Fairbanks Visitor Information Centers
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.
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.
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
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