Rush murals. Gold mine dioramas.

University of Alaska Museum of the North f 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.

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge f Farmhouse Visitors Center 1300 College Rd, 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  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!

Large Animal Research Station – UAF  2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks (907) 474-5724 uaf-lars-tours@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/lars Guided tours of muskoxen and reindeer. Gift Shop. Picnic area.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing

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.”

1st Alaska Tours  f

2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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.

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Explore Fairbanks 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.

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

Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery f 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.

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Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f

Downtown Association of Fairbanks  f

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 wheelchairaccessible 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 trails 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.

Sightseeing

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.

1st Alaska Tours  f 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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 Toll Free: (855) 454-8094 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 www.northpolealaska.com Where the Spirit of Christmas lives year-round! 15 miles from Fairbanks.

Festival Fairbanks, Inc.

Fort Wainwright

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

Gray Line Alaska

450 Third Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 info@graylinealaska.com, www.graylinealaska.com 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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Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Discover Alaska’s Arctic! 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 and Talkeetna with overnights at premium 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.

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

Fairbanks Tennis Association

Iron Dog, Inc. f 7100 Old Seward Hwy, Unit C Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 563-4414, Fax: (907) 563-4080 director@irondog.org, www.irondog.org The world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race event.

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 in 20 sports, open to ages 50+. Aug 7-16, 2020.

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

Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc. f

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. PO Box 73993, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 455-4301 fairbankstennis@gmail.com www.fairbankstennis.com See our summer & school programs offered at www.fairbankstennis.com.

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1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-8687, Fax: (907) 455-8687 craigketzler@gmail.com www.tananachiefalaska.com 2-hr prime rib dinner-cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Tanana Chief. Enjoy a beverage from the bar while strolling on our upper deck & take in the sights of the Chena River. $54.95/person, 6:45pm. Champagne Sunday Brunch $37.95/person, 12 noon. Call for schedule/reservations.

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

Trax Outdoor Center

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314 Birch Hill Rd, Fairbanks (907) 374-9600 hajduke@mac.com, www.traxoutdoorcenter.com Summer: paddleboards. Winter: XC ski & snowshoes. Year-round: yoga classes.

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Explore Fairbanks Winter Activities

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Chena Hot Springs Resort

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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.

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Cultural Programs— Tanana Chiefs Conference f

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC f Call for directions (907) 331-0643 Toll Free: (844) SNOW-FUN fairbankssnowsleighers@gmail.com www.snowsleighers.com Guided snowmobile tours, aurora viewing, hot springs & winter adventures.

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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.

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

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 Experience small-plane flying on a bush mail flight.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics f

Alaska Native Culture

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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.

Moose Mountain Ski Area

2046 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks (907) 371-9401 wanderingcoyotealaska@gmail.com www.wandering-coyote-alaska.com We want you to experience Interior Alaska just as the locals do!

535 2nd Ave, Ste 203, Fairbanks (907) 452-6646, Fax: (907) 456-2422 weio1961@weio.org, www.weio.org Traditional Native athletic games, Native arts and crafts, Native dance.

101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3741, Fax: (907) 459-3838 cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org/cultural-programs Experience Alaska Native culture. Purchase authentic Alaska Native art. Enjoy a live performance of singing, dancing and storytelling. Take a portrait dressed in fur, moosehide and beaded garments. Make your own jewelry using porcupine quills, shells and glass beads.

Art Galleries/Exhibits

Festival of Native Arts

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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1736 Tanana Lp, 204 Brooks Bldg, Fairbanks (907) 474-7089, Fax: (907) 474-6619 uaf-festival@alaska.edu, fna.community.uaf.edu Celebrate Native arts through traditional Native dance, music and arts.

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.

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.

Alaska House Art Gallery

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Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry f 531 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4991, Fax: (907) 456-2622 gldrsh@gci.net, www.goldrushfinejewelry.com The finest jewelry creations and gold nuggets in the territory!

Salmon Berry Tours  f 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 278-3572, Fax: (907) 278-3573 marketing@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!

Ski Land

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2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2314 info@skiland.org, www.skilandfairbanks.com We offer nightly aurora viewing in our warm lodges Oct-Apr. On weekends in Dec-Apr we have lift-serviced downhill skiing & snowboarding with rentals and lessons available. Our Aurora Cafe, with a large northfacing viewing deck, serves great food, beer and wine.

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

Classes/Lectures

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f 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 12-26, 2020. On UAF campus.

The Folk School

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PO Box 83572, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 457-1219 operations@folk.school, folk.school Serving the community by passing on traditional skills and knowledge!

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Summer Sessions f 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, Mon-Thurs nights for a lecture or concert. Join us on campus at UAF!

Dance Classes/Groups

Performing Arts & Shows

Pioneer Park Dance Center 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 456-3331 info@ballroomfairbanks.org www.ballroomfairbanks.org Many styles of dance classes, regular social dances & practices.

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, 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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Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc. f Pioneer Park, Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center, Fairbanks (907) 452-5699 www.dancealaska.org Showcasing Ballroom, Contra, English, Square Dance, Middle East, Zumba.

Festivals

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f 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 12-26, 2020.

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Fairbanks Choral Society

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(907) 456-1144 ssummerville@gmail.com www.fairbankschoralsociety.org Sponsoring Fairbanks’ annual “Sing-It-YourselfMessiah” each December.

Fairbanks Concert Association f 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.

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 (907) 457-POET, Fax: (907) 457-4511 info@fairbanksshakespeare.org www.fairbanksshakespeare.org Come experience Shakespeare under the Midnight Sun at Jack Townshend Point.

Fairbanks Symphony Association f 1703 Tanana Lp, Rm 234, UAF Campus (907) 474-5733 info@fairbankssymphony.org www.fairbankssymphony.org Symphonic music with world-class soloists at Davis Concert Hall.

Shopping Bookstores/Maps Forget-Me-Not Books

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

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

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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.

Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 2 Street Gallery, LLC

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

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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.

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101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3741, Fax: (907) 459-3838 cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org/cultural-programs Shop for authentic hand-made items in the Alaska Native Gift Shop.

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 and blown glass, classes, and unique gifts.

Alaska Raw Fur Co.

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

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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531 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4991, Fax: (907) 456-2622 gldrsh@gci.net, www.goldrushfinejewelry.com Visit the workshop where local experienced goldsmiths 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.

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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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.

(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 64 yrs.

The Knotty Shop

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds f

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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.

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

1971 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7477 info@markknappcustomknives.com www.markknappcustomknives.com Custom knife maker specializing in mosaic handles of exotic materials.

Marshall Arts Design

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

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Explore Fairbanks Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center f

Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc.

101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3701, Fax: (907) 459-3702 info@morristhompsoncenter.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org The Alaska Native Gift Shop offers a fine selection of Alaska Native–made goods. Purchase or create your own beaded jewelry or order custom-made beaded gloves and slippers! The Alaska Geographic Store offers Alaska-themed books, films, maps and gifts for kids and adults.

Northern Whimsy Art Studio & Gift Shop f 502 9th Ave, Fairbanks (907) 378-4940 northernwhimsyart@gmail.com Find that perfect Alaskan handmade gift. Located downtown Fairbanks.

River City Investments, LLC

Santa Claus House

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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclaushouse.com Home of the Original Letter from Santa and 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 santasseniors@alaska.net, www.santaseniors.com M-F 11am-3pm. Programs, luncheons, exercise, games, senior-made gifts.

