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Bask in the Midnight Sun Experience the Magical Northern Lights Basecamp to Denali & Arctic Alaska Gutsy Pioneers, Inspirational Alaska Native Peoples & End of the Road Artists

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Insider Tips / COVID-19 Travel / Unexpected Adventures

Alaska's Golden Heart


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Fairbanks is a vibrant river city with a rich Alaska Native culture. Bisected by the Chena River and surrounded by mountain ranges and pristine lakes, Fairbanks is the gateway to an abundance of natural wonders including the ones overhead—the midnight sun and the northern lights. Thom Meintel, travel writer


Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! Deep in the wilds of Alaska, tucked in between two immense mountain ranges, nestled up against a winding river, you will find a gem of a little city known as Fairbanks. The magical northern lights dance across the sky nine months of the year during Aurora Season and the sun shines up to 24 hours a day during the Midnight Sun Season. Winter Season takes on a storybook like quality, the Chena River freezes over, snow blankets the ground and lighted snowflakes adorn lamp posts. Bold and resourceful locals have created a spirited city in the Golden Heart of Alaska. Where else can you travel to such a remote setting and still enjoy all the amenities of a delightful downtown, a thriving arts community, dynamic Alaska Native culture, outstanding Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration? Bursting with energy and things to do, visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring—the heart of the last frontier. Get lucky panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer and musk oxen, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike and look for birds and wildlife. Be inspired by art galleries, museums, open-air markets and historic sites. With Fairbanks as a basecamp you can journey to Denali National Park, cross the Arctic Circle and discover spectacular Interior Alaska landscapes, towns and destinations. Whether you want to scan the skies for the aurora borealis, bask in the everlasting sunshine or take a trip inside a snow globe— Fairbanks is an extraordinary destination.

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Traveling in the time of COVID-19 In a time when it feels as though uncertainty and change seem to dominate our days, we can all rest assured the sun will keep rising, the snow will keep falling and the aurora borealis will keep weaving its way across the sky. As people are traveling again, let’s do so in a thoughtful, responsible and respectful manner. A big part of that involves preparation. Please familiarize yourself with and adhere to state mandates so that we can all stay safe together. Fairbanks and its businesses are doing their part to keep travelers, employees and the local community safe. There are many outdoor and/ or spacious venues, activities, attractions, tours and eating and drinking establishments that have thoughtfully re-opened. Visit Explore Fairbanks’ website for a current “Open for Business” list, including steps being taken to help travelers have a safe experience. Keep track of the State of Alaska’s travel requirements on the government site, sanitize your hands, practice social distancing and don a mask. With careful planning and testing, responsible travelers can embark on a journey to the land of the aurora borealis, midnight sun and winter adventures. Or sit tight and savor a virtual view of what Fairbanks has to offer via Explore Fairbanks’ online videos and 360-degree content and imagine yourself here until traveling becomes more amenable again.

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Know Before You Go Check out these resources prior to visiting in order to travel responsibly. Travel restrictions and guidelines are subject to change. State of Alaska Travel Mandates: www.covid19.alaska.gov/travelers Explore Fairbanks: www.explorefairbanks.com/covid19

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Heralding the lowest population density in the United States of America, here a modicum of social distancing has long been a way of life. In Alaska’s Interior and far north, the buffer between you and the next person was substantial prior to COVID-19, so adding a foot or two to get to six feet apart has been quite manageable. Many of the activities and adventures Fairbanks offers are malleable in regard to COVID-19. It is reasonably easy to social distance while chasing the northern lights, basking in the midnight sun, floating the Chena River, golfing at midnight, hitting the nature trails or dog mushing in the moonlight.


Table of Contents

4 Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 5 Alaska Native Heritage 6 Midnight Sun Season 8 Aurora Season 10 Winter Season 12 Denali National Park 14 Basecamp 16 Arts, Entertainment & Events 56 Discover the Golden Heart: Travel Tips,Transportation, Maps and more 62 Vibrant Fairbanks Businesses

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REGIONAL SECTIONS Explore the many ways to experience Fairbanks and beyond!

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Greetings from the Mayors 48 Interior Neighbors

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On behalf of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks and the City of North Pole, we invite you to visit our communities. With sensible COVID-19 planning, we welcome you to the land of the midnight sun and the aurora borealis. Discover the delightful character of our communities, learn about inspiring Alaska Native heritage and the history of our gold rush town. Explore local shops, markets, restaurants, museums and other attractions. 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!”

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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 is loaded with brochures, maps of all kinds, walking and driving tours, WiFi and Internet access. Serving as the regional visitor facility, friendly and knowledgeable staff have answers to your questions. A 9,000 square foot portal into life in the far north, the exhibition space has outstanding displays and dioramas about Interior Alaska’s people, wildlife, landscapes and seasons. In addition to the exhibits, the center also has an outdoor excursion trip planning area and an Alaska Geographic store. Explore the grounds and find colorful Athabascan flower mosaics, an antler arch and a classic 100-year-old log cabin. The center is following COVID-19 safety precautions including mask wearing, hand sanitizing and social distancing. 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

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101 Dunkel Street Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

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Jan. 2 – May 29 Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm May 30 – Dec. 31 Open Daily 8am-5pm Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day Open days and hours subject to change

Pioneer Park 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks at the park entrance Open 7 days a week Noon-8pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend Visitor information Also located at the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot

For More Information Toll-free 1-800-327-5774 to leave a voice message requesting information or a free Winter Guide (907) 456-5774 for personalized travel information www.explorefairbanks.com info@explorefairbanks.com


Alaska Native Heritage Dynamic indigenous peoples. Alaska Native peoples have lived in Alaska for more than 14,000 years. The Interior and Arctic regions are primarily home to Athabascan Indians and Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimo. Once nomadic, most Athabascans now live in urban centers or in small villages throughout Alaska’s vast Interior. Alaska Native artisans create works of art out of strikingly different materials. Athabascans work with caribou antler, birch bark, moose hide, porcupine quills, trade beads and more to make baskets and 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 walrus ivory, bone, caribou antler, whale baleen and driftwood. Alaska Native artists demonstrate, exhibit and sell their work in museums, galleries and specialty shops presenting an authentic view into the past as well as a bridge to the future.

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The indigenous peoples of Interior Alaska have inhabited this region for thousands of years with grace, fortitude and respect for this challenging land. The chance to view their vivid art and experience their dance, song and chant offers visitors a window into a colorful culture—and into their care and reverence for their Native lands. Eric Lucas, travel writer

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The limitless light that bathes Fairbanks in midsummer is both energizing and comforting. You can play golf or ride your bike at midnight, or you can just relax in the sunflower glow that spreads across the entire sky into the ivory birch woodlands. Life seems to expand endlessly—and Alaska Interior visitors can enjoy this magic as easily as residents do. Eric Lucas, travel writer


Midnight Sun Season Bask in the sunshine. Wake up in the middle of the night to find the sun shining brightly, people out biking and gardening and walking the dog. 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 rejuvenating. More middle-of-thenight activities include running, biking, gardening and even baseball—where the Alaska Goldpanners start their historic solstice game at 10pm. 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 Earth has to offer. Heads Up! Track daylight hours for any day of the year at explorefairbanks.com.

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Fairbanks’ everlasting summer sunshine creates amazing growth, and as a result the local farmers markets are extraordinary. Northern farmers claim that produce tastes better because of the climate. Cool nights make the vegetables sweeter and more delicious than those grown in hotter climates. Purchase tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and more at seasonal markets—or brighten your day with a beautiful bouquet. Local small businesses also turn Alaska produce into for-sale items such as Alaskan jams, seasonings, mustards and more. Artwork, gifts and jewelry adorn the markets—find that perfect keepsake to remind you of your journey to the top of the world.

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

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To witness those lights dancing in the sky is without a doubt one of life’s great highlights—one of those unforgettable treasures. Striking the aurora from our bucket list in the winter wonderland that is Fairbanks was a truly special moment. Ian Shantz, travel writer


Aurora Season Experience the magical northern lights. Fairbanks is a world-famous aurora destination. Spanning all four seasons during nine months of the year, Aurora Season runs August 21 through 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. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation, distance from coastal areas and minimal light due to low population density consistently contribute to clear, dark skies and optimum viewing. Take a guided tour and chase the aurora with the experts. 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 a dog sled adventure; by snow cat tour; while ice fishing or on a flight above the Arctic Circle. Ask your accommodation’s front desk 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.

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

Natural phenomena are unscathed by viruses so local guides are still chasing the aurora and have developed ways to safely assist visitors in this pursuit. Whether seeing the northern lights is an unfilled dream, or something that you can’t get enough of, with careful planning Fairbanks can make your aurora viewing wishes come true.

Aurora Viewing in the Fairbanks Area • Intensity varies nightly, with the best displays from late evening to early morning. • Aurora will be visible an average of four out of five nights when the sky is clear and dark enough. • Auroras range in color—typically iridescent green, they can also be yellow, magenta and red.

• If you stay a minimum of three nights and are actively out during the evening hours, your chances of seeing the aurora increase to 90%. • A full moon does not interfere with aurora viewing— in fact, the full moon can enhance the contrast between the landscape and the aurora.

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View or order the Fairbanks Winter Guide online at www.explorefairbanks.com or call 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774.

