Two superb summer adventures in Fairbanks, Alaska, include taking a cruise on the Riverboat Discovery and a visit to Gold Dredge 8. 1st Alaska Outdoor School offers discount tickets for both attractions.
Now most people wouldn’t assume there was a river boat ride in Alaska, but there is, and the Binkley Family has been operating cruises for tourists here since 1950. Two sternwheelers known as Discovery II and Discovery III are in operation, taking tourists for three and a half hour narrated tours to see the sights around Fairbanks, including Iditarod sled dogs in action and a bush pilot demonstration.
One of the stops along the way is Chena Indian Village, where you’ll see cabins made of spruce logs and hear from guides about the history of native people in Alaska.
The boat tour includes complimentary fresh baked donuts and coffee and the chance to sample Captain Jim’s smoked salmon. It’s a great way to experience a taste of Alaskan life.
If you’ve been watching TV lately, you’ve seen several shows about searching for gold in Alaska, and Fairbanks is home to Gold Dredge 8. To get there, you’ll take a tour on the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad, hearing about gold prospectors who’ve come to Alaska before you. Then, you’ll arrive at dredge camp, learn how to pan for gold, and—here’s the best part—you’ll pan for gold yourself and find it—guaranteed! Won’t it be fun telling friends and family back home you found gold in Alaska?
1st Alaska Outdoor School is happy to partner with the Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8 to offer you discounted tickets to these fun and fabulous Fairbanks’ experiences. Visit this page:
https://1stalaskatours.com/one_day_adventures/summer-program/discount-tickets-for-riverboat-discovery-gold-dredge-no-8.html for more info.
Posted by: Ralf Dobrovolny