Population: 32,506 (98,660 in the North Star Borough)
Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center is along the Chena River near downtown, at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.
Most travellers will turn south on the Parks Highway to visit Denali National Park, then the Anchorage area further south. Some will want to head north on the Dalton Highway, made famous by the reality TV show, Ice Road Truckers. Check road conditions before heading up the 414 mile long Dalton Highway. It is mostly gravel and conditions can vary significantly. There is no cell phone service or public internet along the highway. There are not any medical services, banks or full-service grocery stores either. Be sure you have a good spare tire too.