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Top Reasons to Go

Gold-rush heritage: The frontier spirit of the richest gold rush in Alaska remains alive in Fairbanks. From exploring dredges to panning for gold, chances to participate in the past abound.

Stern-wheeler cruises: The riverboatDiscoveryis an authentic stern-wheeler that cruises the Chena and Tanana rivers, which served as highways long before there were roads. Discovery is an authentic stern-wheeler that cruises the Chena and Tanana rivers, which served as highways long before there were roads.

The gateway to the Arctic: Fairbanks is an essential point for connections to northern Alaska—vast land of the midnight sun and the northern lights.

Dog mushing: The Interior is Alaska's prime mushing spot. Many people live here just so they can spend every free winter moment running sled dogs.

The U of A: Fairbanks is home to Alaska’s main university campus. This means the best museums, endless cultural events, and all the other perks of a college town. Just one that gets to −50°F in the winter.

Updated: 01-2014

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