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Nature’s Extraordinary Treasures

Cover: The vast Tanana Valley flats region separates Fairbanks from the Alaska Range to the south. Mount Hess and Mount Deborah are prominent peaks—easily visible from Fairbanks. This Page: Winter frost clings to a grove of quaking aspen trees in Fairbanks’ boreal forest.

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At 64 degrees north latitude, the world is a bit extraordinary. The sky takes on a capricious life of its own—a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun, and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Here there are serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on earth. The mesmerizing landscape offers chance-of-a-lifetime adventures. Cross the Arctic Circle, shadow remarkable wildlife, hike the tundra and boreal forests, view spectacular mountain ranges, linger outside with eyes turned towards the night sky to see the light of the aurora borealis. Let nature reveal its extraordinary treasures. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Native culture, one-of-a-kind attractions and endless opportunities for exploration?


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Fairbanks Alaska’s “Golden Heart City.”

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Denali Crown jewel of the Alaska Range.

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Aurora Season Capture nature’s light show.

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Gateway Adventures of a lifetime.

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Last Frontier The wilderness awaits.

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Gold Rush History Pure gold without the rush.

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Alaska Native Culture A rich tapestry of Alaska’s Native heritage.

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Arts & Entertainment An unexpected pleasure.

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Winter Season A traveler’s winter paradise.

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REGIONAL SECTIONS

24 Explore Fairbanks Discover the warmth.

52 Denali Neighbors Just a short drive away.

57 Interior Neighbors Visit colorful places nearby.

EXTRAS 38 Golden Heart Greeters Visit one-on-one with a real Alaskan. 67 Travel Tips Get the inside scoop. 69 Mapping It Out Fairbanks, Alaska and Denali National Park maps. 74 Who To Call Find that important phone number. 74 Business Index Know the name? Find it fast! 75 ExploreFairbanks.com Find more on the web and connect through social media.

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Arctic Neighbors

Alaskan Neighbors

An unforgettable journey.

Beyond the “Golden Heart.�

NEW TO THE GUIDE Golden Heart Alaskans Find out what local residents love most about the region.

Fairbanks Crafted Microbrews, coffee and more hand-crafted right here!

Tanana Notes Explore the flora and the fauna of the Tanana Valley.

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Explore the REGIONAL SECTIONS of this guide to find star attractions, outdoor excursions and more.

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MORRIS THOMPSON CULTURAL AND VISITORS CENTER Make this your first stop in Fairbanks Not only beautiful but informative, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center has brochures, maps, free WiFi and telephone, daily vacancy listings, and local walking and driving tours. Serving as the regional visitor facility, our friendly and knowledgeable staff have answers to all your questions.The free, 9,000 square-foot exhibit hall features outstanding displays and dioramas showcasing Interior Alaska’s people, wildlife, landscapes and seasons. Enjoy free films and programs on Alaska’s natural and cultural history. The Center also has an artisans’ workshop, a planning area for outdoor excursions, cultural programs and an Alaska Geographic store. The Center is home to the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCVB), Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Alaska Geographic, Denakkanaaga and Tanana Chiefs Conference

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Cultural Programs.

Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau Information Centers Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel Street Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 Open 7 days a week year-round Jan. 2 – May 9 • 8am-5pm May 10 – Sept. 26 • 8am-9pm Sept. 27 – Dec. 31 • 8am-5pm Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving & Nov. 28, Christmas & Dec. 26

Pioneer Park 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks at the Park Entrance Memorial Day – Labor Day Open 7 days a week seasonally • Noon-8pm Visitor information kiosks are also located at the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot facebook.com/ insidealaska

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For More Information Toll-free 1-800-327-5774 to request information or a free Winter Guide (907) 456-5774 for travel information (907) 456-INFO (4636) for events hotline www.explorefairbanks.com info@explorefairbanks.com

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One of the most surprising things about Fairbanks is… the amount of cultural diversity; I never expected to find so many different ethnicities here in the land of the midnight sun. If I could tell people one thing about Alaska it would be that the longest day of the year is June 21st and that each day gets shorter until December 21st, the shortest day of the year, and then the days get longer and the process starts all over again. My favorite outdoor activity is sledding. I don’t do much of it as I’ve gotten older but I still like to watch the kids come down the hills on inner tubes, sleds, cardboard or whatever they choose to slide on. Bernard Gatewood is a Fairbanks City Council member and a correctional facility administrator


Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks! With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is simply bursting with energy and things to do. 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, or be inspired by art galleries, museums, and historic sites. Late August

The “Unknown First Family” statue and fountain is the centerpiece of Golden Heart Plaza on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. The plaza is filled with colorful flowers during the summer months and strung with twinkling white lights in the winter.

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through late April, during the aurora season, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis, along with a host of other fascinating activities and events unveiled during the winter. Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart City,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring— the heart of the last frontier.

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Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park’s vast wilderness and wildlife make it one of Alaska’s most popular destinations. Inset: The brilliant pink flower of fireweed dots Interior Alaska fields and hillsides during the late summer months. This flower is one of the first to regrow after a wildfire.

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The legendary crown jewel of the Alaska Range, Denali, meaning “the Great One” or “High One” in the Athabascan language, is also known as Mt. McKinley. Rising 20,237 feet into the sky, the magnificent mountain is North America’s highest peak. Denali National Park and Preserve covers six million acres of pure wilderness and is an easy two-hour drive or four-hour train trip from Fairbanks. Traverse the Denali Park Road in your own vehicle to mile 14 or journey deeper into the park via tour bus. The varied terrain includes brilliant mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, colorful tundra, alpine meadows, sweeping vistas and abundant wildlife. Along the way you may spot moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, wolves or any of the hundreds of other species that call the park home.


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The things I like best about Alaska are… I love looking out on the sapphire-blue lakes set in the intricately-glaciated landscape. I’ve watched trumpeter swans and eagles soaring above the tundra and harlequin ducks streaking past the falls on the Delta Wild & Scenic River. To quote John Muir, a renowned Alaskan naturalist, it’s a “gentle wilderness.” I find beauty and serenity in these places and I feel at home and at peace. Lisa Jodwalis, Park Ranger, Interpretation, Bureau of Land Management

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AURORA S

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Fairbanks is simply one of the best places on earth to see the aurora borealis. Our location under the “Auroral Oval”—a ring-shaped region around the North Pole—offers a great balance of clear nights, occurrence frequency and activity that draws people from all over the world. During the aurora season, August 21 through April 21, if you stay for at least three nights and are actively out during the evening, your chances of seeing the aurora is more than 90%. Intensity varies from night to night, with the best displays happening in the late evening to early morning hours. Ask your lodging hosts whether they offer an aurora wake-up call if the northern lights appear. Check the local newspaper or visit www.gi.alaska. edu for an aurora forecast. No guarantees, but the longer you stay, the better your chances of seeing this captivating natural phenomenon.

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The aurora borealis—also called northern lights—lights up the sky just outside Fairbanks. Aurora forecasts can be found at www.gi.alaska.edu.


SEASON Quick Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights It may seem impossible to capture the dancing lights, but follow these tips and you’ll be able to show the folks back home! • Locate a dark area with minimal light pollution. Point to the northern sky and compose your medium-distance foreground with a fixed object such as trees, hills or a cabin. • Use a digital camera with manual settings and a solid tripod. Bring extra camera batteries and a flashlight and dress for extended times outdoors. • Manually set your camera on its highest ISO setting, widest focal point and lowest aperture. • Expose each shot for approximately 5 to 10 seconds. Longer exposures will result in brighter images, but stars will streak and the aurora will soften. Short exposures may have sharper detail but dimmer images. • Every aurora and camera is distinctive, so experiment with different settings and exposure times to get the best shot. Review your shots and adjust the settings as needed.

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An aerial view of the South Fork of the Koyukuk River where it is crossed by the Dalton Highway and trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Inset: Book a tour to see polar bears such as these in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Located in the golden heart of our great state, Fairbanks is the gateway to Alaska’s Interior and Arctic—areas that offer adventures many people only dream about. Denali National Park is two hours away; the Arctic Circle and Yukon River are an accessible five to six hour drive; villages without road access, refuges and parks are just a short flight away. Singular places like Barrow, Nome, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Bettles, Anaktuvuk Pass, Coldfoot, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are all within reach. See caribou migrations and polar bears, hike in rugged mountains, float mighty rivers and fly-fish remote streams. Auto rentals, air and ground transportation, guided ecotours, fishing and boat charters and wildlife tours can be arranged through professional outfitters. Let the warmth of our people guide you through these vast and beautiful lands.


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My most amazing Alaskan memory‌ My husband and I were up on the banks of the Kobuk River watching the caribou swim across. As we watched, a herd of about 20 cows and calves swam across right in front of us, then ran up the bank into the woods, right where we were sitting. We sat as still and quiet as possible, and the caribou flowed around us, snorting, their ankles clicking, the calves bawling, as if we were rocks and they were water in a stream. We could have reached out our arms and touched them. It was the most magical thing I have ever experienced. Christine Huff, Executive Director, Friends of Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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LAST FRON

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Fairbanks is literally surrounded by wilderness. Nothing defines our river city more than that simple fact. In a place where rivers become roads out of necessity, modes of transportation take on new meaning. Boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, dog mushing, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking are integral to survival in the region and are easily accessible from Fairbanks. Camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing are all activities that are synonymous with the last frontier. In Alaska, the natural world is omnipresent and has a profound impact on those that venture outdoors, whether for a short hike or a backcountry expedition. Whatever the season, whatever your interest, journey into the alluring Alaskan wilderness for an experience that will enchant your mind and engage your senses.

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The Steese National Conservation Area, northeast of Fairbanks, encompasses 1.2 million acres of public land—a perfect area for hiking, camping, fishing, berry picking, gold panning and more.


ONTIER John Sc

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The thing I like best about Alaska is‌ that we have extraordinary freedom to explore the land on our own terms, whether by foot, canoe, dog team, skis or Super Cub. And we have an extraordinary landscape to explore, a landscape still vast and wild enough to support wildlife such as caribou, Dall sheep, wolverine, lynx and more. Knowing that if we wanted to, we could hook up our dog team and travel from our house to the edge of North America without ever crossing a road, provides a sense of Alaska as a place apart from the ever more populous, more urbanized world. Lisa Jodwalis, Park Ranger, Interpretation, Bureau of Land Management

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GOLD RUSH

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Gold, as the old saying goes, is where you find it—and it was found in great abundance here in the Fairbanks area. Italian immigrant Felix Pedro’s initial 1902 gold strike coincided with Captain E.T. Barnette’s goal of building a trading post on the banks of the Chena River, and the gold rush to Fairbanks was on. The town has grown over the last century, but Fairbanks still has operating gold mines and embraces its colorful gold rush roots. Today, visitor attractions and fun-filled events celebrate the historic quest for gold. See the largest public display of gold in the state at the university’s museum. Visit the Pedro Monument or try your hand at gold panning. Find that perfect gold nugget souvenir to take back home. Discover one of the many reasons Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart City.”

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Modern day gold miners still pan for gold in nearby creeks and valleys just as they did over one hundred years ago. Today’s visitors are offered ample opportunity to try their hand at gold panning and to prospect the second century of gold.


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H HISTORY Follow in the footsteps of gold seekers from years past and explore our region on foot! Public lands accessible from Fairbanks offer unlimited opportunities for day hikes, extended backpacking trips or a casual stroll in the woods. The Chena River State Recreation Area and White Mountains National Recreation Area are both within an hour’s drive of Fairbanks and offer trails in varying lengths and difficulty. A leisurely stroll through the boreal forest at Birch Hill Recreation Area, Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary or Creamer’s Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge—all within minutes of downtown—will introduce you to the flora and fauna that make the Interior their home.

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


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My Alaskan story‌ I live in the town of Fox just outside Fairbanks. I love Alaska, particularly Chena Hot Springs when the northern lights are out. My most precious memory is getting married to my love on the top of Cleary Summit just north of Fairbanks. My favorite celebrations are the Festival of Native Arts and the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. I really enjoy eating salmon, salmon, salmon and more salmon. When you come visit, the Museum of the North is definitely a must see. Da-ka-xeen Mehner, University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor of Native Arts and art gallery director.

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Larger-than-life sized ice sculptures, such as this one entitled Sweet Motion of the Northern Lights by Don Lowing, Peter Slavin, Jeffrey Meyers and Dean DeMarais, are popular attractions during the winter months. Inset: This silver and bronze pin by a local silversmith titled Here Comes the Sun represents the ascendant sun beginning to eclipse the waning winter moon. The river symbolizes the return of spring and the geese overhead—the promise of new life.

© Judie Gumm Designs, www.judiegumm.com

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Visitors expect to see abundant wildlife and vast wilderness when they come to Fairbanks, but their biggest surprise might be our robust art scene. Fairbanks is alive with art. Galleries, exhibits, studios, murals and more display art of all kinds—painting, ceramics, mask making, found art, sculpture, photography—the list is endless. Premier concert and symphony schedules showcase prominent performers and concertmasters. Studyperformance festivals attract instructors and students from around the world. Noted authors, illustrators and composers call Fairbanks home, and ballroom, ethnic and swing dance clubs welcome visitors. Acclaimed dramatic artists and crew present fantastic shows. Culinary artists and gardening buffs appreciate the light of the midnight sun and its boon to local farmers markets, restaurants and botanical gardens. Fairbanks sets the stage for a wide variety of classic and contemporary art, theatre and music events and exhibitions year-round.


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My favorite Alaskan places are… in the mountains and on the tundra of the Alaska Range and the Brooks Range. My wife and I had our wedding ceremony in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, under the midnight sun with snowy owls circling overhead and a wolf howling nearby. It was the quintessential Alaskan wedding. I first came to Alaska forty years ago, when I was 20. From the moment I arrived, I knew I’d found home. There was a sense of possibility here that I’d never felt anyplace else. This has been an enduring touchstone for my life’s work ever since. John Luther Adams is a distinguished Alaskan composer, professor, creator, environmental advocate and author.

