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Downtown Fairbanks

What to see and do in downtown Fairbanks!

Fairbanks Visitor's Center
This is the place to start! Here you will find information on all events and attractions, and tour info, as well as brochures for self-guided tours.

The log cabin's hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from May 10-25, then 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 7. Hours scale back to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. again starting Sept. 8. For more information, click the button this page, or call (907) 456-5774 or 456-INFO (4636) for a handy recording of daily events.
Fairbanks Community Museum
This relatively new museum is located in historic City Hall, at 410 Cushman Street. Constantly changing displays include personal artifacts loaned by the community featuring the gold rush era and mining in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks Ice Museum
Visiting between May and February? You can still see world champions constructing elaborate ice carvings. The large screen presentation is followed by a chance to look at ice carvings in comfort. This display at second and Lacey is housed in what was the first movie theatre in Fairbanks.
Tanana Valley Model Railroad Club
Catch their working diorama with HO scale trains being demonstrated and explained at the Alaska Railroad Passenger Terminal. There is a different diorama on the S.S. Nenana at Alaskaland.
Public Lands Information Center
Anyone planning a trip to the back country, or just interested in learning more about Alaska's great outdoors will want to visit here. The center is in the lower level of Courthouse Square, at the corner of Third Avenue and Cushman Street, suite 1A. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily starting Memorial Day and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the winter.

Short films are shown at noon,  2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center's auditorium. The films cover topics related to Alaska's natural history, wildlife and public lands. An interpretive slide program is also offered: call the center for times.

The center is wheelchair-accessible through its Turner Street entrance. For more information on the center, call (907) 456-0527 or (TTD) 456-0532 for the hearing impaired.

For information on some of the old buildings downtown, go to our page on Fairbanks History and you can link from there to the specific building in which you are interested. There is also a comprehensive listing of links to historic buildings and sites at Historic Preservation. You might also want to go to our Annotated Museum List.

Virtual Fairbanks

Some shops in Fairbanks are virtual shops! For example, there is this "after market" performance insole that has been sold here in Fairbanks for the last 5 years.

  "Changing The World, One Insole At A Time"

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