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23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Wainwright, Alaska (2022 Edition)
23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Wainwright, Alaska23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Wainwright, Alaska

23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Wainwright, Alaska (2022 Edition)


Welcome to Fort Wainwright located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Alaska, known as “The Last Frontier,” offers locals and visitors a wide selection of beautiful, undeveloped landscapes to explore, as well as plenty of exciting indoor activities. Getting out and enjoying the area with family, friends, neighbors, and others is always a great way to begin adjusting to a new home in a new city. Explore these Fort Wainwright things to do on the post and in nearby areas of Alaska. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations too!

Below each of the activities in the area have been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Fort Wainwright.

(1-2) Golfing
(3-6) Gyms
(7-8) Movie Theaters
(9-10) Bowling Alleys
(11-15) Outdoor Recreation
(16-19) Nearby Attractions
(20-21) Museums

Suggested Read: Fort Wainwright Alaska: In-Depth Welcome Center

23 Things to Do in Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Be sure to take full advantage of the Fort Wainwright MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) program that offers a network of support and leisure activities and services. There’s everything from youth programs, to sports, outdoor entertainment, and travel with the Fort Wainwright MWR.

Fort Wainwright Golf Course

Fort Wainwright Golf Course

1. Chena Bend Golf Course

2090 Montgomery Rd.
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-6223

Chena Bend Golf Course is a 6,476-yard, 18-hole course that offers golfers a driving range, putting green, pro shop, and The Turn Bar and Grill where visitors can grab some food and a drink.


2. Fairbanks Golf Course

1735 Farmers Loop Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 1 (907) 479-6555

Fairbanks Golf Course is a 3,132 yard, 9-hole golf course. The course also offers lessons with a PGA professional.

Fort Wainwright Gym

Fort Wainwright Gym

3. PFC Gym

Building 3709
Southgate and Meridian Road
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-7223

PFC Gym is a great on-post option for those who want to get a workout in. The gym includes a free weights room, cardio machines, exercise classes, group cycling bikes, nautilus circuit training room, medicine balls and exercise mats, lockers, and sauna.

4. The Wolf’s Lair

Building 3439
Ile De France Ave
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-2242

The Wolf’s Lair is Fort Wainwright’s 24-hour fitness center. This gym includes weight room equipment, cardio machines, a turf area for functional fitness, and more.

5. Melaven Gym

Building 3452
Santiago Ave.
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-1994

Melaven Gym offers those at Fort Wainwright with fitness classes, personal training, an aquatics center, and a variety of workout equipment.


6. Planet Fitness

1255 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 374-4441

Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights, and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases, and 20% off purchases at

Fort Wainwright Movie Theater

Fort Wainwright does not have a movie theater on post. The closest MWR movie theater is on Eielson AFB.

Eielson AFB

7. Ernie Walker Theater

Building 3309
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
Phone: 1 (907) 377-2642

Ernie Walker Theater is the perfect option for those who want to stay on post and watch a movie on the big screen.


8. Regal Goldstream & IMAX

1855 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (844) 462-7342

Regal Goldstream & IMAX features new releases and the option to watch in IMAX, as well as comfortable stadium seating and a fully stocked concession stand.

Bowling Alley Fort Wainwright

Bowling Alley Fort Wainwright

9. Nugget Lanes

Building 3702
Santiago Ave.
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-2654

Nugget Lanes is located on Fort Wainwright and offers bowling leagues, cosmic bowling, the Mother Lode Cafe for those craving a bite to eat and a soda, and the Gold Rush Lounge for those in the mood for an adult beverage while they knock down a few pins.


10. Arctic Bowl

952 10th Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 456-7719

Arctic Bowl has a bar and snack bar for those visiting the lanes, as well as bowling leagues and tournaments.

Fort Wainwright Outdoor Rec

Fort Wainwright Outdoor Rec

11. Outdoor Rec

Bldg 4050 Glass Dr.
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 361-6349

Fort Wainwright Outdoor Recreation Center will provide you with all the information you need on local hiking and fishing, as well as provide you with everything you need for your next party.

12. Last Frontier Community Activity Center

Apple Street
Building #1044
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Phone: 1 (907) 353-7755

The Last Frontier Community Activity Center has something for every soldier and their family from laser tag to party and meeting spaces to rent planning a special event has never been easier.


13. Pioneer Park

2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 459-1087

Pioneer Park is a 44 acre theme park located in the heart of Fairbanks.

14. Griffin Park

Dunkel St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 459-1070

Griffin Park is a 9.6 acre park located along the coast of the beautiful Chena River. This park has trails and a soccer field for visitors to enjoy.

15. Snedden Memorial Park

368 Slater Dr.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 459-1070

Snedden Memorial Park offers visitors a bbq grill, a picnic area, and a playground, which makes it a perfect outing for families.

16. Growden Park

207 Wilbur St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 459-1070

Growden Park has a playground, a skate park, volleyball courts, and baseball and softball fields, all of which are free to the public.

Attractions Near Fort Wainwright

Nearby Attractions

17. Seward Military Resort’s Tickets & Tours Program

Phone: 1 (907) 224-2659

Let Fort Wainwright Information, Tickets & Travel office take your vacations to the next level while saving you money. Here you can find discounted tickets to attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida and many more.


18. Fly Trampoline Park

747 Old Richardson Hwy.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 457-5867

Fly Trampoline Park is a 24,000 square foot trampoline complex covered with interconnected padded trampolines.

19. Top of the World Arcade

721 Gaffney Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 456-2763

Top of the World Arcade offers visitors video games, pinball machines, pool tables, air hockey, and a snack bar.

20. Arctic Sun VR

1800 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 456-2787

Arctic Sun VR is a virtual reality and PC gaming arcade that offers guests VR racing simulators and high-end PC gaming stations.

North Pole

21. Laser Tag of Alaska

2910 Glacier State Dr.
North Pole, AK 99705
Phone: 1 (907) 490-2672

Laser Tag of Alaska is committed to giving its visitors a fun laser tag experience in a safe and family-friendly setting.

Fort Wainwright Museums

Fort Wainwright Museums


22. Fairbanks Community Museum

535 2nd Ave. #215
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 457-3669

Fairbanks Community Museum exists to commemorate everything from the gold rush era to the great floods of the 1960s.

23. Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 1 (907) 450-2100

The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum houses more than 95 pre-World War II vehicles, as well as horseless carriages, steamers, electric cars, speedsters, cyclecars, 30s classics, and more.


We are sure that your new posting at Fort Wainwright will give you plenty of exciting things to do around town. Maybe you’re looking to get outdoors and enjoy “The Last Frontier,” or maybe you’re excited to spend the afternoon in one of the local bowling alleys or arcades. Whatever the case, at Fort Wainwright there’s plenty of fun to be had with friends and family.


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