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A home rule city and the borough city of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the US state of Alaska, Fairbanks is the largest city in the interior part of Alaska. The city sits on the confluence of the Richardson Highway, Steese Highway, George Parks Highway, and Elliot Highway. An international airport serves the city and offers frequent flights from within the state as well as countries like Germany and Japan. Fairbanks is one of the best year-round destinations in Alaska and offers visitors plenty of things to do and see. A wide array of activities are available in the city, including art galleries replete with paintings,, pottery, textiles, jewelry, and Alaskan Native art. Fairbanks is also an excellent gateway for trips to verdant areas such as Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Chena River State Recreation Area. Other famous tourist activities in the city include kayaking or rafting in Chena River, wildlife viewing, fishing, golfing, and snowmobiling.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A national wildlife refuge in northeastern Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest national wildlife refuge in the United States of America. The administrative office of the refuge is in the city of Fairbanks. The refuge is home to 37 species of land mammals, 42 fish species, 8 marine mammals, and more than 200 species of migratory birds. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place where natural processes remain mostly intact by human interference.
Chena River State Recreation Area
A 29-acre state park in Fairbanks, Chena River State Recreation Area offers access to Chena River as well as picnic area, campground, and pedestrian trails. It is a park for all the seasons. Visitors in Chena River State Recreation Area can enjoy a day of hiking and rock climbing at Granite Tors, riding a four-wheeler along a forest trail, and much more. With 397 square miles of alpine tundra, river, and forests, this recreation area has something to offer everyone. Wildlife is in abundance here and visitors can frequently witness moose munching in the beaver ponds and sloughs along Chena Hot Springs Road. In this area, one can also spot black and grizzly bears. Grizzly bears have been seen in alpine areas and along the Chena River. Black bears are found in areas having rich vegetation.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Located right at Wedgewood Resort, Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum makes visitors to take a trip back in time as they walk through this interesting collection of more than 85 rare and unique antique cars. Visitors will also learn about America’s early automotive accomplishments and the entertaining past of Alaska’s first cars and their drivers. In addition, stunning vintage clothing exhibits and memorabilia also accompany the automobiles through every era. Visitors must not forget to sport a duster coat and take a photo in front of the Sourdough Roadhouse!