Tanana Valley Farmers Market 2600 College Rd, Fairbanks (907) 456-3276, Fax: (907) 456-3276 tvfmarket@gmail.com, www.tvfmarket.com Alaska-grown produce, art, baked goods, crafts. May-Sept, Wed 11-4, Sat 9-4.

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Thriftiques Antiques

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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

535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 388-7654, Fax: (888) 613-7747 jsomers@pobox.alaska.net Co-op Plaza/Empress Theater, 535 2nd Avenue. Handicap accessible. The “meeting place” for downtown, including breakfast and lunch items & espresso, fullservice restaurant, gifts, clothing, community museum, art galleries, jewelry store, knives & leather shop, books.

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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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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, 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

HooDoo Brewing Company

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

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

Mecca Bar

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

Coffee & Sweets

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream

3453 College Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-7813 hlhmicr@gmail.com, www.hotlicks.net Super-premium ice cream made in Fairbanks, AK, since 1986.

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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!

Fairbanks Distilling Company f 410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5055 fairbanksdistillingco@gmail.com www.fairbanksdistilling.com Tour an int’l award-winning distillery & tasting room— downtown Fairbanks.

Hoarfrost Distilling

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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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Explore Fairbanks Lily and Mae

The Cookie Jar Restaurant

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

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

Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar

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(907) 490-2529 mrsclawschocolatebar@gmail.com www.mrsclawschocolatebar.com A unique, local chocolate experience. Watch us make your chocolate.

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.

Casual Dining AK Buffet

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

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre  Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, 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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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.

Big Daddy’s BBQ

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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.

Fairbanks/North Pole McDonald’s f 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.

The Fudge Pot

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515 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3834, Fax: (907) 456-3858 thefudgepot@hotmail.com, www.thefudgepot.com Soups, sandwiches, espresso, Alaska gifts, ice cream, 30 flavors of fudge.

Great Harvest Bread Co.

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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.

River’s Edge Resort

4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net 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.

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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!

2195 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks (907) 452-2739 info@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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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.

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419 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-5044 www.instagram.com/irashai.sushi01 Offering fresh sushi 7 days a week.

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

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Fine Dining

Bobby’s Downtown

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609 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-3222, Fax: (907) 457-4972 bobbysdowntownfbks@live.com Delicious Greek & American cuisine in downtown Fairbanks. Great libations!

Lavelle’s Bistro

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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.

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-yourmouth pulled pork, Big Daddy’s truly is the Northernmost Southern BBQ!

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

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Explore Fairbanks The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon f 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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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.

The Vallata Restaurant

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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.

Fuji Japanese Restaurant  f 3535 College Rd #105, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-3228, Fax: (907) 328-3226 www.fujiak.com Using only the freshest ingredients to prepare every dish daily.

Fushimi Japanese Fusion

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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 St, 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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Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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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).

Seoul Gate Restaurant & Seoul Sushi  f 958 Cowles St, Ste 164, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-8000 www.facebook.com/Seoul-Gate-Restaurant118486704829294/ Specializing in authentic Korean and Japanese dishes.

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Co-op Market Grocery & Deli

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526 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-1023, Fax: (907) 374-1039 marketing@coopmarket.org, www.coopmarket.org Organic & local produce, meat, groceries, health & beauty. Lunch too!

Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts

A Taste of Alaska Lodge

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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 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com, www.ahrosemarie.com 1920s old downtown homes. Breakfast. Extraordinary hospitality. $65-$150.

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

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

Alaska Log Cabins on the Pond B and B  f 1673 Volleyball Ct, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 687-4694 jimswearingin@gmail.com www.logcabinsonthepond.com Log cabins alongside a private pond minutes from Fairbanks. Aurora viewing.

Alaskan Viewpoint Lodge  f 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.

Aurora Borealis Lodge f Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing atop Cleary Summit.

Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not  1550 Chena Ridge, Fairbanks (907) 474-0949 Toll Free: (800) 221-0073 pullman@fairbanksalaskabedandbreakfast.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.

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Cafego’s Aurora View Farm B&B and Tours  f 5.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 378-1161 tony@cafegos.org, www.cafegos.org Close to town offering comfortable rooms. Free WiFi. Aurora viewing onsite.

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 Moose Tracks B&B  f 1477 Levee Way, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 888-0899 moosetracksbeds@yahoo.com www.moosetracksbeds.com Quiet, clean rooms in a secluded setting. Aurora viewing. Cabin available.

Mount Aurora Lodge LLC  f 2320 Fairbanks Creek Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2000 mountauroralodge@hotmail.com www.mountauroralodge.com Aurora viewing. 9pm-3am. Authentic Alaska miners lodge.

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

Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels  325 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.fountainheadhotels.com/bear-lodge Located on the 105 beautifully landscaped acres of Wedgewood Resort, Bear Lodge offers cozy, wellappointed summer lodging in Fairbanks. Large guest rooms, AC, WiFi, nature trails, incredible flower gardens, on-site dining and lounge. Antique Auto Museum onsite as well!

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.

Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel  f 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.

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.

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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 International Hostel  f 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 supplied with cookware. Luggage storage. Canoes 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.

Hotels/Motels

7 Gables Inn & Suites  f 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 buffet breakfasts, free canoes, suites with full kitchens and fireplaces. On-site laundry, baggage storage, guest computer.

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Candlewood Suites Fairbanks 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.

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.

Bridgewater Hotel

17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com We are best known for our natural hot springs, awesome ice museum, great aurora viewing, our geothermal powered facilities, and the many different activities for every season. Book your different accommodations with us and enjoy our full-service restaurant and cafe.

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Fairbanks Extended Stays  f 4316 Birch Ln, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7100, Fax: (907) 479-2229 Toll Free: (800) 478-7829 info@fairbanksinn.net www.fairbanksextendedstays.com Extended stay efficiencies or suites with full kitchens with dishes/utensils, WiFi, cable/DVD, access to coin-op laundry facilities and local bus stop. Many restaurants nearby. Additional amenities include hair dryer, clock radio, iron/board. Free boats.

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

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks 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.

4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-6300, Fax: (907) 328-0914 lq6909gm@laquinta.com www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/fairbanks 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.

Hampton Inn and Suites

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 on the Chena River offering many on-site activities. Roast marshmallows at our fire pits, enjoy our Forget-Me-Not Gardens under the midnight sun, or view the aurora on a clear winter night. Homegrown Alaskan charm! See our website for specials and packages!

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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” breakfast.

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4200 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Your own cottage in a beautiful riverfront setting. Each has 2 queen beds.

Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels f 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 favorite of both business and leisure travelers. Large condo-style suites with WiFi, separate bedroom, fully appointed kitchen & balconies. Zach’s Restaurant/ Lounge on-site, laundry facility & fitness room. Near groceries & airport. Free shuttle. Locally owned & operated.

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 breakfast bar.

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449 N Santa Claus Ln, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-4800, Fax: (907) 488-4816 Toll Free: (877) 488-4801 info@hotelnorthpole.com, www.hotelnorthpole.com 71 rooms, smoke free, meeting rooms, nearby eateries. Alaskan-owned and -operated. Circle 13 on Reader Response Card

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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.

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.

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

Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 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, experience the natural beauty Fairbanks has to offer, right in town. Condo-style suites w/ separate dining, living room & bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, laundry, WiFi, shuttle & nature trails. Ideal for an extended stay and families! Locally owned.