Interior Alaska is where all of the fun happens in the winter! A day full of outdoor adventures with sled dogs, snow machines, or a walk with reindeer and then watching the aurora dance all night! Sherry Ott, travel blogger


Winter Season Winter rocks. With a blanket of snow covering the ground, hoarfrost clinging to the trees and the northern lights dancing overhead, Fairbanks is a portal into a winter wonderland mid-October through late March. Here you can mush a team of Alaskan sled dogs through a pristine forest, watch two-ton blocks of crystal clear ice turned into works of art or hit the trails via snowshoes, skis, fat tire bikes or hiking boots. Skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, curling and ice hockey abound. Challenge snowcapped hills on skis or snowboard or cross-country ski birch-laden trails. Fairbanks is a dog mushing mecca and accessing Alaska’s state sport—dog mushing—has never been easier. Local mushers have a variety of adventures to choose from, and if it’s spectating you prefer, Fairbanks hosts multiple sled dog races. Visits to kennels and even hiking with huskies are other great ways to experience some puppy love. Journey above the Arctic Circle, visit Santa in North Pole 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.

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In Fairbanks, ice art is not only remarkable, but commonplace during winter months with sculptures found all around town. The ice is harvested by forklift from local ponds and artists create brilliant sculptures with chain saws and specialized ice carving tools. There are ice museums and local ice events where you can frolic in playgrounds made of ice, skate on all-natural ice rinks and crawl through ice mazes.

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Dazzling Ice Sculptures

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Denali National Park is truly a slice of heaven... a pristine and stark beauty that soothes the soul with profound awe and wonder. Karin Leperi, travel writer


Denali National Park 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. In the summer, traverse the Denali Park Road in your own vehicle to mile 14 or journey deeper into the park via tour bus. Fairbanks outfitters offer both COVID-19 friendly road and air tours of the park all year. Flightseeing is also an exciting way to view the Alaska Range and get up close to the Great One. There are many ways to experience the park but make sure you verify your plans before you embark. 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.

The thirty days that I spent walking through the wilder­ness of Denali National Park while working on my undergraduate ge­ology research for the University of Alaska Fairbanks were some of the most unique and inspiring days of my life. Every day when I unzipped my tent door, I tilted my head back to look at the massive beauty that is Denali and could not help but wonder, “Why is it so big?” It is one thing to look at pictures of the Great One, but it is a remarkable experi­ence to actually stare up at it. Growing up in Alaska, I have seen many beautiful landscapes, but Denali is truly stunning. Walking through the glaciated wilderness provides an unparalleled feeling of solitude that is special to the park. To me, Denali is truly the heart of the Alaskan wilderness.

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During Winter Season, beginning in midFebruary, the National Park Service plows the first 12.5 miles of the Denali Park Road to the Mountain Vista Rest Area—where you can view Denali during clear weather.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska is like being on another planet. The mountains, best viewed from the sky, look like welcoming gates into another dimension—the Arctic. It looks fake but the colors are spectacular, true and flawless. This is nature at its finest. That’s basically Alaska in a nutshell. Lee Abbamonte, TV personality


Basecamp Extraordinary 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. Auto rentals, air and ground transportation, guided ecotours, fishing and boat charters and wildlife tours can be arranged through professional outfitters all following COVID-19 safety protocols. 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.

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

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Explore the National Parks

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve covers 8.4 million acres of pristine beauty, sometimes called Alaska’s ultimate wilderness. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve at 13.2 million acres is the largest national park in America. There are four mountain ranges and nine of North America’s sixteen highest peaks. Kobuk Valley National Park is renowned for half a million caribou and sand dunes created from ancient glaciers.

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Arts, Entertainment & Events Nature-inspired art. Captivated by the pristine, all-encompassing wilderness; artists find the Fairbanks region a wellspring for creativity. Museums, exhibitions, local shops, open air markets and more display art of all kinds—paintings, ceramics, masks, found art, sculpture and photography. Culinary artists and gardening buffs appreciate the light of the midnight sun and its boon to local farmers markets, locally sourced eateries and botanical gardens. With so many end of the road artists its easy to find that perfect keepsake to take home with you.

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Indoors or out, Fairbanks’ calendar of events is always engaging. Summer season is filled with a myriad of one-of-a kind events like the Midnight Sun Run, the Midnight Sun Festival, the World EskimoIndian Olympics, Golden Days and the Tanana Valley State Fair. Winter events include ice sculpting competitions, sled dog races, hockey, curling bonspiels, firework displays, winter solstice festivities and Alaska Native celebrations. Throughout the year, vibrant events include First Friday art exhibitions, guided nature walks, farmers and open air markets and various live presentations. Fairbanks joyfully sets the stage for a wide variety of classic and contemporary art, theater and music events and exhibitions year-round. Nature’s omnipresence has a profound impact on people here, and artists are no exception. To find out what’s happening during your time in Fairbanks, visit the online events calendar at www.explorefairbanks.com. Remember, due to COVID-19 it is important to confirm dates with the individual events you plan to attend.

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The project was founded in the Fairbanks North Star Borough in July of 2019 by artist Somer Hahm. Alaska's first barn quilt trail is designed to ignite the eyes and minds of Fairbanks by creating accessible, colorful and site-specific public art pieces. Barn quilts, bold geometric paintings of quilt block designs, enliven our shared spaces, honor familial heritage and bring attention to architecture. The cornerstone of the project has been “Flying Geese” which was mounted on one of the historic barns at Creamer's Field in 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, Chena Hot Springs Resort and the City of North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round.

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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. 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. With outstanding visitor attractions and activities and easy access to wilderness, Fairbanks and nearby North Pole offer you adventure in a genuine Alaskan style.

Walking and hiking trails through Fairbanks’ boreal forests like this one at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge are enjoyed year-round.

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Explore Fairbanks INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 18 Aurora Viewing 20 Dog Mushing 22 Family Fun 23 Fishing/River Excursions 23 Flightseeing/Aviation 24 Gold/Frontier History 24 Hot Springs 24 Museums 24 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 25 Sightseeing 26 Spectator Sports 27 Sports/Activities Rentals 27 Winter Activities 28 Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture 28 Art Galleries/Exhibits 28 Classes/Lectures 28 Dance Classes/Groups 28 Festivals 29 Performing Arts & Shows 29

Activities, Attractions and 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 4535 Melan Dr S, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 328-8982 sleddogexcursions@gmail.com www.dogsledexcursions.com Custom Interior Alaskan excursions for small groups of 1-6 passengers.

Alaska Dream Adventures  Tanana Lakes Recreation Area, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 830-2990 alaskadreamadventures@gmail.com www.alaskadreamadventures.com Guided wilderness paddling trips, equipment sales/ rentals, instruction.

Shopping Bookstores/Maps 29 Clothing/Sporting Goods 29 Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 29 Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars 30 Casual Dining 31 Coffee & Sweets 31 Fine Dining 31 Groceries 32 International Dining 32 Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts 32 Cabins 32 Hostels 32 Accommodations At-a-Glance 33 Hotels/Motels 35 Lodges 37 Campgrounds/RV Parks 38 Vacation Rentals 38 Meeting & Event Planning Audio/Visual Production 38 Catering 38 Event Facilities 38 Event Planners 39

Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures f 525 Halvorson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 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, AK 99701 (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.

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1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com See Denali in a day with the Alaska Railroad. Travel round-trip to Denali from Fairbanks aboard the Denali Star Train; ask about glass-domed GoldStar Service and Denali Park tours. Call us today!

Alaska 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 40 Copying/Printing 41 Medical/Health 41 Places of Worship 41 Real Estate 42 Services — Business & Education Associations 42 Education 42 Financial Services 42 Industry/Economic Development 42 Marketing/Promotions 42 Media 42

Alaska Tour Guide  f (907) 488-2699 alaskatourguide@yahoo.com Get acquainted with Alaska’s magic. Aurora, Arctic Circle and so much more!

Alaskan Adventure Riders  f 1450 Karen Way, Bldg #2, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 378-2739 akadvriders49@gmail.com, www.akriders.com Family-owned motorcycle rental & tour company. Start the adventure here!

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

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

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Explore Fairbanks 142 Nash St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-8203 info@arcticwild.com, www.arcticwild.com Raft, canoe, backpack & base camp wilderness adventures in Alaska’s Arctic.

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570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net The premier destination for aurora viewing, only 15 minutes from Fairbanks.

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

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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.

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.

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

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1101 Peger Rd, Chena River at Pioneer Park Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-2453 josh@canoealaska.com, www.canoealaska.com Bicycle, kayak & canoe rentals. Custom group tours. Tell us what YOU want.

955 Draanjik Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775 (907) 457-3454, Fax: (907) 457-3456 info@cchrc.org, www.cchrc.org Tour its research facility the second Thursday of each month at 2pm.

625 Two Rivers Rd, Two Rivers, AK 99712 (907) 987-3331 midnightsunatv@gmail.com www.midnightsunatvtours.com Fairbanks year-round outdoor tour and rental company! New ATV/snowmobiles.

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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.

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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Running Reindeer Ranch  f 1470 Ivans Alley, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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!

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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.

Williams Premier Tours, LLC  f (907) 322-2780 nick@907rei.com, www.williamspremiertours.com Alaska’s most thrilling winter and summer adventures. An absolute must!!

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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.

A&P Tours, Inc.

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430 K St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 272-9401, Fax: (907) 272-0251 aptours@acsalaska.net, www.aptoursalaska.com Specializing in aurora & winter/summer tours for international visitors.

