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Day Trips   

 

Join us on an adventure!

UAF-OLLI offers Summer Day Trips that are planned by dedicated community members serving on the Day Trips Committee. They can include tours of local shops and businesses, gardens, farms, industrial plants, bike trips, and so much more! Registering and attending Day Trips is one of the benefits of being an OLLI member!


When do they happen? Sign me up!

Day Trips are typically announced near the end of our Spring semester, advertised on our e-newsletter and Facebook page (check us out!), as well as posted below. You must be signed-in and have an active OLLI membership to see the "Add to Cart" button.


Additional Fees

Some Day Trips require an additional fee that is paid directly to the vendor/business being visited. This can cover car rentals, tour fees, or reservations. They will be stated in the description before you register, and must be paid at the time of the meeting.


Interested in planning the next Summer Day Trip?

Contact the OLLI Office, and we will connect you with the head of the Day Trips Committee! You can check out what they do here.

 
 
  • Day Trip: DAY-04-2 Bike Trips
  • Date(s): 7/18/2024 - 7/18/2024
    Days & Times Th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Karen Brauser
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at the University Park Elementary School, 554 Loftus Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
    *Come prepared with appropriate clothing for a ride and bring a water bottle
    *Weather cancellations will be at the leader's discretion, but sometimes rain happens!  
    *There will be an accompanying person who can help in case of minor mishaps such as a chain coming off, etc.
    *Registered students are required to sign a safety waiver at the event

    Start at the University Park Elementary School on Loftus Rd and ride past Ann’s Greenhouse. There is a Thai food stand if you wish to purchase a treat. They have great Thai tea! There is a pleasant shaded bike path most of the way. Approximately 13 miles, gentle hills.

 

  • Day Trip: DAY-04-3 Bike Trips
  • Date(s): 8/10/2024 - 8/10/2024
    Days & Times Sa 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Karen Brauser
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at the University Park Elementary School, 554 Loftus Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
    *Come prepared with appropriate clothing for a ride and bring a water bottle
    *Weather cancellations will be at the leader's discretion, but sometimes rain happens!  
    *There will be an accompanying person who can help in case of minor mishaps such as a chain coming off, etc.
    *Registered students are required to sign a safety waiver at the event

    Start at the University Park Elementary School on Loftus Rd and follow the Airport Loop. There will be less traffic on a Saturday to enjoy a nice ride. Approximately 10 miles, level ground.

 

  • Day Trip: DAY-05 Noel Wien Library Tour
  • Date(s): 6/27/2024 - 6/27/2024
    Days & Times Th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor:
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at the Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St., Fairbanks, AK 99701

    Take a guided tour through the newly renovated library.  Explore the extensive facilities that support our services and enjoy the new additions to the building. Enrollment limited to 20.
 

  • Day Trip: DAY-06 Boreal Woods Mushroom Farm Tour
  • Date(s): 7/12/2024 - 7/12/2024
    Days & Times F 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Ritchie Musick
    Fee: $0.00
    THIS COURSE IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below. 

    *Meets at the Malemute Saloon & Ester Gold Camp, 3660 Main St., Ester, AK 99725
    *This event is not handicap or walker accessible
    *Registered students are required to sign a safety waiver at the event

    Tour the mushroom growing rooms and learn about the commercial growing process. There is very limited parking at the actual location, so we are required to meet at the Malemute Saloon to carpool into three cars. Upon returning to our cars after the tour, feel free to stop into Flossie and Mae’s coffee shop for no-host coffee and snacks. Enrollment limited to 12.
 

  • Day Trip: DAY-07 Large Animal Research Station Tour
  • Date(s): 7/16/2024 - 7/16/2024
    Days & Times Tu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Bud Kuenzli
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at the LARS Facility, 2220 Yankovich Rd., Fairbanks AK 99709
    *Registered students are required to sign a safety waiver at the event

    Join us for a personal tour of the barns and research facilities owned by the University for their muskox project. Wear appropriate walking shoes, as paths between buildings may be uneven. Enrollment limited to 20.
 

  • Day Trip: DAY-08 Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park Tour
  • Date(s): 7/30/2024 - 7/30/2024
    Days & Times Tu 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Theresa Tomczak
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701

    Join us at the Goldrush Town Museum for a personal tour of the town, including a wealth of information about early Fairbanks. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are very welcome. If one wants to watch the slide show accompanying “The Great Stampede'' mural collection, it opens at 11:00 am with a $6.00 admission fee. All other concessions and facilities open at 11:00 am. Plan to spend the day with OLLI friends, grab a bite to eat, and have fun! Enrollment limited to 25.

 

  • Day Trip: DAY-09 Mining Hall of Fame Tour
  • Date(s): 8/9/2024 - 8/9/2024
    Days & Times F 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Number of Meetings: 1
    Building: Offsite See course description for location
    Instructor: Ritchie Musick
    Fee: $0.00

    *Meets at the Mining Hall of Fame, 400 Cushman St., Fairbanks, AK 99701

    Join us for a guided tour of the Mining Hall of Fame while learning about the mining history of Fairbanks.

 

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