Area Attractions

Centrally Located Near Things to Do in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Regency Fairbanks Hotel is a year-round hotel within a short drive to lakes, meadows & more outdoors. Offering a special brand of hometown hospitality, The Regency provides the perfect destination for families, groups, adventure seekers & extended stay guests.

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Walking distance from downtown & the famous Chena River, The Regency Fairbanks Hotel is a rustic Fairbanks hotel, offering a truly incomparable stay centrally located to everything you need!

Winter doesn't stop this playground for sports lovers and adventure seekers. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants, local shops, and growing arts scene is yours to discover. We offer unique Adventure Packages; please visit our Specials & Packages page for further information. For your convenience, you will find a printed schedule of one weeks’ worth of local activities with all of the information you need!

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.

The museum’s research collections – 1.4 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. The collections are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North. The museum is also the premier repository for artifacts and specimens collected on public lands in Alaska and a leader in northern natural and cultural history research.

These collections form the foundation for the museum's research, education programs and exhibits. Exhibit highlights include a 2,000-year spectrum of Alaska art, from ancient ivory carvings to contemporary paintings and sculpture, in the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery; the state's largest public display of gold and Blue Babe, a 36,000-year-old mummified steppe bison, in the Gallery of Alaska; and an ever-changing sound and light installation driven by the real-time positions of the sun and moon, seismic activity and the aurora in The Place Where You Go to Listen. The museum offers special exhibits, lectures and family programs on a variety of topics throughout the year.

While visiting the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center you will experience the grandeur of Interior Alaska. Located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, this extraordinary community centerpiece celebrates who we are and how we live. It educates residents and visitors about our natural and cultural history, and we hope it motivates you to go out and explore all that Fairbanks and the Interior has to offer.