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Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
Phone Number: (907) 451-8104
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A Worthy Excursion from Fairbanks

We went for the day and had a great time. We enjoyed lunch, seeing the reindeer and going into the hot springs a few times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DMcClureDVM
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Goleta
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (2 gals in their 30's) spent a night here and did not get bored. A dip in the hot springs (open until midnight, our first night the water was almost too hot-not to complain, dinner and drinks at the lounge and a visit to the ice museum. The next morning we hiked 2.25 miles up a hill for some... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an enjoyable and relaxing few hours in the hot tub, hot springs, and showers. The facilities are rustic. The staff is quite nice. Couldn't bring ourselves to spend $15 each on the ice hotel with its $15 dollar drinks. So we just imagined beds made of ice. It was 10-degrees so the cold was easy to imagine. Worth a... More 

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Thank Jackie E
Torreon, Mexico
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect place to be in a cold day. And in Fairbanks Alaska you have many of those days. Hot Springs are really relaxing and hot. You will even star sweating from the heat. This place is full of activities like northern lights tours. Ice museum, restaurants, tours to the mountains, dog sled etc

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Thank Jcmacias20
Goleta
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116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the day and had a great time. We enjoyed lunch, seeing the reindeer and going into the hot springs a few times.

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Thank DMcClureDVM
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a nice place to visit, We arrived in the morning hoping to spend a few hours their, but at the end we stayed two full days. The restaurant was nice, but not enough seating area, or waiting area. The service was average and their water had an unsettling after taste which none of us liked. Their is... More 

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Thank Jack W
Heber City, Utah
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since coming here five years ago the facilities have been updated. The springs were great, hot tubs perfect temps, pool perfect temperature. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner and quarters and towels.

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Thank Anita_Kitchen
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Fairbanks a week ago. We took a tour with Ben Boyd(alaskanorthernlights) to go to Chena Hot Springs. The Tour: Ben asked us to be ready by 1:00 PM and was there at the hotel sharp at 1:00 PM to pick us up. We drove to Chena Hot Springs and on the way Ben explained us... More 

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Thank Chaitanya V
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The all in one resort from hot springs to dog sledding to Aurora viewing. The activities are not cheap but worth paying. This place is too commercialized but has all kinds of activities to keep you entertained if you do not wish to rent a car in Fairbanks. An amazing experience to get your hair frozen at the hot spring... More 

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Thank Iwtstw
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Overall we had a great time here. The hot spring was definitely perfect for the money and we went in a few times throughout the day. Definitely bring your own towel, otherwise they charge you $5 for a towel. We went on Christmas eve and it didn't seem overly crowded. It was really amazing to be in 110F water with... More 

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Thank Elesha S
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The driving force behind this rating is the facilities which are dated, down in the heal, and "low-bid." This is so very unfortunate, because the attractions are first rate - it's just difficult to see beyond the plywood entrance into the springs or the lattice and plastic picnic table decor of the Activity Center.

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