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Alaska Museum of the North:
Many visitors to Fairbanks strongly recommend a trip to the University of Alaska Museum of the North to view exhibits on Alaska’s regions, wildlife and Native cultures. While in Fairbanks, you can also tour a working gold mine, visit an authentic gold dredge or cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler. Get a taste of pioneer life at Pioneer Park, featuring several museums, shops and authentic turn-of-the-century cabins.

Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau
Suite 111, 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806 - Tel: 1-800-327-5774 - e-mail: [email protected]

Adventure & Ecotourism
Alaska is the premier destination for adventure and ecotourists seeking a personal connection with nature, wilderness and the local people.

Sample Excursions:
Featuring: Fairbanks, Far North, Chena Hot Springs, Delta Junction, Copper Valley, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Valdez, Anchorage. Start the day on a riverboat cruise aboard a sternwheeler. While enjoying the cruise, see a dog sledding presentation, a bush plane perform aerial stunts, and learn about life at an Athabascan Indian village.

In Alaska’s Heartland / Interior:
you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, and wide expanses of tundra. The forests are teeming with wildlife and bird life ranging from the formidable grizzly to stately herds of caribou to the state bird, the Willow Ptarmigan. Experience summer’s midnight sun or the winter’s northern lights. Wildlife can be seen on the highway that runs by Denali National Park, carrying visitors to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Interior is the original home of Alaska’s Athabascan Indians. Gold miners, farmers and fur trappers later discovered the riches of this region.