Family and Kids in Fairbanks

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Fairbanks? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Fairbanks, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Fairbanks.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Fairbanks for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    University Of Alaska Museum Of The North

    Family and Kids

    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, cultural, ethnographic history of Alaska and the circumpolar North. This makes the museum the best place to start your tour of Fairbanks. The museum offers a variety of specialized exhibits. These include...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

    Family and Kids

    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 condition. Inside, the staff is extremely helpful. They will help you with travel books, tours, hotels and any other booking that you may require. Brochures of every kind regarding every activity imagina...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Pioneer Park

    Park

    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 was known as Alaskaland. Today, filled with old buildings, recreated railways, and other charming attractions, the park is a mix of a natural retreat and a theme park. Its attractions are as follows:...Read more
  4. Amazing Fairbanks attraction for kids
    Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

    Family and Kids

    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 started the collection in 2007, making sure to only select those vintage vehicles that fulfilled criteria of historical importance and technological progress, or sheer rarity. These include the Sheldon, ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Fairbanks Ice Museum

    Family and Kids

    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 art you'll see here was created by 15 time World Ice Art Champion Steve Brice and his wife, Heather, a six time World Ice Art Champion. Complete with an ice bar, and ice chandeliers that mimic the...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Fairbanks
    Running Reindeer Ranch

    Wildlife Park

    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. The magnificent animals are treated like family at the ranch. During your visit, Jane will take you on a walk through the birch forest where the beasts live, and impart deep insight into the anim...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

    Wildlife Park

    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 indispensable; among the sights they can expect are sandhill cranes, mallard ducks, chickadees, redpolls, ravens and owls. and Canada geese. The forests and wetlands play a critical role in the lives of migrat...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center

    Family and Kids

    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 maintained by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co, which also organizes educational tours about it, at the Fox Visitor Centre. The main attraction for people visiting the pipeline are the 'pigs' - con...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Large Animal Research Station

    Family and Kids

    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 research. Now, it also includes reindeer, caribou, and moose colonies. While all visitors can get a glimpse of the animals for free from the parking lot, you need to pay for tours that will take you in ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Georgeson Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden

    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 growing that explores what happens when cabbages get 24 hours sunlight (spoiler: you get giant cabbages). Altogether, there are about 3000 different plants here - vegetables, flowers, berries - most of w...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Noel Wien Public Library

    Family and Kids

    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 library charms visitors with… charm! It's the atmosphere - peaceful, friendly, upbeat. There's a sunken reading area, with a fireplace, and windows that gaze over a courtyard. Best of all, the l...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Dog Musher's Museum

    Family and Kids

    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 costumes; racing and arctic survival gear; trophies; and a handful of other memorabilia. This is important because dog-racing is an important part of Alaskan history. If you visit in winter, then you can...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Pioneer Air Museum

    Family and Kids

    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 main exhibits are eight aircraft, which includes a Heuy helicopter that you can actually sit in; a movie on the history of Alaskan aviation; the building itself, which looks like a golden hangar; an...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

    Family and Kids

    This natural reserve is rich in Alaskan wildlife. Easy walking trails will take you around the Wander Lake, and past Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Reportedly over 120 species of birds have been spotted here, in additions to assorted mammals and fish. Outside of the Taiga centre, there's a trailhead kiosk where you can purchase maps of the sanctuary and its trails and landmar...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Alaska Public Lands Information Center

    Family and Kids

    This is a resourceful place that tourists can rely on. It provides assistance in the form of brochures and maps. Before you begin sight-seeing, a visit here can assure that you do not miss anything important in the coming days. The staff members will guide you towards the right plan, highlighting all the must-see destinations. The centre is recognised for its unimpaired, high quality services. ...Read more