Alaska Aurora Adventures

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

Alaska Journey Tours  f 4971 B Murphy Dome Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 987-0229 fairbanks.northern.lights@gmail.com www.instagram.com/alaska102 Offering tailor made tours with a photo service. Aurora and dog sledding.

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

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Cleary Summit, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

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!

Aurora Husky Lodge

(907) 980-8179 aurora@greatlandadventures.com www.greatlandadventures.com The best northern lights tour in Fairbanks! Photos, portraits and warm winter clothing included. Personalized forecast service provided. Know before you go! Exclusive northern lights guarantee. Fun, friendly and LOCAL guides! Experience why Greatland Adventures is the best!

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9605 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 631-8375 mitchi@hotmail.co.jp, www.aurorahuskylodge.com Come and join us in our warm lodge to watch the northern lights.

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

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570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 880-3314 info@aurorapointe.net, www.aurorapointe.net The premier destination for aurora viewing, only 15 minutes from Fairbanks.

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

Chandalar River Outfitters

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Nature Image  f (907) 322-5393 info@natureimage-alaska.com www.natureimage-alaska.com All night, small group, 29-mi north hillside. Photographer’s private cabin.

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

PhotoSymphony Productions

500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8224 contact@photosymphony.com www.photosymphony.com The Crown of Light — the most beautiful and realistic aurora show seen anywhere.

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.

SkyFire in Focus Tours  f (907) 347-9222 skyfirefocus@gmail.com, www.skyfireinfocus.com Aurora photography mentoring and viewing from a local experienced guide.

Wandering Coyote Adventures f 2064 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 371-9401 wanderingcoyotealaska@gmail.com www.wca-alaska.com We want you to experience Interior Alaska just as the locals do!

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5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6 Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

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Jeff Studdert Race Grounds, 935 Farmers Loop Rd (Mile 4), Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 457-6874 admacontact2018@gmail.com www.alaskadogmushers.com Open North American is the oldest consecutively run sprint sled dog race.

Aurora Pointe

2270 Hattie Creek Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 841-4694 lisbet@arcticdogco.com, www.arcticdogco.com Drive your own dog team. Hike with Siberian huskies. Remote aurora viewing.

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

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570 Funk Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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 2240 Railroad Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (248) 568-0345 borealjourneysak@gmail.com www.borealjourneysak.com Authentic family-run adventures with friendly dogs & people, close to town.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Alaska’s only year-round natural hot springs resort. Fullservice restaurant and bar. Chena dog kennel has over 75 dogs. It provides winter sled dog rides from Nov-Apr and summer dog cart rides May-Sep with daily kennel tours at 3pm. Simply book at the Activity Center.

Chena Outdoor Collective

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7435 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 799-4420 chenaoutdoorco@gmail.com www.chenaoutdoorco.com Daily 3hr tours 9am & 2pm. Mushing, gold panning and reindeer.

Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides with Two Rivers Trailblazers, LLC f 4223 & 4240 Chena Hot Springs Rd Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 488-5991 mushwithus@gmail.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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(907) 750-2313 friskypupsbb@gmail.com, www.friskypupsbb.com Breathtaking ride with frisky pups! Warm gear & warming hut provided.

Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours f 5157 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-0208 eleanor@justshortofmagic.com www.justshortofmagic.com Personal sled dog tours, mushing school, warm-up house. Arctic gear available.

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Ice Alaska

(907) 388-7666 themushingcoop@gmail.com www.themushingcoop.com Join us on a day mush, backcountry ski or aurora tour!

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.

Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours  f Intersection of Herning Rd & George Rd Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 699-3960 dogs@pawsforadventure.com www.pawsforadventure.com Small- & large-group tours available—short day tours to 6-day expeditions.

Sled Dog Adventures

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

Sluice Box Sled Dogs f (907) 310-1906 gjnappi@sluiceboxsleddogs.com www.sluiceboxsleddogs.com Take a tour with traditional Gold Rush huskies. Sled rides, bike/skijoring.

Trail Breaker Kennel

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(907) 347-7274, Fax: (907) 474-8288 tours@trailbreakerkennel.com www.trailbreakerkennel.com Conveniently located, historic kennel with seasonal tours & dog sled rides!

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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.

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.

Tanana Valley State Fair

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1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3750, 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

525 Halvorson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Toll Free: (800) 819-0737 info@akrivertours.com, www.akrivertours.com Fish, raft, ice fish, snowmachine, dog sled, aurora tours. Gear & transfer!

Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC  f 7445 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 488-7517, Fax: (907) 488-7517 letarte@alaska.net, www.wildernessenterprises.com Chena fishing, float trips, ½-day, full day, fly out trips & ice fishing.

Chandalar River Outfitters

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5804 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Mile 18.6 Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

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!

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

Family Fun

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, AK 99712 (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!

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Explore Fairbanks Tan-Yuk Marine  f 1020 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 483-0566 tanyukmarine@gmail.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.

Flightseeing/Aviation Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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, AK 99701 (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com A true Alaskan dining experience. Fire-grilled wild salmon, Northern fried chicken, beef back BBQ ribs & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection. Dinner served 5-9pm with outdoor/indoor seating. The Palace Theater show, Alaska’s top comedy revue playing nightly at 8:15pm.

Gold Daughters

1671 Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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, AK 99712 (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, AK 99701 (907) 459-1087, Fax: (907) 459-1199 pioneerpark@co.fairbanks.ak.us fairbanksak.myrec.com 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, AK 99701 (907) 456-8947 tyhs@alaska.net, www.tananayukonhistory.org Operates Wickersham House Museum. Memorial Day– Labor Day, noon-8pm.

Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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

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, AK 99712 (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!

Fairbanks Children’s Museum f 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.

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

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Explore Fairbanks Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort f 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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 preWorld 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, AK 99701 (907) 459-7420 ftvrr@ftvrr.com www.facebook.com/tananavalleyrailroad Come visit Steam Engine #1 and RR Museum hosted by FTVRR. Daily 12-8pm.

Ice Museum

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

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Nature/Wildlife Viewing

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.

2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 590-5900 info@1stalaskatours.com, www.1stalaskatours.com Arctic Circle, hot springs, city tour, aurora, dog mushing, snow machining.

Pioneer Air Museum

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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 f Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-8579 info@fairbankspioneermuseum.com www.fairbanks-alaska.com/pioneer-museum-bigstampede.htm 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, AK 99775 (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. Awardwinning exhibits and breathtaking architecture make the museum an extraordinary destination. Movies about the aurora and more. Museum store. RV/bus parking.

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Alaska Songbird Institute

1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 888-2121 tricia.blake@aksongbird.org, www.aksongbird.org Dedicated to research & conservation of Alaska’s birds. Visitors welcome.

Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography f 5465 Nepal Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 750-7572 info@aurora-bear.com, www.aurora-bear.com Learn from our 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!

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge f Farmhouse Visitors Center 1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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.

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2178 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775 (907) 474-7222 gbgsociety@gmail.com www.georgesonbotanicalgarden.org Come see the Georgeson Botanical Garden’s beautiful plants and fun events!

(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! Virtual tour at www.uaf.edu/visit.

Large Animal Research Station UAF  f 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-5724 uaf-lars-tours@alaska.edu, www.uaf.edu/lars Guided tours of muskoxen and reindeer. Gift shop. Picnic area.

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.

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

Sightseeing

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.

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

Festival Fairbanks, Inc.

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

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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Explore Fairbanks Northern Alaska Tour Company  f PO Box 82991, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-8600, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (800) 474-1986 adventure@northernalaska.com www.northernalaska.com Discover Alaska’s Arctic! Adventures throughout Alaska’s Arctic featuring the natural history & cultural heritage of the region. Destinations include: Dalton Highway, Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay, Utqiagvik & Nome.

Princess Rail Tours

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

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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.

U.S. Army Garrison Alaska

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

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! Virtual tour at www.uaf.edu/visit.

Spectator Sports Epic Kayak Ultimate

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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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+.

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

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

Fairbanks Tennis Association

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.

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, AK 99712 (907) 374-9600 hajduke@mac.com, www.traxoutdoorcenter.com Summer: paddleboards. Winter: XC ski & snowshoes. Year-round: yoga classes.

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Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

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

Moose Mountain Ski Area

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3450 Moose Mountain Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 278-3572, Fax: (907) 278-3572 Toll Free: (888) 3573 marketing@salmonberrytours.com www.salmonberrytours.com Salmon Berry Travel & Tours offers all-inclusive, small group 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.

Wandering Coyote Adventures f 2064 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 371-9401 wanderingcoyotealaska@gmail.com www.wca-alaska.com We want you to experience Interior Alaska, just as the locals do!

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Alaska Native Culture

Alaska Native Cultural Programs — Tanana Chiefs Conference f 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3741, Fax: (907) 459-3838 cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org/cultural-programs Are you interested in Alaska Native culture? Visit our website to learn about authentic Alaska Native artists, storytelling through dance and song, the significance of traditional attire and so much more.

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.

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 535 2nd Ave, Ste 203, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-6646, Fax: (907) 456-2422 weio1961@weio.org, www.weio.org Traditional Native athletic games, Native arts and crafts, Native dance.

Art Galleries/Exhibits 2 Street Gallery, LLC

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

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!

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, AK 99709 (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 info@fsaf.org, www.fsaf.org Noon performances, evening concerts daily July 18August 1, 2021. On UAF campus.

The Folk School

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Pioneer Park, Cabin 66 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-1219 operations@folk.school, www.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, AK 99775 (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 instate tuition for all), 47 children’s day camps, & 43 FREE public events, MonThurs nights for a lecture or concert. Join us on campus at UAF!

