What to do in Fairbanks in the summer

Whether you find yourself coming in summer or winter, Fairbanks has a lot to offer for such a small community. Despite the endless daylight of summer, there never seems to be enough time to take in everything that is going on in the summer.


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.



Riverboat Discovery
Takes 4 hours; leaves at 8:45am & 2 pm; $69.95

Botanical Gardens

Tours Fridays 2 pm; free






Large Animal Research Station (Musk Ox Farm)


Botanical Gardens
Tours Fridays 2 pm; free


Pioneer Park
Day-time museums
Salmon Bake
after 5pm
Palace Saloon
Show 8:15 pm
40 Below Fairbanks


UAF Museum
Open 9 am to 9 pm; $10.00
Dynamic Aurora film; $5.00

Morris Thompson Visitor Center

Visitor Center











Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center

Open 8 am to 9 pm; Free
(free films 10/Noon/12)
Visitor Information Center

Public Lands Information Center


Gold Dredge # 8
Lunch and self-guided tour 11:15-1:15; $15.00


Santa Claus House
Daily 8 am to 8 pm; free

Knotty Shop
Daily 9 am to 8 pm; free

Downtown Gift shops and Galleries

Fairbanks Ice Museum
open 10-5; $10.00

Fbks Community Museum Mon-Sat 10-6; free

Yukon Quest Store
open 10 am-6 pm

Local and Regional Attractions

Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Fox Visitor Center
10 mile Steese Highway; free

Chena Hot Springs
Open Daily : pool (bring towel!); $10.0
Aurora Ice Museum
11,1, 3, 5, 7 pm; $15.00
Geothermal Tour & Renewable Energy; free

Creamer’s Field
(migratory birds) Trails open; Visitors Center 10 -5; free

Antique Car & Auto Museum
Sun-Thurs 11-10pm; Friday/Sat 11-6pm; $8.00

Brewery and Local Night Life
Silver Gulch Restaurant and Brewery

Blue Loon


Farmer’s Market
Wed 11 to 4; Sat 9 to 4; free

Day Trips

Arctic Circle
Northern Alaska Tour Company (call for tour options and pricing)

Trans Arctic Circle Treks (call for tour options and pricing)

Delta Junction
Check out the bison or Rika’s Roadhouse

Denali National Park
Hiking info, bus schedules

Fly in fishing, Marina Air

Wilderness Enterprises

Abbey Archway Inn
4316 Birch Lane, Fairbanks, AK, 99709, USA
Tel: 9074797300