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2014 Calendar of Events For more events and up-to-date information, call (907) 456-INFO for the events hotline, visit www. explorefairbanks.com or visit the individual event web sites. Please confirm event dates prior to making your travel plans.

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race February 1 May–Sept Farmers & Open Air Markets

Browse Alaska-grown produce and locally made art, crafts, baked goods and more at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market (www.tvfmarket.com) and the Downtown Market (downtownfairbanks.com) in Fairbanks and the Christmas Creek Market in North Pole (www.christmascreekmarket.com).

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Music & Theater Performances

Local and internationally renowned talent can be seen throughout the year. See page 34 for more information about our performing arts members.

First Fridays

Jun–Aug Gazebo Nights

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

Nightly performances in the gazebo at Pioneer Park featuring different artists every night of the week, 7-8pm. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

Guided Nature Walks

Learn more about the wonders of Interior Alaska at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. (907) 452-5162, www.creamersfield.org

January

1–7 Christmas in Ice

A magical event in North Pole with Christmasthemed ice sculptures and kids park! (907) 4882281, www.christmasinice.org

Seasonal

Nov–Apr Cross Country Ski Races

31–Feb 9 Hockey Week In Fairbanks

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

A celebration of the fastest sport on ice with a variety of events for all ages. (907) 452-6857, www.fairbankshockeyhalloffame.com

Dec–Mar Sled Dog Events & Races

Skijoring, 4-, 6- and 8-dog and open classes at the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds off Farmers Loop Road. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

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Small town, big events. 19–23 Denali Winterfest

Dog sled rides, 5K family fun run/walk/bike/ski/skijor/snowshoe, spectacular scenery and more! (907) 683-1330, www.denaliborough.govoffice.com

22–23 Tired Iron

Snowmobile races for older model machines and fun activities for the entire family downtown on the Chena River. (907) 452-8602, www.fairbanks tirediron.org

23–Mar 1 Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

International, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or Hatzafon. (907) 456-1002, www.mosquitonet.com/~orhatzafon

24–Mar 30 BP World Ice Art Championships

International ice sculpting competition with 180+ sculptures and a kids park. Best viewing of finished sculptures: March 8–23. (907) 451-8250, www.icealaska.com

27–Mar 1 Festival of Native Arts

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

February 1

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

1,000-mile (1,600 km) sled dog race starting on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks and finishing in Whitehorse, YT, Canada, 9-11 days after start. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

1–9 Hockey Week In Fairbanks continued from January 31 A celebration of the fastest sport on ice with a variety of events for all ages. (907) 452-6857, www.fairbankshockeyhalloffame.com

7-8 Region VI Championship Cross Country Ski Races

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16–22 Iron Dog

The longest, toughest snowmobile race in the world. From Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks on the Chena River. (907) 563-4414, www.irondograce.org

Cross Country Ski Races November through April

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First Fridays

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Individual and relay ski races. Mass start and relay, free and mixed. Birch Hill Recreation Area. (907) 457-4435, www.nscfairbanks.org


March

Festival of Native Arts February 27–March 1

TBD Chatanika Days

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

The Festival of Native Arts is a celebration of Native cultures through dance, music and traditional arts. The Festival features a variety of performances from Alaska’s many cultural groups. Visitors have the opportunity to see traditional dances, art demonstrations, films about different cultures and can purchase authentic arts and crafts from Alaska Native artisans.

TBD Junior North American Championship Sled Dog Race

Dog mushing championship for mushers ages 2-18 at Mushers Hall. (907) 490-4798, www.fairbanks juniordogmushers.org

TBA Junior Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race

Festival of Native Arts

continued from Feb 27 Celebrate Alaska Native culture with traditional dancing and singing. Alaska Native arts and crafts for sale. (907) 474-6889, www.uaf.edu/festival

1–2 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days

Raising of the Tripod on the Tanana River. Entertainment for the entire family in Nenana. (907) 8325446, www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

1-2 North Pole Championship Sled Dog Races 2-dog skijor, 4-, 6- and 10-dog races in North Pole. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

1–30 BP World Ice Art Championships continued from Feb 24 International ice sculpting competition with 180+ sculptures and a kids park. Best viewing of finished sculptures: March 8–23. (907) 451-8250, www.icealaska.com

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Art Expo

Exhibition showcasing Alaskan arts at the Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park. (907) 456-6485, www.fairbanksarts.org

14–16 Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race

Dog mushers compete in skijoring, 4-, 6- and 8-dog classes at the Jeff Studdert Racegrounds. (907) 457MUSH, www.sleddog.org

15–22 2014 Arctic Winter Games

21–23 GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race

The world’s fastest mushers compete in the oldest continuously run race in the world. Start and finish in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 457-MUSH, www.sleddog.org

21–23 Fur Auction

A wide variety of competitions showcasing sports and cultures of the far north. (907) 456-2014, www.awg2014.org

Hosted by the Alaska Trappers Association during the dog sled races in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 457-1774, www.alaskatrappers.org

20–22 North American Basketball Tournament

23 Parka Parade

Teams from all over Alaska compete at the UAF Patty Center. Hosted by the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. (907) 452-6646, www.weio.org

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

29 Sonot Kkaazoot Cross Country Ski Race

50 km mass start, free technique cross country ski race. Starts and ends on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 457-4435, www.nscfairbanks.org

Christmas in Ice January 1-7, 2014, November 29, 2014– January 4, 2015

Christmas in Ice brightens North Pole winters with colorfully-lit ice sculptures—a sight to behold! After admiring the art, an ice maze and ice twirlers await park guests of all ages, as well as thousands of feet of ice slides and complimentary sleds. Warm up with some hot chocolate, write a letter to Santa and then go back outside and take your picture on Santa’s throne made out of ice. Admission is free on Christmas day when Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to visit with families. Enjoy North Pole’s special New Year’s Eve celebration: “The Snowflake Drop”—an Alaskan version of New York’s ball drop—complete with free hot chocolate, door prizes and fireworks.

April © Bear Alaska Photography

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130-mile sled dog race for mushers ages 14-17. From Fairbanks to Two Rivers to North Pole to Fairbanks. (907) 452-7954, www.yukonquest.com

3–6 International Curling Bonspiel

Competitive men’s and women’s divisions and prizes. Commemorative pins, shirts and souvenirs. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

8–13 Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic

High-speed 5.5-mile ski race with snowmobile partner who pulls the skier 2.25 miles between two courses. (907) 456-2626, www.arcticman.com

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Chena River Run

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Film Festival

First 5K run of the season benefiting local community service projects, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairbanks. (907) 452-8986, www.fairbanks rotary.org Presented by the UAF Film Club with support by the UAF Department of Theatre & Film. (907) 4747751, www.uaf.edu/theatre

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Midnight Sun Festival

June 22

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Spring Migration Celebration

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Alaska Visitor Industry’s Walk for Charity

21 109th Midnight Sun Baseball Game

Talks, walks and bird viewing during the peak of spring bird migration at Creamer’s Field. (907) 4525162, www.creamersfield.org Feast on fabulous food while raising funds for local charities on this fun 4K graze through downtown Fairbanks. (907) 459-3758, www.alaskacharity walk.org

June 8

Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk

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

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There’s no better place to celebrate summer solstice than downtown Fairbanks, Alaska—basking in 24-hour daylight just 160 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The historic Midnight Sun Festival is Alaska’s largest single-day event celebrating sunshine in the “Golden Heart City.” The free 12-hour street fair is marked by 30,000 attendees perusing hundreds of exhibitors offering Alaskan merchandise and services. In addition, there are three stages with 33 live performances as well as gold panning, break dancing, a climbing wall, pony rides and so much more! 22 Midnight Sun Festival

A day of free live folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz and celtic music at Pioneer Park. www.fairbanksfolk fest.org

Downtown fun under the midnight sun! Music, food and vendors on one of the longest days of the year. (907) 452-8671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

The Alaska Goldpanners play at 10:30pm without artificial lighting on the longest day of the year. (907) 451-0095, www.goldpanners.com

July 4

July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

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North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

Food, family activities, craft bazaar, entertainment, military colors ceremony and aircraft fly-over. (907) 459-1087, www.fnsb.us/pioneerpark

21 Midnight Sun Run

10K run from the UAF Patty Center to Pioneer Park. Walkers and costumes too! (907) 452-6046, www.midnightsunrun.us

21–22 Yukon 800 Boat Race

Mayor’s Picnic, kids fishing derby, parade and 5th Avenue Block Party. (907) 488-2242, www.north polechamber.us

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

11–13 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

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

12 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Walk/Run

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Our everlasting sunshine creates amazing growth and as a result the Fairbanks farmers markets are truly extraordinary. Northern farmers claim that our produce tastes better because of our cool climate! Our cool nights make the vegetables sweeter and more delicious than those grown in hotter climates. Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and more can be purchased from seasonal markets. 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—search for that perfect keepsake to remind you of your journey to the top of the world.

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Raising awareness and funds to fight arthritis. Start and finish at the Santa Claus House in North Pole. (907) 277-2784, www.jingleinjuly.com

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13–27 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Multi-discipline study-performance festival offering workshops, master classes and performances. (907) 474-8869, www.fsaf.org

16–19 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

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

16–20 Golden Days

Celebrate Fairbanks’ golden past with Alaska’s largest parade, sourdough pancake breakfasts, historic reenactments, beer festival, the Red Green Regatta and the rubber duckie race. (907) 452-1105, www.fairbankschamber.org


August

1–10 Tanana Valley State Fair

Fun for the entire family! Alaska’s best produce and competitive exhibits. Commercial, craft and food vendors. Rides, games and entertainment! (907) 452-3750, www.tananavalleyfair.org

8–17 Alaska International Senior Games

Competitive sports and activities for anyone 50 and older. (907) 978-2388, www.alaskaisg.org Sherman Hogue/FCVB

22–24 Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

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

September

20 Equinox Marathon

26-mile marathon starting at 8am featuring views of Mt. McKinley from the top of Ester Dome. www. equinoxmarathon.org

28 15th Annual Tanana Valley Potato Extravaganza

Local chefs from the Midnight Sun Chefs Association prepare a six-course meal featuring locally grown potatoes. (907) 456-1984, info@festivalfairbanks.org

October

TBD International Sled Dog Symposium

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

18 International Friendship Day

Celebrate cultural diversity with performances and ethnic food booths. (907) 474-0928, rjkan@ alaska.edu

November

TBD Athabascan Fiddlers Festival

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

22–23 Rookie Spiel

Two fun-filled days of curling for new players and those trying new positions. Heated spectator gallery. (907) 452-CURL, www.curlfairbanks.org

Midnight Sun Run June 21 29–Jan 4 Christmas in Ice

A magical event in North Pole with Christmasthemed ice sculptures by local and international sculptors and a kids park made of snow and ice. (907) 488-2281, www.christmasinice.org

19–20 Christmas Party for Children

Party on the 19th geared toward children with disabilities. Gift and free buffet for every child. Santa arrives at 6:30pm. Chatanika Lodge. (907) 389-2164

20 Sing-It-Yourself-Messiah

December

1–Jan 4 Christmas in Ice continued from Nov 29 A magical event in North Pole with Christmasthemed ice sculptures by local and international sculptors and a kids park made of snow and ice. (907) 488-2281, www.christmasinice.org

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Tree Lighting at Creamer’s Field

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

Sponsored by the Fairbanks Choral Society. 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church. (907) 456-1144, ssummerville@gmail.com

21 Winter Solstice Celebration

Riverfront lighting, sleigh rides, caroling, music and winter fun in downtown Fairbanks. (907) 4528671, www.downtownfairbanks.com

31 New Year’s Eve Sparktacular

Brilliant fireworks at UAF’s West Ridge at 8pm. Stop by the Museum of the North before the show for hot chocolate and cookies. (907) 474-7505

6–7 North Pole Winter Festival

Fireworks, holiday bazaar, tree- and candle-lighting ceremonies, caroling and crowning of the North Pole King and Queen. (907) 488-2242, www.northpolechamber.us

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

Sherman Hogue/FCVB

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FAIRBANKS

Explore Fairbanks

Discover the warmth.

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

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Dog sledding played an important role for early explorers to our area and to Alaska’s Native people. Today, it remains a popular sport for visitors and locals alike.

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Explore Fairbanks INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours 25 Aurora Viewing 27 Dog Mushing 28 Fishing/River Excursions 28 Flightseeing 29 Gold/Frontier History 29 Hot Springs 29 Ice Sculptures 29 Museums 29 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 30 Sightseeing 31 Sports/Activities Rentals 32 Winter Activities 33

Arts & Culture

Art Galleries/Exhibits 33 Dance Studios/Groups 33 Festivals 33 Native Culture 33 Performing Arts 34

Events & Entertainment

Family Fun 34 Nightlife 34 Spectator Sports 34

Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours

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

Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures  PO Box 74622, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Toll Free: (800) 819-0737 info@akrivertours.com, www.akrivertours.com Catch fish as beginner/expert on guided fishing trip. Experience spectacular wildlife when rafting in Fairbanks & remote AK. Also winter ice fishing. All gear/meals/ guide/transport provided. ½-/full-/multi-day trips avail. on Chena/Delta CW/Gulkana/Talachulitna/local lakes. (see also Fishing/River Excursions)

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

Shopping

Bookstores/Maps 35 Clothing/Sporting Goods 35 Gift Shops/Specialty Goods 35 Groceries 37 Large Retailers 37

Dining

Bakeries/Coffee Shops Casual Dining Fine Dining International Dining

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Accommodations

Accommodations At-a-Glance 39 Bed & Breakfasts 41 Cabins 42 Hostels 43 Hotels/Motels 43 Lodges 46 Campgrounds/RV Parks 46 Vacation Rentals 46

Conventions, Meetings & Events

Catering 47 Event Facilities 47 Event Planners 47

Alaska Railroad Vacations

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

Alaska Railroad Vacations

Transportation

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

Trip Planning

Chambers of Commerce Travel Agents/Trip Planners Visitor Information

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Services — Visitors

Banking/Currency Exchange 50 Beauty Salons/Spas 50 Copying/Printing 50 Education/Training 50 Medical/Health 50 Places of Worship 51 Real Estate 51

Services — Business

Associations 51 Audio/Visual Production 51 Financial 51 Industry 51 Marketing 51 Media 51 Photography 51

Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Mary Shields f PO Box 80961, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0961 (907) 455-6469, Fax: (907) 455-6469 mshields@mosquitonet.com, www.maryshields.com How did a girl from Wis. end up living in a log cabin in the woods w/ a family of huskies howling outside? How did she become the first woman to complete the Iditarod? Are Mary’s dogs really the sweetest in AK? Does she bake the best brownies in Fbks? Come see for yourself. (see also Dog Mushing)

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

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Arctic Wild, LLC 

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

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

Arctic Outfitters 

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center 

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).