Dance Classes/Groups

Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc. f Pioneer Park Dance Center 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3331 info@fairbanksballroom.dance www.fairbanksballroom.org Many styles of dance classes, regular social dances & practices.

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Clothing/Sporting Goods

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Pioneer Park, Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5699 www.dancealaska.org Showcasing Ballroom, Contra, English, Square Dance, Middle East, Zumba.

507 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3458, Fax: (907) 456-2413 www.bigrays.com Clothing, footwear and sporting goods. Fly fishing headquarters.

101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3741, Fax: (907) 459-3838 cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org www.tananachiefs.org/cultural-programs Interested in Alaska Native culture? Visit our website to learn more.

Festivals

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f 600 University Ave, Ste 8, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 info@fsaf.org, www.fsaf.org A unique, mid-July two-week study & performance festival with classes in multiple music genres, dance, theatre arts, healing arts, visual arts & creative writing.

Performing Arts & Shows Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com A true Alaskan dining experience. Fire-grilled wild salmon, Northern fried chicken, beef back BBQ ribs & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection. Dinner served 5-9pm with outdoor/indoor seating. The Palace Theater show, Alaska’s top comedy revue playing nightly at 8:15pm.

Big Ray’s

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Prospector Outfitters

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

Gift Shops/Specialty Goods

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 Authentic Alaskan store—furs, gifts, fabric. Best choices, quality & price.

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry f

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.

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.

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Arctic Circle Enterprises LLC  f

2 Street Gallery, LLC

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

Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre f

(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 65 yrs.

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 Townsend Point.

Fairbanks Symphony Association f 1708 Tanana Lp, Rm 234, UAF Campus Fairbanks, AK 99775 (907) 474-5733 info@fairbankssymphony.org www.fairbankssymphony.org Symphonic music with world-class soloists at Davis Concert Hall.

North Star Ballet

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1755 Westwood Way #1, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-8800 samantha@nsbfairbanks.org, www.nsbfairbanks.org Alaska’s leading ballet school & company. 907-4518800, www.nsbfairbanks.org

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. Circle 8 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Explore Fairbanks Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds f 32 College Road, Ste 22M, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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 www.alaskancraftmarket.com Bring your visitors to the historic craft market. Huge selection of Alaskana.

Good LLC

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356 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5463 greg@goodalaska.com, www.goodalaska.com Providing premium brands and products for cannabis enthusiasts.

Good Titrations

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(907) 474-4663 info@goodtitrations.com, www.goodtitrations.com Warm up with a crafted coffee & see what Fairbanks cultivates year-round!

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.

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. f 2400 Davis Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3885, Fax: (907) 456-3889 Toll Free: (800) 478-3885 akhunt@ak.net Smoked salmon, lox, caviar, hot dogs, jerky, buffalo and more.

The Knotty Shop

Santa Claus House

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

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

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center f 101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-3701, Fax: (907) 459-3702 info@morristhompsoncenter.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org The Alaska Geographic Store offers Alaska-themed books, films, maps and gifts for kids and adults.

River City Investments, LLC

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535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 388-3264, Fax: (888) 613-7747 williamsonlisad@gmail.com www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/ River-City-Investments-LLC-982507355122838/ 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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101 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-2200, Fax: (907) 488-5601 Toll Free: (800) 588-4078 info@santaclaushouse.com www.santaclaushouse.com Home of the Original Letter from Santa and genuine deed to one square inch of North Pole. Browse through thousands of unique Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles. Enjoy a treat from The Sweet Shop while you look around. Open year-round.

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

Tanana Valley Farmers Market

2600 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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.

Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc.

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

Twigs Alaskan Gifts

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

Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars Arctic Harvest LLC

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4753 Eielson Farm Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 460-1414 www.akgrownspirits.com Alaska grown farm distillery. Visit us for tours, whiskey and cocktails!

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.

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.

Mecca Bar

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549 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6320 jrbonacci@yahoo.com Est 1946. Last 2 Street Bar. Cold beer, great drinks, friendly locals.

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Explore Fairbanks Ursa Major Distilling  f PO Box 187, Ester, AK 99725 (907) 347-8951 sales@ursamajordistilling.com www.ursamajordistilling.com Local, handcrafted spirits and cocktails. Tasting room and tours available.

Casual Dining

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre  Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7274, Fax: (907) 456-6997 Toll Free: (800) 354-7274 akvisit@gci.net, www.akvisit.com A true Alaskan dining experience. Fire-grilled wild salmon, Northern fried chicken, beef back BBQ ribs & beer-battered halibut cooked to perfection. Dinner served 5-9pm with outdoor/indoor seating. The Palace Theater show, Alaska’s top comedy revue playing nightly at 8:15pm.

Bagels & Brew

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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 Kettle boiled bagels, homemade spreads and locally roasted coffee.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

The Cookie Jar Restaurant

Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine f 1235 Airport Way, #1, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-8399, Fax: (907) 374-8377 miguelsllc@hotmail.com Authentic Mexican cuisine, lunch/dinner specials daily. Miguel’s casa es su casa!

Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge f 4438 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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. Fresh fish & great views of Chena River.

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

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co. f 2195 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

Subway Restaurants

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11 locations to serve you in Fairbanks and North Pole area Toll Free: (800) 360-2283 subwaycatering@subwayak.com, www.subway.com Subway® fast subs, wraps & salads prepared in front of you.

Coffee & Sweets Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream 

3453 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7813 hlhmicr@gmail.com, www.hotlicks.net Super-premium ice cream made in Fairbanks, AK since 1986.

McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc.  408 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6853 sandcastle@acsalaska.net Charming atmosphere. Soup for lunch or dinner. Live music Fri-Sat night.

Fine Dining

Bobby’s Downtown

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609 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3222, Fax: (907) 457-4972 bobbysdowntownfbks@live.com www.facebook.com/bobbysdowntown 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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(907) 479-8319, Fax: (907) 479-8329 management@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.

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

Hilltop Truck Stop

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5.5 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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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Explore Fairbanks The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon f 796 Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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, AK 99712 (907) 457-3883, Fax: (907) 457-4789 turtle@polarnet.com www.facebook.com/turtleclubfairbanks Fine dining, rustic atmosphere. Prime rib, seafood, reservations recommended.

Wolf Run Restaurant

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Co-op Market Grocery & Deli

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

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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!

The Roaming Root Cellar  f 372 Old Chena Pump Rd, #D, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 251-7083 admin@roamingrootak.com www.roamingrootak.com We are a specialty food market, selling Alaskan made/ grown food.

International Dining

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A Suite Alaskan Inn

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A Taste of Alaska Lodge

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Mile 5.3 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

Alaska Grizzly Lodge  f 1470 Westmoreland Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 488-7475, Fax: (907) 488-7475 akgrizzlylodge@gmail.com www.alaskagrizzlylodge.com Prime aurora viewing with wake-up service, viewing decks & train nearby.

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Aurora Pioneer Manor  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.

(907) 456-4000 aurorapioneertours@gmail.com www.aurorapioneermanor.com We offer world-class accommodations and on-site aurora viewing.

Fushimi Japanese Fusion

Aurora Villa

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.

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Bed & Breakfasts

512 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 328-3206 www.facebook.com/auroracrepesandpekingduck

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

Accommodations

Cleary Summit, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing atop Cleary Summit.

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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.

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

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

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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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Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel  f 3740 Lyle Ave, North Pole, AK 99705 (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

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, AK 99712 (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, AK 99709 (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.

(907) 378-1161 tony@cafegos.org, www.cafegos.org Close to town offering comfortable rooms. Free WiFi. Aurora viewing on-site.

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Explore Fairbanks 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, AK 99709 (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.

An Inn on Minnie Street  f 309 Erceg St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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.

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325 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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 on-site as well!

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, fitness & business center.

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.

Bridgewater Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham f 723 First Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-6661 Toll Free: (833) 303-4760 www.bridgewaterhotel.net A boutique-style hotel in the heart of downtown, overlooking the Chena River & walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Open yr round with 93 guest rooms & jr suites with amenities. Courtesy shuttle based on schedule/availability. We look forward to being “At Your Service.”

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Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge 

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.

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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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

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Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC f 4888 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6201, Fax: (907) 479-5766 Toll Free: (800) 447-1910 sourdough@goldennorthmotel.com www.goldennorthmotel.com Great summer starting rate! Attractive, clean rooms with private baths, cable TV and voice mail. Free continental breakfast. Courtesy 24-hour airport shuttle. Located near popular visitors attractions. Free highspeed Internet and wireless.

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

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

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1850 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-4500, Fax: (907) 456-4515 Toll Free: (877) 774-2400 info@pikeslodge.com, www.pikeslodge.com 208-room lodge 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!

River’s Edge Resort

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

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Explore Fairbanks Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels f 1717 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.sophiestationsuites.com 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.

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

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

Mile 329 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge 

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 onsite 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!

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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212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.wedgewoodresortalaska.com 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.

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center  f813 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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Mile 5.3 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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, AK 99712 (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing. Located atop Cleary Summit for horizon-to-horizon views to the north from your own room! Each room has 2 queen beds, big sofa, private kitchen & bathroom, Internet and our signature north windows.

Borealis Basecamp, LLC f 2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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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Mile 28.5 Steese Hwy, Chatanika, AK 99712 (907) 389-2164, Fax: (907) 389-2166 chatanika.lodge@yahoo.com www.chatanikalodge.com Lodging, restaurant, bar, package store, aurora viewing.

