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Riverboat Discovery: The Discovery III of Fairbanks Alaska is an authentic sternwheeler riverboat that was put into service during the summer of 1987. Designed for the shallow and ever-changing waters of Fairbanks Alaska's rivers, the 156-foot Discovery III can operate in less than 4 feet of water, even when fully loaded with passengers. Today, this state-of-the-art vessel gains much of its functionality from the sternwheelers of the past. Experience Fairbanks Alaska's premier visitor attraction.
Alaskaland: Located in the heart of Fairbanks Alaska, Alaskaland is a 44-acre Park filled with Alaska's history. Originally built to commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, today it is an historic site and community park. The Fairbanks Civic Center acts as a community center offering an art gallery featuring rotating exhibits, exhibition halls and meeting rooms as well as a 384 seat theater featuring the Northern Inua Show daily from mid May Through mid September. Centrally located in Fairbanks Alaska.
Eldorado Gold Mine: In Fairbanks Alaska, the El Dorado is a historic mine in the area where the rush started back in 1902. Today the rush continues with visitors who want an authentic experience learning to extract gold from the earth. Pan for gold in Fairbanks Alaska, and take home a little something in your poke!
Fairbanks Historic City Tour: Discover historical Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Museum with a knowledgeable tour guide from the comfor of an air conditioned motorcoach. This 3 1/2 hour tour includes Historic Downtown Fairbanks, University of Alaska Museum,Trans Alaska Pipeline, Musk Ox Farm, UAF Botanical Gardens, and the Downtown Log Cabin Visitor Center.
University of Alaska Museum: At the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum get an introduction to this huge state and explore the Gallery of Alaska with its five regions. Learn about the diversity of Alaska Native peoples who live in the north. As the state’s primary repository of natural and cultural history, see and experience real things, world class specimens and learn from current research. Rent an Audio Guide and listen to sound segments, wildlife calls, and stories about Alaskan culture and wildlife. Visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum on your next vist to Fairbanks Alaska.
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics: In 1961, the City of Fairbanks Alaska, through the Fairbanks Alaska Chamber of Commerce, sponsored the World Eskimo Olympics as a segment of the emerging Golden Days Celebration. The chamber’s involvement continued through the 1969 games. The late A. E. "Bud" Hagberg, and now retired Frank Whaley, Wein Airways employees, who are credited as the organizers of the World Eskimo Olympics in Fairbanks Alaska, co-chaired the first several events, while Bill English and late Tom Richards, Sr., pilots of the airlines, served as emcees. The rapidly developing State of Alaska, along with the movement of the more powerful Western civilization into rural Alaska led to a fear the games might be forgotten and not passed on and shared with others. This event, hosted annually in Fairbanks Alaska, seeks to preserve an important part of northern culture.
Alaska Salmon Bake: Every region has a specialty, but there's nothing that can match an Alaska salmon bake. Savor fresh salmon and halibut from the icy waters of Alaska, as well as ribs barbecued over alder wood. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat salad bar, sourdough rolls, and homemade blueberry cake. It's a rustic, authentic turn-of-the-century barbecue in Fairbanks Alaska.
Chena Hot Springs Resort: Chena Hot Springs Resort is Fairbanks Alaska´s premier natural mineral hot springs and internationally recognized as the best place to view the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis in the wintertime. The 440-acre resort is also known for its healthy outdoor opportunities in the pristine wilderness of Alaska´s great Interior near Fairbanks. Hike, bike, raft, canoe, ride horseback, flightsee, fish, snowshoe, cross-country ski, ride snowmobiles, play virtual golf, get a massage, eat, drink, relax and revitalize your spirit. Selected in 2001 as the Alaska´s Best Hot Springs by Alaska Magazine readers. If you are looking for a Fairbanks Alaska vacation based on sound ecotourism travel to Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Chena Pump House: The Pump House of Fairbanks Alaska, as you see it today was reconstructed in the spring of 1978. Our purpose was to attempt to recreate and 1890's "Gold Rush" motif and atmosphere which was associated with the "Rip Roaring" but still Victorian era in Fairbanks Alaska. Everywhere you look you will see relics from the rich and illustrious past.
Creamer's Refuge: At Fairbanks Alaska's Creamer's Refuge, wildlife and people share the forest, wetlands, ponds, and open fields. Creamer's Refuge protects and enhances quality habitat for a diversity of wildlife, especially waterfowl and other migratory birds, while also providing for compatible public uses, such as wildlife viewing, research, and nature education, for the citizens of Fairbanks Alaska.
River's Edge Resort: The River's Edge Resort of Fairbanks, Alaska stands alone as the premier family owned & operated resort facility in Alaska. A wide spectrum of services are offered including private cottages, executive suites, a banquet hall, meeting rooms, full-service RV Park, fine & casual dining, and tour planning. Developed by third-generation Fairbanks family of Linda Anderson & Steve Franks, this beautifully landscaped riverfront property has become a local landmark, and well known throughout Alaska.
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