Alaska
Fairbanks
Interesting
Fairbanks The Essential
Interesting
Spread among rolling hills along the Chewna River, Alaska's second-largest city is the hub for the state's interior. Beginning as a trading post for gold miners in 1901, the town prospered with the building of military instillations in World War II and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 1970s. A resourceful and often eccentric citizenry copes with brutal winters and opens its arms to the nightless days of summer.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Fairbanks
Museum of the North
Museum of the North
Mounted animals, dioramas, hands-on
Riverboat Discovery
Riverboat Discovery
Enlivened by bush-plane and sled-dog
Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park
Among the state treasures here is the
Gold Dredge Number 8
Gold Dredge Number 8
It now sits quietly in the creek where
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NOAA Satellite Tracking Station
NOAA Satellite Tracking Station
This 8,500-acre federal reservation has
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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Hosts geese, ducks, swans, sandhill
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