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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) 451-2754 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, AK 99712 (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.

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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. Mid-May to mid-Sept.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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.

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1222 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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, AK 99701 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 askus@fountainheadhotels.com www.wedgewoodresortalaska.com 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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2760 Phillips Field Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-4833 events@aupak.com, www.aupak.com Interior Alaska’s premier audio/visual and event supply company.

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17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (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.

Vacation Rentals

River’s Edge RV Park

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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.

Meeting & Event Planning

4140 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Situated on the banks of the Chena River. Full hook-ups, 167 spaces, 30/50 amp power, cable TV, WiFi, free showers, pets allowed, on-site coin operated washers/ dryers and gift shop. Walk to Chena’s Alaskan Grill featuring fresh salmon and halibut.

Friends Church, 1485 30th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3857, Fax: (907) 452-3164 theworks1981@yahoo.com Call us for all your catering, planning and decorating needs.

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

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1316 Badger Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6392 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!

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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 their clients.

Your Story Wedding & Event Planning  f PO Box 10904, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 460-3547 hello@yourstoryak.com, www.yourstoryak.com Wedding & event coordination. Setting the standard for design & service.

Transportation Air Transportation Alaska Airlines

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (800) 252-7522 www.alaskaair.com Offering service to Fairbanks from the Lower 48 and intra-Alaska cities.

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3842 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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!

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451-4360, Fax: (907) 451-6435 drac@acsalaska.net, www.dollar.com/locations/localsites/fairbanks.aspx?locationid=fai Free pick-up/return at train station/hotels. Best locally owned fleet.

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Alaska Auto Rental  f 2375 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 457-7368 info@alaskaautorental.com 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.

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Fairbanks International Airport 6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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, AK 99709 (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, AK 99701 (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.

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Gray Line Alaska

1555 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7798, Fax: (907) 452-0680 Toll Free: (888) 706-3835 www.sourdoughfuel.com Sourdough Fuel welcomes RVers with FREE dump stations & water.

3820 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-3555 adventure@northernalaska.com www.daltonhighwayexpress.com Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Brooks Range & Prudhoe Bay shuttles.

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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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.

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1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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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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 GoldStar, Adventure Class, private luxury dome rail and deluxe motorcoach. Save time, money and see new scenery by traveling one way via train & the other by motorcoach. Vacation packages and cruise transfers also available.

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.

MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough f 501 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-1011 transitservices@fnsb.us, www.fnsb.us/macs Get around Fairbanks and North Pole with the MACS Transit Bus System.

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.

Trip Planning Travel Agents/Trip Planners

Alaska Memories Tours  f (907) 888-8360 memoriestoursus@gmail.com www.alaskamemoriestours.com The best TOP 10 tour packages. Use promo code: 8360

Alaska Skylar Travel LLC  f (907) 274-8884, Fax: (907) 274-1455 leiguo@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 Specializing in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations including Fairbanks. Our knowledgeable local staff can arrange all your lodging, tours and transportation. Offering great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation!

Aurora Expeditions  f 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 201, Anchorage, AK 99501 (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, AK 99701 (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.

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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.

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, brochures, maps and more about Fairbanks, Denali, Interior and Arctic Alaska.

Services - Visitors Banks/ATMs

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119 N Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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!

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430 Merhar Ave or 1300 Washington Dr Fairbanks, AK (907) 450-7301, Fax: (907) 450-7309 Toll Free: (800) 856-4362 customer.service@fnbalaska.com www.fnbalaska.com Full-service banking. Branches statewide. 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.

Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center f 360 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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.

Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union f 1417 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-5900, Fax: (907) 459-5990 Toll Free: (800) 478-1949 info@spiritofak.com, www.spiritofak.com Local financial services, accounts, auto loans, mortgages & call center.

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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.

3510 International St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8141 orders@akdigiprint.com, www.akdigiprint.com Large & small format printing, banners, lamination. Computer tech on-site.

1310 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-4380 info@bethelchurchak.org, www.bethelchurchak.org Services Sunday 8:30, 10 & 11:30am. Nursery available @ 10am.

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

Medical/Health

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center f 1650 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8181, Fax: (907) 458-5324 www.foundationhealth.org 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.

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Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks f 1316 Peger Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 374-9500 receptionist@cbna.org www.dioceseoffairbanks.org/joomla Come worship with us & celebrate in mission churches. Can accommodate buses.

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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church f 1029 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-5235 coordinator@stmatthewschurch.org www.stmatthewschurch.org Sundays: Eucharist 8 & 10:30am. Winter: Wed-7pm Eucharist & 8pm Compline.

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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.

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AK Centennial Center for the Arts Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 251-8386 info@fairbanksarts.org, www.fairbanksarts.org Fine art gallery. Concerts, literary readings & art education.

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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(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! Virtual tour at www.uaf.edu/visit.

Financial Services

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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, AK 99701 (907) 456-6676, Fax: (907) 456-6431 ksh@kshcpa.com, www.kshcpa.com Certified public accountants.

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201 1st Ave, Ste 124, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (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

5904 Old Airport Way, Ste 133, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (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.

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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.vfw.org No one does more for veterans. Promote patriotism & honor service. Canteen.

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.

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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

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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.

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2501 Mission Rd, North Pole, AK 99705 (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.

Education

Lynden Training Center  f 4325 Cinch St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2223, Fax: (206) 988-0077 ltc@lynden.com, www.lynden.com/training Training in HAZMAT, transportation, waste, equipment, safety and much more.

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United Way of the Tanana Valley f (907) 452-7211, Fax: (907) 452-7270 info@unitedwaytv.com, www.unitedwaytv.com Connecting people with resources to achieve a strong, flourishing community.

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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 Providing quality education from academic programs to specialized training.

Whether you are basking in the midnight sun April 22 – August 20 or scanning the skies for the aurora August 21 – April 21, an awe-inspiring visit to Fairbanks will keep you up all night! www.explorefairbanks.com


Denali Neighbors Denali, crown jewel of the Alaska Range. One of Alaska’s most popular destinations, Denali National Park and Preserve is an easy two-hour drive or four-hour Alaska Railroad ride from Fairbanks. The majestic Alaska Range offers an incredible backdrop to much of Alaska’s Interior. In the park, wildlife abounds with bear, wolf, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and more being commonly seen by travelers. 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 and Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska Railroad

1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com See Alaska by rail! The Alaska Railroad connects Alaska’s most popular destinations: Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier, Seward and more. Enjoy incredible views, onboard dining and local tour guides. Premium, glass-domed GoldStar Service available.

Denali ATV Adventures  Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-4288, Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@denaliatv.com, www.denaliatv.com Alaska’s premier ATV adventure company next to Denali National 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-September.

Denali Jeep Excursions

Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (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 7:30 am, 6:30 pm 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.

Denali Raft Adventures, Inc.

Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, in Rainbow Village RV Park Denali Park, AK 99755 (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.

Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, in Rainbow Village RV Park Denali Park, AK 99755 (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.

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Flightseeing/Aviation

Mile 92 Denali Parks Rd Denali National Park, AK 99755 (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 MP 230 Parks Hwy, 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 

Denali Air

Mile 229.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-2261, Fax: (907) 683-1347 flightseeing@denaliair.com, www.denaliair.com Take a flight with Denali Air for your best odds of seeing Denali!

Talkeetna Air Taxi  f Talkeetna State Airport, Talkeetna, AK (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, AK 99755 (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 Photo Guides 

224.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 768-2200 info@denaliphoto.com, www.denaliphoto.com Learn to photograph the majesty of the Alaskan landscape! Group size 4.

Sightseeing

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure  22333 S Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (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.

Mile 214 Parks Hwy, Cantwell, AK 99729 (907) 768-1127, Fax: (907) 768-1127 2fishon@mtaonline.net, www.denaliflyfishing.com Catch & release Arctic grayling. Beginners welcome. Guided 1/2 & full day.

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Denali Neighbors Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

Food & Drink Breweries, Distilleries & Bars

49th State Brewing Co - Denali Park  Mile 248.5 Parks Hwy, Healy, AK 99743 (907) 683-2739 info@49thstatebrewing.com The “Pride of Alaska” where locals dine and tourists make memories.

Casual Dining

Black Diamond Resort Co  One Mile Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (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, AK 99743 (907) 683-4343 lodging@parks-edge.com, www.parks-edge.com Comfy log cabins with private baths near Denali & golf course, sleep 2-6.

Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (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, AK 99755 (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, AK 99755 (907) 683-5100 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 reservations@denalialaska.com www.denalialaska.com See panoramic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and Denali National Park. Join us high above it all at the Grande Denali Lodge. Comfortable rooms, Alaskan hospitality and great food at the Alpenglow Restaurant and Peak Spirits Lounge. We sell out early for a reason—the view.

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

Hostels

Denali Hostel & Cabins  224.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-7503 stay@denalihostel.com, www.denalihostel.com Private cabins & shared dorms. Shuttle, kitchen, hot showers, WiFi.

Hotels/Motels

Aurora Denali Lodge

Mile 68 Denali Hwy, Cantwell, AK 99729 (907) 398-9673 acl@alpinecreeklodge.com 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!

Denali Park Village

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, AK 99755 (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.

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.

Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234, Fax: (907) 264-4610 info@denaliparkvillage.com www.denaliparkvillage.com Luxury lodge & cabin accommodations in the heart of Denali!

