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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Alaska Historical Society
Alaska Historical Society

(907) 276-1596

Anchorage, AK
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Get a sharper glimpse of the future when you take a fascinating look back when you visit the Alaska Historical Society. This non-profit, volunteer-based organization's primary goal is to promote and preserve the various aspects of Alaska's history through the exchange of ideas and information as well as the education of the area's population about its heritage. There are various exhibits, attractions, and presentations held throughout the year.

Birch Lake State Recreation Site
Birch Lake State Recreation Site

(907) 269-8400

3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709   Directions Website

Adventure awaits in the great outdoors when you take the family out for an unforgettable time at Birch Lake State Recreation Site. This popular recreation attraction features 25 camp sites as well as 25 RV tent sites. Whether you are a casual outdoorsman or woman or take your camping seriously, you will find that the beautiful area matched with the excellent amenities make camping here a true pleasure. The site features several excellent places to enjoy a picnic, to swim or fish, as well as expansive areas where the kids can play while you relax in the sunshine.

Georgeson Botanical Garden
Georgeson Botanical Garden

(907) 474-6921

117 W Tanana Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775   Directions Website

Want to show the kids some of Alaska’s most visually appealing plants and flowers? There's no need to drive all over as you can discover the beauty and majesty of the indigenous greenery when you take the whole family to the Georgeson Botanical Garden. This is a nationally recognized botanical and research garden attraction. You will be amazed at the incredible display of natural beauty that features 300 annual flowers, vegetables and herbs as well as over 1,000 perennials. The garden's unique design allows visitors to ask questions and learn while also enjoying the relaxing environment that these plants and flowers naturally create.

Harding Lake State Recreation Area
Harding Lake State Recreation Area

(907) 269-8400

Fairbanks, AK
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Tradition and nature come together in the best possible way at Fairbanks' Harding Lake State Recreation Area. This attraction has proudly been offering excellent outdoor fun and family-friendly facilities since opening back in 1967. During that time, the area has built up an impressive reputation as a true mainstay in the community. Offering over 90 campsites, the area also offers fun activities like fishing, swimming and hiking as well as such comforts like bathrooms, clearly marked trails and other conveniences designed to make your camping trip the best it can possibly be.

Large Animal Research Station
Large Animal Research Station

(907) 474-5724

2220 Yankovich Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709   Directions Website

Some of the best attractions in Alaska are the natural kind, and you can see them up close when you take time to visit the Large Animal Research Station in Fairbanks. This is actually one of the more popular attractions in the area, as the facility has thousands of visitors each year. The large number of people who walk through the doors of the Large Animal Research Station is understandable as they all look forward to seeing such indigenous creatures as muskoxen and caribou at a dramatically close distance.

Mt. Aurora Ski Land
Mt. Aurora Ski Land

(907) 389-2314

2315 Skiland Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99712   Directions Website

Hit the slopes in a big way when you visit Mt. Aurora SkiLand in Fairbanks. In addition to some of the area's best skiing, you will also enjoy some incredible trails, views, and much more. Various events and skiing competitions take place here, so fans of the sport will feel right at home with fellow enthusiasts. And, if you don't know how to quite maneuver your way through the snowy landscape, lessons are available at this popular site, too.

Pioneer Air Museum
Pioneer Air Museum

(907) 451-0037

2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99707   Directions Website

Let your spirit for both adventure and learning take flight when you explore the attractions at the Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum. Learn about how the area was primarily explored and then developed through the efforts of early pilots with a passion for exploration. Interestingly, they were also exploring the possibilities of flight as they surveyed the area from some of aviation's earliest aircraft. See some of those captivating planes on display, as well as related memorabilia, records, photographs and other pieces that help to tell this fascinating facet of Alaska's history.

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