University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Fairbanks City Tour

1. Fairbanks City Tour

This city tour combines fun with Fairbanks history, Alaskan craftsmanship, and Alaska winter activities. Start your day off with a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and take a peek into Interior Alaska's history and culture. Next, stop in at the Trans Alaska Pipeline, which is the perfect spot to learn about the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. At the Museum of the North you can see dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries while discovering fascinating stories about Alaska's cultures, places, history and wildlife. Finish your afternoon at the Santa Claus House, where you can see Santa at his home in the North Pole, and maybe get a chance to have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. (Not guaranteed)

The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

2. The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

Your Fairbanks Highlight Tour begins with a pick-up from your Fairbanks accommodation, so you can skip the hassle of transportation and taxi costs. Start your exploration of Fairbanks at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor's Center. Here you will receive a great introduction to the culture and history of Fairbanks and Alaska. Next, make your way to the Trans Alaska Pipeline. The pipeline viewpoint is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. You'll also visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries make this museum an extraordinary destination. Here you'll discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s cultures, places, and wildlife. Finally, head to the Santa Claus House. Visit Santa at his home in the North Pole and maybe get a chance to have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Santa Claus House has plenty of souvenirs available for purchase if you would like to take a small piece of Alaska home with you! You'll be taken back your hotel after your tour.

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What people are saying about University of Alaska Museum of the North

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Our guide was Josh. He picked us up on time from our hotel. He told us his story about how he landed in Fairbanks and the remoteness of his house. He drove us to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center and gave us a personal tour. He then took us to the Museum of the North where we had plenty of time to explore on our own. Our last stop was at the North Pole and again had plenty of time to explore on our own. He kept the tour entertaining by telling us the history and landmarks as we were passing them. There is no set time for lunch so make sure you eat the Museum of the North or grab a milk shake, ice cream or fudge at the North Pole.

Bill was knowledgeable and personable. Pick up was on time and we had a comfortable van. The Cultural center had wonderful exhibits with information about the historical way of life. The stop at the pipeline showed just how massive the engineering was for this structure. We enjoyed the history and artifacts as well as artwork at the university museum. The campus was gorgeous at the top of the hill side. The North Pole stop was fun to say you were there. The reindeer yard was fun to see. The gift shop had Christmas items for everyone on your list.

Very good guide, interesting issues and places ! Happy taked part in it ! I will recomend others to make it !

Our guide was personable and well versed on all of our stops. Great job

Great tour. The tour guide Joe was very interesting.