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Address: Fairbanks, AK

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Downtown Fairbanks

Probably more interesting when the temperature is above zero. Great public transit for a town of 30K.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Olympia, WA
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Olympia, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably more interesting when the temperature is above zero. Great public transit for a town of 30K.

Thank BTShomshor
Cecil, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured downtown and learned a lot about the area. Our favorite stop was the Artic Traveler Gift Shop. They have everything you can think of and the prices were extremely reasonable.

Thank Kelly G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Fairbanks many, many times. The only time of the year I can't recommend is late spring / early summer. The mosquitoes are ridiculously huge and numerous! We spent most of the time bathing ourselves in DEET and trying to cover as much of our bodies as possible to avoid being devoured by those little bloodsuckers. That... More 

Thank Feisqueen
Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There were barely any people around when we were venturing through town. There is a WWII structure and info board it's huge and was a great place to read what AK meant to the war and to siberia. there were huge statues in the middle of town for the original family that came to town. the church is right on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The first try heading down Airport hwy we drove right by downtown Fairbanks. It's a little bit back off the main road, so its easy to not see it. Downtown is cute, but definitely in need of a few more shops and restaurants. The center bridge is really cool as well as the park set behind the Yukon Quest building... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The History, the culture, the day to day lives of Alaskan's is represented in one center. Take your time and absorb the entire Alaskan experience at the visitors center.... Highly recommend...

Thank Jbt4525
Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When we first arrived in Fairbanks we went to the Visitors Center and learned about things Fairbanks had to offer. We walked around downtown Fairbanks and visited several local museums.

Thank marypiano48
East Central FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

So you're going to (or are in) Fairbanks. You should see downtown if for no other reason than to say you've been there. Beside, there are some things to see like the visitor center and the log cabin.

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fairbanks is unique as is all of Alaska. A riverfront trail makes a great walk through town. You can go from the Golden Heart Plaza to Pioneer Park. If you older than 60, you can ride the city bus for free so it is a wonderful way to walk one way and ride back.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Downtown Fairbanks has it's own flavor. From the "First Family" statue in Golden Heart Plaza, to the Lend Lease Memorial, to the Cultural and Visitor's Center, there is history and beauty all around. You'll miss things if you're afraid of going into little hole in the wall places but that's where you'll find art galleries and the city museum and... More 

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