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We're arriving in Fairbanks at 9:30 PM and are staying at the Best Western Chena River Lodge for 1 night in June. We have until 2:30 or 3:00 in the afternoon as free time. (We're taking the Princess Cruisetour so we will be transported to their Denali Wilderness Lodge mid-afternoon.) What are some of the things we should consider doing with our short amount of time in Fairbanks? Is the riverboat worth the time and cost? Are there any recommended restaurants within walking distance of our hotel where we could eat lunch?

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some of the Princess cruisetours include the riverboat tour in the package. when we did our one and only Princess tour five years ago it was included. Thought would be a farce but turned out to be very good and both my wife and I enjoyed it

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Your hotel web site provides information about restaurants and activities closeby. And a map. We RV'd closeby there and enjoyed walking along the river. It was close to Fred Meyer (similar to walmart) if you need snacks or supplies of any kind.


The Riverboat trip always gets positive reviews on this forum. It would be a nice introduction to Alaska. There's also the Museum of the North at UofA, Morris Thompson Culture Center, and Pioneer Park.


Have a great trip!

Edited: 12:36 pm, May 18, 2012
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Who is the "we"? I would also recommend the riverboat tour, the museum - depends on your interests.

No real restaurants in walking distance from the Best Western. You are across the street from a Fred Meyers grocery store - near that is a Taco Bell, and a Carl's Jr . . . but no sit down restaurants. You would need to rent a car or take cab/bus to get around. :)

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