For those who are clueless about selecting an exhilarating destination for their vacation, Fairbanks offers a good value to those travelers and tourists who love to have adventurous experiences during their holiday trip.
Fairbanks, second-largest city in the state of Alaska, is located in the interior of Alaska, USA. It is a city of extreme climates. The city hums with activity during World Ice Art Championships. It bears the title of “Golden Heart City”.
Fairbanks has extremes of temperatures. It is one of the few cities in world where people can experience Midnight Sun. Although a city, its population of 82,000 makes it an exotic locale giving the ambience of a small town.
What is even more interesting is the fact that people need to survive in extreme climates where temperatures range from –19 to 80 degrees.
Fairbanks is a city located on the banks of the river Yukon. If you are interested in knowing about Native American culture, then Fairbanks is the place to be. It boasts of being home to many Native Aborigines—the original inhabitants of America.
Originally, Fairbanks was a mining town. In 1902, Italian immigrants discovered gold and thus began the rise of mining and exploration in Alaska. Now, as more than 100 years have passed since the Italians discovered gold, Alaska boasts of several mining and drilling sites for oil, gas, and coal.
While visiting Fairbanks in winter, one can get a breath-taking view of Northern Lights. If you cannot withstand the cold temperature, one can surely enjoy the hot water springs at Chena Hot springs. For a family holiday, one can plan a trip to Pioneer Park.
It is one of the most magnificent amusement parks in USA. It has an area of 44-acre and is built to mainly commemorate the history of Alaska. The important spots include Gold Rush Town, SS Nenana, and the Pioneer Museum.
Other important places that should be visited by any tourist or traveler include Creamer’s Field Wildlife Refuge (it boasts of housing several migratory cranes, ducks, and Canadian geese), University of Alaska Museum( a must see place for knowing Alaska’s history, nature, and culture), and Ice Alaska ( world class ice sports championships are held between February end to early March.