Mile 249.5 Parks Hwy, Healy, AK 99743 (907) 683-4500, Fax: (907) 683-4503 Toll Free: (800) 683-4501 info@auroradenalilodge.com www.auroradenalilodge.com A small locally owned hotel nestled in the woods in the heart of Alaska.

Denali Bluffs Hotel

238.2 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-7000 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 reservations@denalialaska.com www.denalialaska.com Nestled into Sugarloaf Mountain with aerial views of Denali National Park, the Denali Bluffs Hotel offers comfortable rooms, hearty food at the Mountaineer Grill & Bar and Alaskan hospitality. Adventure is just steps away. You won’t find these views down at street level.

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Transportation

Trip Planning

Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (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.

Ground/Public Transportation

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.alaskarailroad.com See Alaska by rail! Year-round service connecting the best of Alaska.

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 Specializing in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations including Fairbanks. Our knowledgeable local staff can arrange all your lodging, tours and transportation. Offering great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation!

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park, AK 99755 (907) 683-7777 denalirainbow@mtaonline.net, www.denalirv.com Full-service RV park, motel rms w/kitchens. 1-mi north of Denali entrance.

Tatlanika Trading Company

Mile 276 Parks Hwy, Healy, AK 99743 (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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Visitor Information

Denali Chamber of Commerce  f Mile .5 Healy Spur Rd, Healy, AK 99743 (907) 683-4636 info@denalichamber.com, www.discoverdenali.org 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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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. This area includes colorful communities like Nenana, Delta Junction, Glennallen and Tok. Alaska’s adventure corridor, with its rich gold rush history and spectacular scenery, stretches from Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway to Valdez and includes mighty rivers, mountains and historic roadhouses.

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Trekking to ice caves and glaciers, hiking, fishing and outdoor activities are highlights of Alaska’s exciting Interior. 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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The Lodge at Black Rapids  f (877) 825-9413 • www.lodgeatblackrapids.com

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4 Mile Rd, Nenana, AK 99760 (907) 888-0365 bckennel@mtaonline.net, www.billcotterkennel.com Take a ride with the great dogs of the Iditarod. Tours have a personal touch.

Fishing/River Excursions AK Fish Charters 

Mile 101 Richardson Hwy Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 799-4569 akfishcharters@gmail.com, www.akfishcharters.com

Yukon River Lodge  f 15 Miles above Ruby on the Yukon River Ruby, AK 99768 (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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1/4 Mile Airport Rd, Chicken, AK 99732 (907) 782-4427 chickenrvpark@gmail.com, www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gifts, gold panning, gold dredge tour.

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Trip Planning

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

Accommodations Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge  1 Brenwick Craig Rd, Mile 102 Richardson Hwy Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 822-4000 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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Mile 189 Glenn Hwy, Glennallen, AK 99588 (907) 822-5555, Fax: (907) 822-5558 chamber@cvinternet.net, www.traveltoalaska.com 110 A St, Nenana, AK 99760 (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 www.northpolechamber.us Visitor center open Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10am to 6pm. Events year-round!

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

Tok Chamber of Commerce

1415 Alaska Hwy, Tok, AK 99780 (907) 883-5775, Fax: (907) 883-5775 Toll Free: (833) 865-4636 manager@tokalaskainfo.com www.tokalaskainfo.com Fun for any season! Including a 4th of July parade & annual flea market.

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

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Arctic Neighbors An unforgettable journey. 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, polar bear and other wildlife viewing. 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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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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Mile 175 Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot, AK 99709 (907) 474-3500, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (866) 474-3400 adventure@northernalaska.com www.coldfootcamp.com Your base camp for exploring Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range. Great food along the Dalton Highway with simple, clean rooms. Land and air transportation can be arranged. Great aurora viewing in the winter. Tours, tire shop, fuel and gift shop.

Deadhorse Camp  f PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-3565, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (877) 474-3565 adventure@northernalaska.com www.deadhorsecamp.com Your first stop in Deadhorse. Rooms, food, gifts & Arctic Ocean shuttles.

Yukon River Camp  Mile 56 Dalton Hwy, Yukon Crossing, AK (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.

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Fairbanks— Basecamp for Alaska’s Arctic

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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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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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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Situated along a network of waterways known as the Inside Passage, Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s scenic and charming coastal cities.

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Alaskan Neighbors

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!

Museums

Alaska Museum of Science & Nature  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, AK 99501 (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.

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(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.

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

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

Nature/Wildlife Viewing

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112 N Harbor Dr, Valdez, AK 99686 (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.

Marine Transportation

Sightseeing

Major Marine Tours

Alaska Marine Highway

1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664 (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.

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519 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-8023, Fax: (907) 277-5890 Toll Free: (800) 544-0529 info@26glaciers.com, www.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.

Shopping Gift Shops/Specialty Goods

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Trip Planning Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

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

Alaska Private Touring, LLC

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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.

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 Specializing in custom vacations to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations including Fairbanks. Our knowledgeable local staff can arrange all your lodging, tours and transportation. Offering great value, quality products and a convenient way to plan your Alaska vacation!

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.

Accommodations

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Lodges

(907) 266-4631 info@alaskarefugefriends.org alaskarefugefriends.org Experience Alaska’s refuges through education, service & advocacy!

#15 Millsite, Kennicott, AK 99588 (907) 258-2350, Fax: (907) 248-7975 Toll Free: (800) 582-5128 info@kennicottlodge.com, www.kennicottlodge.com Wilderness lodge in Wrangell-St. Elias Nat. Park. Great activities & food.

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Mile 1.8 Alyeska Hwy, Girdwood, AK 99587 (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.

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Alaskan Neighbors Alaska Travel Connections LLC

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

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

122 2nd Ave S, Haines, AK 99827 (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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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.

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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330 E 4th Ave, Ste 204, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 258-4690, Fax: (907) 258-4691 hai4690@haishirokuma.com, www.haishirokuma.com Tours & hotel reservations. Japanese-speaking staff available.

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.

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PO Box 1313, Girdwood, AK 99587 Toll Free: (888) 999-9587 info@girdwoodchamber.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.

192 Alex Hately, Bethel, AK 99559 (907) 543-2911, Fax: (907) 543-2255 bethelchamberak@gmail.com, www.cityofbethel.org Bethel is rich in Yu’pik culture. Host of K300 dog race and Camai Dance Festival.

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 14896 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, 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

131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (907) 225-6166, Fax: (907) 225-4250 Toll Free: (800) 770-3300 info@visit-ketchikan.com, www.visit-ketchikan.com Alaska begins in Ketchikan. Our lifestyle, your reward. Free travel guide.

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King & Front St, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 (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 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 (907) 317-1114 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, AK 99762 (907) 443-6555, Fax: (907) 443-5832 visit@mynomealaska.com, www.visitnomealaska.com Gold Rush history. 300+ mile road system. Birdwatching. Iditarod finish.

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2001 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664 (907) 224-8051, Fax: (907) 224-5353 visitseward@seward.com, www.seward.com Outdoor adventure, culture, scenic wonders. Seward. com—Alaska starts here!

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

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

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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.

Unalaska Visitors Bureau  f 5th and Broadway St, Unalaska, AK 99685 (907) 581-2612, Fax: (907) 581-2613 Toll Free: (877) 581-2612 unalaskacvb@gmail.com, www.ci.unalaska.ak.us Adventure awaits you in the heart of the Aleutians. Come see for yourself!

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau f 309 Fairbanks Dr, Valdez, AK 99686 (907) 835-2984, Fax: (907) 835-4845 info@valdezalaska.org, www.valdezalaska.org Untouched yet within reach. Discover 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 Sitka/Sitka Chamber of Commerce f 104 Lake St, Sitka, AK 99835 (907) 747-8604 info@visitsitka.org, www.visitsitka.org Part Russian, part Tlingit, totally beautiful. Contact us for visitor info.

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.

Yukon Visitor Information Centers  104 Robert Campbell Hwy, Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0 (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.

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2511 Tidewater Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501 (253) 359-1153 tjanney@totemaritime.com, www.totemaritime.com TOTE has twice-weekly Alaska cargo service between Anchorage and Tacoma.

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.

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

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

Driving Fairbanks to Valdez— Alaska’s Adventure Corridor Alaska’s adventure corridor, with its rich history and spectacular scenery, stretches from Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway to Valdez and includes mighty rivers, mountains and historic roadhouses. Heading south from Fairbanks, visit with Santa Claus in North Pole, where “the spirit of Christmas lives year-round.” Explore Delta Junction, the official end of the Alaska Highway, and Paxson at the crossroads of the Richardson and Denali highways with scenic vistas and wildlife sightings. The Copper River with its world-renowned salmon and the Gulkana, Delta and Tanana rivers offer scenic recreation with rafting, fishing and jet boat tours. Glaciers are visible from the highway or by flight, kayak tour or cruise.

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The Copper River Valley features the towns of Glennallen, Copper Center, Gulkana and Gakona rich with gold rush history and Alaska Native culture. The final leg of the corridor ends in Valdez, established by turn-of-thecentury gold prospectors who headed north. Treks on Worthington and Valdez glaciers, Prince William Sound cruises, fishing and outdoor activities are highlights of this incredible trip south.

