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Fairbanks Hotels to See the Golden Heart City

The land of the midnight sun, Fairbanks is a spectacular scenic wilderness destination that offers the best of beautiful remote terrain and exciting city attractions. Whether you’re visiting to catch a glimpse of the famous aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, or simply want to explore the Alaskan countryside, we have the best hotels to host you for an unforgettable stay in the great outdoors. 

On the University of Alaska campus sits the Museum of the North. Visit this exciting attraction to discover artifacts from Alaska’s Native heritage, natural wonders, diverse wildlife and ancient dinosaurs. Explore more than 2,000 years of Alaskan art, history and culture and learn about scientific research through fascinating exhibits and displays.  

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Hours of family-friendly fun can be found at the Fairbanks Community Museum. See exhibits on winter living in Alaska, the Flood of 1967, the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. Exciting movies on the history of dog mushing and the famous aurora borealis bring Fairbanks culture to life, and a unique gift shop with Alaskan toys and books offer something for all ages.  

It’s often said that the Inuit, the indigenous peoples of Alaska, and the surrounding area have dozens of words for snow and ice. This culture of honoring and celebrating all things frozen is on full display at the Fairbanks Ice Museum. Put on your parka and enjoy a dazzling array of ice sculptures, including a slide, polar bear, moose, castle and more. You can enjoy a frosty brew and the ice bar and snap memorable pictures atop tons of fascinating artistic icy sculptures.  

If you’re looking for even more chilly adventures, take a tour of the Chena Hot Springs & Ice Museum, a scenic 60-mile drive from Fairbanks. Here, you can explore the largest year-round ice environment in the world, the Aurora Ice Museum. The inside of the museum is made entirely from ice, from the stairs and corridors to artistic crystalline ice sculptures. Bright chandeliers illuminate the walls with the fascinating colors of the northern lights. To warm up, tours also include visiting the nearby natural hot springs for a truly unforgettable experience.  

Hotels in Fairbanks Along the Wildness’ Edge

While dog sledding may be a popular mode of transportation in Fairbanks, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum celebrates vintage automobiles and fashion. You’ll be wowed by the massive collection of antique cars and period outfits along with fascinating exhibits, unique accessories, photographs and throwback videos through automotive history, from Victorian times to the Art Deco era.  

Be sure to experience Pioneer Park, a historic village featuring original buildings moved from downtown Fairbanks, museums and a Gold Rush main square. There is also a fun theme park with a carousel and classic train as well as shops and activities. Stay in one of our downtown Fairbanks hotels to be minutes away from Pioneer Park and other exciting attractions like the iconic Golden Heart Plaza. Here, you can explore a vibrant art scene, enjoy delicious fare and learn about town at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.   

Best Fairbanks Hotels for Your Alaskan Adventures

Alaska is full of the beauty of nature, and there’s no better place to enjoy the wilderness of Fairbanks firsthand than at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. This vast bird sanctuary is more than 2,000 acres full of wetlands, fields, and forests. A hiking trail guides visitors through the stunning landscape and winds through the lush forest canopy. Plan a visit to enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors and view migratory birds in their natural element. With so much to see and do, the first step is booking your stay at one of our top hotels in Fairbanks, AK.

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