Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks is the home of a cutting edge university and a gold rush history. While there, visitors can tour old gold mines, cruise the Chena in an historic riverboat, or visit a friendly downtown. But don’t forget about stopping along the drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks to enjoy some unique and beautiful sites of Alaska.
Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
This museum is dedicated to the equipment and technology that opened Alaska’s frontier and is full of all kinds of things to make a gearhead excited. Even if you’re not in to trains, planes, or heavy equipment you’ll still find some interesting items. There are displays both inside the building and outside over the 20 acre site.
At Milepost 98.9 is the turn off for Talkeetna, Alaska. 14 miles off the highway is one of the state’s most charming little towns.Talkeetna is home to roughly 1,000 people and is the taking off point for most Denali climbs. You’ll see historic buildings, unique art, and tasty cafes in this neat little hamlet.
The bridge at Mile 181, known as Hurricane Gulch, is the connection between southcentral and interior Alaska. It was constructed nearly a century ago and represented an engineering marvel for its day. Today it stands just as strong for commuters and tourists alike. The drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes about 7 hours, but plan on longer if you want to include some activities along the way. During the summer months you will have the benefit of the midnight sun to help you make a long day of it. But there are several options for camping as well, so you can make it a less stressful multiday trip.
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