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

Quintessentially Alaskan, Fairbanks is a frontier town with loads of log cabins, end of the road artists, brilliant Alaska Native culture and gutsy pioneers. Fairbanks is enjoying a revival with ever more coffee shops and food trucks, restaurants, locally made libations, public art and spaces, entrepreneurial attractions, activities and events that celebrate life in the far north. 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. How to Dress: 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 – August 20

Aurora Season

August 21 – April 21

Average Daylight Hours and Temperature

This period is infused with light and 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 – Late March Average Snowfall and Temperature

In the Fairbanks region, the aurora borealis (northern lights) often appear 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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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. Stroll the streets year-round and find unexpected public artworks all around town. Pipes (steam vents) are painted, murals abound and sculptures—both permanent artworks and seasonal ice sculptures—beautify downtown streets and businesses. 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.

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River City

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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 yearround 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 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. COVID-19 has impacted transportation to Fairbanks but many options are still available.

Air Fairbanks is a key player in domestic and international air travel with excellent connectivity. 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. In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, air carriers have instituted more techniques that reduce the already low risk of onboard transmission. Domestic: Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer year-round direct flights to and from Seattle. Summers usually see direct flights from Chicago and Denver with United Airlines and from Minneapolis with Delta Air Lines. Check directly with each carrier for route availability offered in summer 2021. 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 regional air carriers, including Wright Air Service and Warbelow’s Air, provide frequent air service between Fairbanks and numerous Interior Alaska rural communities as well as Anchorage. 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 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.

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Fairbanks from Anchorage, a magnificent 12-hour journey that stops in multiple places including Denali National Park. From mid-May through mid-September, the summer train runs daily; visit AlaskaRailroad.com for current schedules. 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 from Fairbanks.

Ocean Cruising the Gulf of Alaska? Visitors can try one of the major cruise lines that offer land tour packages that bring you to Fairbanks and Denali National Park and Preserve. 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. Another great option is the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). Multiple vessels offer passenger and vehicle service to many coastal communities in Alaska. Amenities vary on each ship. Both AMHS and cruise options may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), representing 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, announced the adoption of mandatory core elements of a strong set of health protocols to be implemented as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations. www.explorefairbanks.com


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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. COVID-19 has impacted driving through Canada so verify border regulations before you travel. • The Parks Highway (#3) links Fairbanks • The Elliott Highway (#2) heads north from Fox to Livengood, then west to and Anchorage, a 360-mile or 6 1/2-hour Manley Hot Springs. drive in the summer and goes through Denali National Park and Preserve. • The Dalton Highway (#11), also known as “the Haul Road,” starts at Livengood. • The Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully Following the route of the trans-Alaska oil paved highway with services about 50 pipeline to Prudhoe Bay, the road is open miles apart and serves as Alaska’s main to the public for 496 miles (798 km) north road artery to the Lower 48. 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 in Deadhorse. The best time to drive the North Pole to Fairbanks Dalton is late May to mid-September. If • The Steese Highway (#6) heads 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 about one-third of the road paved.

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Healy 111/179 Denali National Park

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Circle 162/261 Arctic Circle

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

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Vibrant Fairbanks Businesses Visitor Industry

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Business Index Fairbanks

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1st Alaska Tours, 18, 20, 25, 26 2 Street Gallery, LLC, 28, 29 7 Gables Inn & Suites, 35, G A Suite Alaskan Inn, 32, G A Taste of Alaska Lodge, 32, 36, 37, G A&P Tours, Inc., 20 A+ Dog Sled Excursions & Tours, 18 Advance Printing Co., Inc., 41 Airlink Shuttle & Tours, 26, 40 Alaska 4x4 Rentals, 39 Alaska Aerofuel, Inc., 42 Alaska Airlines, 39 Alaska Aurora Adventures, 20 Alaska Auto Rental, 39 Alaska Campground Owners Association, 38, G Alaska Digital Printing and Tech Services, LLC, 41 Alaska Dream Adventures, 18 Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc., 22 Alaska Feed Company, 29 Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures, 18, 23

Alaska Mining Hall of Fame, 24

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort, 24, 25

Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography, 25

Cafego’s Aurora View Farm B&B and Tours, 32, G

Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 24, 24

Aurora Borealis Lodge, 21, 32, 37, G

Candlewood Suites Fairbanks, 35, 36, G

Fairbanks Community Museum, 24, 25

Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 40

Aurora Crepes & Peking Duck, 32

Canoe Alaska, 19

Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc., 27

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc., 25

Aurora Expeditions, 40

Carlson Center, 38

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 42

Frisky Pups Sled Dog Tours, 22

Alaska Railroad, 18, 19, 22, 38, 40

Aurora Husky Lodge, 21

Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 41

The Fudge Pot, 31

Alaska Raw Fur Co., 29

Aurora Pioneer Manor, 21, 32, G Aurora Pioneer Tours, 21

Chandalar River Outfitters, 21, 23, 32, G

Fairbanks Dog Sled Rides with Two Rivers Trailblazers, LLC, 22

Fushimi Japanese Fusion, 32

Aurora Pointe, 19, 21, 22

Chatanika Lodge, 37, G

Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, 29

Aurora Quest, 21

Chena Hot Springs Resort, 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, 31, 36, 37, 38, G

Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, 42

Chena Outdoor Collective, 22

Fairbanks Extended Stays, 36, G

Christian Motorcyclists Association, 27

Fairbanks International Hostel, 32, G

Gold Daughters, 24

City of North Pole Tourism, 26

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, 41

Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC, 36, 36, G

Fairbanks PFLAG, 42

Gondwana Ecotours, 19

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 36, 36, 37, G

GoNorth Car & RV Rental, 39

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, 29

Good LLC, 30

Alaska Native Cultural Programs — Tanana Chiefs Conference, 28, 29

Alaska Safari Sultan Tours, 18, 20 Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre, 24, 29, 31 Alaska Skylar Travel LLC, 20, 40 Alaska Songbird Institute, 25 Alaska State Parks, 38, G Alaska Tour & Travel, 40, 40 Alaska Tour Guide, 18

Aurora Villa, 32, 32, G Avis Rent A Car, 39, 39 Bagels & Brew, 31 Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc., 28

Clarion Hotel & Suites, 32, 36, G

Alaska Universal Productions, 38

Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 35, G

Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, LLC, 23

Bearfoot Travel Guides, 40

Congregation Or HaTzafon, 41

Alaska Wildlife Cabins and Hostel, 32, G

Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide, 40 Best Western Chena River Lodge, 35, G

Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs, 42 The Cookie Jar Restaurant, 31 Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, 32

Alaskan Adventures Riders, 18

Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn, 35, G

Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, 28, 29

Bethel Church, 41

Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields, 22, 22, 23

Big Ray’s, 29

Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, 25

Bill’s Tours and Charters, 19

Dalton Highway Express, 39, 40

Billie’s Backpackers Hostel, 32, G

Denali State Bank, 40

Birchwood Homes, 42

Dollar Rent A Car, 39

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds, 30

Downtown Association of Fairbanks, 26

Black Spruce Dog Sledding, 22

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 39

Bobby’s Downtown, 31

Epic Kayak Ultimate, 27

Boreal Journeys Alaska, 22

Explore Fairbanks, 40

Borealis Basecamp, LLC, 37, G

Fairbanks Arts Association, 42

Bridgewater Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, 35, G

Fairbanks Aurora Tours, 21

Alaska.org/The Alaska App, 40

AlaskaTrain.com, 40, 40 Alaska-Wildlife-Guide, 18 An Inn on Minnie Street, 35, G Arctic Circle Enterprises LLC, 29

Alaska Grizzly Lodge, 32, G

Arctic Dog Adventure Co., 22

Alaska International Senior Games, Inc., 27

Arctic Harvest LLC, 30 Arctic Outfitters, 18, 39

Alaska Journey Tours, 20

Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, 29

Alaska Memories Tours, 40

Arctic Wild, LLC, 19

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Navigate the scenic and cultural wonders of the Interior and Far North, whether by steamboat along the Chena River, by a musher and dog team, by bush plane, or via a four-wheel-drive vehicle. If you really want to know Alaska, go straight to the heart. Robert Kaufman, travel writer

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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 adds to our quality of life. As you peruse the business index you will find many visitor industry businesses that showcase the many elements that are integral to our way of life in Fairbanks. Be inspired by intricate Alaska Native art, learn about gutsy pioneers and our engaging gold mining past, visit the iconic pipeline, tour the University of Alaska Fairbanks or take a road trip down part of the amazing Alaska Highway. Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart, is an extraordinary destination any time of year.

Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 19

The Craft Market, 30

Fairbanks Snow Sleighers, LLC, 19, 21, 28 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 28, 29 Fairbanks Symphony Association, 29 Fairbanks Tennis Association, 27 Festival Fairbanks, Inc., 26 Firewalker Alaskan Malamutes, 22 First National Bank Alaska, 41 Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge & Knoll House, 38, G The Folk School, 28 Forget-Me-Not Books, 29

Fuji Japanese Restaurant, 32 Georgeson Botanical Garden Society, 26 Gold City Brochure Placement Service, 42 Gold Dredge 8, 23, 24, 26

GoNorth Travel Center, 40 Good Titrations, 30 Graphic North, Inc., 41 Gray Line Alaska, 26, 27, 40 The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, 27, 30, 30 Great Harvest Bread Co., 31 Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 42 Greatland Adventures, 21 Gwich’in Steering Committee, 42 Hampton Inn and Suites, 36, 37, G Hilltop Truck Stop, 31 Hoarfrost Distilling, 30 HooDoo Brewing Company, 30

Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast, 32, G www.explorefairbanks.com


Discover the Golden Heart Hotel North Pole, 36, G

Raven Landing Center, 38

Ice Alaska, 23

Revel Event Services, 39

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, 37, 37, 39, G

Ice Museum, 25

River City Investments, LLC, 30

Why Knot Adventures, 24

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc., 30

River’s Edge Resort, 31, 36, G

Wild and Free Mushing, 23

River’s Edge RV Park, 38, 38, G

Williams Premier Tours, LLC, 20

Interior Graphics & Printing, 41

Riverboat Discovery, 26, 27, 28

Wolf Run Restaurant, 32

Iron Dog, Inc., 27

Riverview RV Park, 38, G

JP Jones Center, 38

The Roaming Root Cellar, 32

The Works Creative Catering, LLC, 38

Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours, 22

Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, 20, 23

KJNP AM/FM/TV, 42

Running Reindeer Ranch, 20

The Knotty Shop, 30

Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 28

Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C., 42

Santa Claus House, 23, 29, 30

La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks, 35, 36, G Lakeview Enterprises, Inc., 38, G Large Animal Research Station UAF, 26, 26 Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op, 23 Lavelle’s Bistro, 31 Leaf Out Nature Guides, 19

Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc., 30 Santa’s Travel, 40 Senator Scott Kawasaki, 42 Shogun Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse, 31 Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., 31

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, 28, 28 Wright Air Service, Inc., 39 Your Story Wedding & Event Planning, 39 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, 23

Circle District Historical Society, 49

Kennicott Glacier Lodge, 53, G

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, 49, G

Klondike Visitors Association, 54

Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 49

Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau, 54, 54

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 53, 53

Morris Alaska - Alaska Magazine and The Milepost, 54

TOTE Alaska, 55 Travel Juneau, 55

Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau, 54,

Unalaska Visitors Bureau, 55

Cotter’s Kennel Sled Dog Tours, 49 The Lodge at Black Rapids, 49, 49, G Nenana Visitors Center, 49 North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce, 49

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Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC, 53

Yukon Convention Bureau, 55

Tok Chamber of Commerce, 49

Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 53 Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau, 55

Yukon Visitor Information Centers, 55

Arctic Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 51 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Ski Land, 28

Lynden Training Center, 42

SkyFire in Focus Tours, 21

MACS Transit - Fairbanks North Star Borough, 40

Sled Dog Adventures, 23 Sluice Box Sled Dogs, 23

Alaska Tour & Travel, 47

Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast, 51, G

Mark Knapp Custom Knives at Edge of The Arctic Trading Post, 30

Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels, 37, G

AlaskaTrain.com, 47

Brooks Range Aviation, 51

Alpine Creek Lodge, 45, G

Coldfoot Camp, 51, 51, G

Aurora Denali Lodge, 45, G

Deadhorse Camp, 51, 51, G

Marshall Arts Design, 30

Sourdough Fuel, 40 Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union, 41

Black Diamond Resort Co, 45

Yukon River Camp, 51, G

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 37, G

Denali ATV Adventures, 44, 44

Midnight Sun Catering, LLC, 38

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 41

Denali Chamber of Commerce, 47

Midnight Sun Run, Inc., 23

Subway Restaurants, 31

Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, 31

Sunshine Health Foods, 41

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, 45, 45, 47, G

Sven’s Basecamp Hostel, 35, G

Moose Mountain Ski Area, 28

Denali Hostel & Cabins, 45, 45, G

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park, 38, G

Denali Jeep Excursions, 44

Tanana Valley Farmers Market, 30

Denali Park Zipline, 44, 44

Mecca Bar, 30 Midnight Sun ATV Tours, 19

Moose Tracks B&B, 32, G Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 25, 30 Mountain Moose, 38, G

Tanana Valley Fisheries Center at the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery, 26

Mt. McKinley Bank, 41

Tanana Valley State Fair, 23

Nature Image, 21

Tanana Yukon Historical Society, 24

Mount Aurora Lodge LLC, 32, G

Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, 28 North Star Ballet, 29

Tan-Yuk Marine, 24

North Star Council on Aging Fairbanks Senior Center, 42

Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc., 30

Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 26

Trail Breaker Kennel, 22, 23

Northern Alaska Tour Company, 19, 20, 21, 24, 24, 27, 28

Thrifty Car Rental, 39 Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd., 20, 21 Trax Outdoor Center, 27

Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc., 29

The Turtle Club, 32

Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground, 38, G

U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, 27

Twigs Alaskan Gifts, 30

Northern Sky Lodge, 37, G

UAF Community & Technical College, 42

Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center, 41

United Way of the Tanana Valley, 42

Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours, 23

University of Alaska Fairbanks, 26, 27, 42

The Pen Guy, 42 PhotoSymphony Productions, 21

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions, 28

Pike’s Landing Restaurant & Lounge, 31

University of Alaska Museum of the North, 25, 25

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 35, 36, 37, G

Ursa Major Distilling, 31

Pioneer Air Museum, 25

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Golden Heart Post 3629, 42

Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show, 25 Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, 23, 24 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 40 Princess Rail Tours, 27 Prospector Outfitters, 29, 30

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 42

Wandering Coyote Adventures, 21, 21, 27, 28

Denali Air, 44 Denali Bluffs Hotel, 45, G Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC, 44

Denali Park Village, 45, G

Arctic Circle Trading Post, 30, 51

Alaskan Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 53 Numbers in italic denote advertisement AC Holiday, Inc., 53 Alaska Marine Highway, 53

Denali Photo Guides, 44, 44

Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, 53

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 45, G

Alaska Tour & Travel, 53

Alaska Private Touring, LLC, 53

Denali Raft Adventures, Inc., 44, 44

Alaska Travel Connections LLC, 54

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel, 45, 47 G

Alaska Wildland Adventures, 53

Denali Summer Times, 47

Anchorage Daily News, 55

Doyon Tourism, Inc., 44, 45, G

Anchorage Museum, 53

Grande Denali Lodge, 45, G

Atlin Historical Society, 53

Husky Homestead, 44

Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism, 54

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure, 44 Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 45, G Park’s Edge, 45, G Ridgetop Cabins, 45, G Squid Acres Kennel Dogsled Tours, 44 Talkeetna Air Taxi, 44 Tatlanika Trading Company, 47, G TEMSCO Helicopters, Inc, 44 Traverse Alaska, LLC, 44

Interior Neighbors

G denotes grid listing on page 49 Numbers in italic denote advertisement AK Fish Charters, 49

Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., 20, 28

Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic, 49

Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 26, 37, 38, G

Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, 49

Visit Anchorage, 55

Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, 49

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 41

McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 31

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau, 55 Visit Sitka/Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 55

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, 31, 32

Alaska Railroad, 44, 47

Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-Op, 53

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, 55

Steven Miley Photography, 49

Sirius Sled Dogs and Aurora Viewing, LLC, 21

49th State Brewing Co - Denali Park, 45

Major Marine Tours, 53

Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 55

Palmer Museum and Visitor’s Center, 53

Yukon River Lodge, 49

Denali Neighbors

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 54

Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon, 31, 32

Alaska Veterans Museum, 53 Alaskatours.com, 54

Bethel Chamber of Commerce, 54 Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 53 Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 54 Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, 55 Discover Kodiak, 54

Jill McMahon

Well Street Art Company, 28

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, 31

The Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, 53 Girdwood Chamber of Commerce, 54 Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce, 54 HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC, 54 Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau, 54 Homer Chamber of Commerce, 54 Journal Graphics Commercial Printers, 55 Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 54 Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc., 54

Explore Fairbanks has made every effort to provide accurate listings. Explore Fairbanks does not guarantee the accuracy of the listings presented, and is not responsible for changes, omissions or errors. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that patrons verify the current status of Fairbanks businesses as well as the State of Alaska’s travel policies. Requests for more information should be made to the company in the listing. Business listings are as of 10/20. Explore Fairbanks is not responsible for the quality of goods or services provided by firms or organizations listed in the 2021 Visitors Guide nor does it make any endorsement, representation or warranty for any listing. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from Explore Fairbanks. Explore Fairbanks retains right of refusal on any advertisement submitted. Project Team: Angie Cerny, Ed Malen, Jerry Evans, Charity Gadapee, Amy Geiger, Kasey Gillam, Alanna McBrayer, Bill Wright Designer: Jill Marshall, Marshall Arts Design

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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. These businesses are operating thoughtfully and safely during the time of COVID-19 with many offering seasonal outdoor seating, carry-out options and reduced indoor dining. 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.

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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 premium ice cream using just picked wild blueberries, and Fairbanks boasts three coffee roasters: artsy and welcoming McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc. is a local favorite situated downtown; 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. Try Lemongrass Thai Cuisine near the university, a hot spot dating back to the 1980s.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks

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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. Delightful 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. Rounding out the list is Fairbanks Distilling Company located downtown. 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

Reinhard Neuhauser/Alaska Fishing & Raft Adventures

Bureau of Land Management

Public lands near Fairbanks offer unlimited outdoor opportunities for COVID-19 friendly things to see and do.

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. Don’t forget your binoculars to scope close-up views.

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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.

Riverboat Discovery

Boating

Floating the Chena River heralds the start of the summer and is a favorite local and visitor activity. Whether it be on an authentic sternwheeler, rented canoe or kayak or a trendy paddleboard, there are multiple ways to enjoy the river. Adding to the fun are the outdoor dining decks along the way where you can stop and imbibe an Alaskan beer or eat oysters on the half shell or a piece of scrumptious peanut butter pie. Tanana Lakes Recreation Area and Chena Lake Recreation Area are two other outstanding places to go for a float. Both easily accessible lakes offer wonderful ways to paddle away and bask in the midnight sun.

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