What to do in Fairbanks in the winter

Whether you find yourself coming in summer or winter, Fairbanks has a lot to offer for such a small community. During the winter months, there is a rich cultural offering, despite the cold, such as drama or theatre, and First Friday events.

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No matter when you come, please visit our seasonal suggestions so you can plan enough time to experience some of what Fairbanks has to offer.

Tours/Attractions

Northern Lights Viewing
We have some select spots we like to point out to our guests—just ask!
Some contacts that may prove helpful are:

Northern Alaska Tour Company

Ice Sculpture Viewing At the Ice Park on Phillips Field Road

Japan Alaska Tours – Lights are visible when skies are clear!

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Museums/Educational

University of Alaska Museum
$10.00 admission; Monday- Saturday 9-5

Large Animal Research Station Agricultural Farm with Reindeer/Caribou

Chena Hot Springs Resort
$10.00 for pool pass
Ask us for a towel to take for your soak!

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Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau Alaska Public Lands Information Center

Shops

Downtown Gift Shops and Galleries
First Friday events scheduled regularly

North Pole Santa Claus House 12 easy miles on the Richardson Highway

Local and Regional Attractions

Dog Sledding

Some links that may prove helpful are:

Dog Mushers Association

Sun Dog Express

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Paws for Adventure
Unscheduled, but mushers frequent the Dog Musher’s Field Sunday afternoons.

Abbey Archway Inn
4316 Birch Lane, Fairbanks, AK, 99709, USA
Tel: 9074797300
info@abbeyarchwayinn.com