Explore Fairbanks runs summer scavenger hunt for Fairbanks community

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:46 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Explore Fairbanks is running a scavenger hunt this summer to encourage both locals and tourists to explore their community.

According to Amy Geiger, Director of Communications with Explore Fairbanks, “This is our second scavenger hunt. We introduced it last year.”

“The whole impetus behind the scavenger hunt was to get locals to get out and explore their own backyard, go to different places, check out businesses and different highlights like our Antler Arch, and then to take pictures along the way,” she said.

Destinations include Golden Heart Plaza, Creamer’s Field and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

After visiting at least fifteen of the places listed, up to five pictures are submitted to Explore Fairbanks’ website. “They don’t have to be great photos. They can just be you and your fam out there exploring,” Geiger said.

Participants are entered into a drawing, where one winner will be selected for prizes.

The contest has other categories for which prizes will be awarded, including Most Beautiful, Most Creative, and Best Selfie. “It’s a really fun way to be able to get out with your family or a significant other and just take in some of the great sights here in Fairbanks.”

Photos must be submitted by July 15th. According to Geiger, “You can pick up the different scavenger hunts in paper at a variety of different locations, here at the Morris Thompson Center as well as Pioneer Park and a couple other places. You can also, though, just go online and you can download and print out the list of scavenger hunt places and then just check them off as you go.”

The online scavenger hunt list can be found at Explore Fairbanks’ website.

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