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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
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Description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison...
See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore the art of Alaska and discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural history. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. The museum's research collections - 1.5 million artifacts and specimens - are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North.
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Great source of information on the history of northern Alaska

Even though it seems small (only two stories), we spend 1.5 days to finish it, and there are tons of many good information. Don't miss the movies on northern light -- I never knew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Even though it seems small (only two stories), we spend 1.5 days to finish it, and there are tons of many good information. Don't miss the movies on northern light -- I never knew that the lights on north pole is symmetric to the ones on south pole. Go figure!

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had a free day in Fairbanks so I decided to come here and learn some Alaskan history. I took the blue line bus, which is across the street from Billie's backpacker hostel. It costs $12 to get in which isn't bad. Plan on spending around 2 hours to see the highlights. Would I do it again? Probably not since... More 

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Not much more to say, If you are only for a couple days in Fairbanks, you have to see this museum. There is art, natural history, modern art, archaeology....

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good museum a little pricey, film on the norther lights is extra. The exhibits are interesting. an elevator is available if you can't do stairs. Good gift shop and snacks are available as well.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum with lots to see and learn. Some exhibits are interactive, however, most require a great deal of reading and might not be as interesting to children. There is quite a lot of information about the different regions of Alaska and lots of examples of wildlife. Part of the museum includes an art exhibit that is... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There is a standing exhibit that is definitely worth seeing on Alaska history and culture. I've been there a few times and learn something new each time. Don't miss the gallery on the top floor however. They have some local Alaskan artists who are legitimately amazing. I didn't know it was there until a couple of years ago.Definitely take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the museum while visiting Fairbanks, AK. There were a lot of Alaskan artifacts, artwork, videos, small coffee shop, cute gift shop with interactive kids section. Probably not a great place for toddlers or small children. They might not appreciate the unique artwork. We spent almost two hours touring this museum.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Fairbanks- take time to schedule here- it is a new, huge awesome Museum! There are two levels to explore- and an elevator for those who might have problems with stairs- if you are there - go sit in the Outhouse Exhibit!~ a piece of art you can sit in, and read, and enjoy...

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The museum is a lot more than expected. It has a natural history area, an Alaskan art area, and a theater with a couple of interesting showings. The entrance fee is pricey, but normal for things in interior Alaska. If you plan to spend several hours there, you will get you money's worth out of the fee. The show we... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My husband isn't usually gung ho to visit museums when we travel. However, one of his poker buddies recommended this one, so he was willing to go. He was not disappointed. . . and neither was I. The displays were fantastic! We left with a much greater appreciation of the history of Alaska. Especially the hearty women who provided goods... More 

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