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  Photo: Angie Cerny/Explore Fairbanks
Photo: Angie Cerny/Explore Fairbanks
  Photo: Rhonda Konicki/Ice Alaska
Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”
Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, is surrounded by the Tanana Valley. At an elevation of 436 feet above sea level, the city enjoys stunning views of the Alaska Range to the south.
The city population is around 32,000, but nearly 98,000 live in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, which is an area the size of New Jersey.
There are many activities available in Fairbanks including riverboat tours, gold mining tours, museums, flightseeing, dog mushing, aurora
historical shows, activities and museums. There is no entrance fee to the park itself although some museums & attractions charge a fee.
There are several hot springs locations accessible from Fairbanks. Chena Hot Springs, founded over 100 years ago, is a developed hot springs destination open year-round with lodging and camping facilities. The hot springs are about an hour (56.5 miles) from downtown Fairbanks, but you may want to take some time for stops
almost 24 hours a day. Every year, usually on the third Saturday in June, Fairbanks attracts over 3,000 participants for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Midnight Sun Run which has a late evening start of 10pm.
Fairbanks was first known as “Barnette’s Cache.” The name was changed to Fairbanks in 1902 when the town was founded by E.T. Barnette to honor Charles Warren Fairbanks, a U.S. Senator from Indiana. He later became Vice-President under Theodore Roosevelt. Senator Fairbanks’ name was suggested to Barnette by Judge James Wickersham, a political patron of the Senator.
Fast Facts
➨➨Population of Fairbanks North Star Borough is 97,581 (2010 Census)
➨➨Population of Fairbanks City is 31,535 (2010 Census)
➨➨Founded in 1901
➨➨The longest day is June 21
(21 hrs 49 min of daylight)
➨➨The shortest day is December 21 (3 hrs 43 min of daylight)
borealis viewing and fishing.
For a cultural and historical experience, there is a wealth of information about the people, places and wildlife of Alaska at the University
At an elevation of 436 feet above sea level, the city enjoys stunning views of the Alaska Range to the south.
on the scenic Chena Hot Springs Road. Wildlife is seen frequently on this road.
The climate
in Fairbanks
is semi-arid with very little wind. Summer high as 85°F
  of Alaska Museum of the North’s award- winning exhibit gallery.
Pioneer Park is a historic theme park in Fairbanks, open year-round, featuring
temperatures can reach as
and as low as 40°F. From mid-May until late July, the summer
sun shines for
 “C” Lazy Moose R V Park & Gift Shop
An Alaska Experience - Located on the Tanana River
Full Hookups with 28 Pull Through Sites • 30/50 Amp Clean Showers • Laundry • Riverfront Sites • Wooded Tent Sites Minutes to Great Hunting & Fishing • Ice Cream • Free Wifi
Gift Shop • Coffee Your Way
Your pet gets a treat at the office where Jim and Gerry will welcome you and see to your needs!
Halfway between Delta Junction and Fairbanks
Open May 1st - September 30th •
Mile 315 Richardson Hwy. Salcha, Alaska RESERVATIONS: 907-488-8141
  View across the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, towards the Immaculate Conception Church which was built on this side of the river in 1904 but moved across the frozen river in November 1911 to its current location.
    Photo: Bernt Rostad

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