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…
Nature Reserve in The Interior

Denali National Park & Preserve

Here is probably your best chance in the Interior (if not in the entire state) of seeing a grizzly bear, moose or caribou, and maybe even a fox or wolf. And unlike most wilderness areas in the country, you don’t hav…
Mountain in Denali National Park & Preserve


What makes 20,237ft Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) one of the world’s great scenic mountains is the sheer independent rise of its bulk. Denali begins at a base of just 2000ft, which means that on a clear day you will…
Park in The Alcan-Alaska Highway

Chena Lakes Recreation Area

The last phase of an Army Corps of Engineers flood-control project prompted by the Chena River’s flooding of Fairbanks in 1967.
Historic Building in Talkeetna

Fairview Inn

Though not an official museum, the Fairview Inn might as well be. Founded in 1923 to serve as the overnight stop between Seward and Fairbanks on the newly constructed Alaska Railroad, the inn is listed on the Nation…
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…
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…
State Park in The Interior

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Located along the Nancy Lake Parkway, jutting off George Parks Hwy at Mile 67.3, this state recreation area is one of Alaska’s few flat, lake-studded parks, offering camping, fishing, canoeing and hiking. Although i…
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…
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.