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Fairbanks

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The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance. This city of about 32,000, though, serves as a base for memorable adventures in the dramatic surrounding landscape. The mountains draw hiking and biking enthusiasts, while the rivers serve up prime canoeing and kayaking. Fairbanks itself offers plenty to hold visitors' interest too. Numerous attractions pay homage to the city's gold-mining heritage and the area's Native American communities. Fairbanks' true highlights reveal themselves, though, between late September and early April--this is when the Northern Lights put on colorful displays in the night sky. Fairbanks is in Alaska (AK). Add Fairbanks and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States trip planner , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Kid-friendly things to do in Fairbanks

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Hidden gems in Fairbanks

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Side trips from Fairbanks

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Winter Sports in Fairbanks

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