Fairbanks is a city in Alaska. The population of the city is just over 735,000, and it is the second largest city of Alaska after Anchorage in area, measuring in at 82.5 square kilometres.
The Fairbanks International Airport is located only 5 kilometres southwest of the central business district of Fairbanks. The city is less than 190 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, and Alaska's oldest university, the University of Alaska is situated here.
The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is a special attraction for visitors as it displays the motoring history of Alaska. The Museum of the North exhibits the largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison. It also pays homage to Alaska's Russian lineage and explores its gold-mining history. Fishing camps are held during the summer season, which offers a panoramic view of Nuchalawoyya, which it the meeting point of the Yukon & Tanana Rivers.
The McKinley Explorer is a scenic railroad that provides services between the cities of Anchorage, Talkeetna and Denali Park, and is definitely worth a look. The Palace Theatre is a historical theatre which often holds musical broadways. Fairbanks, Alaska is the capital of ice art, and subsequently the Aurora Ice Museum was built as a way to uplift tourism at the Hot Springs Resort in Chena, situated nearly 100 kilometres northeast of Fairbanks.
The Chena River State Recreation area is operational throughout all seasons. At Granite Tors you can engage in hiking and rock climbing, you can take a spin on a harnessed dog team, or simply just go camping, the Park disappoints nobody.
The Robert G White Large Animal Research Station at the University of Alaska is visited by thousands each year. It is here that you will get a chance to see muskoxen, domestic reindeer and caribou during the summer.