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Alaska Museum of Natural History Enjoy the collection, entitled "Alaska's Gold Rush: Yesterday. Tour historic buildings, mill ruins, and the tunnel entrance.
" Explore Treasures of the Great Land, Handtools of the Gold Rush, Tales Our Grandparents Told, and Walter Erickson's Mining Inventions, (including a working scale model of his mining equipment) in downtown Eagle River. Independence Mine State Historical Park With 83 mining claims, Independence Mine was the largest producer in the Willow Creek mining district.
The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, a remarkable engineering feat bringing Arctic oil to the port of Valdez, is located just outside of Fairbanks and can be seen on a guided city tour.
Fairbanks area tour options range from crossing the Arctic Circle, experiencing Inupiaq culture, touring a working placer gold mine or a river boat tour aboard a classic sternwheeler.
Fairbanks Gold Company Mining Museum and Gold Works The museum features displays on placer mining, old mining equipment, a video on gold dredges in Fairbanks and a collection of Ice Age bones discovered while gold mining. Independence Mine is on the National Register of Historic Places. Crow Creek Pass Trail In the early 1900s, the Crow Creek Pass Trail took prospectors from the northern shore of Turnagain Arm to Knik and then on to the gold strikes at Iditarod and all the way to Nome.Watch dancing, listen to stories, meet carvers and explore recreated winter dwellings. It's open 1pm - 6pm Sunday through Thursday year-round (closed Friday and Saturday for the Jewish Sabbath).The setting is so small and intimate that visitors are sometimes even invited to join the dancers on stage. It takes only 15 minutes to see the exhibits, but you can also watch a 90-minute video about Warren Metzker, a legend of Alaska aviation who captained the Jewish airlift of Yemenite Jews to the newly-created state of Israel.Begin your visit to Fairbanks, Alaska here: This 3-hour Fairbanks tour is full of dog sledding adventure and fun.Experienced guides showcase their Alaska sled dogs and share insights into the unique mushing (dog sledding)...