Top Choice Museum in Fairbanks

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, history, culture and trivia of each region of the state. You are gree…
Gardens in Fairbanks

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Georgeson Botanical Garden is a kaleidoscope of flowers, herbs, fruits and gigantic vegetables, and the Large Animal Research Station.
Historic Site in Fairbanks

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 always work. The most prominent sight in rather dowdy 44-acre Pion…
Museum in Fairbanks

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

For a state with so few highways, this is a surprisingly comprehensive collection of 70 working antique vehicles, highlighting both the evolution of the automobile from the late 19th century as well as motor-vehicle…
Wildlife Reserve in Fairbanks

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 oxen, reindeer and caribou. The station studies the animals’ unique adaptati…
Museum in Fairbanks

Fairbanks Community & Dog Mushing Museum

A small but packed museum that traces the city’s history through old photos, newspaper clippings and historical artifacts from daily life. One room focuses exclusively on sled-dog history and culture.
Museum in Fairbanks

Yukon Quest Headquarters

Has a small exhibit on the grueling race and a gift shop where proceeds go towards the race organization. Mushers are usually on hand with dogs from 11am to 4pm to talk and answer questions.
Cultural Center in Fairbanks

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

There are a few contenders for 'best visitor center in Alaska' but this one, a ingenious mix of museum, info point and cultural center, has to be in the top two or three. Inside are exhibits on Alaskan history and n…
Museum in Fairbanks

Pioneer Museum

A small museum in Pioneer Park that documents the history of Fairbanks, paying particular attention to its railroad legacy.
Spring in Fairbanks

Chena Hot Springs Resort

At the end of Chena Hot Springs Rd is the Chena Hot Springs Resort. The springs themselves were discovered by gold miners in 1905, and by 1912 they were the premier place to soak for the happy residents of boom town…