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Get to know Alaska’s past and present on this 5.5-hour tour in Fairbanks led by an informative guide. Enjoy the Museum of the North’s story of Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage, and admire the art installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Browse dog-mushing memorabilia at the Yukon Quest Log Cabin, before exploring Pioneer Park (seasonal) that features attractions celebrating Alaska’s notable historical hallmarks, including the Gold Rush. Visit all these sites as part of a small-group or private tour — your choice!


  • Enjoy an immersive experience of Alaska's history and culture on this half-day Fairbanks tour
  • Explore the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center and University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • Browse interesting exhibits commemorating Alaska’s natural beauty and unique heritage
  • Visit the many historical museums and attractions inside Pioneer Park
  • Small-group or private tour ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your guide's love for Alaska allows him to lead a wonderful city tour through Fairbanks. Inside Pioneer Park, you'll see the oldest working steam locomotive in Alaska, and the world's second-longest wooden-hulled ship that carried passengers and cargo along the Chena River in the mid-1900s.

What You Can Expect

Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks

Fairbanks Heritage Tour

Immerse yourself in Alaska’s intriguing culture and history on this small-group or private tour in Fairbanks. Your informative guide, an Alaska native, takes you from your hotel to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Spend an hour here with your guide, and tour the gallery of exhibits, indigenous art and tools, and life-sized panoramas depicting Alaska’s wildlife and landscapes.

Next, travel to the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Gain insight into the issues uniquely affecting the northern region as you browse the botanical, geological, zoological and cultural collections.

Stop at the Yukon Quest Log Cabin, and learn more about the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile (1,609-km) race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Get a kick out of the dog-mushing memorabilia and pick up souvenirs from the gift store.

Finish the day at Pioneer Park, opened in 1967 to celebrate the centennial of the Alaska Purchase. Located along the Chena River, this 44-acre (109-hectare) park boasts museums and attractions that commemorate early Alaskan history. Check out Gold Rush Town, the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum and the SS Nenana.

Your 5.5-hour immersive Alaska experience ends with drop-off at your Fairbanks hotel.

Customer Reviews

John T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an interesting and fun tour. Our guide was Art, he was full of interesting information and very funny. There were only 3 of us on the trip so Art allowed us to decide which sights to visit. Pioneer Park was a highlight. Highly recommend this tour!

Jane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was really a fun day and saw a lot of the City of Fairbanks. Our Guide did a great job.
What a beautiful place Fairbanks is.

Jane A. Worel

lynn o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Patricia was wonderful! She arrived on time and showed us things we hadn't even considered. She's knowledgeable and is environmentally concerned. It's obvious she loves Alaska.

Barbara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great opening experience to see Fairbanks. Our guide, Anka, was generous in answering questions and customizing the day to fit the interests of the group.

Marti A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was fantastic and so accommodating. Her choice of where to stop for lunch also gets 5 stars.

Brina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our Fairbanks tour. Our guide, Anke, was delightful, knowledgeable and informative. We were supposed to have a group tour, but we were the only ones, so we got a private tour. After showing us the places on the official tour, Anke asked what we wanted to see and also showed us some of her favorite places in Fairbanks and the surrounding area. What a wonderful day!

Howard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We took a private tour our tour guide, Patricia, was fantastic. She showed us a side of Alaska that we hadn't seen. Informative, relaxed and fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide, Patricia Baer, was very informative, very personable and a fun lady to spend a few hours with. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing and learning about Fairbanks and Alaska in general. As Patricia got to know me and my friend on the tour she actually personalized a portion of the tour for us to match our interest in bird watching.

I highly recommend the Alaskan Heritage Tour - and of course if you are fortunate to get Patricia as your guide the tour will be excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent. Our tour guide went way beyond what was expected.

Gina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I can't say enough good things about this tour. The tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and interesting and really made this a comfortable and informative experience. The other people on the tour were super cool and we all got along well, ended up having a delicious meal together, etc. If you are in Fairbanks I highly recommend this tour- it was fun and I'd definitely do it again! :-)

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