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. Get lucky panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer and musk oxen, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike and look for birds and wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museums, cultural activities and historic sites. August 21 through April 21, during the Aurora Season in Fairbanks, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. A host of other fascinating activities and events await you during the winter. Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart of Alaska,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring—the heart of the last frontier.
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. Explore Fairbanks also staffs the visitor information cabin at the main entrance of Pioneer Park during the summer. In addition, Explore Fairbanks stocks the visitor information brochure racks year-round at the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Depot.
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks
Open and staffed 7 days a week year-round
Winter • 8am-5pm
Summer • 8am-6pm
Closed some holidays
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, at the park’s main entrance
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Fairbanks International Airport
6450 Airport Way, Fairbanks
Alaska Railroad Depot
1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Road, Fairbanks