EXPLORE FAIRBANKS and MAGIC 101.1 will help get you OUT AND ABOUT this summer with 101 Ways to Explore Fairbanks.
1 - Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center your first stop to planning your summer adventure. www.morristhompsoncenter.org
2 - Cruise the great rivers of the Last Frontier. www.riverboatdiscovery.com
3 - Strike it rich in the gold fields of Alaska. www.golddredge8.com
4 - Enjoy a beautiful summer tea party with Sipping Streams Tea Company. www.sippingstreams.com
5 - Take your taste buds on a tour! Delicious spirits and hand-crafted cocktails at 2922 Parks Highway. www.ursamajordistilling.com
6 - You won't believe this gem exists in Fairbanks! Stop into the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. www.fountainheadmuseum.com
7 - Fresh, always delicious and Fairbanks’ favorite patio to hang out! Dining and drinks at Zach’s. www.zachsrestaurant.com
8 - We play by one golden rule: Finders Keepers! Unlimited panning, shop local crafts, family fun! www.golddaughters.com
9 - Take classes at The Folk School in traditional crafts, woodworking, outdoor skills, and hands-on arts. https://folk.school/
10 - Explore original Alaskan art, literature, and craft at the Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park. www.fairbanksarts.org
11 - Experience tradition at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics! July 12-15 at the Big Dipper. www.weio.org
12 - Visit the pipeline and learn what a “PIG” has to do with it.
13 - See giant burl animals along the Richardson Highway.
14 - Cool off with ice cream or shave ice.
15 - Curl up with a book from the library.
16 - Take a guided ATV tour or hop on your own and go for a ride.
17 - Be inspired by a visit to an arts, culture or history venue.
18 - Search out a geocache in an urban or remote location.
19 - Learn a new skill or craft in an in-person or online class.
20 - Spend an afternoon "Where the Spirit of Christmas lives year-round."
21 - Cuddle with puppies and chat with a musher on a kennel tour.
22 - Hop on a motorcycle to traverse the state.
23 - Savor a variety of locally-brewed vodka, whiskey and other spirits.
24 - Rent a canoe, kayak or bicycle.
25 - Set up a net and spike your way to victory.
26 - Grab take out from your favorite restaurant and have a picnic in a park.
27 - Relax like the miners did in a naturally heated hot spring.
28 - Cheer on your rubber duckie as they try to win the race.
29 - Volunteer your time to a worthy cause.
30 - Pick up a meal from your favorite food truck or stand.
31 - Throw on your cleats and take a swing at a softball field.
32 - Take a walk through a forest with huskies.
33 - Start your search for Made In Alaska or Alaska Silver Hand holiday gifts.
34 - Chase a midnight sunset at a nearby vantage point.
35 - Buckle up your flotation device and spend some time on a lake or river.
36 - See how a tree is turned into pieces of functional and decorative art.
37 - Share your adventures on social media using #explorefairbanks.
38 - Take a flightseeing tour and view the landscape from the sky.
39 - Have an adventure in a local, state or national park.
40 - Drive along a local highway for a scenic road trip.
41 - Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a zipline.
42 - Have your picture taken at the Arctic Circle sign after traversing the Dalton Highway.
43 - Try a different kind of golf…with a disc.
44 - Find out about historic Fairbanks and its gold rush history at Pioneer Park.
45 - Visit the Troth Yeddha' Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
46 - Enjoy the 4th of July with food, family and friends.
47 - Taste a variety of locally-brewed beer.
48 - Go for a stroll along the trails at Creamer's Field.
49 - Climb aboard and ride the rails.
50 - Celebrate Fairbanks' founding during Golden Days.
51 - Ask about what winter has to offer.
52 - Camp in a public-use cabin or at a local campground.
53 - Go berry picking with your family and make your own jams and jellies.
54 - Pick up a 2023 Fairbanks Visitors Guide full of more ideas of things to do.
55 - Find events happening around Fairbanks at www.explorefairbanks.com/events.
56 - Soak up the sun while dining on a waterfront deck.
57 - Gather around a campfire and roast marshmallows.
58 - Enjoy a free concert at a local venue.
59 - Visit local monuments and statues.
60 - "Don't Go Bacon My Heart" at the Tanana Valley State Fair.
61 - Discover new treasures at a yard sale or antique shop.
62 - Shop for local produce and products at a farmers or open air market.
63 - Fill your water bottle with fresh spring water.
64 - Peer through your binoculars and search for Alaskan wildlife and birds.
65 - Watch gold nuggets be fashioned into jewelry.
66 - Book an overnight getaway at a hotel or B&B.
67 - Sample cuisine from around the world.
68 - Hear about Alaska’s state sport of dog mushing.
69 - Strike a pose under the farthest north Antler Arch.
70 - Visit the historic mining town of Ester.
71 - Calculate how many hours of daylight we have today at www.explorefairbanks.com/midnight-sun-tracker.
72 - Traverse as many of the nearby walking and hiking trails as possible.
73 - Focus your camera and document your travels.
74 - Learn about Alaska’s aviation history.
75 - Spend some time with muskox or reindeer.
76 - Dine on fresh Alaskan seafood.
77 - Test your adventurous spirit in Denali National Park.
78 - Frolic in a field of fireweed.
79 - Chill out and hang with the ice sculptures.
80 - Discover everything that downtown Fairbanks has to offer.
81 - Rejoice in the return of Aurora Season on August 21.
82 - Perfect your panning technique on your search for gold.
83 - Stay up all night and celebrate summer solstice under the midnight sun.
84 - Participate in a run or walk for charity.
85 - Cast a line and catch a fish. (Don’t forget your fishing license!)
86 - Help beautify Fairbanks by picking up a piece of trash.
87 - Meander around Wander Lake or along the riverwalk.
88 - Climb in an RV and travel the “Adventure Corridor.”
89 - Watch a show about the northern lights.
90 - Learn about traditional Alaska Native sports.
91 - Play on every playground in town.
92 - Swing your clubs and tee off under the midnight sun.
93 - Hoot and holler as you watch the boys of summer play.
94 - Protect your skin with sunscreen and hit the beach at Chena or Tanana lakes.
95 - Visit with Santa and let him decide if you're on the naughty or nice list.
96 - Grab some friends and cleats to go kick around a soccer ball.
97 - Explore the exhibits on Alaska’s history, nature and culture at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.
98 - Head south and view “the High One.”
99 - Stop and smell the flowers in a garden.
100 - Let your dog play at a park made just for them.
101 - Explore more things to do in Fairbanks, Denali, Alaska's Interior and Arctic at www.explorefairbanks.com.