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The gateway to Alaska’s Interior and Arctic regions, Fairbanks is a great base for exploring northern Alaska, and its Gold Rush heritage offers a taste of frontier living. Here are the main draws for visitors:
Many travelers visit Fairbanks by train, extending a trip through Denali (which is just fours away from Fairbanks by train; the train takes 12 hours from Anchorage). You can also fly here, from Anchorage or Seattle. If you’re driving, Fairbanks is just two hours from Denali. Consult our transportation guide.