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Aerial Views of Fairbanks  (:38)

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:

Getting There

Many travelers visit Fairbanks by train, extending a trip through Denali, which is just fours away from Fairbanks by train and 2 hours by car. Driving directly from Anchorage will take about 7-8 hours. You can also fly here on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage or Seattle. On a clear day, watch for great views of Denali out your window.

Consult our transportation guide for more details.

Things to Do in Fairbanks


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