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04/04/2016 at 12:00 AM AKDT

2016 is an extraordinary year for those with a passion for the outdoors. The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years. Fairbanks, located in the Interior of the state, is an ideal basecamp for park excursions. Explorers can plan an expedition, acquire supplies, solidify logistics, secure a ... Read full blog

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02/29/2016 at 12:00 AM AKST

Fairbanks is the home of the 2016 World Ice Art Championships, the largest ice sculpting competition in the world. Held annually since 1988, the World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 90 teams from around the world. Approximately 45,000 visitors come ... Read full blog

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02/04/2016 at 12:00 AM AKST

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, "The most difficult sled dog race in the world," began February 6th at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center at 101 Dunkel Street in Fairbanks, Alaska. The race will cover 1,000 miles of extreme and majestic terrain on the way to ... Read full blog

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11/25/2015 at 12:00 AM AKST

Christmas in Ice is an annual event that lights up the Christmas season in North Pole, Alaska. The Ice Park features a Christmas-themed ice art competition during the month of December with sculptures by local and international carvers. There is a youth ice carving competition in addition to ... Read full blog

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08/13/2015 at 12:00 AM AKDT

I got lucky last week. I mean real lucky. For someone who ranks adventure right up there with unicorns and rainbows I hit the proverbial pot o’ gold. I got to go way up above the Arctic Circle, beyond the last tree to where the Arctic tundra transforms the landscape into a world of nuanced, ... Read full blog

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07/08/2015 at 12:00 AM AKDT

Fairbanks’ heart beats a little faster when the World Eskimo and Indian Olympics comes to town. The sporting games of the far north are simply amazing. Endurance, agility and a bit of magic are all in the mix when viewing the Native Olympic events and the athletes going for the gold. The ... Read full blog

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02/19/2015 at 12:00 AM AKST

March 9, 2015 marks the second time in history the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race trail will run from Fairbanks to Nome. The Iditarod Trail Committee made the announcement on February 10, 2015 after the trail conditions in the Alaska Mountain Range were judged to be unsafe. The Fairbanks region, with ... Read full blog

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01/22/2015 at 12:00 AM AKST

Explore Fairbanks is pleased to announce the launch of the new Fairbanks Film Council website. Follow the link http://www.filmfairbanks.com/ to bring you to the site. Why Film in Fairbanks? There are many compelling reasons to film all kinds of projects here, particularly those that ... Read full blog

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10/10/2014 at 12:00 AM AKDT

At the 2014 Alaska Travel Industry Association Conference, Explore Fairbanks unveiled its new destination marketing video. Incorporating summer and winter images, a host of local Fairbanksans, various modes of transportation, many nearby places to visit, an assortment of outdoor and indoor ... Read full blog

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10/01/2014 at 12:00 AM AKDT

Explore Fairbanks was recently awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International. To date, Explore Fairbanks is the only tourism bureau in Alaska to attain the DMAP accreditation. DMAP’s globally recognized ... Read full blog

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