Fairbanks, Alaska


Fairbanks, Alaska is located in the Tanana Valley and has a metropolitan population of approximately 100,000. In terms of population Fairbanks is the third largest in Alaska. Like other areas of Alaska the warmest weather in Fairbanks runs (roughly) from May to September with the warmest months typically falling in June and July. The temperatures in the warmer months range from approximately 45-73 Fahrenheit on average, although much warmer temperatures (90's) are possible.

Traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska

There are many modes of transportation that will take you to Fairbanks. There are flights that arrive and depart from the Fairbanks International Airport each day. In addition the Alaska Railroad travels to and from Fairbanks with passenger service from Anchorage, Seward and Whittier, Alaska. The hotels in Fairbanks are similar to the hotels you find in other areas in the United States. If you are traveling during the busy tourist season in the summer advanced reservations are recommended.

Fairbanks Recreation Areas

Fairbanks is situated in an area rich in natural beauty and wildlife conservation areas are located in and around Fairbanks. These areas are relatively easy to get to during the summer. Some of the larger recreation areas near Fairbanks include the Chena River State Recreation Area, the White Mountain National Recreation Area and the Minto Flats State Game Refuge. You may also want to visit the Steese National Conservation Area or the Tanana Valley State Forest.

Activities in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center

A great place to start in Fairbanks is the Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. This is where you can plan your visit to Fairbanks and other interesting areas of Alaska. The regional visitors center also has a theater and cultural and environmental education classrooms.

Fairbanks Museums

The University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The Museum contains native Alaskan art and provides information about the native Alaskan culture. There are also artifacts, an exhibits showcase and superb architecture to see during your visit.

The Fairbanks Community Museum

The Fairbanks Community Museum is located inside Historic Fairbanks City Hall in downtown Fairbanks. The community museum contains historical information related to Fairbanks. There are historical artifacts, photographs and interpretive display for all to enjoy.

Camping in Fairbanks, Alaska

Rivers Edge Resort & RV Park

Located on the banks of the Chena River, the Rivers Edge RV Park in Fairbanks is located at 4140 Boat Street and provides full hook-ups for RV's. They have 190 spaces with showers, laundry and all the other amenities you could find in a Four Star Hotel. Pets are allowed. The park has a gift shop a banquet hall and meeting spaces.

River's Edge RV Park
4140 Boat St, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 474-0286

Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park

Located near the Creamers Wildlife Refuge and the Alaska Bird Observatory the Tanana Valley Campground & RV Park offers 50 campsites and 30 RV spaces. The park has limited electrical hookups with fire pits, restrooms; picnic tables a dump station and internet access. The rates are very good and there are many hiking and bicycling trails available directly from the campground.

The Tanana Valley Campground
1800 College Road Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-4176
Summer Phone: 907-456-7956
Winter Phone: 907-456-7956

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