Milepost Circle

Downtown Fairbanks Historical Walking Tour

Milepost Circle

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701, United States

Created By: Explore Fairbanks


On your left as you enter the circle is a plaque celebrat­ing 25 years of Alaska statehood, 1959-1984. The obe­lisk marks Milepost 1,523 of the Alaska Highway. The distances between Fairbanks and cities around the world are listed. The distances are shown in either road miles or air miles, depending on the city’s loca­tion. Beyond the milepost on the left is a small monu­ment presented by the American and Canadian Societ­ies of Civil Engineers proclaiming the end of the Alaska Highway, an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. According to Fairbanksans, “this is where the road ends and the wilderness begins.”

This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Fairbanks Historical Walking Tour


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