Mary Richards is the Innkeeper at All Seasons Bed and Breakfast Inn. She moved from Atlanta to Fairbanks in 1977 and is well versed on both Fairbanks and Alaska. She is the former owner of Alaska Tickets and Tours and All Fairbanks Tickets and Tours, LLC. Mary offers guests her first hand experience about living and traveling in Alaska.
The staff at All Seasons Inn can arrange Tickets and/or Reservations for all local attractions in advance of your arrival or during your stay. Tickets booked in advance may be held for pick-up at check-in or mailed directly to you. We highly recommend reservations be made as early as possible for trips to Barrow, the Arctic Circle, Prudhoe Bay, Bush Mail flights, and the Riverboat Discovery. Terms and conditions, including cancellation policies, vary by vendor. Vendor policies will be provided prior to confirmation of your tour purchase.
Alaska Pipeline Visitor's Center: Reader boards provide a self-directed view into the building and operation of the Trans-Alaska Gas Pipe that runs from Prudhoe Bay 880 miles south to Valdez. The visitor's center is open summer from 8a.m. to 6p.m., Memorial Day to mid-August. Free.
Alaska Public Lands Information Office: This is a joint state and federal office that dispenses information about Alaska's public lands or 98% of the state. Open daily summers 9a.m. to 6p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day. Winter hours are 10a.m to 6p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free.
Alaskan Tails of the Trails with Mary Shields: Mary was the first woman to complete the Ididarod. Join her at her home for a tour of her kennels and to hear first hand her experiences on the trail. She also writes children's books about her dogs. Tours at 7:30p.m. Reservations required.
Arctic Circle Tours: Fairbanks is the gateway to the arctic and to all points north. Tours to the Arctic Circle, Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, and native villages depart from Fairbanks. You can even fly from village to village while a bush pilot delivers the mail.
Creamer's Field Preserve and Bird Sanctuary: Nature walks Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:00p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00a.m. The visitor's center is open Tuesday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Free.
Denali National Park: The park is 120 miles south of Fairbanks or about 2.5 hours by car. Be sure to get your bus tickets into the park well in advance of your trip.
Convention and Visitor's Bureau: Open daily 8am to 8pm summers. Winters 10am to 4pm Monday-Friday.
Fairbanks North Star Golf Club: Open June 1st until 11pm or until it gets dark.
Fairbanks Farmer's Market: Vegetable, fruits, jams, and crafts of every Alaskan sort. Open Wednesday 11a.m. to 4p.m. and Saturday 9a.m. to 4p.m. Free.
Georgeson Botanical Gardens (UAF): Alaska flowers have to be seen to believe the size and beauty. Open 9am to 7pm summers.
Gold Dredge 8: Tour a mammoth piece of equipment that was used to extract gold from the tundra. Open 9 a.m. to 6p.m. daily. Tours start at 9:30a.m and operate every hour until 3:30p.m. Entrance fee includes panning. El Dorado Gold Mine and Gold Drege #8 have now merged into Gold Dredge 8
Great Alaska Bowl: Bowl turning may be viewed from 8a.m. to 4:30p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The shop is open daily 8a.m. to 6p.m. Free.
Ice Alaska Museum: For a taste of winter carnival visit the giant freezers that hold ice carving from past carnivals. You can stroll through the freezer or peek in the glass doors. There is often a carving demonstration being done. Shows are on the hour daily from 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Palace Saloon: A fun evening of pioneer folly and history. Daily shows at 8:15pm during summer at Pioneer Park. Closed winters.
Pioneer Park (formally Alaskaland): A historical theme park operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Open 11a.m. to 9p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free.
Riverboat Discovery: A delightful sternwheeler trip down the Chena and Tanana Rivers. This trip is loaded with history and entertainment. One of the top 10 attractions in the state. Summer departures are daily at 8:45a.m. and 2:00p.m. Reservations required.
Santa Claus House in North Pole: Send the youngsters a letter from Santa postmarked from the North Pole! Open summer 8a.m. to 8p.m. Open winter Saturdays 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Sundays Noon to 4p.m. Free
Tanana Valley State Fair: Mid-August.
University of Alaska Museum: Open daily. June, July, August, hours are 9a.m. to 7p.m. May and September hours are 9a.m. to 5p.m. Winter hours are Monday-Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-5p.m. Allow at least two hours.
This information has been compiled as a service to our guests. As hard as we try we are unable to keep up with every change made by attraction operators. Please see us in the office for tickets to all attractions.