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.

Tours/Attractions

Dock at Riverboat

People boarding the boat

 

Riverboat Discovery
Takes 4 hours; leaves at 8:45am & 2 pm; $54.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear sculpture at UAF gardens

Georgeson Botanical Gardens

 

Botanical Gardens

Tours Fridays 2 pm; free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Museums/Informational

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

Visitor's bureau

Morris Thompson Cultural Center

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gold dredge

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

 

 

 

Shops

40 foot Santa

Santa at the North Pole

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

Geese feeding

Geese in field

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

Farmer’s Market

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

Fairbanks Extended Stays
700 Loftus, Fairbanks, AK, 99709, USA
Tel: 9074797100
info@fairbanksinn.net