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Alaska Interior Tour

Exploring the Land of the Last Frontier

Venture into forests humming with wildlife, trek through the wild tundra beneath glacier carved peaks, one step into Alaska’s heartland and you’ll immediately feel like an explorer.


Rich culture, history, and natural beauty await you in this thriving city.

Must Sees
Aurora Borealis: Forget about fireworks, sunsets and rainbows, you haven’t truly seen nature’s colors until you witness the dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis.

Widely known as one of the best places to view the northern lights, Fairbanks attracts visitors every year looking to gaze up at the dancing wave of neon. Visit during the months of September and April and be sure to check on the Aurora Forecast.

University of Alaska Museum of the North: Fairbanks is proud of its gold mining past, so naturally, they show it off with the state’s largest collection of gold in the Museum of the North. Other exhibits you’ll find include mummified steppe bison, art galleries, and hands-on activities for the kids. Learning history doesn’t get much better than this.

Pioneer Park: Alaska’s only historic theme park. Travel back to the gold rush era and have a blast exploring attractions like the riverboat, multiple museums and the world’s farthest north mini-golf course. Pioneer Park is the most fun you’ll have learning history.

Local’s Guide
Fairbanks Ice Museum: Step into a winter wonderland full of beautiful ice sculptures, illuminated by colorful lights. Located in the historic Lacey Street Theatre, this ice gallery features jaw-dropping masterpieces carved by local artists. Be sure to catch the movie to see the behind the scenes magic.


Just minutes from Denali’s doorstep, the little town of Healy is the perfect pit-stop for your outdoor adventure.

Must Sees
Denali National Park & Preserve: One of Alaska’s most breathtaking sights. Journey into six million acres of wilderness, full of lush forests, wildlife and towering snow-capped peaks, one of which is North America’s tallest, Mount McKinley. Denali is a truly immersive experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Nenana Raft Adventures: Splash through the rapids of the Nenana River on the whitewater rafting excursion of a lifetime. Winding through beautiful Denali National Park, Nenana is known as Alaska’s premier whitewater adventure. It doesn’t get much more high adventure than this!

Local’s Guide
49th State Brewing Co.: Worked up an appetite exploring the Denali Wilderness? Head on over to 49th State Brewing Co. for fall off the bone ribs, burgers the size of your head and award winning craft beer. Grab some delicious grab and listen to some tunes during their outdoor concert series.

Delta Junction

The official end of the Alaska Highway and home Alaska’s agricultural hub.

Must Sees
Big Delta State Historical Park: Delta Junction once served as an important crossroads for travelers and traders alike. It even served as a military post in the early 20th century. Walk through the barn, cabins and roadhouse for a fun glimpse into Alaska’s past.

Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum: This cozy cabin turned museum is full of priceless artifacts dating back to the pioneer days. What was once home to Sullivan family is now a treasure trove of relics from the early life on the last frontier.

Alaska Highway: The Alaska Highway is hailed as the ultimate road trip. If you want to see the best of Alaska from the driver’s seat, this is your route. Every stretch and bend is full of gorgeous views and close encounters with wildlife.

Being the official end of the highway, Delta Junction rewards you for your accomplishment at the Visitor Center with a warm cup of coffee and a certificate that proclaims you’ve finished North America’s ultimate road trip. So grab your friends and head out on the highway!

Local’s Guide
Buffalo Center Drive-In: A Yak burger might not sound all that appetizing, but you’ll quickly become a believer once you take a bite of these one-of-a-kind homemade burgers from this roadside joint. From Philly Cheese Steaks to mouth-watering onion rings, you can’t go wrong at the Buffalo Center.