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“Great fun skating at their indoor ice arena” 4 of 5 stars
Review of University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
907-474-7581
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Naperville, Illinois
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“Great fun skating at their indoor ice arena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We (me, kids 17, 12) called the university to see if they had public skating - and they did. Great prices to skate and rent for an hour - and compared to our local rinks in the Chicago are- nearly empty. There can't have been more than 30 people on the ice which is a full size arena. Nice atmosphere with a mix of young families and good skaters but no mad hooligans. Good music as well. My 12 year old thought his skates were the wrong size so went off to ask the young men at the rental/ticket office to change them. When I next looked round, one of them was kneeling on the floor patiently tightening every eyehole and bit of lace to ensure they gripped really well. I made sure to thank them afterwards as it made such a difference to our entire experience.

Visited March 2013
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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“GREAT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

University atmosphere. MUST see!!!! WONDERFUL MUSEUM. This is a must see if you are visiting Alaska. Never a disappointment. Wonderful botanical gardens!! Must see musk ox farm and reindeer. Nice informational talks at Musk Ox farm.

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“Great Museum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We loved going thru the museum at the university. Very good quality and very informative. Had a great view from there as well!

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“UAF Skiers Dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

What a find - the Outdoor Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks rents decent cross country ski equipment, among other things. The trails in the forests near the University are groomed and stunning. We skiied about 6 miles in one loop. Ghost trees draped with snow at every bend - fabulous!

Also, check out the Map Room in the Geophysical Institute building. It's informative and very interesing!

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“The museum is wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The museum was really good, with a really interesting sound display upstairs to do with the movement of the earth. Great exhibits, well worth the visit. Best museum we visited in Alaska.

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