Located in the heart of Alaska, Whittier is the gateway to Fairbanks, the closest city to Denali National Park. Boat rides, fishing and kayaking are popular activities in the nearby rivers. The city's location in a prime wildlife-watching area pays off -- visitors can see moose, caribou, bears, bald eagles and other species. Learn local gold rush history and see the state's largest public display of gold at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum. The Alaskaland theme park and Pioneer Museum take you back in time, and area gold camps and working mines let you experience Fairbanks' golden past firsthand.