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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 Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (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.

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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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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.

2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks (907) 885-2845 info@borealisbasecamp.net www.borealisbasecamp.net Alaska’s only glass-roofed igloos. Aurora by night, adventures by day!

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Explore Fairbanks Northern Sky Lodge  f Mile 329 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks (907) 202-4500 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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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 on the Chena River offering many on-site activities. Roast marshmallows at our fire pits, enjoy our Forget-Me-Not Gardens under the midnight sun, or view the aurora on a clear winter night. Homegrown Alaskan charm! See our website for specials and packages!

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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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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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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

PO Box 58406, Fairbanks, AK 99711 (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!

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park  1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-7956, Fax: (907) 456-7971 reservations@tananavalleycampgroundandrv.com www.tananavalleycampgroundandrv.com Showers, laundry, dump station, Internet and firepits.

Vacation Rentals

Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge & Knoll House f 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.

Happy Creek House  f PO Box 82842, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 347-3093, Fax: (907) 452-6903 happycreekak@gmail.com Charming 3br/2 bath home outside Fbks. Sleeps 5. Close to town & rec areas.

Lizzie’s Nest Apartment Rental f 1012 Goldmine Trl, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (877) 818-1014 Toll Free: (877) 818-1014 www.evolvevacationrental.com/375861 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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3020 Davis Rd, Ste DI, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 347-5967, Fax: (907) 455-7208 midnightsuncatering@gmail.com www.midnightsuncatering.com Excellent food, efficient service, exceptional price, any size/type event!

The Works Creative Catering, LLC f (907) 456-3857, Fax: (907) 452-3164 theworks1981@yahoo.com Call us for all your catering, planning and decorating needs.

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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, meeting & convention center in Fairbanks.

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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.

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2400 Rickert St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-2280 jpjones.imaf@gmail.com, www.jpjonesfairbanks.org Premier rental facility for events, meetings and meeting community needs.

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1222 Cowles St, Fairbanks (907) 328-5458, Fax: (907) 328-5455 catering@ravenlanding.org, www.ravenlanding.org Premier catering venue central to town. Unique dining and event planning.

Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 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. Nine unique spaces including the Antique Auto Museum. Your ideal option for cocktail parties, ceremonies, receptions, weddings, holiday parties, large-scale events & corporate functions in Fairbanks.

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

Event Planners

Revel Event Services  f 2760 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7520 info@revelalaska.com, www.reveleventservices.com A complete event services company creating unique events for its clients.

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

Ravn Alaska

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, 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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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!

Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 451-4360, Fax: (907) 451-6435 drac@acsalaska.net Free pick-up/return at train station/hotels. Best locally owned fleet.

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5200 Airport Industrial Rd, Fairbanks (907) 978-0555 reservations2@alaska4x4rentals.com www.alaska4x4rentals.com Locally owned & operated SUV/Jeep/truck/van rentals. Unlimited miles.

Alaska Auto Rental  f 2375 University Ave S, Fairbanks (907) 457-7368 www.alaskaautorental.com Choose from a fleet of well-equipped cars, trucks, vans & SUVs for traveling the Dalton Highway, across Alaska or into Canada. One-way rentals between Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Whittier, Seward, Seattle and beyond! Offering convenient self-service rental options.

Avis Rent A Car

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, 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

Airport and Downtown locations, Fairbanks Toll Free: (800) 736-82227 www.enterprise.com Free pick-up/ride back from downtown.

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, 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 & RV Rental  f 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, van, 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.

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Airlink Shuttle & Tours  f 1213 Dolphin Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3337, Fax: (907) 452-6543 Toll Free: (855) 454-8094 jeff@airlinkalaska.com, www.airlinkalaska.com Fairbanks shuttle. Statewide charter/tours. Quality at an affordable price.

Alaska Cab, King Cab & Arctic Taxi  f Call for directions (907) 452-2222, Fax: (907) 479-0769 kingalaskacab@gci.net, www.kingalaskacab.com 24/7 taxi service, pre-scheduled pick-ups, charters. Credit cards accepted.

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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.

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MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough f 501 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 459-1011 transitservices@fnsb.us, www.fnsb.us/macs Get around Fairbanks and North Pole with the MACS Transit Bus System.

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

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.

YOUR TICKET TO DENALI AND BEYOND.

The Denali Star Train offers daily summer departures from Fairbanks. BE MOVED.

AlaskaRailroad.com

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

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.

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Explore Fairbanks Travel Agents/Trip Planners

Alaska Skylar Travel LLC  f (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 glenhemingson@skylartravel.com, www.5ialaska.com Great Chinese-speaking service taking you on an unforgettable adventure!

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.

Aurora Expedition  f 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 201, Anchorage (907) 331-0588 akop@aexak.com, www.aexak.com Small-group guided tours! Custom and stock itineraries. Chinese & English.

GoNorth Travel Center  f 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.

Gray Line Alaska

450 Third 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.

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301 Cushman St, #101, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3636, Fax: (907) 452-3639 info@santastravel.com, www.santastravel.com Our knowledgeable agents craft a lifetime of travel memories.

Visitor Information

Alaska Public Lands Information Center f Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Ste 110, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3730, Fax: (907) 459-3729 Toll Free: (866) 869-6887 fair_interpretation@nps.gov, www.alaskacenters.gov Free information about parks, forests, refuges, recreation areas & wild rivers. National Park Service rangers provide backcountry orientations and public land information. Free exhibits & films. Alaska Geographic store sells books, maps & local Alaskan artwork.

Alaska.org/The Alaska App  f (907) 777-7700, Fax: (907) 777-7720 yael@alaska.org, www.alaska.org Download The Alaska App, your GPS guide to Alaska. Or visit www.alaska.org.

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

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

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

Services—Visitors Banks/ATMs

Denali State Bank

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119 N Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 456-1400, Fax: (907) 458-4272 Toll Free: (888) 458-4291 marketing@denalistatebank.com www.denalistatebank.com Your locally owned community bank—providing unparalleled customer service!

First National Bank 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.

Mt. McKinley Bank

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Northrim Bank – Fairbanks Financial Center f 360 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks (907) 455-1128, Fax: (907) 455-1168 delores.siah@nrim.com, www.northrim.com Alaska-based community bank with 16 branches. 24-hr deposit center & ATM.

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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

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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.

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.

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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

Aurora Apothecary CBD Superstore f 551-A 2nd Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-HEMP (4367) www.akapothecary.com Aurora Apothecary CBD Superstore provides people and pets with CBD and more.

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

500 4th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1751, Fax: (907) 451-4689 Toll Free: (888) 515-1774 support@mtmckinleybank.com www.mtmckinleybank.com Mt. McKinley Bank—rock solid since 1965 with 5 locations.

Wells Fargo Bank

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1310 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-4380 info@bethelchurchak.org, www.bethelchurchak.org Services Sunday 9:15 & 11am. Sunday School all ages @ 11am. Awana.

Ravens Ravens are commonplace and much larger in Alaska. These intelligent birds live in town year-round 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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1316 Peger Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 374-9500 receptionist@cbna.org, www.dioceseoffairbanks.org Come worship with us & celebrate in mission churches. Can accommodate buses.

Congregation Or HaTzafon

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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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1005 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6720 office@lordoflifeak.com, www.lordoflifeak.com You are welcome, loved and belong here! Join in Sunday worship at 10:30am.

