Things to do in FAIRBANKS with kids

Beautiful nature, amazing people, and some of the most stunning mountain and lake scenery you will ever see!  You will also find plenty of things to do with kids, all year round! Don’t get put off by that snow – it’s so much fun to play in!

It’s Alaska, so you can’t go past the amazing nature attractions. Get the kids out to really experience wilderness and wildlife at the Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, and Arctic National Wildlife refuge. Moose, Caribou, and beavers all might come say hi! 

Fairbanks has great fun things to do for those active and playful kids, like getting out to explore Pioneer Park, or challenging the whole family at the super fun Glow Putt Mini Golf – a very strange experience!

Kids can learn all about the fascinating history of the state at the Alaska Museum of the North, then see the city from a different point of view with Riverboat Discovery where the family can get right into the heart of the state.

An amazing city that will welcome your whole family!   

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  • Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge

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    Fairbanks

    Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve white-fronted geese, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, and furbearers; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for ...

  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    Fairbanks

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife in the arctic. The Refuge's rich pageant of wildlife includes 42 fish species, 37 land mammals, eight ...

  • Glow Putt Mini Golf

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    Fairbanks

    Amazing glow in the dark mini golf, with reflecting glow paint, and even a glowing waterfall mural! Great family fun!

  • Fairbanks Ice Museum

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    Fairbanks

    Ice fun in Fairbanks with multi media ice sculpture demonstrations and displays, and a nightly show!

  • Pioneer Park

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    (2 miles) Fairbanks

    Visit Alaska's ONLY historic theme park - Pioneer Park! With museums, shops, attractions and much more!

  • Alaska Bird Observatory

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    (2 miles) Fairbanks

    The Alaska Bird Observatory is an Alaska nonprofit corporation. The mission of ABO is to advance the appreciation, understanding, and conservation of birds and their habitats through research and ...

  • Pioneer Park Mini Golf

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    (2 miles) Fairbanks

    Fun for all ages in the heart of Pioneer Park , with a fun mini golf course for the family!

  • Museum Of The North

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    (4 miles) Fairbanks

    An incredible museum with 1.4 million artifacts and specimens, which can educate and fascinate kids on the diversity and cultural traditions in the North. A great family experience in Alaska.

  • Riverboat Discovery

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    (4 miles) Fairbanks

    Welcome aboard! Climb aboard for a 3 1/2 hour cruise experience that will take the family into the heart of Alaska!

  • Gold Dredge Eight

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    (7 miles) Fairbanks

    Explore a fascinating inside into the gold mining history of Alaska, as well as a first-hand experience on how it all works!

  • Chena Dog Sled Adventures

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    (20 miles) Two Rivers

    A fun family business offering winter only activities including husky sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing!

  • Denali National Park

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    (84 miles) Denali National Park and Preserve

    Six million acres of incredible wild land, Denali National Park has snowy mountains to alpine tundra to explore. A quiet and tranquil wilderness awaits!

  • Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

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    (91 miles) Denali National Park

    A family owned and operated RV park in the Alaskan wilderness, to give you a true Alaskan experience!