Location: in the Golden Heart of Alaska
Length of visit: half day to multiple days
Major draws: Wildlife, museums, scenic views, reasonably-priced gas stations
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Mostly free
Additional considerations: A considerable drive from anywhere else in Alaska
Description: Scott went to college at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF), so he made sure we visited Sam’s Sourdough Café, the UAF Large Animal Research Station, Creamer’s Field Migratory Wildlife Area, and the Water Wagon while we were in town.