Shannon Park Baptist Church f 409 Lazelle Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-4098 www.shannonparkchurch.com We would love for you to visit this Sunday! Visit our website for more info.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church f 1029 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 456-5235 coordinator@stmatthewschurch.org www.stmatthewschurch.org All Year: Sun-Eucharist 8 & 10:30am. Winter: Wed-7pm Eucharist & 8pm Compline.

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.

Services—Business & Education Associations

Fairbanks Arts Association

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AK Centennial Center for the Arts Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-6485 info@fairbanksarts.org, www.fairbanksarts.org Fine art gallery. Concerts, 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.fairbankspflag.org Providing resources and social events for local or visiting LGBTQ + allies.

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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 Meals, exercise & more for Fairbanks seniors & 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.

Education

Lynden Training Center  f 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.

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. 1-800-478-1823 or www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/#daily.

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 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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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.

Meet A Real Alaskan “Living in Fairbanks for more than 25 years and volunteering as Golden Heart Greeters for more than 10 years we have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of visitors from around the world. We truly enjoy helping people get to know our adoptive hometown of Fairbanks. The numerous activities available make it possible for each visitor to have a truly unique and memorable experience. Talk with a Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center staff member, volunteer or Golden Heart Greeter and let us help you have a memorable Alaskan experience that is focused on your interests or learning new and exciting things about the Great Land that is Alaska. Our hope is that every visitor will have the Alaska trip of their dreams.” Leo & Colleen Zeek

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Fairbanks Golden Heart Greeters Visitors can request to be matched based on interest with enthusiastic and helpful local Alaskans—Fairbanks Golden Heart Greeters—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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Explore Fairbanks 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

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation f 330 Wendell Ave, Ste E, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-2185, Fax: (907) 451-9534 Toll Free: (888) 476-3332 fedc@ak.net, www.investfairbanks.com Promotes and facilitates industrial and economic development for Fairbanks.

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

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

As a writer, I love places with a back story and it seems that everywhere you turn in Fairbanks, there’s a story waiting to be told. From family-owned restaurants to talented artists who transform ice into masterpieces to a family that turned reindeer into pets ready to hike with visitors, the people of Fairbanks are enterprising, engaging and welcoming. Terri Marshall, travel writer

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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 visitors who come to Fairbanks. May to early June will

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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. MidJune to early August are the peak summer months when Fairbanks offers the warmest weather in the state and around-the-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. 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 Denali, the highest 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. The majestic Alaska Range offers an incredible backdrop to much of Alaska’s Interior. 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 go on a raft or ATV adventure, ride an exciting zipline, explore the rugged backcountry, or simply take in the pristine wilderness, there are plenty of ways to discover Denali.

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INDEX Denali National Park and Preserve covers six million acres of pristine wilderness that includes boreal forests, high alpine tundra, and wild rivers and glaciers.

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska Railroad

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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.

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

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 or 4-hr 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.

Mile 92 Parks Rd, Denali National Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 roadhouse@doyon.com www.kantishnaroadhouse.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.

Traverse Alaska, LLC  f PO Box 192, Denali, AK 99755 (907) 903-0979 info@traversealaska.com, www.traversealaska.com Year-round custom, private adventure guides and outfitter in Denali Park.

Dog Mushing

Husky Homestead  f (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.

Fishing/River Excursions Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC 

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 Raft Adventures, Inc.

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 or 4-hr 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.

Flightseeing/Aviation Denali Air

Mile 229.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2261, Fax: (907) 683-1347 flightseeing@denaliair.com, denaliair.com Take a flight with Denali Air for your best odds of seeing Denali!

K2 Aviation  f 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 Excursions  f Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park (907) 683-2191, Fax: (907) 290-2121 Toll Free: (800) 604-5052 info@stampedeexcursions.com stampedeexcursions.com Tours of Denali and flights to/from Anchorage, Fairbanks & the Arctic Circle.

Talkeetna Air Taxi  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.

TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc  1 Glacier Way, Denali Park (907) 683-0683, Fax: (907) 683-0684 denali_tours@temscoair.com, www.temscoair.com Come experience Alaska’s original glacier landing tour!

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Denali Backcountry Safari 

Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (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.

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Denali Neighbors Denali Photo Guides 

Denali Bluffs Hotel

224.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 768-2200 info@denaliphoto.com, www.denaliphoto.com Learn to photograph the majesty of the Alaskan landscape! Group size 4.

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.

Sightseeing

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure  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.

Winter Activities

Denali Wilderness Winter Guides LLC f #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 Casual Dining

Black Diamond Resort Co  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

Park’s Edge  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.

Ridgetop Cabins  Call for directions (907) 683-2448 Toll Free: (866) 680-2448 ridgetop@mtaonline.net www.denaliridgetopcabins.com Private self-service cabins located north of Denali National Park.

Denali Park Village

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

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 $98-$369. New beautiful cedar hotel, every room on river w/ private deck or up on hill perfect for northern lights viewing.

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  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.

Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park Toll Free: (800) 276-7234, Fax: (907) 264-4610 info@denaliparkvillage.com www.denaliparkvillage.com Luxury lodge & cabin accommodations in the heart of Denali!

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge  Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-2282, Fax: (907) 683-2545 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Located one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, the lodge offers modern comforts on the edge of the wilderness. Variety of dining options including fine dining, pizza, modern saloon and burger joint. Tour desk featuring activities into and around the park.

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

Mile 92 Denali Parks Rd, Denali National Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 roadhouse@doyon.com www.kantishnaroadhouse.com Experience Alaskan hospitality at the beautiful Kantishna Roadhouse, a full-service lodge nestled in the backcountry of majestic Denali Park. Transportation, deluxe cabins, all meals, and abundant guided (and self-guided) activities included. Native owned and operated.

Lodges

Alpine Creek Lodge  f 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!

Hostels

Denali Hostel & Cabins  224.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7503 stay@denalihostel.com, www.denalihostel.com Private cabins & shared dorms. Shuttle, kitchen, hot showers, WiFi.

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Denali Neighbors 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.

Campgrounds/RV Parks Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

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, $29-$47.

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  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.

Tatlanika Trading Company

Mile 276 Parks Hwy, Healy (907) 582-2341 tatlanika@yahoo.com, www.tatlanika.com RV park and gift shop. 38 miles N of Denali Park. Spacious riverside sites.

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Trip Planning 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.

Visitor Information

Denali Chamber of Commerce  f Mile .5 Healy Spur Rd, Healy (907) 683-4636 info@denalichamber.com, www.denalichamber.com Travel planning information for Denali National Park & nearby communities.

