Fairbanks, AK: As Seen on Atlas Obscura

There are a lot of reasons to visit Fairbanks, the second largest city in Alaska and gateway to the Arctic. For this post, I’ll focus on some of the cool places you can see in this city as Seen on Atlas Obscura.

Atlas Obscura lists 12 sites in and around Fairbanks. here’s some of favorites I was able to visit: All worth a visit!

Blue Babe

the mummified remains of a 36,000 + year old bison is one of the more unusual items at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks Antler Arch

while not as big as the one in Jackson Hole, Wy, it is the most furthest northern antler arch in the world, comprising more than 100 antlers.

Lend Lease Monument

The memorial honors the Lend-Lease program’s US-Siberia ties, which was part of America’s WW2 program to provide (lend) weapons and material to USSR and England.

Dalton Highway

The Haul Road, made famous on Ice Road Truckers starts north of Fairbanks and runs all the way north to Deadhorse.

See Dalton Highway posts

Gold Dredge

While there are several old abandoned gold dredges in and around Alaska, this one is not a tourist trap and is not easy to access, as it requires a hike to get there once you find it!

Chatanika gold Dredge is about 30 miles north of Fairbanks on the Old Steese highway.

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