Alaska 2000 - Princess tour & Cruise
After day two on the train, we arrived in Fairbanks in the late evening. Once we got settled in, we took a walk down to the park at about 10:30pm. It was, afterall, still light outside.  The next day, we went on a Riverboat tour.
During the Riverboat tour, we stopped to watch a salmon filleting demo at a "real" salmon camp.
Another stop included Susan Butcher's House. Susan was the first woman to win the Iditarod. She lives here with her dogs. Since she happened to have a microphone that was set up to work with the Riverboat's PA system, she talked to us about her dogs and racing in the event.  
Susan's husband also races. He was just down the river with his own demo. We got off the boat at this location for an upclose look at his sled-dogs and some other "authentic" Alaskan fixtures.
There was also a Gold Mining tour scheduled for later that day, but we opted out of that tour and did some exploring of our own.
We found a public bus/shuttle that makes the rounds, including the University of Alaska and downtown Fairbanks. Our first stop was to the University Museum.
After the museum, we ventured downtown. Not really a lot to see at night downtown. We ate at a restaurant that was recommended to us by a New Yorker who was on the Riverboat. He was right - the lasagne was excellent!
The next day, we boarded a plane for Anchorage, then a bus for Seward. And, it was time to board the ship.