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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Frank Stelges/Aurora Bear Photography School

Interior Wildlife Wildlife Viewing Fairbanks is the headquarters for many large, unspoiled landscapes that serve as great habitat for animals, including Denali National Park. The remote Dalton Highway crosses large tracts of boreal forest, subalpine and Arctic tundra. Along the way, you may be able to see black bear, caribou and moose. The nearby Chena River State Recreation Area is a wild forest with many sloughs and a mixture of treed and treeless landscape. Moose and beaver frequent this area as well as other small animals like ermine, fox and red squirrels. Moose Moose are a common part of life for most Alaskans. These massive, hulking creatures wander through our sports fields, poke around our neighborhoods and nonchalantly cross our roads and highways. Moose are generally happy to pose for a picture or two, but give them lots of room, especially when calves are nearby. Caribou Caribou travel in large herds during spring and fall migrations but are often seen in small bands or as individuals during the summer. In Alaska and Canada domesticated caribou are called reindeer. In Fairbanks, there are visitor attractions that include experiences with reindeer and are a popular way to learn about these fascinating animals and snap an up-close Instagramworthy photo. Bear Look for bears in summer fishing along streams with spawning salmon. In late summer and fall, they are often found feeding on berries in open meadows or on the tundra. Black bear populations are plentiful in Alaska's Interior, but sightings of this shy animal are rare outside of national parks and state recreation areas. Bring along potent bear spray if you're hiking outside of urban areas, just in case. Fox The red fox is common in the Fairbanks area and can sometimes be seen darting across the road in woody, brushy areas. If you are lucky, you may see one with the “cross” coloration—a dark band crossing the shoulders and back. The Arctic fox is white in winter and gray or brown in summer. Its ears and body are smaller compared to the red fox. Look for it north of the Brooks Range.

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Interior Neighbors Breathtaking vistas. This 175,000-square-mile inland area between the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north comprises about 30 percent of the state, making it as large as the states of Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio combined. The Interior is quite scenic and has a fascinating gold rush history, great diversity in its people, wildlife and wilderness landscapes and includes communities like Nenana, Delta Junction, Glennallen and Tok. Filled with surprises, Alaska’s Interior is reflected in the wide array of activities, dining, shopping, lodgings and services that are available to locals and visitors alike.

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1/4 Mile 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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Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge  1 Brenwick Craig Rd, Mile 102 Richardson Hwy, Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 822-4000, Fax: (907) 822-4044 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Located at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this lodge features unmatched views of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge, tour desk, gift shop, espresso bar, Park Ranger programs and shuttle to the visitor center.

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Museums

Circle District Historical Society  Mile 128 Steese Hwy, Central (907) 520-1893, Fax: (907) 520-1893 www.cdhs.us Mining history, mammoth tusk & bones. Beadwork, wildflowers, gold display.

Winter Activities

Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic f Mile 196 Richardson Hwy, Summit Lake (907) 456-2626, Fax: (907) 456-2626 arcticmn@gci.net, www.arcticman.com Snowmachine and motorized side-by-side races in the HooDoo Mountains at Summit.

Accommodations Falcon Inn Bed and Breakfast

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15 miles upriver on the Yukon River, Ruby (907) 347-1616 yukonriverlodge@mac.com www.yukonriverlodge.com Explore the mighty Yukon. Join us for an awe-inspiring custom journey into the heart of Alaska’s Yukon River wilderness. Float her wild shores, spot birds & wildlife, fish monster pike, sheefish & grayling, hike to remote hot springs—the true Alaska, off the beaten path.

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

Tok Chamber of Commerce

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.

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!

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Mile 189 Glenn Hwy, Glennallen (907) 822-5555, Fax: (907) 822-5558 chamber@cvinternet.net, www.traveltoalaska.com

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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.

110 A St, Nenana (907) 347-9720 alaskangallery@gmail.com www.facebook.com/nenanavisitorcenter Visitor Center & Alaskan Gallery, visitor info, gift shop, snacks and park.

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!

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Arctic Neighbors Nature rules. 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, Utqiagvik, 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 Getaway Cabin & Breakfast  f 8 Igloo St, Wiseman, AK 99790 (907) 678-4456 arcticgetaway@gmail.com, www.arcticgetaway.com Cozy, private log cabins nestled in the beautiful Brooks Range.

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Coldfoot Camp  f 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. 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.

Yukon River Camp  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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Alaskan Neighbors Alaska’s expansive beauty. All of Alaska is beautiful, including the Inside Passage, the Anchorage area and 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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Area covered in this section

Many ventures into Prince William Sound, whether on a sightseeing vessel or a kayak, begin from the small boat harbor in Valdez.

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INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours 61 Arts, Culture & Entertainment 61 Shopping 61 Accommodations 61 Transportation 61 Trip Planning 61 Services — Business & Education 63 www.explorefairbanks.com


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  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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4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage, AK 99502 (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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333 W 4th Ave, Ste 227, Anchorage (907) 677-8802, Fax: (907) 696-4904 snovak@mtaonline.net, www.alaskaveterans.com Enjoy Alaska’s military history—all 5 services. $3 admission; members free.

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

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

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.

Nature/Wildlife Viewing

Accommodations

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises 

Lodges

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.

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Sightseeing

Transportation

Major Marine Tours

#15 Millsite, Kennicott (907) 258-2350, Fax: (907) 248-7975 Toll Free: (800) 582-5128 info@kennicottlodge.com, www.kennicottlodge.com Wilderness lodge in Wrangell-St. Elias Natl. Park. Great activities & food.

1412 4th Ave, Seward (907) 274-7300, Fax: (907) 274-5952 Toll Free: (800) 764-7300 info@majormarine.com, www.majormarine.com Wildlife & glacier day cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward.

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.

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture Alaska Native Heritage Center f

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.

Shopping

Ground/Public Transportation

Anderson and Trotter  f (907) 482-0000 andersontrottertransco@gmail.com Search Anderson and Trotter on the Booksy App Transportation company. To ensure the best results, please schedule your booking 1 week in advance. Like us on Facebook! 1st class customer service!

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(907) 465-3941 Toll Free: (800) 642-0066 dot.ask.amhs@alaska.gov, www.ferryalaska.com See more of Alaska on the Alaska Marine Highway! FerryAlaska.com

Trip Planning Travel Agents/Trip Planners AC Holiday, Inc.  f

(907) 885-4641 ac01@acholidays.net Offering winter adventures for Chinese-speaking 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.alaskaprivatetouring.com Creating custom guided vacations across Alaska for parties of all sizes.

Gift Shops/Specialty Goods Made In Alaska

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(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.

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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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.

Alaska Travel Connections LLC f (907) 315-3026 info@alaskatravelconnections.com www.alaskatravelconnections.com Why book with ATC? We’re local. We’re experts. We love Alaska, too!

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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 192 Alex Hately, Bethel (907) 543-2911, Fax: (907) 543-2255 bethelchamber1@alaska.com Bethel is rich in Yu’pik culture. Host of K300 dog race and Camai Dance Festival.

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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!

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 E 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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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.

HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC  f 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 staff available.

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Girdwood Chamber of Commerce  f PO Box 1313, Girdwood, AK 99587 (888) 999-9587 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 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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201 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-7740, Fax: (907) 235-8766 info@homeralaska.org, www.homeralaska.org Visit Homer! At “The End of the Road”...The Adventure Begins!

Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center f 11471 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611 (907) 283-1991, Fax: (907) 283-2230 info@kenaichamber.org, www.kenaichamber.org KENAI…where the RIVER ends and your Kenai Peninsula ADVENTURE begins!

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

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau

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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 King & Front St, Dawson City, YT (867) 993-5575, Fax: (867) 993-6415 Toll Free: (877) 465-3006 kva@dawson.net, www.dawsoncity.ca Dawson City—Making the North great since ’98! See what all the fuss is about.

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

Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine and The Milepost  f 301 Arctic Slope Ave, Ste 350, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 275-2152, Fax: (907) 275-2176 john.lunn@morris.com www.alaskamagazine.com, www.themilepost.com All you need to know to explore Alaska! Alaska Magazine and The MILEPOST.

Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau f 301 Front St, Nome (907) 443-6555, Fax: (907) 443-5832 visit@mynomealaska.com, www.visitnomealaska.com Gold Rush history. 300+ mile road system. Birdwatching. Iditarod finish.

Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau f 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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104 Lake St, Sitka, AK 99835 (907) 747-8676 sitkachamber.membership@gmail.com www.visitsitka.org Part Russian, part Tlingit, totally beautiful. Contact us for visitor info.

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

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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.

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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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.

Visit Anchorage

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  104 Robert Campbell Hwy, Watson Lake, YT (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.

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.

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

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.

Expedia Group  f (907) 382-4016 www.expedia.com Expedia is the world’s largest online travel agency. Join us today!

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2840 NW 35th Ave, Portland, OR 97210 (503) 221-3331, Fax: (503) 552-3653 Toll Free: (866) 885-9103 dan.deardorff@journalgraphics.com www.journalgraphics.com Printing, mailing & digital publishing for guides, magazines and catalogs.

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.”

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,

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

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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.

Gulkana and Gakona rich with gold rush history and Alaska Native culture.

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Discover the Golden Heart

Local tips and hot spots, travel info, foundations, transportation, maps and more

Fairbanks is enjoying a renaissance with ever more coffee shops and food trucks, restaurants, 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. Geographically situated in a sweet spot in the Tanana Valley, Fairbanks has the Brooks Range to the north keeping the Arctic winds at bay and the Alaska Range keeping the wet, coastal weather to the south. You can expect dry weather, dramatic clouds, blue skies, little wind, warm summers and cold winters. Make sure you pack a sense of adventure as well as seasonal, casual clothing and shoes for your trip. Dressing in layers is recommended regardless of the season as temperatures fluctuate. Summer wear includes shorts, short-sleeved shirts and sandals, but also plan to pack pants, long-sleeved shirts and a light jacket. Winter gear includes parkas, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants for your outdoor adventures. Check out explorefairbanks.com to view the fun 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.

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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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Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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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 jams and honeys, birch tree syrups and candies, mustards, vinegars and baked goods. Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, with its iconic pink parlor, creates super premium ice cream using just picked wild blueberries, and Fairbanks now boasts four coffee roasters: artsy and welcoming McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc. is a local favorite situated downtown; coffee roasted by Diving Duck, the farthest north 100% organic and fair trade roaster, is sold in eateries and markets around town; North Pole Coffee Roasting Company and Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. complete the list.

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.

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Fairbanks Distilleries & Breweries

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Summon the spirits with a visit to one of nine local 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, while 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 craft beer there are five exceptional breweries to choose from—the “unusually good” Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co. located in Fox that features brews like Fairbanks Lager and Coldfoot Pilsner, the hip and happening HooDoo Brewing Company that offers “local, fresh beer brewed in the heart of Alaska,” as well as Black Spruce Brewing Company, Midnite Mine Brewing Company and the 49th State Brewery near Denali National Park.

Farmers Markets

Fairbanks’ everlasting summer sunshine creates amazing growth, and as a result the local farmers markets are truly extraordinary. One rewarding consequence of Fairbanks gardens is that many local eateries often use fresh produce. Purchase tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, 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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Outdoor Hot Spots & Activities

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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. www.explorefairbanks.com


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Welcome to Downtown Fairbanks A delightful blend of old and new, downtown Fairbanks is 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, the iconic Golden Heart Plaza.

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Stroll the streets year-round and find unexpected public artworks all 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 the Midnight Sun Season, downtown is teeming with flowers and gardens. During the Winter Season, Fairbanks has a storybook-like quality. The Chena River freezes over, snow blankets the ground and lighted snowflakes adorn lamp posts.

River City

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.

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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. During the summer season, direct flights are available from Chicago with both United Airlines and American Airlines, as well as from Minneapolis with Delta Airlines, Dallas with American Airlines, and anticipated for summer 2020 is the continuation of Denver flights with United Airlines. 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 periodically 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.

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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 multiple places including Denali National Park. In the winter, the train offers weekend and some midweek 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 ridesharing services are available in addition to the Fairbanks MACS Transit Bus System. Statewide shuttle companies provide daily transportation to many locations. Cars, trucks, vans, motorhomes, motorcycles and bicycles can be rented. 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 50). 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.


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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

Highways

Alaska offers some of America’s most amazing motoring adventures over a wide variety of terrain. Roads range from two-lane highways to narrow dirt roads. 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.

Driving miles from Fairbanks Fairbanks to:

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

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Explore the National Parks and Preserves

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. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Covering 8.4 million acres of pristine beauty, the Gates of the Arctic is 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 Wrangell-St. Elias 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.

Noatak National Preserve Rimmed by mountains, this pristine river valley 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. Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve The captivating Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is more than 2.5 million acres and encompasses the two gold-rush towns of Eagle and Circle. At the turn of the century, thousands of optimistic miners searching for that spellbinding yet elusive glimmer of gold traveled the Yukon River staking claims along the way. The preserve runs along the Canadian border and gold seekers looking for new territory came up from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory to try their luck in Alaska. One reason the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve was designated is to protect, preserve and interpret the gold rush heritage found along the river ways. Tell-tale signs of the gold rush legacy include log cabins, sluice boxes, gold dredges and tailings, mining camps, road houses and more.

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Kobuk Valley National Park This 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.

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Fairbanks Economic Foundations 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. 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.

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Jill McMahon

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.” 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

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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 in the world for the aurora borealis. 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.

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Military Residents, Bases and the Alaska Highway Adjacent to the city is Fort Wainwright Army Post and to the south are Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Greely Army Post and Clear Air Force Station. These military installations 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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Business Index

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AlaskaTrain.com, 47, 47 Alaska-Wildlife-Guide, 23

G denotes grid listing on pages 39-40

An Inn on Minnie Street, 41, G

Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Arctic Dog Adventure Co., 27

1st Alaska Tours, 23, 25, 30, 31

Arctic Outfitters, 23, 46

2 Street Gallery, LLC, 33, 35 7 Gables Inn & Suites, 41, G 9th Ave Hostel, 41, G

Arctic Circle Enterprises LLC, 35 Arctic Harvest LLC, 36 Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, 35 Arctic Wild, LLC, 23

A Suite Alaskan Inn, 41, G

Aurora Apothecary CBD Superstore, 48

A Taste of Alaska Lodge, 38, 43, 44, G

Aurora Bear – Aurora and Wildlife Photography, 30

A&P Tours, Inc., 25

Aurora Borealis Lodge, 25, 38, 44, G

A+ Dog Sled Excursions & Tours, 23 Advance Printing Co., Inc., 48 Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast, 38, G Airlink Shuttle & Tours, 31, 47 AK Buffet, 37 AK Golden Umbrella B&B, 38, G Alaska 4x4 Rentals, 46 Alaska Aerofuel, Inc., 49 Alaska Airlines, 46 Alaska Aurora Adventures, 25 Alaska Auto Rental, 46 Alaska Cab, King Cab & Arctic Taxi, 47 Alaska Camera, 35 Alaska Campground Owners Association, 45, G Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc., 26 Alaska Dream Adventures, 23 Alaska Feed Company, 35 Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures, 23, 28 Alaska Heritage House, 38, G