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

Cold Climate Housing Research Center f PO Box 82489, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1000 Fairbanks St, Fairbanks (907) 457-3454, Fax: (907) 457-3456 info@cchrc.org, www.cchrc.org Offering tours of its research facility the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm.

EcoSeg Alaska, LLC  599 Arvita Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 328-3557 ecosegak@gmail.com, www.ecosegalaska.com Segway tours around Fairbanks area. A unique way to explore. Come ride with us.

Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal  1151 Ivy Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 388-4480 fbxpp@yahoo.com, www.fbxpp.com EASY float & bike guided day tour. See the best in one day! Lunch included!

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3713 S Lathrop St, Fairbanks (907) 479-7271, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (855) 236-7271 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Outfitting and guided tours in Gates of the Arctic / Brooks Range / ANWR. (see also Sports/Activities Rentals, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

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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! 1-day & multi-day adventures throughout Alaska’s Arctic featuring the natural history & cultural heritage of the region. Destinations include: Dalton Highway, Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, Kotzebue & Nome. (see also Aurora Viewing, Flightseeing, Sightseeing)

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

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

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A&P Tours, Inc.

Chandalar River Outfitters

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

AIE, Inc.

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1502 W 32nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 272-1346, Fax: (907) 272-6619 anchoragetourdesk@aietours.com www.aietours.com (English) www.aietours.net (Japanese) Tours (glacier, Denali, northern lights, custom, etc) & transportation available.

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

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

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

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

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

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

Aurora Viewing

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

Circle 3 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Explore Fairbanks PhotoSymphony Productions

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

Ronn Murray Photography and Tours f 535 2nd Ave, Ste 209, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 854-1609 ronnm@ronnmurrayphoto.com www.ronnmurrayphoto.com Witnessing the northern lights is an incredible experience; doing it with us is picture-perfect. You’ll get a personal, unique adventure complete with photos and workshops, led by a professional team of expert aurora photographers. (see also Photography)

Sirius Sled Dogs, LLC  f 6090 Emancipation Ln, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 687-6656 siriussleddogs.net@gmail.com www.siriussleddogs.net No crowds, cozy cabin, local hosts, warm indoor views & friendly huskies. (see also Dog Mushing)

Dog Mushing

Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc. f PO Box 70662, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Jeff Studdert Race Grounds, 935 Farmers Loop Rd (Mile 4), Fairbanks (907) 457-6874, Fax: (907) 457-6875 alaskadogmushing@gci.net, www.sleddog.org Watch Alaska’s official state sport from the Mushers Hall! Events on website.

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

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

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 yurt. Arctic gear provided.

Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours f PO Box 10107, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 378-3630 pawsforadventure@gmail.com www.pawsforadventure.com Premier Alaskan mushing! Cozy warm-up yurt. 1-hr rides to multi-day tours.

Sirius Sled Dogs, LLC  f 6090 Emancipation Ln, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 687-6656 siriussleddogs.net@gmail.com www.siriussleddogs.net Big friendly Alaskan/Siberian huskies. Aurora by dog sled ride, kennel tour, mushing school. (see also Aurora Viewing)

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, instruction, tours. Arctic gear supplied.

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

Fishing/River Excursions Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures 

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

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

Arctic Grayling Guide Service/ Wilderness Fishing, Inc.  PO Box 83707, Fairbanks, AK 99708-3707 (907) 479-0479 guide@wildernessfishing.com www.wildernessfishing.com Guided and unguided trips for Arctic grayling and salmon. Cabins available.

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Explore Fairbanks Chandalar River Outfitters

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

Marina Air, Inc./Fly-In Fishing 

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

PO Box 57250, North Pole, AK 99705 125 Santa Claus Ln, North Pole (907) 378-5778 michelle@christmasinice.org www.christmasinice.org Christmas-themed ice sculptures and Elf’s icy playground in North Pole.

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

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Daily flightseeing tours. Check in at Activity Center. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Family Fun, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sightseeing, Sports/ Activities Rentals, Winter Activities)

Gold Dredge 8

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

McKinley Flight Tours/Talkeetna Aero Services f PO Box 433, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (907) 683-2899, Fax: (907) 733-2499 Toll Free: (888) 733-2899 info@mckinleyflighttours.com www.mckinleyflighttours.com Summit McKinley! Flightseeing tours from Denali Park, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. (see also Denali Neighbors Flightseeing)

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Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

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

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

Reinhard Neuhauser/Alaska Fishing & Raft Adventures

Fishing With bountiful freshwater rivers, streams and lakes, Interior Alaska provides ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. The Chena River is great for catching Arctic grayling and easily accessible and family friendly. The Richardson and Steese highways and nearby Chena Hot Springs Road offer a variety of ponds stocked with Arctic char and grayling, rainbow trout, king and silver salmon in addition to natural stocks of northern pike and burbot. Just south of Fairbanks near the city of North Pole, you’ll find Chena Lake Recreation Area—a convenient place to wet your line, summer or winter.

Ice Sculptures

Gold/Frontier History

PO Box 60565, Fairbanks, AK 99706 (907) 479-5684 marinaairinc@gmail.com, www.akpikefishing.com Fly-in fishing to wilderness lakes. Rates from $210 to $245, cabin included. May-Oct.

Flightseeing

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

Tanana Yukon Historical Society  PO Box 71336, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1336 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 456-8947 tyhs@alaska.net, www.fairbanks-tyhs.org Operates Wickersham House Museum. Memorial DayLabor Day, noon-8pm.

Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

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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 info@fountainheadmuseum.com www.fountainheadmuseum.com Over 87 rare autos, including Alaska’s 1st auto & the “World’s Most Expensive Car” of the 1920s in a 30,000 sq.ft building at Wedgewood Resort! Historic vintage fashions & Alaskan photos/videos & a replica roadhouse display for family photos. Family fun!

Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc.  PO Box 84498, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Pioneer Park, Fairbanks (907) 459-7421 ftvrr.inc@gmail.com, www.ftvrr.org The friends operate TVRR Museum & Steam Engine #1, 12-8pm daily in summer.

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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101 Dunkel St, Ste 210, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806 (907) 459-3700, Fax: (907) 459-3702 info@morristhompsoncenter.org www.morristhompsoncenter.org FREE! View free world-class exhibits about the people, land, and culture of Interior Alaska. Located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. Open 7 days a week year-round. (see also Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods)

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

Pioneer Air Museum

Nature/Wildlife Viewing

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

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

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

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

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Explore Fairbanks Friends of Creamer’s Field Visitor Center f

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises 

Sightseeing

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

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

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

Large Animal Research Station UAF  909 Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks (907) 474-5724, Fax: (907) 474-5444 uaf_lars@alaska.edu, www.muskoxuaf.org Guided tours of muskoxen, caribou & reindeer. Qiviut gift shop.

Northern Alaska Environmental Center  f 830 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1535 (907) 452-5021, Fax: (907) 452-3100 info@northern.org, www.northern.org Non-profit protecting Northern Alaska wildlands. Visit us at the Center!

University of Alaska Fairbanks f PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7505 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and so much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/ admissions/visit/ or 800-478-1823. (see also Education/Training, Sightseeing)

Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels f 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 hotels@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.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 for free. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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

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

Circle 6 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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PO Box 58740, Fairbanks, AK 99711 Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks (907) 451-8104, Fax: (907) 451-8151 frontdesk@chenahotsprings.com www.chenahotsprings.com Aurora viewing, ATVs, Aurora Ice Museum, horseback rides, snowmachining tours. (see also Aurora Viewing, Campgrounds/RV Parks, Casual Dining, Dog Mushing, Event Facilities, Family Fun, Flightseeing, Ground/Public Transportation, Hot Springs, Hotels/Motels, Lodges, Museums, Sports/Activities Rentals, Winter Activities)

City of North Pole Tourism

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

Downtown Association of Fairbanks  f 410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8671, Fax: (907) 457-8859 info@downtownfairbanks.com www.downtownfairbanks.com Hosting art exhibits on First Friday - visit website for locations. (see also Gift Shops/Specialty Goods)

Festival Fairbanks, Inc.

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516 2nd Ave, Ste 318, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1984, Fax: (907) 452-8878 info@festivalfairbanks.org, www.festivalfairbanks.org See Golden Heart Plaza dwtn. Free music Wed: 7-8pm, Tues & Fri: 12:30-1:30pm, June-July.

Gray Line of Alaska

800 5th Ave, Ste 2600, Seattle, WA 98104 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 GLA_info@graylineofalaska.com www.GrayLineofAlaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing & Denali rail tours in Alaska & the Yukon. (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Travel Agents/Trip Planners)

The Great Alaskan Bowl Company f 4630 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-9663, Fax: (907) 479-3067 Toll Free: (800) 770-4222 info@woodbowl.com, www.woodbowl.com All Alaska-made products! View our manufacturing process. Add’l Denali loc. (see also Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods)

Holland America Princess Alaska Tours  3401 Lathrop St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-9660, Fax: (907) 479-9680 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Rail tours to Denali with overnights at our Princess wilderness lodges.

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

Sternwheeler Tanana Chief

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

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PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7505 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and so much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/ or 800-478-1823. (see also Education/ Training, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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

PO Box 73225, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 978-2388 alaskaisg@gmail.com, www.alaskaisg.org Fun, friendly competition in 20 sports, open to anyone age 50+. Aug 8-17, 2014.

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

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

Riverboat Discovery

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

Arctic Servants/Christian Motorcyclists Association

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910 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 322-2595 arcticservants@gmail.com http://cmanwr1.org/AK/Arcticservants/ Visitors welcome! Meetings 2nd Friday of month all year, call (907) 322-2595.

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

Fairbanks Tennis Association

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

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3713 S Lathrop St, Fairbanks (907) 479-7271, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (855) 236-7271 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Full-scale outdoor gear rental: satellite phone, raft, canoes (incl. folding canoes), bikes. Hiker and boater shuttle service and transportation within Interior Alaska and the Far North. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Travel Agents/Trip Planners) www.explorefairbanks.com


Explore Fairbanks North Star Golf Club, Inc.

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

Winter Activities

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

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

Arts & Culture 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.2streetgallery.com Alaskan fine art. Paintings, sculpture, scrimshaw, jewelry, pottery, photography. (see also Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods)

Alaska House Art Gallery

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

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

Tundra Walker Studio  f PO Box 83843, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 479-4546 tundrawalkerstudio@gci.net tundrawalkerstudio.net Alaska artist working studio. Originals, prints, cards, metal sculpture. Images of fish, musk ox, totems. Local raw honey, also with Alaskan blueberries and cranberries, hand-poured chocolates with honey. Please call for appointments.

Dance Studios/Groups Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc. f

Farthest North Square and Round Dance Center Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5699 www.dancealaska.org Dances/classes in: ballroom, contra, English country, square, Middle East & Zumba.

Festivals

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

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Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708 UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 festival@alaska.net, www.fsaf.org A unique, two-week study & performance festival with classes in multiple music genres, dance, theatre arts, healing arts, visual arts & creative writing. July 13-27, 2014. (see also Nightlife)

Native Culture

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

Festival of Native Arts

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

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics f PO Box 72433, Fairbanks, AK 99707 400 Cushman St, Fairbanks (907) 452-6646, Fax: (907) 456-2422 weio1961@weio.org, www.weio.org Traditional Native games, dances, crafts, Miss WEIO, dress & baby pageants.

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PO Box 756500, Fairbanks, AK 99775 305 Tanana Dr, 315 Brooks Bldg, Fairbanks (907) 474-6889, Fax: (907) 474-5666 festival@uaf.edu, fna.community.uaf.edu Celebrate Native arts through Native dance, music and traditional arts.

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

Riverboat Discovery

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

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

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Fairbanks Choral Society

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

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

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

Fairbanks Symphony Association f PO Box 82104, Fairbanks, AK 99708 312 Tanana Lp, Rm 230, UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-5733, Fax: (907) 474-5147 info@fairbankssymphony.org www.fairbankssymphony.org Presenting symphonic music concerts at Davis Concert Hall! Oct-April.

Northland Youth Choir

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PO Box 82699, Fairbanks, AK 99708-2699 (907) 388-0543 ncc2@gci.net, www.northlandchoir.org Choral education. Music literacy, vocal skills, quality performances (by audition).

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

Glow Putt Alaska Mini Golf

Ice Alaska

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PO Box 83134, Fairbanks, AK 99708 George Horner Ice Park, 3050 Phillips Field Rd Fairbanks (907) 451-8250, Fax: (907) 456-1951 iceart@icealaska.com, www.icealaska.com BP World Ice Art Championships and an all-ice Kids Park during March.

Santa Claus House

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

Tanana Valley State Fair

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1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 452-3750, Fax: (907) 456-7971 fairinfo@tananavalleyfair.org www.tananavalleyfair.org August 1-10, 2014. Daily live entertainment, rides, food, contests, games, livestock, education and, of course, giant cabbages! Visit us online at www.tananavalleyfair.org.

Nightlife

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

Events & Entertainment Family Fun

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

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

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

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival f PO Box 82510, Fairbanks, AK 99708 UAF Campus, Fairbanks (907) 474-8869, Fax: (907) 474-8617 festival@alaska.net, www.fsaf.org Noon performances, evening concerts daily July 13-27, 2014. (see also Festivals)

Mecca Bar

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

Spectator Sports

Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games  f PO Box 71370, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 456-2014, Fax: (907) 456-2044 klane@awg2014.org, www.awg2014.org Celebrate sports and culture. Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games, March 15-22.

