Best Things To Do in Fairbanks, Alaska

Whether you're visiting Fairbanks for a few days or are a localite, Fairbanks is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Fairbanks. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Fairbanks. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Fairbanks. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Fairbanks keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Fairbanks listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Fairbanks which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Fairbanks will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Fairbanks recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Fairbanks

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Fairbanks that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 530 itineraries
    University Of Alaska Museum Of The North

    Tags: Museum, University

    Address: 907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located on the University of Alaska campus, the museum is the largest teaching and research based Natural History Museum in the state. The 1.5 million exhibits of the museum cover the natural, cultura...Read more

  2. #2 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

    Tags: Tourist Center

    Address: 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    If you want to get properly organised for your tour of Fairbanks, and it's surrounding region, this is the best place in the city. Outside, you'll see a 1905 pioneer cabin, restored to original condit...Read more

  3. #3 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 549 itineraries
    Pioneer Park

    Tags: Museum, Park, Walking Area

    Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Built on the edge of the Chena River, this park is everything that a tourist trap should be. It was built-in 1967, on the hundredth year anniversary of Alaska's purchase from Russia. Until 2001, it wa...Read more

  4. #4 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 330 itineraries
    Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This may be one of the most popular attractions in Fairbanks - a collection of 70 or so iconic vintage cars, some of which you'd be very hard pressed to find elsewhere. Collector Tim Cerny kick starte...Read more

  5. #5 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 524 itineraries
    Fairbanks Ice Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Did you know that Fairbanks is the world's ice art capital? This museum, the first of its kind in the USA, was established at the Chena Hot Springs Resort to boost tourism. Most of the spectacular ice...Read more

  6. #6 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 325 itineraries
    Running Reindeer Ranch

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Walking Area, Leisure

    Address: Goldstream Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    About 25 minutes from Downtown, Jane and Doug, who run the farm, have been at Fairbanks for decades. In that time, they have nurtured a deep love for Alaska and its treasures, in particular, reindeers...Read more

  7. #7 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

    Tags: Wildlife Park

    Address: 1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Humans and wildlife share the rich treasures of this natural refuge, which is an important centre of tourism, research and education. Birdies in particular will find a visit to this place indispensabl...Read more

  8. #8 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 321 itineraries
    Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

    Address: 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    It's funny to think of a pipeline as an attraction, but that's until you find out that this single line delivers 20% of USA's annual oil. Built in the 1970s, the 800 mile long pipeline is operated and...Read more

  9. #9 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 103 itineraries
    Large Animal Research Station

    Tags: Farm

    Address: 2220 Yankovich Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Locally known as LARS or the Muskox Farm, the centre is managed by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which established it in 1970 for the purposes of nutritional, physiological and behavioral resea...Read more

  10. #10 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 197 itineraries
    Georgeson Botanical Garden

    Tags: Botanical Garden

    Address: 117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the five acre garden is a treasure trove of sub-arctic horticulture. The garden is also quite whimsical; for example, there is experimental growin...Read more

  11. #11 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 169 itineraries
    Angel Rocks Trail

    Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail

    Address: Chena River State Recreation Area, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    For over a century, the area around here has been a favored hiking spot. The rejuvenating hot springs, the volcanic geologic granite rock pillars, as well as the scenic drive to the spot all Alaskan c...Read more

  12. #12 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 214 itineraries
    Hoodoo Brewing Company

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Brewery

    Address: 1951 Fox Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    Bobby Wilken founded the brewery. After his business degree, he went to brewing school in Europe. After coming back to Alaska and picking up a few tricks of the trade there, he set about developing hi...Read more

  13. #13 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 232 itineraries
    Noel Wien Public Library

    Tags: Library

    Address: 1215 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Cozy and clean, the library doesn't look tourist worthy at first glance. That said, it's the second largest public library in the state. And though the bibliography here is quite respectable, the libr...Read more

  14. #14 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 357 itineraries
    Dog Musher's Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 519 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    Sure, this museum is tiny but it's got a lot of heart! This is the largest dog-mushing museum in the world. The main exhibit is a photo-panel. There are iconic sleds used in mush races; related costum...Read more

  15. #15 of 105 Things To Do in Fairbanks
    - Used in 185 itineraries
    Pioneer Air Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99707

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    The museum has a simple mission - to collect and preserve all records and artefacts relating to aviation in Alaska. You can find out the story behind the museum's inception at the museum itself. The m...Read more

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  • Is the Tanana Chief stern wheeler still running?

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    • Due to clear and dark enough skies between August 21 and April 21, these months are ideal to witness the northern lights in Fairbanks. 

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