Aurora Expedition, 48 Aurora Express Forget -Me-Not, 38, G Aurora Pioneer Tours, 25 Aurora Pointe Activity Center, 24, 25, 27 Aurora Quest, 25 Aurora Villa, 38, 38, G Avis Rent A Car, 46, 47 Bagels & Brew, 37 Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc., 34 Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotel, 41, G Bearfoot Travel Guides, 48 Beaver Sports, 34 Beijing Hot Pot & Asian Cuisine, 38 Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide, 48 Best Western Chena River Lodge, 41, G Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn, 42, G Bethel Church, 48 Big Daddy’s BBQ, 36, 37

Alaska House Art Gallery, 33

Big Ray’s, 35

Alaska International Senior Games, Inc., 32

Bill’s Tours and Charters, 24 Billie’s Backpackers Hostel, 41, G

Alaska Log Cabins on the Pond B and B, 38, G

Birchwood Homes, 49

Alaska Mining Hall of Fame, 29 Alaska Native Cultural Programs— Tanana Chiefs Conference, 33, 33, 35 Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 48 Alaska Railroad, 23, 24, 27, 47, 47 Alaska Raw Fur Co., 35 Alaska Safari Sultan Tours, 23, 25 Alaska Safari Tour, 23, 25, 30 Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre, 29, 34, 34, 37 Alaska Skies Aurora Tours, LLC, 25 Alaska Skylar Travel LLC, 25, 47, 48 Alaska State Parks, 45, G Alaska Tour & Travel, 47, 48 Alaska Universal Productions, 45 Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC, 28 Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel, 41, G Alaska.org/The Alaska App, 48

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds, 35 Black Spruce Dog Sledding, 27 Bobby’s Downtown, 37 Boreal Journeys Alaska, 27 Borealis Basecamp, LLC, 44, G Bridgewater Hotel, 42, G Cafego’s Aurora View Farm B&B and Tours, 38, G Candlewood Suites Fairbanks, 42, 44, G Canoe Alaska, 24 Carlson Center, 45 Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 49 Chandalar River Outfitters, 26, 28, 41, G Chatanika Lodge, 44, G Chena Hot Springs Resort, 26, 26, 27, 29, 33, 37, 42, 44, 45, G Christian Motorcyclists Association, 32 Christmas in Ice, Inc., 33 City of North Pole Tourism, 31 Clarion Hotel & Suites, 42, 42, G

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, 33, 35

Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 24

Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, 27, 27, 28

Congregation Or HaTzafon, 49 Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs, 49

Alaskan Viewpoint Lodge, 38, G

The Cookie Jar Restaurant, 37


Discover the Golden Heart Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, 38

Good LLC, 35

The Craft Market, 35

Graphic North, Inc., 48

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 30

Gray Line Alaska, 31, 31, 47, 48

Dalton Highway Express, 46, 47

The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, 31, 35, 35

Denali State Bank, 48

Great Harvest Bread Co., 37

Dollar Rent A Car, 46

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 50

Downtown Association of Fairbanks, 31 Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 46 Epic Kayak Ultimate, 32 Explore Fairbanks, 48 Expressions in Glass, 35 Fairbanks Arts Association, 49 Fairbanks Aurora Tours, 26 Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast, 38, G

Gwich’in Steering Committee, 49 Hampton Inn and Suites, 41, 43, G Happy Creek House, 45, G Hari Om Cuisine of India, 38 Hilltop Truck Stop, 37 Hoarfrost Distilling, 36 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Fairbanks, Alaska, 42, 43, G

Northern Alaska Tour Company, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 32

Thriftiques Antiques, 36

Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc., 34

Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd., 25, 25

Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground, 45, G

Trax Outdoor Center, 32

Northern Sky Lodge, 45, G Northern Whimsy Art Studio & Gift Shop, 36 Northrim Bank – Fairbanks Financial Center, 48 Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours, 27 The Pen Guy, 50

Thrifty Car Rental, 46

The Turtle Club, 38 Twigs Alaskan Gifts, 36 UAF Community & Technical College, 49 United Way of the Tanana Valley, 49 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 31, 32, 49

PhotoSymphony Productions, 26

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Summer Sessions, 34

Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge, 37

University of Alaska Museum of the North, 29, 30

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 43, 43, 45, G

Ursa Major Distilling, 36

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure, 53 Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 55, G Park’s Edge, 53, G Ridgetop Cabins, 53, G Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours, 52 Stampede Excursions, 52 Talkeetna Air Taxi, 52 Tatlanika Trading Company, 55, G TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc, 52 Traverse Alaska, LLC, 52

Interior Neighbors

La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks, 43, 44, G

Riverboat Discovery, 31, 32, 33

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 42, 43, 44, G

Lakeview Enterprises, Inc., 45, G

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, 25, 28

G denotes grid listing on page 57 Numbers in italic denote advertisement Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 50 Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go The Vallata Restaurant, 38 Classic, 57 Venue, 37 Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, 57 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Circle District Historical Golden Heart Post 3629, 49 Society, 57 Wandering Coyote Adventures, Copper River Princess Wilderness 25, 26, 32, 33 Lodge, 57, G Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 57 25, 33 Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Cotter’s Kennel Sled Dog Tours, 57 Hotels, 31, 44, 45, G Delta Chamber of Commerce, 57 Falcon Inn Bed and Well Street Art Company, 34 Breakfast, 57, G Wells Fargo Bank, 48 The Lodge at Black Rapids, Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & 57, 57, G Conference Center, 41, 44, 46, G Nenana Visitors Center, 57 Why Knot Adventures, 28 North Pole Community Chamber Wild and Free Mushing, 27 of Commerce, 57 Wolf Run Restaurant, 38 Steven Miley Photography, 57 Talkeetna Chamber of The Works Creative Catering, Commerce, 57 LLC, 45 Tok Chamber of Commerce, 57 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, Yukon River Lodge, 57 33, 33

Running Reindeer Ranch, 25

Wright Air Service, Inc., 46

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC, 24, 26, 33

Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op, 27

Salmon Berry Tours, 33

Lavelle’s Bistro, 37

Santa Claus House, 28, 36, 36

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, 27

Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 30, 30

HooDoo Brewing Company, 36

Fairbanks Choral Society, 34

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, 36 Pioneer Air Museum, 30

Fairbanks Community Museum, 29, 30

Hotel North Pole, 43, G Howling Bay Kennels, 27

Fairbanks Concert Association, 34

Ice Alaska, 28

Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc., 32

Ice Museum, 30

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 50

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc., 35

Fairbanks Distilling Company, 36 Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides, 27

Interior Graphics & Printing, 48

Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, 34

Irashai, 37 Iron Dog, Inc., 32

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, 50

JP Jones Center, 45

Fairbanks Elks Lodge #1551, 49

Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours, 27

Fairbanks Extended Stays, 42, G

KJNP AM/FM/TV, 50

Fairbanks International Hostel, 41, G

The Knotty Shop, 35

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, 48 Fairbanks PFLAG, 49

Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C., 49

Large Animal Research Station – Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, 34 UAF, 30, 30

