Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Fountainhead Antique Automobile Museum


    Automobiles from 1898 to 1938 gleam on display at this world-class attraction at the Wedgewood Resort. Obscure makes—Buckmobiles, Packards,...Read More

  • 2. Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center


    At this multifaceted facility you can plan your Fairbanks visit—and start it, too. As with visitor centers elsewhere, you can get help with...Read More

  • 3. University of Alaska Museum of the North


    With sweeping exterior curves and graceful lines that evoke glaciers, mountains, and the fluke of a diving whale, this don't-miss museum has...Read More

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  • 4. Alaska Range Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Much of the north side of the Alaska Range is visible from this overlook, a favorite spot for time-lapse photography of the midwinter sun just...Read More

  • 5. Aurora Borealis Lodge


    This lodge on Cleary Summit that has big picture windows conducts late-night viewing tours from late August to April to see the northern lights...Read More

  • 6. Beaver Creek


    Rising out of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, Beaver Creek makes its easy way north. If you have enough time, it's possible to...Read More

  • 7. Birch Creek


    In the Steese National Conservation Area you can take a four- to five-day or 126-mile float trip on the lively, clear-water Birch Creek, a challenge...Read More

  • 8. Chena Hot Springs Resort


    About 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the Chena Hot Springs Resort offers guests winter snow coach rides to a yurt with a 360-degree vista...Read More

  • 9. Chena Hot Springs Road

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The 57-mile paved road, which starts 5 miles northeast of Fairbanks, leads to Chena Hot Springs Resort, a favorite playground of Fairbanks residents...Read More

  • 10. Chicken Creek RV Park & Cabins


    Free gold panning and in-season tours of a historic schoolhouse are among the activities offered through this RV park's gift shop. The shop...Read More

  • 11. Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost


    Finder's keepers is the name of the game at the Gold Camp, where you can pan for gold and tour a historic dredge. The Pedro Dredge scooped up...Read More

  • 12. Coldfoot


    At Coldfoot, more than 250 miles north of Fairbanks, the summer-only Arctic Interagency Visitor Center provides information on road and backcountry...Read More

  • 13. Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Thousands of migrating ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes stop here in spring as they head north to nesting grounds, and in late summer as they...Read More

  • 14. Dalton Highway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline is the main attraction for many who travel the Dalton. Thousands of 18-wheelers drive the formerly private highway...Read More

  • 15. Delta Junction Visitor Center

    Information Center

    In addition to finding out what's up in Delta Junction, you can purchase an "I Drove the Alaska Highway" certificate ($1) here—technically,...Read More

  • 16. Downtown Chicken


    The longest-running business in town has classic wooden porches and provides multiple services. A fun place to poke around, the complex includes...Read More

  • 17. Eagle Historical Society


    The society has a two- to three-hour walking tour that takes in historic buildings and includes tales of the famous people—among them Arctic...Read More

  • 18. Fairbanks Ice Museum


    Ice has never been so cool—this museum presents the works of local artists who turn giant blocks of ice into intricate sculptures. With about...Read More

  • 19. Georgeson Botanical Garden

    Educational Institution

    When most people think of Alaska's vegetation, they conjure up images of flat, treeless tundra, so the variety of native and cultivated flowers...Read More

  • 20. Golden Heart Plaza


    This riverside park is the hub of downtown celebrations, including free evening concerts. The plaza is dominated by the towering statue of the...Read More

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