Fairbanks Rollergirls

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PO Box 73095, Fairbanks, AK 99707 2090 Van Horn, Fairbanks (907) 457-7655 president@fairbanksrollergirls.org www.fairbanksrollergirls.org Roller Derby has arrived in Fairbanks! Check our website for current schedule!

Iron Dog, Inc. f 7100 Old Seward Hwy, Unit C Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 563-4414, Fax: (907) 563-4080 info@irondog.org, www.irondog.org The world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race event. February 16-22, 2014.

North Pole Speedway

PO Box 55934, North Pole, AK 99705 2488 Lions Rd, North Pole (907) 488-0626 www.northpolespeedway.com Come watch Thurs. night racing at the farthest north paved racetrack!

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

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Shopping Bookstores/Maps Forget-Me-Not Books

Big Ray’s

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

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517 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6210, Fax: (907) 456-4302 FMNB@forget-me-notbooks.com www.literacycouncilofalaska.org Fiction, non-fiction, kids, Alaskana, music, movies and more at low prices.

Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods 2 Street Gallery, LLC

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Local Microbreweries Northern Light Ale, Prudhoe Pig Stout, Coldfoot Pilsner and Fairbanks Lager, let the names speak for themselves. “Fairbanks, where the people are unusual and the beer is unusually good” is Silver Gulch’s clever slogan. The Silver Gulch brewery, housed in an attractive, renovated historic roadhouse is home to original, great tasting brews. Fairbanks crafted, world approved recipes are relished year round at the Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Company. The brand spanking new, smallbatch, small-town focused HooDoo Brewing Company, named after the Alaskan mountains bearing the same name, takes the phrase “the ART of brewing” totally seriously. The painstaking process yields enticing rewards as HooDoo fans will attest to. There is a third upstart brewery just right down the road (about a hundred miles) in Healy that everyone is talking about. We are lucky enough to live in a big place with a small population that can boast of not one, not two, but yes, three outstanding microbreweries.

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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’re more than Fairbanks’ oldest locally owned pet source! Food & gear for both you & the animals you love. Our “Alaska Made Market” specializes in Alaskanmade products both practical & as gifts. Apparel to pizza, confections to preserves. If you can’t stop in, shop online.

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

1440 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7001 bishopsgallery@gci.net, www.bishopsjewelry.com Breathtaking gold nuggets. Award-winning jewelers. Open all year. Free DVD.

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401 5th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-5495, Fax: (907) 452-5495 the1craftmarket@gmail.com Bring your visitors to the historic craft market. Huge selection of Alaskana.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks  f 410 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8671, Fax: (907) 457-8859 info@downtownfairbanks.com www.downtownfairbanks.com Join us for the Downtown Market in 2014! Fresh produce, crafts, artwork and live music every Monday in June, July and August. Use this as a starting point for a great night of shopping and dining in downtown Fairbanks. Rain or shine. (see also Sightseeing)

Expressions in Glass

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

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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. Est. 1955.

Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds f

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

3525 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-9574, Fax: (907) 474-9579 Toll Free: (800) 390-8999 gulliver@gullivers-books.com www.shopgulliversbooks.com Alaska books & gifts. New & used titles. Internet café. Will ship to you.

Arctic Travelers Gift Shop

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The Knotty Shop

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

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

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

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

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

Lady Lee’s Bath House Emporium  f 244 Bentley Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701 825 1st Ave, Fairbanks (907) 452-2013 LLBHE@hotmail.com Antiques, collectibles, Alaskana and gifts. Summer: M-S 11-7, S 12-4; Winter: M-S 11-6, S 12-4

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

Marshall Arts Design

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

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

Raven Spirits  f PO Box 72596, Fairbanks, AK 99707 330 Well St, Fairbanks (907) 452-2081 ravenspirits@yahoo.com Raven Spirits is the Original Alaskan Sculptured Raven.

River City Investments, LLC

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711 Gaffney Rd, Ste 100, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7653, Fax: (907) 456-7650 jsomers@pobox.alaska.net Co-op Plaza/Empress Theater, 535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks. Handicap accessible. The “meeting place” for downtown, including food & espresso, gifts, clothing, theater, music shop, art galleries, photography studio, jewelry store.

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

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My favorite Alaskan meal… consists of wild Alaska caribou steaks on the grill, homegrown carrots and red potatoes sautéed in butter and garlic, a nice Zinfandel, and Hot Licks wild blueberry ice cream topped with blueberries hand-picked on my favorite tundra hillside – which is any hillside blazing with fall colors on a clear-blue August day. Lisa Jodwalis, Park Ranger, Interpretation, Bureau of Land Management

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


Explore Fairbanks Tanana Valley Farmers Market

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

Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc.

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

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

Groceries

Co-op Market Grocery & Deli f 526 Gaffney Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 457-1023, Fax: (907) 374-1039 www.coopmarket.org We have your traveling needs! Visit the only grocery store in downtown!

Large Retailers Fred Meyer

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

Sam’s Club

Petunia’s Garden Bistro at Holm Town Nursery f 1301 30th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-8733 holmtown@ak.net, www.holmtownnursery.com Enjoy lunch or coffee at Petunia’s Garden Bistro, located inside Holm Town Nursery, the Interior’s only year-round garden center. Sit on the patio in the summer and enjoy the perennial garden. In the winter, experience our warm, bright Bistro and gift shop. Fresh, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches featuring Alaska Grown ingredients when available. On the public bus system orange line.

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309 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3414, Fax: (907) 374-3430 Serving lattes and espressos, fresh pies, custom cakes, soups and sandwiches.

Casual Dining Alaska McDonalds

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The Cookie Jar Restaurant

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1006 Cadillac Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 479-8319, Fax: (907) 479-8329 cookiejar@gci.net, www.cookiejarfairbanks.com Bkfst, lunch 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.

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

Denny’s of Alaska

Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre 

The Fudge Pot

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

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

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

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48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-4800, Fax: (907) 451-0248 Toll Free: (800) 770-4800 www.samsclub.com Open Mon-Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 9am-8:30pm, Sun 10am-6pm.

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

PO Box 82963, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Three Fairbanks locations, Fairbanks (907) 479-7813, Fax: (907) 474-4977 hlinc@alaska.net, www.hotlicks.net Made in Fairbanks since 1986. The only super-premium ice cream made in Alaska.

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

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

Loose Moose Cafe  f 3450 Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-0485 aknibbles@yahoo.com Proudly serving Indian Valley meats! Buffalo and reindeer hot dogs. Open year-round.

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

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

The Turtle Club

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

International Dining Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

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

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There are many reasons why one would want to live in Fairbanks. The quality of life here in Fairbanks is amazing. Fairbanks has most amenities you find in any big city, yet it still has a frontier small town feel. Fairbanks is full of possibilities. The scenery, nature, hiking, hunting, fishing, gold mining and so on, but for me the main reason I love to live and work in Fairbanks is its people.

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Meet A Real Alaskan You can find yourself here. It’s a great place to raise a family. I have experienced many Golden Heart moments since I have lived in Fairbanks, the people here are gracious, friendly and generous. The people are the main reason Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart City.” Jutta Pence, Golden Heart Greeter of the Year 2012

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

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

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Bobby’s Downtown

PO Box 385, Nenana, AK 99760 Mile 309 Parks Hwy, Nenana (907) 832-5243 mondo1@hughes.net For a burger you’ll write home about stop at the Monderosa Bar and Grill.

Coffee Roasters McCafferty’s, A Coffee House Etc., an artsy café, is an iconic fixture of downtown Fairbanks. Well known for excellent, fresh roasted coffee, locals flock to the café for delicious beverages, light fare and to listen to the sweet sounds of Sandcastle, a family oriented band that plays most weekends. Other coffee roasters include award-winning Alaska Coffee Roasting Company located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and North Pole Coffee Roasters Company, both major players in the local coffee scene. Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream parlor uses North Pole Coffee Roasters beans to create its super delicious premium coffee ice cream.

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

Fine Dining

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

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(907) 488-8402 • www.chandalarranchalaska.com

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(907) 322-4946 • www.hostelfairbanksalaska.com

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A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street f 345 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1802, Fax: (907) 451-1751 Toll Free: (888) 456-1849 info@minniestreetBandB.com www.minniestreetBandB.com Downtown, rooms, suites, jacuzzi, breakfast, aurora viewing. Price range from $109.00 to $259.00 (see also Hotels/Motels)

A Downtown Log Cabin Hideaway  304 Badger St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-1100 apfvrf@hotmail.com, www.mosquitonet.com/~apfvrf 5 rooms/shared bath, 1 suite/prvt bath. Best breakfast in town. Great hosts.

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A Moose in the Garden Bed & Breakfast  f

Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed & Breakfast  f

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

302 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-2040, Fax: (907) 456-6193 ahrosemarie@yahoo.com www.akpub.com/akbbrv/ahrose.html WOW! Two quaint, cozy 1930s homes near old downtown restaurants, shops & galleries, Visitors Center. Full breakfasts. Families, groups welcome. Extraordinary hospitality. Hosts John and son Chris. Friendly cat, dog. Guidebook recommended (est. 1989). Year-round $65$110+tax.

A Taste of Alaska Lodge

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

AAAA Care B&B/Inn  f 557 Fairbanks St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2447, Fax: (907) 479-2484 pat@aaaacare.com, www.aaaacare.com WiFi/cable. Full kitchen, full breakfast. Aurora viewing! Seasonal rates.

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Alaska Grizzly Lodge  f 1470 Westmoreland Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 488-7475, Fax: (907) 488-7475 akgrizzlylodge@gmail.com www.alaskagrizzlylodge.com Spacious charming country inn, aurora viewing, private baths, hot breakfast.

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Chena Lakes Farm

410 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4100 alaskaheritagehouse@gmail.com www.alaskaheritagehouse.com An elegant 1916 home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eight rooms and suites w/ private waterclosets and sculleries as well as 21st century amenities. Gourmet breakfasts. Private parties. Tours.

Dale and Jo View Suites

All Seasons Bed & Breakfast Inn f 763 7th Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6649, Fax: (907) 474-8448 Toll Free: (888) 451-6649 inn@alaska.com, www.allseasonsinn.com Highly rated European-style inn. Great breakfast, WiFi, private baths, air.

Aurora Borealis Lodge f PO Box 72422, Fairbanks, AK 99707 Cleary Summit, Fairbanks (907) 389-2812, Fax: (907) 389-2812 info@auroracabin.com, www.auroracabin.com Deluxe rooms designed specifically for aurora viewing atop Cleary Summit. (see also Aurora Viewing, Lodges)

Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not  PO Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99708-0128 1540 Chena Ridge, Fairbanks (907) 474-0949 Toll Free: (800) 221-0073 pullman@aurora-express.com www.aurora-express.com We offer some of the most unique accommodations to be found in Alaska. Railroad cars have been decorated with Alaskan historical themes with a whimsical touch. All rooms have private entries and bath, exceptional breakfast, panoramic views of river, city & mountains.

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PO Box 85087, Fairbanks, AK 99708 3260 Craft Ave, Fairbanks (907) 378-0186, Fax: (907) 456-6838 daleandjo_ak@yahoo.com, www.daleandjo.com River, Alaska Range, aurora views. Affordable luxury, suites & rooms, WiFi.

Fairbanks Association of Bed & Breakfasts f PO Box 73334, Fairbanks, AK 99707 (907) 388-4349 www.fabb.biz We offer clean, comfortable, affordable B&Bs with welcoming Alaskan hosts.

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

Fairbanks Downtown Bed and Breakfast  1461 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-7700, Fax: (907) 456-1116 balty@ak.net, www.stayinfairbanks.com Inspected and approved. B&B summer. Long-term winter. Near Ft. Wainwright. Priv. baths.

1293 ESRO Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 488-9800 arcticrootsfarm@alaska.net www.arcticrootsfarm.com/bed-and-breakfast/ cottage/ Arctic Roots Farm warmly welcomes your stay at the Farm Cottage.

Golden Umbrella B&B  f 458 Terrace Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 687-7131 goldenumbrella@inbox.com www.akgoldenumbrella.com Comfortable B&B with 3 bedrooms, hot breakfast. In the woods, 2 miles to town.

Lizzie’s Nest Bed and Breakfast f 1012 Goldmine Trl, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 457-1957 lizziesnest@alaska.net, www.LizziesNest.com Studio apt. w/kitchenette. Private bath. McKinley view.

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

Cabins

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

Denali Adventures  f 1029 O’Brien St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 455-8976 info@thedenaliadventure.com www.thedenaliadventure.com Cozy Alaskan log cabin stays. Cabins with & without showers. Dog sled rides, too!

Moose Walk Cabin  f 2594 Carrie Lynn Dr, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 378-2328 moosewalkcabin@yahoo.com www.moosewalkcabin.com Spacious, waterfront cabin with fire pit, barbeque & deck. Great rates.

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

Pedro’s Hide-A-Way Bed and Breakfast  f PO Box 10825, Fairbanks, AK, 99710 3303 Old Steese Hwy N, Cleary Summit (907) 389-2204 patty.gentry@pedroshideaway.com www.pedroshideaway.com Private, rural, fully furnished, log cabin, open year round, ArcticSpa.

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Glacier House Hostel  f

PO Box 10265, Fairbanks, AK 99710 (907) 490-6613 info@riverbendlogcabins.com www.riverbendlogcabins.com Rustic elegance in two secluded riverfront log cabins. Full kitchens/baths.

PO Box 74454, Fairbanks, AK 99707 535 Glacier Ave, Fairbanks (907) 322-4946 griffinrentals@gmail.com www.hostelfairbanksalaska.com Comfort & camaraderie. Kitchen, cable TV, WiFi. Dorms, tents, treehouse!

Hostels

Sven’s Basecamp Hostel 

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

3505 Davis Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 355-7088 info@svenshostel.com, www.svenshostel.com Sven’s Hostel is your oasis in Fairbanks. Clean, fun and close to shopping.

Hotels/Motels

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

Billie’s Backpackers Hostel  f 2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2034 info@alaskahostel.com, www.alaskahostel.com Open year-round. Excellent location in college district. On city bus route. Bike use, WiFi, tents, laundry, storage, no curfew. Great place to plan trips, meet travelers. Maps & info. Bus to Denali, Anchorage. From $25/ night. Local tours.

