University sights in The Interior
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A good place to start exploring the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus is Wood Center, where the information desk provides the UAF Campus Map & Visitors' Guide and the latest scoop on university events. This student center and general meeting place also holds a cafeteria, espresso stand, pizza parlor, pub and an outdoor patio.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is the original campus of the state's university system and an interesting place to spend an afternoon. Incorporated in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the school began its first year with six students. Today, it has more than 8000, and hundreds of degree and certificate programs.
The beautiful campus is 4 miles west of downtown, on a hilltop from which you can see Mt McKinley on a clear day. An Alaska Range viewpoint on Yukon Dr, near the University of Alaska Museum, provides a turnout and a marker detailing the mountainous horizon.
Guided campus tours are offered at 10:00 weekdays; meet at the museum. The tours…