Fairbanks is a quirky community that is quite unique from other places in Alaska that visitors generally go to. Lying in the interior of Alaska it has a very different climate and weather than other parts of Alaska. Aurora Borealis is what makes it a most attractive place to visit as it is not formed anywhere else accept the lower polar regions.
What to expect in Fairbanks
Morris Thompson Cultural Center is a great place for your first stop which provides a lot of information about the city and about the indigenous people of Tanana valley. Walk along the Chena river trail towards the south that begins at Pioneer Park. Also, do some soaking in Chena hot springs—just an hour's drive from Fairbanks. Chena Lake Recreation Area, near the North Pole, is roughly a half-hour drive from Fairbanks. Another adventure is Dog sledding also known as mushing —a winter sport in Alaska. Fairbanks consists of many people who have their dog team to race along the trails during winter. Walkthrough Creamer’s Field which is a gem during the whole year. Visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, which houses many beautifully restored antique cars as well as period clothes and other elements from the history of automobiles. The spectacular Museum of the galleries of the North house dedicated to the natural and cultural history of Alaska's several regions is also a worth visit. Pioneer Park and Denali National Park are also great places to amble around.
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