Fairbanks City Highlight Tour
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Stop At: Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712
The pipeline viewpoint is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Santa Claus House, 101 Saint Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705-7695
Visit Santa at his home in North Pole. The Santa Claus House is full with Alaska souvenirs.
* Please note a Santa Claus sighting is not guaranteed.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806
The Morris Thompson Cultural Center welcomes you with great exhibits about Interior Alaska.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: University of Alaska Museum of the North, 1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
Dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries make the museum an extraordinary destination.
Discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s cultures, places, and wildlife.
* Closed on Sunday (Sept. & Oct.)
Duration: 1 hour
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - University of Alaska Museum of the North
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Please note Santa may not be present every day. His hours and appearances are subject to change without notice. A visit with Santa is not guaranteed.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
We did this tour with our 10 year old granddaughter. We were the only ones on the tour this day but our Guide, Gary Tupper, was excellent, sharing a lot of local knowledge as well. The museums were interesting and informative for us all. We found the pipeline very interesting and unfortunately did hit one of Santa's days off, but nonetheless, the shop was extensive. We also stopped at a wood shop Gary knew and it was interesting how the can make bowls and decorative items from wood. We did purchase a bowl commemorating how home state's statehood. Gary never rushed us and made the trip even more interesting with his local knowledge. I recommend both the tour and particularly Gary. We would definitely do it again if we return to Fairbanks.
It was a good tour. Our tour guide Randy was very informative and quite a character. He was our guide the day before going to the arctic circle. I really enjoyed going to the North Pole and meeting Santa.
This is a good tour for snapshot of the city plus drive down to see the trans-Alaska pipeline and the Santa Claus house. Guide provides info of the city during the trip.
Santa Clause has day offs that can change without notice. That information should have been posted on the disclaimers and the ads. The visiting sites are just ok, no wow factors. The van smells heavy cigarette smoke. The tour is way over price. We went on a day when there was no Santa Clause at Santa Clause house. We was not aware when we booked the tour.
Excellent tour with interesting information very well presented by Tristen. It was great that Tristen was a native of Fairbanks and had many valuable pieces of historical information. He was able to put them into context so that we were able to get a very good picture of Fairbanks and how it came to be, from founding to the present. He also was able to discuss how it might evolve as future events might impact the future of Fairbanks. Tristen was very patient and thorough in his descriptions at the various stops and along the way between stops. He was able to present an excellent overview of Fairbanks over the course of this tour. FIVE STARS earned.
Aug 24,2016 this is a really great tour. we saw a lot and our guide Ricky was very interesting and knew a lot about the area. OH travelers