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Travel Tips

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors CenterLife in the far north is filled with the unexpected. Rivers become roads out of necessity, airplanes have floats, fat tires and skis, and small pockets of life, vibrant and resourceful, populate the Interior and far reaches of Alaska. But travel to Fairbanks, Denali, the Interior and Arctic Alaska is much easier than one might think. Visitors to Alaska can easily travel via plane, guided tour van, train, bus or even boat or dog team. Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Center in downtown Fairbanks your first stop and learn all about the many exciting ways you can explore Fairbanks and the surrounding areas. In this section you will find a variety of travel tools and tips that make travel to and around Alaska sensational and accessible.

Golden Heart Alaskan
Lisa Jodwalis
Lisa Jodwalis
Golden Heart Alaskan

The thing I like best about Alaska is…that we have extraordinary freedom to explore the land on our own terms, whether by foot, canoe, dog team, skis or Super Cub. And we have an extraordinary landscape to explore, a landscape still vast and wild enough to support wildlife such as caribou, Dall sheep, wolverine, lynx and more. Knowing that if we wanted to, we could hook up our dog team and travel from our house to the edge of North America without ever crossing a road, provides a sense of Alaska as a place apart from the ever more populous, more urbanized world.

-Lisa Jodwalis,
Park Ranger, Interpretation, Bureau of Land Management