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Explore Fairbanks A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Minnie Street f 345 Minnie St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-1802, Fax: (907) 451-1751 Toll Free: (888) 456-1849 info@minniestreetBandB.com www.minniestreetBandB.com Downtown, rooms, suites, jacuzzi, breakfast, aurora viewing. Price range from $109 to $259. (see also Bed & Breakfasts)

Abbey Archway Inn  f 4316 Birch Ln, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-7300, Fax: (907) 479-2229 info@abbeyarchwayinn.com www.abbeyarchwayinn.com Extended stay efficiencies or suites with full kitchens with dishes/utensils, wireless Internet, cable/ DVD, access to coin-op laundry facilities and local bus stop. Many restaurants nearby. Additional amenities include hair dryer, clock radio, iron/board.

Alpine Lodge

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4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-6300, Fax: (907) 328-0914 Toll Free: (800) 455-8851 reservations@akalpinelodge.com www.akalpinelodge.com Award-winning hotel, 115 beautifully appointed rooms, Alaskan decor throughout hotel, free shuttle to airport and railroad depot, restaurant and lounge, kitchenette & spa guest rooms, gift shop, WiFi, continental breakfast, business center, fitness room & sauna, group rates, Alaska Air miles.

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

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

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

Bridgewater Hotel, A Fine Fountainhead Hotel  723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 hotels@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com Personalized service in a quaint hotel known for its beautiful flowers. In the heart of downtown—an outstanding place to stay for many years. Walk to restaurants & visitor center. Free airport/train shuttle & Around Town Express. Breakfast, free WiFi, laundry facilities & smoke-free.

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

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

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

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Hotel North Pole

4888 Old Airport Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-6201, Fax: (907) 479-5766 Toll Free: (800) 447-1910 sourdough@goldennorthmotel.com www.goldennorthmotel.com Gracious hospitality & summer rates from $85! Attractive, clean rooms, with private baths & cable; many with microwaves/fridges. Free a.m. muffins/coffee. Courtesy airport/RR shuttle. Free high-speed Internet station & WiFi. Near popular attractions. Guidebook recommended!

Hampton Inn and Suites

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

Regency Fairbanks Hotel

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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.

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

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

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

River’s Edge Resort

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

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairbanks, Alaska f 109 W Int’l Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518 400 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks (907) 328-1100, Fax: (907) 328-1122 jeder@thehotelgroup.com www.hiexpress.com/fairbanksak Offering spacious rooms and Alaska friendly service.

Circle 13 on Reader Response Card  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Lodges

1717 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 456-3642, Fax: (907) 451-6376 Toll Free: (800) 528-4916 hotels@fdifairbanks.com www.fountainheadhotels.com A place where the staff treats you like you matter! An atmosphere where guest service is the ultimate amenity. Large suites with free WiFi, separate bedroom & kitchen. Zach’s Restaurant/lounge, laundry facility & fitness room. By groceries & airport.

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

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

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Chatanika Lodge

Lakeview Enterprises, Inc.

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-6552, Fax: (907) 451-6553 Toll Free: (877) 729-0197 hotelreservations@nmsusa.com www.marriott.com/faish Come stay in downtown Fairbanks next to the Chena River. Each suite offers king or two double beds, pull-out sofa bed, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and wet bar. Also enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast buffet, indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lodge at Black Rapids

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1307 Windfall Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 227.4 Richardson Hwy, 38 Mile S, Delta Junction (877) 825-9413, Fax: (877) 825-9413 blackrapids@ureach.com www.lodgeatblackrapids.com Timber framed w/fireplaces, heavenly beds. On road w/ wildlife & panoramic views.

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

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

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

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

River’s Edge RV Park

4140 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 474-0286, Fax: (907) 474-3665 Toll Free: (800) 770-3343 info@riversedge.net, www.riversedge.net Full hook-ups, 180 spaces, 30/50 amp power, cable TV, WiFi, free showers, laundry, pets allowed. Featuring Chena’s Alaskan Grill, tickets and shuttle to major tour attractions. City tour, Riverboat Discovery, Gold Dredge 8, Arctic Tours & Barrow Tour.

Riverview RV Park

PO Box 55972, North Pole, AK 99705 1316 Badger Rd, North Pole (907) 488-6392, Fax: (907) 488-0555 Toll Free: (888) 488-6392 riverview@acsalaska.net, www.riverviewrvpark.net Full hook-ups, free cable TV, WiFi & showers. 160 sites, 70’ PT’s, 30/50 amp. Gas, diesel, groceries, bike path, bank fishing, tour info & ticket sales. Super-clean laundry/shower/restrooms. Free vehicle wash rack. Big rigs & pets always welcome!

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park  1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4173 (907) 452-3750, Fax: (907) 456-7971 Toll Free: (907) 456-7956 info@fairbankscampgroundandrvpark.com Showers, laundry, dump station, Internet and firepits.

Vacation Rentals

Cleary Summit Condo  f 2382 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712 (907) 389-2594 condo@clearysummit.com www.clearysummit.com/aurora/condo.htm Our condo is on Mt. Aurora with a 360 degree view for great aurora watching. With 1,300 square feet there are 2 bedrooms, each with a bath, a full kitchen and a living room. We have windows facing all directions for warm viewing of the aurora and Mt. McKinley.

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Event Facilities

Event Planners

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

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

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

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

Conventions, Meetings & Events Catering

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

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

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

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

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

Air Transportation

Camping The Interior 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 great choice 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.

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Alaska Motorhome Rentals 

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

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

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

Auto/RV Services

Avis Rent A Car

Kendall of Fairbanks Rent-A-Car f

Sourdough Fuel

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1555 Van Horn Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-7798, Fax: (907) 452-0680 Toll Free: (888) 706-3835 nmstewart@petrostar.com, www.sourdoughfuel.com With 8 gas stations in Fairbanks and North Pole, Sourdough Fuel welcomes RVers with FREE dump stations & water, diesel, ice, propane, ATMs, Hot Stuff Pizza™, hot subs & wraps, burritos, ice cream, tasty hot breakfast sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs and groceries.

Auto/RV Rentals

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

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6450 Airport Way #5, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks (907) 474-0900, Fax: (907) 474-2013 Toll Free: (800) 331-1212 fairbanks@avisalaska.com, www.avisalaska.com Serving Alaska for over 55 years! Great rates at www.avisalaska.com

Budget Rent A Car

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

Dollar Rent A Car

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

1000 Cadillac Ct, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-6217, Fax: (907) 455-9825 rentacar@kendallauto.com www.kendallautoalaska.com Great cars. Insurance specials. Great low rates daily, weekly and weekend.

Thrifty Car Rental

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

Ground/Public Transportation

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

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Premier Alaska Tours, Inc.  f

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

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

Alaska Railroad Vacations

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PO Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510 1745 Johansen Expressway, Fairbanks (907) 265-2494, Fax: (907) 265-2323 Toll Free: (800) 544-0552 reservations@akrr.com, www.AlaskaRailroad.com Want the best views of Alaska’s glaciers, mountains and wildlife? Choose an Alaska Railroad vacation! We offer comprehensive rail vacations, day tours and scenic rail trips with one call to our Alaskan agents. Ask about GoldStar. Call or go online today! (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Denali Neighbors - Adventure/Ecotours, Ground/Public Transportation)

Alaska/Yukon Trails

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PO Box 84608, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 479-2277, Fax: (907) 456-5135 Toll Free: (800) 770-7275 alaskashuttle@yahoo.com, www.alaskashuttle.com Economical transport between Anch, Talkeetna, Denali, Fbx, Dawson & Whitehorse.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

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

Dalton Highway Express  PO Box 71665, Fairbanks, AK 99707 3820 University Ave, Fairbanks (907) 474-3555 adventure@northernalaska.com www.daltonhighwayexpress.com Yukon River, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, Brooks Range & Prudhoe Bay shuttles.

Gray Line of Alaska

800 5th Ave, Ste 2600, Seattle, WA 98104 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 GLA_info@graylineofalaska.com www.GrayLineofAlaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing & Denali rail tours in Alaska & the Yukon. (see also Sightseeing, Travel Agents/ Trip Planners)

Trip Planning Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce f

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

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

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

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909 Cushman St, Ste 102, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-3636, Fax: (907) 452-3639 info@santasvagabondtravel.com www.santasvagabondtravel.com Alaska & local tours, statewide travel, AK Marine Hwy reserv. 23 yrs exp.

Visitor Information

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

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

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

GoNorth Alaska Travel Center  f PO Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99706 3713 S Lathrop St, Fairbanks (907) 479-7271, Fax: (907) 474-1041 Toll Free: (855) 236-7271 GoNorth@alaska.net, www.GoNorth-Alaska.com Full-service statewide trip planning. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Sports/Activities Rentals)

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

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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800 5th Ave, Ste 2600, Seattle, WA 98104 (907) 452-2843 Toll Free: (800) 544-2206 GLA_info@graylineofalaska.com www.GrayLineofAlaska.com Multi-day tours, sightseeing & Denali rail tours in Alaska & the Yukon. (see also Ground/Public Transportation, Sightseeing)

Santa’s-Vagabond Travel

Chambers of Commerce

Explore Tours

Gray Line of Alaska

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Explore Fairbanks 101 Dunkel St, Ste 111, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center Fairbanks (907) 456-5774, Fax: (907) 456-3757 Toll Free: (800) 327-5774 info@explorefairbanks.com www.explorefairbanks.com Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks! With the summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, we are simply bursting with energy.

Services – Visitors Banking/Currency Exchange

First National Bank Alaska

Beauty Salons/Spas S Salon and Studio

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901 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-3181 ssalonfbks@gmail.com, www.ssalonstyle.com Full-service hair salon & art studio. Convenient downtown location.

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Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C. f PO Box 70607, Fairbanks, AK 99707 714 4th Ave, Ste 303, Fairbanks (907) 456-6676, Fax: (907) 456-6431 ksh@kshcpa.com, www.kshcpa.com Certified public accountants.

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

Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center f 360 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-1128, Fax: (907) 455-1168 blury.jay@nrim.com, www.northrim.com 24-hr deposit center. ATM located in building entry.

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613 Cushman St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-4300 Toll Free: (800) 869-3557 www.wellsfargo.com

Copying/Printing

PO Box 70105, Fairbanks, AK 99707 800 Noble St, Fairbanks (907) 459-5323, Fax: (907) 452-1281 www.FNBAlaska.com Full-service banking, travelers checks & wire transfers, branches statewide.

Mt. McKinley Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

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

Graphic North, Inc.

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

Interior Graphics & Printing

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

Education/Training

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

PO Box 757505, Fairbanks, AK 99775 Toll Free: (800) 478-1823 www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit Move your mind and body at UAF. Wooded trails, concerts, muskoxen, art galleries and so much more await. If you stay a little longer, you can even get a degree! Tours Mon-Fri, 10am and 2pm: www.uaf.edu/admissions/visit/ or 800-478-1823. (see also Nature/Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing)

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

Medical/Health Arctic Chiropractic

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308 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-PAIN, Fax: (907) 451-7244 www.arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com We take pride in providing the finest wellness to our patients.

Arthritis Foundation, Alaska Office f 615 E 82nd Ave, Ste 104, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 277-2784, Fax: (907) 277-2783 Toll Free: (866) 997-2784 acampione@arthritis.org, www.arthritis.org Jingle in July! Saturday, July 12, 2014, in North Pole, AK. Annual 5K Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis & 1K Children’s Run with the Elves. All ages event, fun for the whole family, strollers & dogs welcome. Registration & event information at www.JingleinJuly.com.

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center f 1650 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 452-8181, Fax: (907) 458-5324 www.fmhdc.com Full-service acute care hospital incl. ER, ICU, day surgery, cancer treatment and cardiology.

The Fairbanks area offers many opportunities for exploring the Interior’s vast wilderness, like this roadside campground along the Chatanika River, north of Fairbanks.

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1275 Sadler Way, Ste 101, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 374-7911, Fax: (907) 374-7744 www.steeseimmediatecare.com Steese Immediate Care now open 7 days a week M-F, 8-7; Sa & Su, 11-7. No appt necessary.

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.

Tanana Valley Clinic

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

Places of Worship Bethel Church

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PO Box 83889, Fairbanks, AK 99708 1310 Farmers Loop Rd, Fairbanks (907) 479-4380 info@bethelchurchak.org, www.bethelchurchak.org Services Sunday 9:30 & 11am. Sunday School all ages @ 11am. Awana.

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

Congregation Or HaTzafon

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

Friends Community Church

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

Journey Christian Church

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PO Box 75013, Fairbanks, AK 99707 1855 Airport Way, Fairbanks (907) 455-4433 info@journeyalaska.org, www.journeyalaska.org Where faith and adventure meet! Services at 10am in the Regal Theatre.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

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PO Box 55791, North Pole, AK 99705 1005 St. Nicholas Dr, North Pole (907) 488-6720 office@lordoflifeak.com, www.lordoflifeak.com Sunday worship 10:30am, Sept-May education hour 9am, June-Aug Wed worship 7pm.

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Industry

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

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

Real Estate

Birchwood Homes

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

Yukon Title Company, Inc.

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

Services – Business Associations

Fairbanks Arts Association

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

Marketing

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

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

Gwich’in Steering Committee  f 122 1st Ave, Box 2, Fairbanks, AK 99701 201 1st Ave, Ste 124, Fairbanks (907) 458-8264, Fax: (907) 457-8265 ourarcticrefuge@gmail.com www.ourarcticrefuge.org 25 years of protecting Gwich’in way of life. www.ourarcticrefuge.org

Audio/Visual Production

Alaska Universal Productions  f PO Box 81132, Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 451-4833 AUP@AUP-AK.com, www.AUP-AK.com Fairbanks’ premier audio visual production company. Lights, sound, much more!

Financial

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

Denali State Bank

Alaska Aerofuel, Inc.

