Things to do in Fairbanks

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Fairbanks Attractions

If you’re contemplating a trip to Fairbanks sometime in the near future, you may be wondering what the major must-see attractions are available in this former gold rush community. The types of things to do in Fairbanks depend on the time of year of your visit. Summer guests of the Last Frontier can choose to take a flightseeing trip over the Article Circle, take a ride on a local steamship, rent a car and visit Denali National Park, or enjoy a meal of freshly prepared Alaska seafood in one of the many good dining spots in Fairbanks. You can probably even find an informal softball game going on at the city park at 1 a.m. Don't worry about being kept awake by the constant daylight, though hotels and other accommodations routinely provide blackout curtains so guests can get a good's night sleep.

Although the majority of tourist trade in Fairbanks takes place during the summer months, winter is a fascinating time to visit. Among the favorite Fairbanks excursions of winter guests are dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and watching the Northern Lights. Fairbanks tours to the nearby hills outside of town are very popular in the winter among tourists who come to Alaska specifically to see the Northern Lights, and those who have been fortunate enough to see them say winter is the best time to visit the Fairbanks area. Thermal hot springs and creeks exist east of Fairbanks, and many visitors soak in the hot mineral waters while the temperatures are twenty below zero. Another one of popular winter attractions in Fairbanks is the annual ice carving competition featuring work by the world's top ice carvers.

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Fairbanks must see attractions

1. Chena Hot Springs

Visit Chena Hot Springs Resort and relax in the natural mineral water pools. This resort features a range of bathing options, including a man-made lake, an indoor family swimming pool and numerous hot tubs. The Chena Hot Springs also houses a spectacular ice museum with its own ice bar.
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Chena Hot Springs showing a pool and a park as well as a small group of people