The Malemute Saloon, decorated in 'early gold camp style': lots of junk, swinging doors,
sawdust floors and a honky-tonk piano.
Ester, 7 miles southwest of Fairbanks on the Parks Highway, is a colorful community of artists,
writers, Bohemians and people working in Fairbanks (population about 200). It also features Ester
Gold Camp, a summer visitor attraction with a saloon, a song and dance show and a gift shop or two.
A shuttle bus provides round trip evening transportation from the major hotels in Fairbanks.
In winter everything is closed. Ester Gold Camp is officially listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.