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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 666 11th Ave, #306, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 456-4604, Fax: (801) 382-4645 Toll Free: (888) 450-4604 fayshouse@att.net, www.thepenguy.biz Ad specialty advertising items w/ BIC pens & other quality promo tools.

Media

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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

KJNP AM/FM/TV

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

Photography

Ronn Murray Photography and Tours f 535 2nd Ave, Ste 209, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 854-1609 ronnm@ronnmurrayphoto.com www.ronnmurrayphoto.com Professional, quality commercial photography. Showing you at your best! (see also Aurora Viewing)

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

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DENALI NEIGHBORS

Area covered in this section

Š State of Alaska/Michael DeYoung

Just a short drive away.

One of Alaska’s most popular destinations, Denali National Park and Preserve is an easy two-hour drive or four-hour train ride from Fairbanks. Visitor services are available along the Parks Highway, at campgrounds and visitor centers, in Kantishna and in remote lodges. In the park, activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and transportation are as varied as our travelers. Whether you choose to simply take in the pristine wilderness or explore the rugged backcountry, there are plenty of options to help you discover Denali. Visitors enjoy a clear view of Mt. McKinley from the Eielson Visitor Center, located at mile 66 on the Denali Park Road.

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Denali Neighbors INDEX Activities, Attractions & Tours

Denali ATV Adventures 

Accommodations

Denali Jeep Excursions

Adventure/Ecotours 53 Fishing/River Excursions 53 Flightseeing 53 Nature/Wildlife Viewing 54 Sightseeing 54 Cabins 54 Hotels/Motels 54 Accommodations At-a-Glance 55 Lodges 56 Campgrounds/RV Parks 56

Transportation

Ground/Public Transportation 56

Trip Planning

Chambers of Commerce Travel Agents/Trip Planners Visitor Information

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours Alaska Railroad Vacations

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

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc. 

PO Box 593, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-4288, Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@denaliatv.com, www.denaliatv.com 2.5- to 4-hr guided tours next to Denali Nat’l Park on 1-4-person ATVs. Go “Into the Wild” along Stampede Trail or far above Otto Lake for spectacular views—even a Midnight Sun trip! All ages. All riding gear and car seats provided. Tours 9am-11pm.

PO Box 642, Healy, AK 99743 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-JEEP (5377), Fax: (907) 683-4289 info@DenaliJeep.com, www.DenaliJeep.com 5-hr, 120-mile guided tour along the spectacular Denali Highway in 4-door Jeep Wranglers. Views of Mt. McKinley, the Alaska Range & glaciers (weather permitting). Opportunities for wildlife sightings. Hearty snack & drink included. Car seats available. Tours 9:30am & 5:30pm.

Denali Park Resorts

3000 C St, Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (800) 276-7234, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 info@denaliparkresorts.com www.denaliparkresorts.com In Denali, rafting the glacially fed Nenana River is exhilarating as you are guided through class III and IV rapids. Or take a guided interpretive hike in the park, with amazing photographic opportunities while you learn about the history of the park and its wildlife. (see also Lodges, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Whitewater & scenic rafting in Denali Park. 2- & 4-hour guided paddle raft, oar raft & kayak river trips daily. Family, group & military discounts. Full drysuits for all guests! Mtn. bike rentals & tours. Canoe & kayak rentals on Otto Lake. Experienced guides. Free shuttles. (see also Cabins)

Denali Raft Adventures, Inc.

Drawer 190, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, in Rainbow Village RV Park, Denali Park (907) 683-2234, Fax: (907) 683-1281 Toll Free: (888) 683-2234 info@denaliraft.com, www.denaliraft.com Try rafting with Denali’s first raft company operating since 1974. Try a 2-hr, 4-hr, or all-day raft trip complete with knowledgeable guide and comfortable GoreTex drysuit. Choose paddle or oar rafts. Free shuttles. A memory you will enjoy the rest of your life.

Flightseeing Denali Air

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

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

Fishing/River Excursions Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC 

PO Box 156, Cantwell, AK 99729 Mile 214 Parks Hwy, Cantwell (907) 768-1127, Fax: (907) 768-1127 2fishon@mtaonline.net, www.denaliflyfishing.com Catch & release Arctic grayling. Clear water streams. Exp. & beg. fly anglers w/small groups. Guided 1/2 & full day. Circle 20 on Reader Response Card

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

Fly Denali  PO Box 1152, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (907) 683-2359, Fax: (907) 733-2499 Toll Free: (877) 770-2359 info@flydenali.com, www.flydenali.com Scenic flights over Denali Park featuring glacier landings ON Mt. McKinley!

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

Nature/Wildlife Viewing Denali Park Resorts

3000 C St, Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali (800) 276-7234, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 info@denaliparkresorts.com www.denaliparkresorts.com Visiting Denali National Park is a life-changing experience. The best way to see its amazing landscape and view magnificent wildlife is through one of the daily tours bringing you closer to the mountain or on the ultimate journey to the end of the park’s road. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Lodges)

Sightseeing

Husky Homestead  PO Box 48, Denali Park, AK 99755 MP 229 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2904, Fax: (907) 683-2906 info@huskyhomestead.com www.huskyhomestead.com A top-rated Alaska land tour. Cuddle husky puppies and see sled dog training in action.

Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure  PO Box 705, Talkeetna, AK 99676 Main St, Talkeetna (907) 733-2223, Fax: (907) 733-2712 Toll Free: (800) 736-2210 mahays@mahaysjetboat.com www.mahaysriverboat.com Jetboat adventure tours, panoramic views of Mt. McKinley.

Accommodations Cabins

Denali Cabins

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

Denali Outdoor Center, Inc.  PO Box 170, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Rd, Healy (907) 683-1925, Fax: (888) 520-4715 Toll Free: (888) 303-1925 info@denalioutdoorcenter.com www.denalioutdoorcenter.com Cozy cabins and peaceful camping 10 miles north of the Denali National Park entrance at Otto Lake. Enjoy canoeing, biking, kayaking, rafting, fishing and birding. Cabins and camping are dry with a shared kitchen, shower and laundry facility. (see also Fishing/River Excursions)

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Place, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 rivercabins@doyon.com, www.seeDenali.com Denali River Cabins & Cedar Lodge. Comfortable, reasonably priced cabins and motel rooms close to Denali Park entrance, but away from the crowds. Restaurant and bar, tour desk, rail transfers. Departure point for Kantishna Wilderness Trails bus. Native owned and operated. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Lodges)

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

Hotels/Motels Denali Bluffs Hotel

2702 Denali St, Ste 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 238.2 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-5100 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 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.

Denali Cabins

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

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PO Box 7, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2696, Fax: (907) 683-2697 Toll Free: (866) 583-2696 info@denaligrizzlybear.com www.denaligrizzlybear.com Entr. Denali Park. Old time AK atmosphere, quaint wooded setting. Charming, cozy, unique cabins w/private decks on Nenana River $69-$269. New beautiful cedar hotel, every room on river w/private deck. Hunter Travel Guide: Call these people first! (see also RV Parks/ Campgrounds)

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Denali Park Hotel

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

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Denali RV Park and Motel  PO Box 155, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 245.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1500 Toll Free: (800) 478-1501 stay@denalirvparkandmotel.com www.denalirvparkandmotel.com Best values in Denali. Free cable TV, free wireless Internet. Full hook-ups $40. Rooms with two beds $79. Four-bed unit w/ kitchenette $139. Laundry, gift shop. Beautiful, scenic views. Hiking trails. Locally owned. Clean, quiet place to stay. (see also RV Parks/Campgrounds)

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2702 Denali St, Ste 100, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-5100, Fax: (866) 257-8450 Toll Free: (855) 683-8600 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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Lodges

Denali Park Resorts

3000 C St, Ste 101, Anchorage, AK 99503 Mile 238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali (800) 276-7234, Fax: (907) 258-3668 Toll Free: (800) 276-7234 info@denaliparkresorts.com www.denaliparkresorts.com Denali Park Resorts offers two first-class lodges at the entrance to Denali National Park. We also offer guided hiking trips, rafting down the glacially fed Nenana River, Cabin Nite Dinner Theater and tours that take you deep into the heart of Denali. (see also Adventure/ Ecotours, Nature/Wildlife Viewing)

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

Doyon Tourism, Inc.

1 Doyon Place, Ste 300, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 374-3041, Fax: (907) 374-3960 Toll Free: (800) 230-7275 rivercabins@doyon.com, www.seeDenali.com Experience Alaskan hospitality at the beautiful Kantishna Roadhouse, a full-service lodge nestled in the backcountry of majestic Denali Park. Transportation, deluxe cabins, all meals, and abundant guided (and self-guided) activities included. Native owned and operated. (see also Adventure/Ecotours, Cabins)

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@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Situated within Denali State Park, two hours north of Anchorage, this lodge is a true wilderness retreat. Amenities include vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplace, wall of windows framing Mt. McKinley, tour desk, nature trails and a variety of dining options.

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Campgrounds/RV Parks Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

PO Box 7, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 231.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-2696, Fax: (907) 683-2697 Toll Free: (866) 583-2696 info@denaligrizzlybear.com www.denaligrizzlybear.com Hook-ups, S dump, propane, TV, laundry, RV, tenting, showers, $25-$38. (see also Hotels/Motels)

Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel  PO Box 30, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-7777 denalirainbow@mtaonline.net, www.denalirv.com Full-service RV park, motel rms w/kitchens. 1 mile north of Denali entrance.

Visitor Information

Denali Summer Times  f 2440 E Tudor, 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.

Nenana Valley Visitor Information Center  PO Box 70, Nenana, AK 99760 Junction of A St and Parks Hwy, Nenana (907) 832-5435 nenana1@nenana.net, www.nenanaakiceclassic.com Sponsored by Nenana Ice Classic—Alaska’s biggest guessing game since 1917.

Denali RV Park and Motel  PO Box 155, Denali Park, AK 99755 Mile 245.1 Parks Hwy, Denali Park (907) 683-1500 Toll Free: (800) 478-1501 stay@denalirvparkandmotel.com www.denalirvparkandmotel.com Best values in Denali. Free cable TV, free wireless Internet. Full hook-ups $40. Rooms with two beds $79. Four-bed unit w/ kitchenette $139. Laundry, gift shop. Beautiful, scenic views. Hiking trails. Locally owned. Clean, quiet place to stay. (see also Hotels/Motels)

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

Trip Planning Chambers of Commerce

Denali Chamber of Commerce  f PO Box 437, Healy, AK 99743 .5 Healy Spur Rd, Healy (907) 683-4636 denali.chamber@gmail.com www.denalichamber.com Information on Denali National Park and the Denali Borough area services.

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

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

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

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Area covered in this section

Alaska’s Interior is vast. This 175,000-square-mile inland area between the Alaska Range to the south and the Brooks Range to the north comprises about 30 percent of the state, making it as large as the states of Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio combined. The Interior has diversity in its people, landscape, climate, culture and wildlife. This diversity is reflected in the activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and means of transportation that match the interests and lifestyles of our visitors. The 135-mile long Denali Highway offers stunning, up-close views of the Alaska Range.  Open summer only, f Open winter only,  f Open year-round.

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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken (520) 413-1480 chickenRVpark@gmail.com, www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gift shop, gold panning, gold dredge tour. (see also Cabins, Campgrounds/RV Parks)

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Bettles Lodge & Air Service

PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken (520) 413-1480 chickenRVpark@gmail.com, www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gift shop, gold panning, gold dredge tour. (see also Campgrounds/RV Parks, Gold/Frontier History)

Manley Hot Springs Cozy Cabin Rentals  f PO Box 67, Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756 (907) 672-3541 dands99756@gmail.com Enjoy an Interior Alaska village experience. Comfy beds. Hot Springs soak.

Hotels/Motels

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

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

Accommodations Bed & Breakfasts

Borealis Bed & Breakfast  f PO Box 355, Galena, AK 99741 355 Antoski Rd, Galena (907) 656-1981 info@borealisalaska.com, www.borealisalaska.com Fly-in, friendly Yukon River community. Great hosts. Summer/winter tours.

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1 Brenwick Craig Rd, Mile 102 Richardson Hwy, Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 822-4000, Fax: (907) 822-4044 Toll Free: (800) 426-0500 aklodges@princesstours.com www.princesslodges.com Located at the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this 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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Campgrounds/RV Parks Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

PO Box 70, Chicken, AK 99732 1/4 mile Airport Rd, Chicken (520) 413-1480 chickenRVpark@gmail.com, www.chickengold.com Campground, cabins, café, espresso, gift shop, gold panning, gold dredge tour. (see also Cabins, Gold/ Frontier History)

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Museums

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

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

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 State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, less than five minutes from downtown, will lead you through fields and forests full of sandhill cranes, Canada geese, snow buntings and Townsend’s warbler. A drive up the Steese Highway is a great place to experience alpine tundra as well as find some of our alpine specialties like northern wheatear, surfbird and willow and rock ptarmigan. Don’t forget your binoculars to scope close-up views.

Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

PO Box 469, Glennallen, AK 99588 Mile 189 Glenn Hwy, Glennallen (907) 822-5555, Fax: (907) 822-5558 chamber@cvinternet.net, www.traveltoalaska.com

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PO Box 987, Delta Junction, AK 99737 1422 Alaska Highway, Delta Junction (907) 895-5068, Fax: (907) 895-5141 Toll Free: (877) 895-5068 deltacc@deltachamber.org, www.deltachamber.org Official end of the Alaska Highway! Historical sites, fishing, much more!

North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce  PO Box 55071, North Pole, AK 99705 125 Santa Claus Ln, North Pole (907) 488-2242 info@northpolechamber.us www.northpolechamber.us Visitor center open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10am to 6pm.

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ARCTIC NEIGHBORS An unforgettable journey.

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Experience the vast 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 like the majestic Brooks Range, Coldfoot, Wiseman, Fort Yukon, Bettles, Anaktuvuk Pass, Prudhoe Bay and Barrow. Enjoy village tours, cultural programs, historic sites, the aurora borealis, wildlife viewing and more. A journey to the Arctic will be remembered forever. A herd of wild caribou dash down a hillside in the Brooks Range in Alaska’s Arctic.

