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Fairbanks is located in the Interior Region north of Anchorage. It lies along Highway 2 on the banks of the Tanana River.

Fairbanks was founded in 1902, owing to a nearby gold find. It sprouted as a miner's camp and was incorporated in 1903. The city was named after Charles W. Fairbanks, U.S. vice president from 1905 to 1909. Fairbanks became the Alaska Railroad's northern terminus, completed in 1923. It was the construction headquarters of the Alaska Oil Pipeline, which was finished in 1977 and stretches from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez.

Today Fairbanks, population 30,224, is the state's second-largest city and the Interior's urban hub. Lumbering, mining, pipeline services and tourism infuse its economy. Other contributors are the University Of Alaska Fairbanks as well as nearby Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. Area attractions are Denali National Park and Preserve, including Mount McKinley; Chena Hot Springs and the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. Dogsled racing attracts residents and visitors alike.

Alaska Computer Institute | Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge | Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow | Summer Arts Festival | Yukon 800 Boat Race |
Sources of Alaska Information Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau |
Art Contra Borealis Dancers | Fairbanks Shakespeare Festival | Pipeline Gifts Shop |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns A Cloudberry Lookout Bed and Breakfast | A N'Ice Bed & Breakfast | Alaska International House B & B | Applesauce Inn B & B | Arctic Swan Inn | Cleary Summit Bed & Breakfast | Crestmont Manor | Forget-Me-Not Lodge | Fox Creek Bed and Breakfast | Geni's Bed & Breakfast | Gram's Cabin Bed & Breakfast |
Education University Of Alaska Fairbanks |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Geraldo's Restaurant | The Turtle Club |
Golf Northern Lights Hotel Fairbanks | Fairbanks Memorial Hospital |
History World Eskimo-Indian Olympics |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Alaska Motel | Coldfoot Slate Creek Inn | Fairbanks Princess Hotel | Salcha River Guest Camp | Yukon Ventures Alaska, Inc. | Gold Dredge No.8 | University of Alaska Museum |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Century 21 - Gold Rush | Chris Calhoon Real Estate | Deb Vanasse, Real Estate Agent | Northern Homes & Land | Robert Fox Realty | Robert Fox Realty | Wallace, Wallace & Wakefield Realtors |
RV campgrounds and dealers Cripple Creek BLM Campground | Tanana Valley Campground |
Science NOAA Command & Data Acquisition Station |
Shopping Into the Woods Bookshop & Coffeehouse |
Sports and Sporting Events Beaver Sports | Fairbanks Snow Travelers | Faith Creek Camp | Great Alaskan Pony Club | Marina Air Inc | Moose Mountain Ski Area | Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks |
Transportation Alaska Viking Cruises | Pike's Riverboat Cruises |
Wildlife Viewing Alaska Mountain & River Guiding | Alaska Worldclass Adventures | Arctic Wildlife Guides and Outfitters | Creamer's Field Waterfowl Refuge | Northern Alaska Tour Company | Para Tours |

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