• By Daniel K
  • Destinations
  • 07.10.2016

Fairbanks has become a more popular tourist destination over the past years. One of Alaska's most interesting cities, Fairbanks is the ideal place for a getaway. Check out the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Fairbanks before you go.

1. The University of Alaska Museum of the North
This futuristic looking museum hosts over 1 million artifacts. The University of Alaska Museum has an extensive collection of indigenous items and prehistoric artifacts well worth seeing.

2. The Palace Theatre
If you want to spend a night out, The Palace Theatre is the place to be. The theatre offers daily performances that reenact certain events of Alaska's history. You can watch a great show and learn more about Fairbanks, all at the same time.

3. The Aurora Ice Museum
This unique museum features beautiful ice sculptures of different shapes and sizes. However, it can get quite cold in there, so make sure to put an extra jacket on. The Aurora Ice Museum can be reached by car.

4. Steese Highway
Steese Highway makes for a perfect day long visit. The scenic views of the White Mountains will take your breath away, and you can even stop by the hot springs along the way or have lunch at a cozy restaurant.

5. Chena River Recreation Area
If you want to keep active during your Fairbanks trip, go for a hike on the trails of the Chena River and watch the beautiful statues placed all around the area.

6. The Large Animal Research Station
Visit the Station for a sight of some animals you will not see anywhere else, including muskoxen and caribou. The park is quite large and features a cool shop. You can also take a short guided tour of the Station.