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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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Plan on spending several hours at this museum and for sure, buy the movie ticket (additional $5). It allows you to see all of the available movies. They have an excellent movie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Plan on spending several hours at this museum and for sure, buy the movie ticket (additional $5). It allows you to see all of the available movies. They have an excellent movie explaining how the aurora borealis works!

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Reno, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Intimate; not sprawling, great 30-min. informational movies, abundant native culture, kid friendly, nice snack bar, The Place Where You Go to Listen ---WOW!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum, compact, but well put together, and has a variety of displays. The videos are great, interesting to hear resident's opinion on staying at Fairbanks.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A compact museum on the University of Alaska Campus with scenic views. Had a little of everything - nature, wildlife, indigenous culture, history - very easy to get through. (I'm not a big museum person so this was perfect for me.). Interesting architecture and sculptures on the outside.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped by to get some background and history on the area since we really wanted to know more. Museum had the small, but informative displays that we enjoyed. We didn't stay long. If you didn't see the movies, it would take less than 1 hour to visit.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent exhibits in a really neat atmosphere. Informative and so much to see in a relatively small space. Loved the native clothing and information on the various eras of Alaskan heritage, but the information on the native animals and wildlife was my absolute favorite. Only thing that detracted from the experience was a whole group of young kids came in... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The displays are amazing, especially their display of gold. Well worth the time and cost. This includes displays on Native Alaskans, gold rush history, animals of the Arctic and a beautiful display of Alaskan art. We also enjoy the free lectures held there.

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Tualatin, Or.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was very exciting to see the different animals and things on display. We could have been there for hours and would not mind a bit. Loved the gift shop and the man there knew just what I was looking for. Can't wait to go back.

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bremen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the modern building awsome impressive. even on the outside there are a couple of interesting objects. the exposition of native living, arts and developement of alaska is very well done and no way boring. many things invite to touch them what makes it even more lively. the upstairs collection of modern art is worth a visit and don't forget to... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well-rounded exhibits with displays of "all things Arctic". We were there early enough to avoid the crowds who started coming in as we were leaving. Films weren't operational that day, but we went for the artifacts & weren't disappointed.

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