After we went to McDonald's for breakfast and she had played awhile, we headed downtown Fairbanks and perused the Chena River.
There is a sidewalk that runs alongside the river and we found this little viewing area overlooking the river.
Here's a ramp to be able to get onto the river. People actually use the river to drive on in their trucks and snowmobiles. Look at all those tracks!
Sadly people do occasionally go through the ice but for the most part it is probably safer than driving the roads at certain times of the year. Even now they say the ice here is 50 inches thick.