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No other place in Alaska blends the richness of its history with present day. Transportation from yesteryear - sternwheelers, bush planes, railroads and sled dog teams - continues to provide experiences to visitors similar to those of past travelers. Sports buffs can take in a full schedule of hockey or basketball games. They can tee off late one summer evening under the midnight sun or view a baseball game at 10:30 p.m. with no artificial lights.

Nature buffs can visit the local farmers market and the botanical gardens. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of indigenous and contemporary art and music and an impressive selection of galleries and specialty stores. Fairbanks is the venue for local fine arts, a symphony orchestra, and world-renowned theatrical and musical performances year-round.

Also see: Authentic Alaskan Stories

did you know

  • Blue Babe is a 36,000 year-old Pleistocene steppe bison mummy on display at the University of Alaska Museum.
  • Discover arts and entertainment in the North Star Ballet, the Fairbanks Arts Association, Opera Fairbanks, the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre, the Fairbanks Symphony, the Fairbanks Drama Association & Children's Theatre, the UAF Summer Fine Arts Camp, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and the work of renowned photographers, painters, authors, illustrators, jewelers, and potters in Fairbanks.