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Wainwright, Alaska is a city located on the Chukchi Sea in the North Slope Borough, about 72 miles southwest of Utqiaġvik. It's known for being the third-largest city in the borough with a population of around 628, and for its rich Iñupiat heritage. The community was named after Wainwright Lagoon, which was itself named after Lt. John Wainwright, an officer who explored the area in 1826. Today, Wainwright is a great destination to experience traditional Alaskan life, including subsistence hunting and local crafts. You can find carved ivory figurines, jewellery, baleen boats, and whale bone carvings made by local artisans.

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Airports near Wainwright

Planning a trip to Wainwright? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Wainwright.

Fairbanks International Airport

Located approximately 140 miles south of Wainwright, Fairbanks International Airport is the closest major airport to the city. It offers a range of domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Situated around 500 miles southwest of Wainwright, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is another major airport in Alaska. While it is a bit farther away, it offers a wider selection of flights and airlines, including international connections.


Nome Airport

Located approximately 160 miles northwest of Wainwright, Nome Airport is a regional airport that serves several communities in the area. travellers may need to connect through Nome to reach Wainwright, as it offers regular flights to and from Anchorage.


Barrow Airport

Situated around 200 miles northeast of Wainwright, Barrow Airport is another regional airport that can be used as a gateway to the area. It offers flights to and from Anchorage, making it a potential connecting point for travellers heading to Wainwright.

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Things to do in Wainwright

Exploring Wainwright's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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Fort Wainwright

Founded in 1903, Fort Wainwright is a sprawling US Army base that offers a glimpse into Alaskan military history. Visitors can explore the on-site museum which showcases exhibits on the base's role in national defense, from the Cold War to the present day. There's also a decommissioned missile launcher from the bygone era, a stark reminder of the Cold War tensions. Take a self-guided walking tour or join a guided tour offered by the base itself.

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Big Spruce Park

Escape the confines of the fort and discover the Alaskan wilderness at Big Spruce Park. This sprawling park has over 1,600 acres of boreal forest, perfect for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, bears, and other wildlife that call the park home. In the winter, the park transforms into a winter wonderland, ideal for snowshoeing and dog mushing adventures.

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Museum of the North

Though not located in Wainwright itself, a short drive to Fairbanks will take you to the Museum of the North, a must-visit for any history enthusiast. This world-renowned museum houses a vast collection of artefacts that tell the story of Alaska's natural history and cultural heritage. You'll find exhibits on everything from Alaska Native cultures to the Gold Rush era. The museum also has a planetarium that offers stargazing shows, perfect for a dose of astronomy under the Alaskan night sky.

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