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Fairbanks Visitor Information Centers

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It can be intimidating to navigate all that Fairbanks and Interior Alaska have to offer on your own, in the limited time afforded by your itinerary. Luckily, there are local experts who have done it before, and can easily make the best recommendations for the “must see” stops and attractions in Fairbanks.

Visit one of these information centers to ask for a map, get a restaurant recommendation, or fire off the million questions you came with, including, “What do you do in winter?” Most are located in downtown Fairbanks, though there is also a visitor information kiosk located at Pioneer Park.

For all general visitor information, stop by the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center to check in with Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Their frontline staff are savvy in all you need to know about the Fairbanks area and have valuable information at their fingertips, including vacancy lists for lodging, business hours for shopping and dining, and trip itineraries for venturing out into the arctic.

Setting off on a wilderness adventure? The friendly folks at Alaska Public Lands Information Center (APLIC) inside the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center want to give you the essential maps, trail condition updates, and bear safety advice to make your trip the very best it can be. Whether you want to pick blueberries for half an hour or set off on a weeklong trek, the APLIC staff has the resources to make it happen.

If you plan to stick to downtown or have specific questions about the Golden Heart City, drop into the Downtown Association of Fairbanks (directly above the Fairbanks Community Museum). Staff here are in charge of organizing major community events like the Midnight Sun Festival and Downtown Market, and have a finger on the pulse of the latest in business and activities in the city center.

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Visitor Information Centers

Take a deep breath and explore Fair­banks! With the mid­night sum­mer sun shin­ing near­ly 24 hours a day, Fair­banks is burst­ing with ener­gy and things to do. Explore Fair­banks is head­quar­tered at the Mor­ris Thomp­son Cul­tur­al and Vis­i­tors Cen­ter which is also the hub of year-round staffed vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion and services.

The Mor­ris Thomp­son Cul­tur­al and Vis­i­tors Cen­ter in down­town Fair­banks has brochures, maps, free WiFi and tele­phone, dai­ly lodg­ing avail­abil­i­ty, and local walk­ing and dri­ving tours. Serv­ing as the region­al vis­i­tor facil­i­ty, the friend­ly and knowl­edge­able staff have answers to all your questions.

Some 80 per­cent of Alaskan land is pub­lic space. And no one has more infor­ma­tion on it all than the Alas­ka Pub­lic Lands Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter. Stop by for trip-plan­ning infor­ma­tion, inter­ac­tive dis­plays, and movies on Alaska’s wildlife, cul­tures, and des­ti­na­tions. Whether you like to hike, camp, hunt, fish, view wildlife, or take scenic dri­ves, the cen­ter can point you in the right direc­tion. You’ll also find a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al programs,…  ...more

The Down­town Asso­ci­a­tion of Fair­banks has knowl­edge­able, local staff that are work­ing hard to encour­age and fos­ter eco­nom­ic growth that will result in a down­town that is a vital, ener­getic and an attrac­tive cen­ter of the com­mu­ni­ty. Their pri­ma­ry focus is to pro­mote, pre­serve and revi­tal­ize Down­town Fair­banks. Among oth­er projects, they are work­ing on a com­pre­hen­sive, achiev­able com­mu­ni­ty plan for the revi­tal­iza­tion and future growth of…  ...more