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The geese have arrived at Creamer’s Field Migratory
Waterfowl Refuge, the annual harbinger of spring in Fairbanks, Alaska. The
temperatures are steadily rising and the snow has been melting for a few weeks
now. Summer is coming and the preceding energy it harbors is palpable. Is your
summer bucket list growing with activities to do under the awning of the
midnight sun? Check out what’s new in 2012!
Planes, trains or automobiles? You don’t have to choose when
you’re in Fairbanks!
The Northern Alaska Tour Company has expanded its tour
offerings with the purchase of eight planes from Warbelow’s Air Adventure. This
means more opportunities to see polar bears, remote hot springs, arctic Alaska,
the intense Yukon River and other rural Alaska villages. Welcome aboard your
flight of a lifetime!
The American Bus Association crowned Golden Days a Top 100
event in North America in 2011. Why not enjoy the festivities celebrating the
Interior’s rich gold rush history with a visit to Gold Dredge 8? Climb onboard
the train and take in views of the Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the
historic gold dredge. Visit the panning area and try your luck at striking it
Vroom, vroom! Get your motor running with a
visit to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. The museum recently released, Alaska’s Fountainhead Collection: Vintage
Treads and Threads by Nancy DeWitt, showcasing the museum’s more than 75
meticulously-restored antique classic cars. You couldn’t ask for a better
compendium to an impressive display of motoring history.
Whether it’s tracks, tires or turboprops—Fairbanks is the
gateway for your authentic Alaska experience.
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