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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
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An insight into Alaskan life

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Deal, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Paradise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We loved the time on this steamboat. There were lots of new things to learn about. We didn't care for the huge dining hall experience at the end. We felt like a herd of cattle led to the trough. The food was good, however.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was the best.. Crew is amazing VERY helpful excellent customer service, beautiful river cruise. Stopped at Chena Village, I am a life long Alaskan & I completely had a fantastic time. I would tell everyone who goes to Fairbanks to go on this trip..

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

It's a dinner cruise what can I say? You get a little education while eating a pretty good meal! I'm from Fairbanks so a lot if it is old hat. but it was very nice to go out with my wife for a little change of pace. If you are expecting the river boat discovery you won't get it. This... More 

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

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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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