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 34 Lavelle’s Taphouse, 36 Fairbanks Symphony Leaf Out Nature Guides, 24 Association, 34 Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, 38, 38 Fairbanks Tennis Association, 32 Lily and Mae, 37 Fairbanks/North Pole Lin’s Asian Bistro, 37 McDonald’s, 37 Lizzie’s Nest Apartment Rental, Festival Fairbanks, Inc., 31 45, G Festival of Native Arts, 33 Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 49 Firewalker Alaskan Malamutes, 27 Lynden Training Center, 49 First National Bank Alaska, 48 M. Powers, 45, G Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge MACS Transit - Fairbanks North & Knoll House, 45, G Star Borough, 47 The Folk School, 34 Mark Knapp Custom Knives Forget Me Not Tours LLC, 24 at Edge of The Arctic Trading Post, 35 Forget-Me-Not Books, 34 Fort Wainwright, 31

Marshall Arts Design, 35

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort, 30, 30

McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 37

Fred Meyer, 36

Midnight Sun Catering, LLC, 45

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc., 30

Midnight Sun Run, Inc., 28

Mecca Bar, 36

Frisky Pups Sled Dog Tours, 27

Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, 37

The Fudge Pot, 37

Moose Mountain Ski Area, 33

Fuji Japanese Restaurant, 38

Moose Tracks B&B, 41, G

Fushimi Japanese Fusion, 38

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 30, 36

Georgeson Botanical Garden Society, 30 Ghost Walker Kennels, 27

Mount Aurora Lodge LLC, 26, 41, G

Gold City Brochure Placement Service, 50

Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar, 37

Gold Daughters, 29

Nature Alaska Tours, 31

Gold Dredge 8, 28, 29, 31

Nature Image, 26

Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC, 43, 43, G

Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, 33

Gondwana Ecotours, 24 GoNorth Car & RV Rental, 46 GoNorth Travel Center, 48

Mt. McKinley Bank, 48

North Star Council on Aging Fairbanks Senior Center, 49 Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 31

Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show, 30 Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, 28, 29 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 47 Princess Rail Tours, 32 Prospector Outfitters, 35, 35 The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon, 37, 38 Raven Landing Center, 45 Ravn Alaska, 46, 46 Revel Event Services, 46 River City Investments, LLC, 36 River’s Edge Resort, 37, 42, 43, G River’s Edge RV Park, 45, 45, G Riverview RV Park, 45, G

Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc., 36 Santa’s Travel, 48 Seoul Gate Restaurant & Seoul Sushi, 38

Denali Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 54 Numbers in italic denote advertisement Alaska Railroad, 52, 55 Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Alaska Tour & Travel, 55 Co., 37 AlaskaTrain.com, 55 Sirius Sled Dogs and Aurora Alpine Creek Lodge, 53, G Viewing, LLC, 26 Aurora Denali Lodge, 53, G Ski Land, 33 Black Diamond Resort Co, 53 Skookum Expeditions, 27 Denali Air, 52 Denali ATV Adventures 52, 52 SkyFire in Focus Tours, 26 Denali Backcountry Safari, 52 Sled Dog Adventures, 27 Denali Bluffs Hotel, 53, G Sophie Station Suites, Denali Chamber of Commerce, 55 Fountainhead Hotels, 43, G Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC, 52 Sourdough Fuel, 46 Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, 53, SpringHill Suites by Marriott 53, 55, G Fairbanks, 44, G Denali Hostel & Cabins, 53, 53, G St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 49 Denali Jeep Excursions, 52 Sternwheeler Tanana Chief, 32 Denali Park Village, 53, G Subway Restaurants, 37 Denali Park Zipline, 52, 52 Sunshine Health Foods, 48 Denali Photo Guides, 52, 53 Super 8 Motel, 44, G Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 53, G Sven’s Basecamp Hostel, 41, G Denali Raft Adventures, Inc, Tanana Valley Campground & RV 52, 52 Park, 45, G Tanana Valley Farmers Market, 36 Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel, 53, 55, G Tanana Valley Fisheries Center Denali Summer Times, 55 at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Denali Wilderness Winter Guides Hatchery, 31 LLC, 53 Tanana Valley State Fair, 28 Doyon Tourism, Inc., 52, 53, G Tanana Yukon Historical Society, 29 Grande Denali Lodge, 53, G Tan-Yuk Marine, 28 Husky Homestead, 52 Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc., 36 K2 Aviation, 52 Shannon Park Baptist Church, 49 Shogun Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse, 37

Arctic Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 59 Numbers in italic denote advertisement Arctic Circle Trading Post, 35, 59 Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast, 59, G Brooks Range Aviation, 59 Coldfoot Camp, 59, 59, G Deadhorse Camp, 59, 59, G Yukon River Camp, 59, G

Alaskan Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 62 Numbers in italic denote advertisement AC Holiday, Inc., 61 Alaska Marine Highway, 61 Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, 61 Alaska Native Heritage Center, 61 Alaska no Kaze, 61

Alaska Private Touring, LLC, 61 Alaska Tour & Travel, 62 Alaska Travel Connections LLC, 62 Alaska Travel Services, 62 Alaska Veterans Museum, 61 Alaska Wildland Adventures, 61 Alaskatours.com, 62 Anchorage Daily News, 63 The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 61 Anderson and Trotter, 61 Atlin Historical Society, 61 Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism, 62 Bethel Chamber of Commerce, 62 Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 61 Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 62 Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, 63 Discover Kodiak, 62 Expedia Group, 63 Girdwood Chamber of Commerce, 62 Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce, 62 HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC, 62 Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau, 62 Homer Chamber of Commerce, 62 Journal Graphics Commercial Printers, 63 Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 62 Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc., 62 Kennicott Glacier Lodge, 61, G Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 62 Klondike Visitors Association, 62 Made In Alaska, 61 Major Marine Tours, 61 Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau, 62, 62 Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine and The Milepost, 62 Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau, 62 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 Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau, 62 Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 63 Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 63 Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, 63 Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 61, 61 Travel Juneau, 63 Unalaska Visitors Bureau, 63 Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau, 63 Visit Anchorage, 63 Visitor Information Center Watson Lake, 63 Yukon Convention Bureau, 63

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Ice crystals, kicked up by the 40 paws of 10 sled dogs, pepper the exposed parts of my face. But behind my woolen scarf is a broad smile; this adventure is the stuff of bucket lists. Jay Jones, travel writer


Winter Season Winter rocks. Fairbanks’ top-of-the-world location makes it one of the best places on Earth to see the captivating light of the aurora borealis, view 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 two-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. Be spirited away by a truly memorable winter expedition in this sparkling land of aurora, ice and snow.

Aurora Viewing

When aurora chasing, keep in mind: • Intensity varies nightly, with the best displays from late evening to early morning hours. • Auroras 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.

For tips on capturing the aurora with your camera, visit www.explorefairbanks.com

• Be tenacious! 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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We are energized by all the outstanding Fairbanks photographers that shoot under the midnight sun and the Auroral Oval. Enjoy enthralling Fairbanks, Interior and Arctic photos on Explore Fairbanks’ social media channels. Hash tag #explorefairbanks and maybe you will find your photography showcased here next year!

Top Row: L-R @adrianphotographypdx, @lukekonarzewski, @roxberry_actual Middle Row: L-R @tcolbywright, @jarred.stephens, @alaskareedgeiger Bottom Row: L-R @cnlastro, @alaskankayak, @amyjacqjohnson

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Explore Fairbanks 2020 Visitors Guide  

Visit Fairbanks, Alaska! As a year-round destination, there is so much to see and do. Hunt for the northern lights or bask in the all-day-...

Explore Fairbanks 2020 Visitors Guide  

Visit Fairbanks, Alaska! As a year-round destination, there is so much to see and do. Hunt for the northern lights or bask in the all-day-...