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Sternwheeeler Tanana Chief

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1020 Hoselton Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very interesting tour

Great information from the tour guide. Wonderful to see the dog sled kennels and see the dogs as well as the information given buy the first nations community about the early ways of life

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great information from the tour guide. Wonderful to see the dog sled kennels and see the dogs as well as the information given buy the first nations community about the early ways of life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were married. Aboard this wonderful stern wheeler some years back.We always make it a point to ride it every time we are in Fairbanks. Food is good and staff very pleasant. You will never forget this wonderful trip down the Chena River! !

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Glenelg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the best tourist activities that I have experienced - and I have travelled widely. This sternwheeler takes you down river and back again with an outstanding commentary. On the way, you are introduced to many Alaskan activities including a float plane landing and taking off in front of the and time at an Alaskan native village.... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was a wish come true to travel on an old sternwheeler. It was alovely warm day and there was plenty of room for all on this boat. We cruised calmly along the river and had a very informative captain giving us all the facts and figures of this journ ey. We were supplied with drinks and snacks and various... More 

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Marlow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a day trip on the Sternwheeler. although it was busy there was plenty of room and the service worked like clockwork. The commentary was very interesting and the visit to a working township museum was particularly interesting. Well worth attraction

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East Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Plenty of food provided in large containers . Regularly replenished dishes when empty. Stew hot and filling. No choices with menu. Dessert very small. Staff helpful and friendly. Tables full with limited room and all over quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Informative bit about history of the Paddle-wheeler, I like learning the history of things. I was nice again to be able to get pictures, and whatnot by the boat, as I did on my first visit. I had no idea of the history behind the boat very cool

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White Pigeon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The river trip was enjoyable with several "stops" on the river. We saw a bush pilot demonstrate his flying abilities, the kennels of Susan Butcher and a real stop at the village. The unexpected plus was lunch at the landing. It was much better than anyone in our party expected and was all you wished to eat. Everything was wonderful... More 

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The boat tour was very nice and very interesting. The lunch we had before we got on the boat was just okay. Nothing that spectacular.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Family run boat tour in Princess excursion tour. Not only an interesting boat trip, but also visited dog training for the Iditarod, and a recreation of an Alaskan Indian village. The young local tour guides at the Indian Village sometimes ended up in fits of giggles as they tried to remember their lines.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1020 Hoselton Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks

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  • Cuisine: American

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