Must see attractions in Fairbanks

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    University of Alaska Museum of the North

    In an architecturally abstract, igloo- and aurora-inspired edifice sits one of Alaska’s finest museums, with artifact-rich exhibits on the geology,…

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    Large Animal Research Station

    If you can’t make a trip to the Arctic for a little wildlife observation, consider visiting this research station that tends herds of musk ox, reindeer…

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    Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

    For a state with so few highways, this is a surprisingly comprehensive collection of 70 working antique vehicles, highlighting the evolution of the…

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    Georgeson Botanical Garden

    The severe Arctic and wild interior of Alaska are blessed with rainbows of wildflowers, which are all on display here. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is a…

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    Alaska Range Viewpoint

    Gaze out over boreal forest to distant mountains (including Denali on a good day) from this high perch on the University of Alaska campus.

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    Pioneer Park

    Like many cities with little surviving history, Fairbanks attempts to recreate the 'old' days in a historical theme park. Suffice to say, it doesn't…

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    International Arctic Research Center

    Located on the University of Alaska campus, the center has become a leading authority on climate change. Its work includes investigating the impacts of…

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    Golden Heart Plaza

    This square is meant to serve as a natural nexus point for downtown activity in Fairbanks. Within the riverside square, you'll see a clock tower, winter…

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    Doyon Buidling

    The corporate headquarters for the Native-owned Doyon company has a lobby filled with indigenous art and artifacts. The 24-hour security guards on duty…

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    Pioneer Air Transportation Museum

    Only open in summer, this museum is full of olden planes and aviation history, with an obvious focus on the field as practiced in the Alaskan interior and…

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    Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

    Community dances, neighborhood gatherings and state-fair-style events, which showcase the area and state's rural and frontier culture, often take place in…