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

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PO Box 81512, Fairbanks, AK 99708 Mile 175 Dalton Hwy, Coldfoot (907) 474-3500, Fax: (907) 474-4767 Toll Free: (866) 474-3400 adventure@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.

Shopping Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods

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

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

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Transportation Air Transportation

Brooks Range Aviation  PO Box 26010, Bettles Field, AK 99726 Route 1 Lot 1 Airport Rd, Bettles Field (907) 692-5444, Fax: (907) 692-2185 Toll Free: (800) 692-5443 airservice@brooksrange.com www.brooksrange-alaska-wilderness-trips.com Air charter serving the Brooks Range. Outdoor adventures. Boat rentals.

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ALASKAN nEIGHBORS

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Our Alaskan neighbors in the nearby regions work together to provide visitors with activities, dining, shopping, lodging, services and transportation to ensure successful travel around Alaska. Many visitors to Fairbanks take the opportunity to continue their travels to Alaska’s Southeast, Southcentral, and the Aleutians as part of a comprehensive trip, and these listings highlight some travel options from around the state. A paddler on Willow Lake in Southcentral Alaska enjoys an evening alpenglow view of Mt. Sanford and the Wrangell Mountains.

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Activities, Attractions & Tours Adventure/Ecotours

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

Museums

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

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Nature/Wildlife Viewing Kenai Fjords Tours

509 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 Seward Small Boat Harbor, Seward (907) 777-2803, Fax: (907) 777-2888 Toll Free: (888) 478-3346 info@kenaifjords.com, www.kenaifjords.com “Alaska’s #1 Wildlife & Glacier Cruise” with daily departures in Seward.

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Arts & Culture Native Culture

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

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

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519 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-8023, Fax: (907) 265-5890 Toll Free: (800) 544-0529 info@26glaciers.com, www.26glaciers.com See tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife on the 26-glacier cruise.

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

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

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Shopping Gift Shops/ Specialty Goods

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

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

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

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

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PO Box 329, Bethel, AK 99559 192 Alex Hately, Bethel (907) 543-2911, Fax: (907) 543-2255 bethelchamber1@alaska.com www.bethelakchamber.org Bethel is rich in Yu’pik culture. Host of K300 dog race and Camai Dance Festival.

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

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PO Box 45, Palmer, AK 99645 550 S Alaska St, Ste 101, Palmer (907) 745-2880, Fax: (907) 746-4164 director@palmerchamber.org www.palmerchamber.org GPCC will keep you informed on local issues & opportunities in the community.

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!

Seldovia Chamber of Commerce  f PO Drawer F, Seldovia, AK 99663 (907) 234-7612, Fax: (907) 234-7875 president@seldoviachamber.org www.seldoviachamber.org “You otter be here.” A place to make memorable moments with family & friends.

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PO Box 749, Seward, AK 99664 2001 Seward Hwy, Seward (907) 224-8051, Fax: (907) 224-5353 visitseward@seward.net, www.seward.com Outdoor adventure, culture, scenic wonders. Seward.com— Alaska starts here!

Travel Agents/ Trip Planners

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

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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 AlaskaTours.com is your one-stop resource for vacation planning to Alaska.

HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC  f PO Box 201961, Anchorage, AK 99520 330 E 4th Ave, Ste 204, Anchorage (907) 258-4690, Fax: (907) 258-4691 hai4690@haishirokuma.com www.haishirokuma.com Tours & hotel reservations. Japanese-speaking guides & sales staff available.

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

Visitor Information

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

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

Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau f PO Box 530, Haines, AK 99827 122 2nd Ave S, Haines (907) 766-2234, Fax: (907) 766-3155 Toll Free: (800) 458-3579 hcvb@haines.ak.us, www.haines.ak.us Haines—The Adventure Capital of Alaska

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

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

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Klondike Visitors Association f PO Box 389, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 King & Front St, Dawson City (867) 993-5575, Fax: (867) 993-6415 Toll Free: (877) 465-3006 kva@dawson.net, www.dawsoncity.ca Visit Dawson! Home of the Klondike Gold Rush and Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall!

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

Morris Alaska Publications  f 301 Arctic Slope Ave, Ste 350, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 275-2107, Fax: (907) 275-2176 angela.krenzien@morris.com www.wheretraveler.com Everything a visitor needs to know to explore Alaska! Where Alaska, Milepost, Alaska Magazine, Alaska Journal of Commerce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yukon Convention Bureau  f #3-1109 1st Ave, White Pass Bldg Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4 (867) 668-3555, Fax: (867) 668-3550 info@ycb.ca, www.meetingsyukon.com Yukon—Experience the Rush

Travel Guides

North of Ordinary Publications  f PO Box 141, Carcross, YT Y0B 1B0 www.northofordinary.com A magazine about the people & places of the Yukon & Alaska. Download free copy.

Services - Business 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.

Marketing

Alaska Native Directory Magazine – CBG USA Inc.  f 9138 Arlon St, Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 727-7049, Fax: (907) 222-6206 publish@ak.net, www.cbgusa.com Alaska’s finest guide to American Indians & AK Natives. Free copies available.

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

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Let Your Adventure Begin in Alaska’s Adventure Corridor Alaska’s adventure corridor, with its rich history and spectacular scenery, stretches from Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway to Valdez 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 worldrenowned salmon and the Gulkana, Delta and Tanana rivers offer scenic recreation with rafting, fishing and jet boat tours. Glaciers are visible from the highway or by flight, kayak tour or cruise. The Copper River Valley features the towns of Glennallen, Copper Center, Gulkana and Gakona rich with gold rush history and Alaska Native culture. Copper mines were established in the remarkable towns of McCarthy and Kennicott in the 1930s. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the nation’s largest, encompassing 13.2 million acres of stunning scenery. Four major mountain ranges and nine of North

America’s sixteen highest peaks can be found within the spectacular park. The final leg of the corridor ends in Valdez, established by turn-ofthe-century gold prospectors that headed north. Treks on Worthington and Valdez glaciers, Prince William Sound cruises, fishing and outdoor activities are highlights of this incredible trip south.

Mountainous views and ample opportunities for exploring nature are available all along the “adventure corridor.” www.explorefairbanks.com

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This section of the guide consists of an overview of Fairbanks including location, population and current industries, followed by travel tips discussing our region’s climate, dress, accommodations, dining and shopping. Next, the state of Alaska, Fairbanks and North Pole city maps are provided. Lastly, information about transportation to, as well as within, the state is offered.

An Alaska Railroad passenger train passes through a field of fireweed near Fairbanks.

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Travel Tips

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

Fairbanks Industries

Oil, mining and cold weather testing all play a significant role in the Fairbanks economy. Fairbanks is the midpoint of the 800mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which carries crude oil from Prudhoe Bay to the ice-free port of Valdez. The Dalton Highway, the road traversed by ice road truckers, follows the pipeline north from Fairbanks. Visitors can view the pipeline 10 miles north of Fairbanks in Fox. The oil industry has a huge impact on Fairbanks’ economy. Fairbanks has reliably cold temperatures in the winter, which make it an excellent choice for cold-weather testing with its modern airport facilities and services, reasonable costs and convenient access. Gold mining began in Fairbanks over 100 years ago, and it

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

The campus UA Museum of the i s h o m e t o North the statewide university administration, the Geophysical Institute, the Museum of the North, the Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station and the International Arctic Research Center. Founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, UAF is America’s northernmost university offering a wide variety of degrees. The university has over 11,000 students that hail from all over the lower 48 and the world.

Military Installations

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

Climate

Fairbanks enjoys the summer’s midnight sun and the winter’s northern lights. The Brooks Range keeps the harsh Arctic winds at bay and the Alaska Range keeps the wet, coastal weather to the south. Expect dry weather, dramatic clouds and blue skies, little wind and warm summers with temperatures up into the high 80s. Winter brings snow from midOctober through March, with temperatures averaging 8°F to –19°F.

Dress

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

Accommodations

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

Dining

Fairbanks offers a wide variety of restaurants from elegant cuisine to ethnic dining to Alaskan style home cooking. There is truly something for everybody. Many restaurants use local produce, meat and fish in their recipes. You can try reindeer sausage or grilled Alaskan salmon alongside home-grown Yukon gold potatoes and sweet baby carrots. We guarantee no one will go hungry.

Shopping

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

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

remains an important factor in the local economy today. Fort Knox Gold Mine showed investors worldwide that a large mine could be built and operated in Interior Alaska. Alaskans also mine world-class mineral deposits. Visitors can learn more about Fairbanks’ gold history through a number of local tours and attractions.

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There are three communities near Fairbanks. Fox is 15 miles to the northeast on the Steese Highway, the city of North Pole is 16 miles to the southeast off the Richardson Highway and Ester is 13 miles to the west of Fairbanks on the Parks Highway. The roads to Ester and Fox are single lane highways, the road to North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round, is a double lane highway.

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Travel Tips Fairbanks is a key player in domestic and international travel and commerce and has some of Alaska’s best weather for flying. As home to over 500 small aircraft, equipped with wheels, floats, skis and fat tires, it is not unusual to see a 747 and a Piper Cub operating at the same time on parallel runways. For pilots, Fairbanks International Airport is 94% VFR and 99.5% diversion-free. Domestic: Fairbanks is served yearround by Alaska Airlines and seasonally during the summer by American, Delta, Frontier and United airlines with direct flights to and from cities in the Lower 48 including Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago and more. Each airline that services Fairbanks offers a variety of connecting flights that make getting to Fairbanks easy from anywhere in the US. International: Fairbanks is, by far, the smallest US market with non-stop flights to both Europe and Asia. German airline Condor offers once-weekly passenger service during the summer season between Fairbanks and Frankfurt. Japan Airlines and Korean Air operate charter flights from Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and other airports. Regional: Several regional air carriers, including Air North, Era Alaska and Warbelow’s, provide frequent air service between Fairbanks and numerous Interior Alaska rural communities, Anchorage, other Alaskans communities and Canada.

Rail

The last full-service railroad in the United States, the Alaska Railroad provides daily summer service and weekend

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

• The Steese Highway (#6) heads north from Fox towards the White Mountains and the village of Circle, with about one-third of the road paved.

Ground

• The Elliott Highway (#2) heads north from Fox to Livengood.

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

• The Dalton Highway (#11), also known as “the Haul Road,” starts at Livengood. Following the route of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline to Prudhoe Bay, the road is open to the public for 496 miles north of Fairbanks. Services are available at the Yukon River and Coldfoot. After Coldfoot, the next services are available 244 miles away in Deadhorse. The best time to drive the Dalton is between late May and mid-September.

Highways

Alaska offers some of America’s most amazing motoring adventures over a wide variety of terrain. Roads range from two-lane highways to narrow dirt roads and some stretches have little or no shoulder. Many Interior Alaska roads and highways have uneven surfaces due to the thawing of the ground below the road surface. Road work happens in the summer, so there may be occasional delays. The highways offering access to and from Fairbanks are:

Alaska Vehicle Regulations

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

Canadian Customs and Border • The Parks Highway (#3) links Fair- Information

All travelers to and from Canada are required to have a passport, a valid driver’s license, motor vehicle registration and proof of liability insurance.

banks and Anchorage, a 360-mile or 6 1/2-hour drive in the summer, and goes through Denali National Park. • The Alaska Highway (#2) is a fully paved highway with services about 50 miles apart and serves as Alaska’s main road artery to the Lower 48.

Alaska Highway U.S. border station: (907) 774-2252 Yukon Border Crossing: (867) 667-3943, (867) 667-3944

• The Richardson Highway (#4) is the home stretch of the Alaska Highway leading north to Fairbanks from Delta Junction.

Canadian Customs at Beaver Creek: (867) 862-7230

Marine

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Transportation Air

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has been operating yearround since 1963. Eleven vessels offer scheduled passenger and vehicle service to 35 communities in Alaska, plus Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Amenities such as staterooms, food service and observation lounges vary on each ship. After arriving in Alaska via AMHS it is popular to continue north to Fairbanks and Denali via road or rail.

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WHO TO CALL Find that important phone number. Fairbanks Visitor Information (907) 456-5774 or (800) 327-5774 Events (recorded local)...............(907) 456-INFO 511 Travel in the Know by phone or web Dial 511 in Alaska Dial 1-866-282-7577 outside Alaska or http://511.Alaska.gov Get road conditions, construction closures, urgent reports, weather, ferry information and other travel advisories Time & Temperature..................................... 844

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Weather Recorded Weather..................(907) 458-3745 Forecast................................. (800) 472-0391 Alaska Public Lands Information Center (Denali Park info)....................(907) 459-3730

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Fishing Hotline........................... (907) 459-7385 Hunting Hotline......................... (907) 459-7206 . or (907) 459-7306 Alaska Marine Highway.................. (800) 642-0066 Customs U.S............................................ (907) 474-0307 Canada...................................... (204) 983-3500 Directory Assistance Local.............................................................411 Statewide.................................. (800) 555-1212 Hospital......................................... (907) 452-8181 Police, Fire & Medical Emergency.....................911 State Troopers............................... (907) 451-5100 Rural emergency........................ (800) 811-0911

