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Fairbanks Travel Guide  

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Fairbanks, known as ‘The Golden Heart of Alaska’, is the second largest city in Alaska. Situated in the Tanana Valley, where the Chena River meets the Tanana River, it covers an area of 84.6 sq km. It has a population of 31,000.
Fairbanks experiences some of the most extreme weather in the world. Winter is usually long and cold with temperatures falling to as low as –28°C. In summer, the climate gets quite warm. It also witnesses rapid temperature swings along with hail and snow. During the winter, ice fog is a regular phenomenon. Travelling in winter can be quite tiresome. ­
The city offers recreational activities like hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. One can also witness the celestial phenomenon of ‘Northern Lights’ in the vicinity.
Fairbanks started developing after the discovery of gold in the region. Its gold mining heritage is visible in the University of Alaska Museum and the Alaskaland Pioneer Park.

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Reviews Fairbanks

Robert Bale
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Overall Guide : Home field for the Alaska Baseball League's Alaska Goldpanners, Growden Memorial Park is an outdoor sports stadium and a perfect entertainment venue for sport lovers. University of Alaska Museum of the North is a small university museum on the edge of... more the Alaskan wilderness that houses four million artifacts and specimens including the dinosaur fossils and contemporary Alaska Native art. The Noel Wien Public Library features more than 100,000 subjects in its collections. Just half an hour from Alaska is the sprawling city of Anchorage serving as the transportation center for the whole state. If you are looking for a wildlife adventure, birding and sightseeing, Nome, a nearby city is the perfect place to visit. The Ice Festival in the month of March features open sled dog race and ice sculpting competition. The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics held in July draws competitors from across the state for dance, sports and art competitions. Clucking Blossom, an all-age festival is celebrated to bring community together and build new bridges of communication.
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