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3500 Davis Rd Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, AK 99709, United States
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Forum Posts

Aviation Museum

by sericcio

Museum web site needs to post an actual address so you can get driving directions from mapquest. The PO Box does not help me any. Suggest to put mailing address and location of museum on web page

Re: Aviation Museum

by YVRDave

Wow, I would have thought you may have asked that on thier website

Re: Aviation Museum

by MTrav

Since the only travel site on your page is Fairbanks, I assume you are talking about the Pioneer Aviation museum in Fairbanks.

Pioneer Museum
2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 456-8579

Its behind Alaskaland on Airport Way. Great museum.

Mike

Travel Tips for Fairbanks

UAF

by Scandic

UAF (and Military) keeps Fairbanks alive. Big University gives lot for the town, which is located in the middle of the nowhere.
I didn't choose UAF for any particular reason, the only reason was Alaska.
But I have been satisfied to university after all. Nice campus area with many good facilities offers a good atmosphere to studying and you don't have to left this area very often. When visitors come to Fairbanks they usually hear about university area and also visit there, even it is not located in downtown.

I'd love to recommend all the visitors the museum, botanical garden and bookstore. And all the sport lovers... recreation center, my another home:)

Fairbanksans are very big on...

by SnowAngel

Fairbanksans are very big on family and community oriented activities. They have old fashioned street festivals for 'summer solstice' and 'golden days' during the summer. The Tanana state fair is held every August. In the winter there is always something going on whether it's the famous Dog Sledding events or the World Ice Sculpting Championships. But, don't expect huge crowds like you see at Six Flags or Disney. Even the largest crowds are still quite small compared to what many are used to. The smaller crowds help preserve the 'small town' feel. And it just wouldn't be characteristic of the 'Last Frontier' to have a million people standing in line for a ride on the choo choo train at AlaskaLand. The very first time I ever laid eyes on the Northern Lights, you could have pushed me over with a feather. It was one of the most aweing experiences I have ever encountered. Brilliant colors streaked across the pitch black sky, and no sounds to be heard except my own breathing.

The picture of the Northern Lights above, is not mine. Unfortunately I have not yet figured out how to capture the Lights without distorting them. Hopefully soon I will have my own to display.

Go hiking and look for signs...

by worldtrekker

Go hiking and look for signs of bear. We found several black bear paw prints in the mud on the trail we were hiking. It kind of makes you think twice. Bears find these trails convenient to get around on as much as people do. I did see a black bear in the campground here earlier in the summer. It came walking through around dinner time when everyone was cooking. Bears are attracted by food and garbage odors and it was looking for a meal. Quite a few people began banging pots and pans and making a rucous to chase it away. This was for everyones benefit including the bear's. If the bear would obtain food from people it would continue to associate people with an easy way to get a meal and this will create problems and probably end with the bear being killed. I think on this day it was also shot at with rubber bullets. Another tour guide from my company had a close encounter here in 1998. His group was in our kitchen tent preparing dinner when a grizzly came wandering into camp and directly into the kitchen tent. It began rummaging around for food. Obviously, it had done this before as it showed no fear of people. This is not normal behavior. People banged pots and made noise but this had no effect. The bear ended up being shot and killed in front of this tour group. It was a sad day, but really the only option. The bear had been trained to get its food from people. This may have happened unintentionally by people not cleaning up after themselves or the bear may have been intentionally fed. Either way, it had become a danger and needed to be destroyed. Please help avoid this from happening by being extremely careful with your food and garbage. Make sure everything is stored properly when not in use. This includes anything with odor: toothpaste, deodorant, cologne, perfume, soap, shampoo, any foods (including canned foods and cough drops). Bears have ripped tents apart to get at a candy bar!

See the moose. Don't approach...

by worldtrekker

See the moose. Don't approach moose, especially in the early summer when they have their newborn calves. They are extremely protective of their young and they will charge you if they perceive you to be a threat. You can be seriously injured. If they approach you that is OK as they know what their comfort zone is. But know you're comfort zone as well! If you feel they are getting too close, back away. This is really unlikely to happen though. A fact that I found very interesting about moose is that they have been known to dive 21 feet /ca 7 meters under water to find food. They can feed with their heads submerged for minutes at a time!

Sunset during spring & summer

by victorwkf

When you are in Fairbanks during the late spring to summer season, the sun only sets after midnight and it will be bright around 6 am. As such, there are many hours of sunshine for you to enjoy your holidays.

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