19 Epic Things To Do in Fairbanks, Alaska (2023)

Looking for the best things to do in Fairbanks, Alaska? From the Midnight Sun to the Northern Lights, Fairbanks has something for every traveler.

Is It Worth Visiting Fairbanks, Alaska?

Yes, absolutely. Most people associate Fairbanks with the Northern Lights but as we learned, there is so much more to this Alaskan city.


Riverboat Discovery runs a great program talking about the history of the steamboat, the people that founded Fairbanks.

1. Riverboat Discovery Cruise

You simply cannot visit Alaska without trying your hand at some gold panning. We found the Gold Dredge 8 experience to be a step back in time.

2. Gold Dredge 8

3. Museum of the North

This well-thought-out museum encompasses the history, people, wildlife, and all that makes North Alaska a special place.

4. Fairbanks Visitor’s Center

More than just your average, run-of-the-mill pamphlet center, the Fairbanks Visitors Center has an entire introduction to North Alaska built into it.

5. Pioneer Park & Show

The park is set up as a replica of what Fairbanks looked like in the gold rush days.

The Salmon Bake is set inside Pioneer Park with the food being served both outside among the trees and inside of old, cabin buildings.

6. Alaskan Salmon Bake

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