The visitor center for Fairbanks is stocked with information on all the activities to do in and around Fairbanks. Video presentations, story telling and a gift shop are offered. Exhibits on the changing seasons in Alaska and displays on frontier life and native life are new and beautiful.
We happened upon this visitor center in downtown Fairbanks quite by accident. We were taking our kids and nieces and nephews out for a letterbox adventure and decided to check out the inside of this huge and beautiful building. We were impressed with the large displays of the seasonal changes in Alaska, wildlife and animals. The kids explored the large cabin in the middle of the hall and had fun seeing what supplies were needed by the early pioneers. We watched a 20 minute film in the theater and the kids were enthralled by the story of a man who built his own log cabin by hand.
On our way out, I stopped at all of the pamphlets that were offered on all the amazing activities and adventures one can have in Alaska. I'm a sucker for all the travel ads, so I picked out a good handful. A map of Fairbanks was a great prize for me as well and I loved seeing all these things offered. The kids and I checked out the gift shop, always looking for good books on Alaska and found quite a good selection. Then we spent some time walking the trails next to the Chena River on a beautiful day.