Business Index – Know the business name? Find us fast. Alaska Railroad Vacations, 25, 26, 27, 49, 49 Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace 1st Alaska Outdoor School, Theatre, 29, 34, 36, 37 LLC, 25, 27, 30, 31 Alaska Tour & Travel, 49 2 Street Gallery, LLC, 33, 35 Alaska Universal Productions, 3 Bears Bed and Breakfast, 51 42, G Alaska Wilderness Enterprises, 7 Gables Inn & Suites, 43, G LLC, 28 9th Ave Hostel, 43, G Alaska-Wildlife-Guide, 26 A Bed & Breakfast Inn on Alaska/Yukon Trails, 49 Minnie Street, 41, 44, G Alaskan Arctic Turtle Tours, 30 A Downtown Log Cabin Alaskan Gold Rush Fine Jewelry, Hideaway, 41, G 33, 35 A Moose in the Garden Bed & Alaskan Tails of the Trail with Breakfast, 41, G Mary Shields, 25, 25, 28 A Taste of Alaska Lodge, 41, All Seasons Bed & Breakfast 41, G Inn, 42, G AAAA Care B&B/Inn, 41, G Alpine Lodge, 44, 45, G Abbey Archway Inn, 44, G A&P Tours, Inc., 27 Advance Printing Co., Inc., 50 Arctic Chiropractic, 50 Ah, Rose Marie Downtown Bed Arctic Grayling Guide Service/ & Breakfast, 41, G Wilderness Fishing Inc., 28 AIE, Inc., 27 Arctic Outfitters, 26, 48 Airlink Shuttle & Tours, 31, 48 Arctic Servants/Christian Alaska Aerofuel, Inc., 51 Motorcyclists Association, 32 Alaska Airlines, 47 Arctic Travelers Gift Shop, 35 Alaska Auto Rental, 48, 49 Arctic Wild, LLC, 26 Alaska Cab & King Cab, 49 Arthritis Foundation, Alaska Office, 50 Alaska Campground Owners Association, 46, G Aurora Borealis Lodge, 27, 42, 46, G Alaska Dog Mushers Association, Inc., 28 Aurora Express Forget-Me-Not, 42, G Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventures, 25, 28 Avis Rent A Car, 48, 48 Alaska Feed Company, 35 Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, Inc., 34 Alaska Grizzly Lodge, 41, G Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Alaska Heritage House, 42, G Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, Alaska House Art Gallery, 33 44, G Alaska International Senior Bearfoot Travel Guides, 49 Games, Inc., 32 Bell’s Alaska Travel Guide, 49 Alaska McDonalds, 37 Alaska Motorhome Rentals, 48 Best Western Chena River Lodge, 44, G Alaska Northern Lights Tour, Best Western Plus Pioneer Park 27, 31, 33 Inn, 44, G Alaska.org/The Alaska App, 49 Bethel Church, 51 Alaska Outdoor Rentals & Big Ray’s, 35 Guides, LLC, 32 Alaska Public Lands Information Billie’s Backpackers Hostel, 43, G Center, 49 Birchwood Homes, 51

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Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold & Diamonds, 35 Bobby’s Downtown, 38 Bridgewater Hotel, A Fine Fountainhead Hotel, 43, 44, G Budget Rent A Car, 48 Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 26 Carlson Center, 47 Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks, 51 Chandalar River Outfitters, 27, 29, 43, G Chatanika Lodge, 46, G Chena Hot Springs Resort, 27, 28, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 37, 44, 46, 47, 49, G Chena Lakes Farm, 42, G Christmas in Ice, Inc, 29 City of North Pole Tourism, 32 Cleary Summit Condo, 46, G Cold Climate Housing Research Center, 26 Congregation Or HaTzafon, 51 Cook & Haugeberg LLC CPAs, 51 The Cookie Jar Restaurant, 37 Co-op Market Grocery & Deli, 37 The Craft Market, 35 Dale and Jo View Suites, 42, G Dalton Highway Express, 48, 49 Denali Adventures, 42, G Denali State Bank, 51 Denny’s of Alaska, 37 Dollar Rent A Car, 48 Downtown Association of Fairbanks, 32, 35 EcoSeg Alaska, LLC, 26 Era Alaska, 47, 47 Executive Events, 47 Explore Tours, 49 Expressions in Glass, 35 Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games, 34 Fairbanks Arts Association, 51 Fairbanks Association of Bed & Breakfasts, 42, G

Fairbanks Bed & Breakfast, 42, G Fairbanks Choral Society, 34 Fairbanks Community Museum, 29 Fairbanks Concert Association, 34 Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, 50 Fairbanks Curling Club, Inc., 32 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 51 Fairbanks Downtown Bed and Breakfast, 42, G Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children’s Theatre, 34 Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, 51 Fairbanks Golden Nugget Hotel, 44, G Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center, 50 Fairbanks Paddle & Pedal, 26 Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 44, 44, 46, G Fairbanks Rollergirls, 34 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 33, 34 Fairbanks Symphony Association, 34 Fairbanks Tennis Association, 32 Farm Cottage B&B, 42, G Festival Fairbanks, Inc., 32 Festival of Native Arts, 33 First National Bank Alaska, 50 Fjell Blikk Hytte - Mountain Lodge & Knoll House,47, G Forget-Me-Not Books, 35 Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort, 30, 30 Fred Meyer, 37 Friends Community Church, 51 Friends of Creamer’s Field Visitor Center, 31 Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad, Inc., 30 The Fudge Pot, 37 Glacier House Hostel, 43, G Glow Putt Alaska Mini Golf, 34

Gold City Brochure Placement Service, 51 Gold Dredge 8, 29, 31, 34 Golden North Motel of Fairbanks, LLC, 41, 45, G Golden Umbrella B&B, 42, G GoNorth Alaska Travel Center, 26, 32, 49 GoNorth Car & Camper Rental, 48 Graphic North, Inc., 50 Gray Line of Alaska, 32, 32, 49 The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, 32, 35, 36 Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 49 Gulliver’s Books & Second Story Café, 35 Gwich’in Steering Committee, 51 Hampton Inn and Suites, 44, 45, G Hilltop Truck Stop, 38 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Fairbanks, Alaska, 45, 45, G Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, 32 HooDoo Brewing Company, 36 Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, 37 Hotel North Pole, 45, G Ice Alaska, 34 Ice Museum, 30 If Only...A Fine Store, 36 Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc, 36 Interior Graphics & Printing, 50 Iron Dog, Inc., 34 Jackie of All Trades Catering, 47 Journey Christian Church, 51 Just Short of Magic Sled Dog Tours, 28 Kendall of Fairbanks Rent-ACar, 48 KJNP AM/FM/TV, 51 The Knotty Shop, 36 Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C., 50 Lady Lee’s Bath House Emporium, 36

Lakeview Enterprises, Inc., 46, G Large Animal Research Station – UAF, 31, 31 Lavelle’s Bistro, 38 Lemongrass Thai Cuisine,37, 38 Lizzie’s Nest Bed and Breakfast, 42, G The Lodge at Black Rapids, 46, 59, G Loose Moose Cafe, 38 Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 51 Marina Air, Inc./Fly-In Fishing, 29 Mark Knapp Custom Knives at The Cutting Edge, 36 Marshall Arts Design, 36 McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 37 McKinley Flight Tours/Talkeetna Aero Services, 29 Mecca Bar, 34 Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, 33 Miguel’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, 38 Monderosa Bar & Grill, 38 Moose Walk Cabin, 42, G Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 30, 36 Mt. McKinley Bank, 50 Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, 33 North Pole Cabins, 42, G North Pole Speedway, 34 North Star Golf Club, Inc., 33 Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 31 Northern Alaska Tour Company, 26, 27, 29, 29, 32, 33 Northern Lights Council of Dancers, Inc., 33 Northern Moosed RV Park & Campground, 46, G Northern Sky Lodge, 42, G Northland Youth Choir, 34 Northrim Bank - Fairbanks Financial Center, 50

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Paws for Adventure Sled Dog Tours, 28 Pedro’s Hide-A-Way Bed and Breakfast, 42, G The Pen Guy, 51 Petunia’s Garden Bistro at Holm Town Nursery, 37 PhotoSymphony Productions, 28 Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 45, 45, 46, G Pioneer Air Museum, 30 Pioneer Museum & Big Stampede Show, 30 Pioneer Park, Parks and Recreation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, 29, 34 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 49 The Pump House Restaurant and Saloon, 37, 38 Raven Spirits, 36 Red Couch, LLC, 37 Regency Fairbanks Hotel, 43, 45, G River City Investments, LLC, 36 Riverbend Log Cabins & Cottage Rentals, 43, G Riverboat Discovery, 31, 32, 33 River’s Edge Resort, 38, 42, 45, G River’s Edge RV Park, 46, 46, G Riverview RV Park, 46, G Ronn Murray Photography and Tours, 28, 51 Running Reindeer Ranch, 27 S Salon and Studio, 50 Sam’s Club, 37 Santa Claus House, 34, 35, 36 Santa’s Senior Center Corporation, Inc., 36 Santa’s-Vagabond Travel, 49 Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., 38 Sirius Sled Dogs, LLC, 28 Sled Dog Adventures, 28 Sophie Station Suites, Fountainhead Hotels, 46, G Sourdough Fuel, 48 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, 46, G

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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 51 Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 31 Steese Immediate Care, 51 Sternwheeler Tanana Chief, 32 Sunshine Health Foods, 51 Super 8 Motel, 46, G Sven’s Basecamp Hostel, 43, G Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, 33 Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park, 46, G Tanana Valley Clinic, 51 Tanana Valley Farmers Market, 37 Tanana Valley State Fair, 34 Tanana Yukon Historical Society, 29 Taylor’s Gold-N-Stones, Inc., 37 Thrifty Car Rental, 48 Trans Arctic Circle Treks, Ltd., 27, 27 Tundra Walker Studio, 33 The Turtle Club, 38 Twigs Alaskan Gifts, 37 UAF Community & Technical College, 50 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 31, 32, 50 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions, 50 University of Alaska Museum of the North, 30, 30 Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., 27, 33 Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Hotels, 31, 46, G Well Street Art Company, 33 Wells Fargo Bank, 50 Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, 43, 46, 47, G The Works Creative Catering, LLC, 47 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, 33, 33 Wright Air Service, Inc., 48 Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 51 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, 28

Yukon Title Company, Inc. 51 G denotes grid listing on pages 39-41 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Denali Neighbors

Alaska Railroad Vacations, 53, 56 Alaska Tour & Travel, 56 Denali Air, 53 Denali ATV Adventures, 53, 53 Denali Bluffs Hotel, 54, G Denali Cabins, 54,G Denali Chamber of Commerce, 56 Denali Fly Fishing Guides, LLC, 53 Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, 54, 55, 56, G Denali Jeep Excursions, 53, 54 Denali Outdoor Center, Inc., 53, 53, 54, G Denali Park Hotel, 55, G Denali Park Resorts, 53, 54, 56, G Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, 56, G Denali Raft Adventures, Inc., 53, 53 Denali Rainbow Village RV Park & Motel, 56, 56, G Denali RV Park and Motel, 55, 56, G Denali Summer Times, 56 Doyon Tourism, Inc., 53, 54, 56, G Era Helicopters, 54 Fly Denali, 54 Grande Denali Lodge, 56, G Husky Homestead, 54 Mahay’s Jetboat Adventure, 54 McKinley Flight Tours/Talkeetna Aero Services, 54, 54 Motel Nord Haven, 56, G Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 56, G

Nenana Valley Visitor Information Center, 56 Park’s Edge, 54, G Talkeetna Air Taxi Flies Denali, 54 G denotes grid listing on page 55 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Interior Neighbors

Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic, 58 Beaver Lake Resort Motel, 58, 59, G Bettles Lodge & Air Service, 58, G Borealis Bed & Breakfast, 58, G Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, 58, G Circle District Historical Society, 58 Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, 58, G Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 58 Delta Chamber of Commerce, 58 Kelly’s Alaska Country Inn, 58, G Manley Hot Springs Cozy Cabin Rentals, 58, G North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce, 58 North Pole Economic Development Corporation, 59 Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, 58, G G denotes grid listing on page 59 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Arctic Neighbors

Arctic Circle Trading Post, 35, 61

Arctic Getaway Cabin & Breakfast, 61, G Bettles Lodge & Air Service, 61, G Brooks Range Aviation, 61 Coldfoot Camp, 61, 61, G Deadhorse Camp, 61, 61, G Nullagvik Hotel, 61, G Yukon River Camp, 61, G G denotes grid listing on page 61 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

Alaskan Neighbors

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, 63 Alaska Marine Highway, 64 Alaska Native Directory Magazine – CBG USA Inc., 66 Alaska Native Heritage Center, 63 Alaska Tour & Travel, 64 Alaska Veterans Museum, 63 Alaska Wildland Adventures, 63 AlaskaTours.com, 64 Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism, 65 Bethel Chamber of Commerce, 64 Cordova Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 64 Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, 66 Discover Kodiak, 65 The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce, 64 HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC, 64 Haines Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65, 65 Homer Chamber of Commerce, 64 Hotel Seward, 63, G John Hall’s Alaska, 65 Journal Graphics Commercial Printers, 66

Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 65 Kenai Fjords Tours, 63 Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, Inc., 65 Kennicott Glacier Lodge, 64, G Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 65 Klondike Visitors Association, 65 Made In Alaska, 63 Major Marine Tours, 63 Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65, 65 Millennium Alaskan Hotel, 64, 64, G Morris Alaska Publications, 65 Nome Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65 North of Ordinary Publications, 66 Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-Op, 63 Phillips Cruises and Tours, LLC, 63 Premier Alaska Tours, Inc., 63 Salmon Berry Tours, 63 Seldovia Chamber of Commerce, 64 Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitors Bureau, 64 Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65 Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65 Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, 63, 63 Totem Ocean Trailer Express, 64 Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor CVB, 65 Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau, 65, 65 Visit Anchorage, 65 Visitor Information Center Watson Lake, 66 Yukon Convention Bureau, 66 G denotes grid listing on page 64 Numbers in italic denote advertisement

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Fairbanks’ top of the world location makes it one of the best places on earth to see the captivating light of the aurora borealis, view larger-than-life outdoor ice sculptures and experience the exhilarating sport of dog mushing. This surprising trio of events makes the winter season a traveler’s snowy paradise. Not to mention that there are always a multitude of other winter activities, cultural celebrations, art exhibitions and sporting events happening during our exciting winter season. Skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, curling, tubing and ice hockey abound. Challenge the snow-capped hills or birch-laden trails, mush a team of huskies across the wilderness, behold threeton pieces of ice being turned into works of art. 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. Envision a truly memorable winter expedition in this sparkling land of aurora, ice and snow and then come on up and stay awhile.

View the Fairbanks Winter Guide online at www.explorefairbanks.com, or order a free copy by calling 1-800327-5774 or (907) 456-5774! Snow falls on a rustic cabin decorated for the holidays in Interior Alaska.


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During winter, the ptarmigan’s plumage becomes almost completely white.

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A dog team travels down a frozen river.

Geoflames ice sculpture by Stan Kolonko, Chris Uyehara, Jerry Perun, and Wei Sen Liang.

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