Visitors' guide: 2019-2020 tours and attractions


Where do you go from here? Take a hike, or a tour or a class. You have 2,250 acres to explore on our Fairbanks campus, so there’s always something going on.  So find an activity that suits you. The highlights below are a good place to start, and you’ll find lots of other events on our calendars.

It’s your life, your adventure, and it’s your university. Happy trails!


About the Fairbanks campus and area

The 2,250-acre Fairbanks campus, located near the center of Alaska, offers limitless opportunities for activity and recreation. Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city, sits on the banks of the Chena River in the heart of Alaska. Find out more...

virtual tour

Virtual tour and admissions virtual visits

Explore the Office of Admissions' virtual visit options, where you'll find the opportunity to connect with staff from our office, attend weekly information sessions, or take a virtual tour.

UA Museum of the North
UAF photo by Theresa Bakker

UA Museum of the North

Discover millions of years of biodiversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions at one of Alaska’s premier visitor attractions. 

Elvey Building

Geophysical Institute

At this world-renowned institute, scientists study everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun.

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Enjoy extensive displays of flowers and vegetables. Don't miss the popular children's garden boasting the largest hedge maze in Alaska. If you choose to visit the garden, please observe all CDC guidelines, including social distancing and wearing masks.

International Arctic Research Center Akasofu Building

International Arctic Research Center

An abundance of Arctic and global climate change research is conducted at IARC.

two people walking on a campus trail in the fall

Go for a hike!

UAF’s trail system is great for hiking, biking or skiing.