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A quick look at Fairbanks

By Brian Adams, courtesy Alaska Travel Industry Association

Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau
101 Dunkel St., Suite 111
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
877-551-1728 or 907-457-3282
907-459-3787 fax

 What’s new: Four hotels, all limited-service, have opened in the past three years. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum at Wedgewood Resort is in its third year.

Number of hotel rooms:
More than 3,800 guest rooms are available year round.

Meeting space: About 150,000 square feet of meeting space; best suited for groups of 400 or fewer although the city can accommodate larger groups.

Location: Fairbanks is in the Alaska Interior, 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Fairbanks is located in the central Tanana Valley, straddling the Chena River near its confluence with the Tanana River. Immediately north of the city is a chain of hills that rises gradually until it reaches the White Mountains and the Yukon River. The southern border of the city is the Tanana River.

Getting there: Fairbanks International Airport is about six miles from downtown and offers service on Delta, Frontier, Northwest and Japan Air Lines. Anchorage is 350 miles south, a seven-hour drive; Juneau is 733 miles southeast, about a 17-hour drive. The Alaska Railroad provides daily summer service and weekend winter service between Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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