Fairbanks is the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the largest city in Interior Alaska, and the third largest in the whole of Alaska. Fairbanks hosts several interesting events such as the week-long Fairbanks Golden Days, the annual Rubber Duckie Race, the Red-Green Regatta, the Yukon Quest dog race, and the World Ice Art Championships.
University of Alaska Museum of the North - The museum located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus features botanical, zoological, geological, and cultural collections that revolve around the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska.
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge - Located in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and partially within Fairbanks' city limits is a 1,800 acre bird sanctuary that comprises of wetlands, fields, and forests. Creamer was Charles Albert Creamer, a former chicken rancher who established Creamer's Dairy and fed migrating birds in the area with waste grains from his barn. Following his death, the area became a bird sanctuary associated with the Alaska Bird Observatory. Mallard ducks, Canada geese, and sandhill cranes are among the migratory birds that flock to the sanctuary.
World Ice Art Championships - The World Ice Art Championships is an ice sculpting contest that was founded by a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, Ice Alaska. The championship is the largest of its kind in the world and is attended by over a hundred sculptors and thousands of spectators from 30 different countries every year.
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center - An unlikely partnership between the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Alaska Public Lands Information Center, and the Tanana Chiefs Conference brought Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center to life. The center welcomes all visitors and provides them information about Fairbanks and Interior Alaska. It was established to celebrate and generate deeper understanding of the people, land, and culture of Interior Alaska.
Pioneer Park - The Pioneer Park in Fairbanks is the only historic theme park in Alaska and is definitely a must-visit for all visitors who happen to be in Fairbanks. The park offers rides, shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities, including a miniature golf course, several museums, an art gallery, gazebo nights, a dance hall, a theater, and more! The Alaska Outdoor Rentals & Guides can provide equipment guests may need for a fee.
How to get around within Fairbanks, Alaska
Taxi and bus service is available but the latter is infrequent in Fairbanks. It would be easier to rent a vehicle at the major car rental companies found at the airport and downtown.
How to get to Fairbanks, Alaska
The main airport serving Fairbanks is state-owned public airport Fairbanks International Airport. It is located five miles southwest of the city's central business district. The airport serves as a hub for Frontier Flying Service, Warbelow's Air Ventures, and Wright Air Service, all of which offer flights to other parts of Alaska. Other airlines that make use of the airport are Alaska Airlines, Ravn Alaska, Everts Air, 40-Mile Air, and Wright Air Service. Seasonal flights to some parts of Canada, Germany, and other parts of the United States of America are offered by Condor, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Seasonal charter flights to Japan are provided by Japan Air Lines.
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