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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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One of the Few Must-See Attractions in Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is something you'll not want to miss when visiting Fairbanks. I've lived here for 20 years, and every visit is still as interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is something you'll not want to miss when visiting Fairbanks. I've lived here for 20 years, and every visit is still as interesting and exciting as the last. The major expansion to the building completed a few years ago, as well as more recent renovations, have made the museum better. The breadth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This natural history and cultural museum is a wonderful place. Aside from the location on the side of a hill with spectacular views of the valleys below, the structure is awesome. We spent several hours here and viewed and learned all about early Alaskan peoples, both native and non-native. There are several animal displays too, where you can see how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

So much culture and heritage. I especially enjoyed the Denali Mt McKinley exhibit with the first climbers and learning of the hardships etc they went through! Also seeing the whole cultures and people of Alaska ! great place to go to get your knowledge in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Located on a hill, great view! Payed parking (meter $1,50 for 3 hours). Entrance fee $12, and to watch the movies $5 more (3 options, 30min each). We watched the one about Northern lights and enjoyed. Open from 9-17hs (although our guidebook said it was open until 21hs). Organized by region, tells mixedly a little bit about wild life, indigenous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I always feel this is a must see for tourists. Available on either the city Blue or Yellow Lines. Also available but expensive are taxis. To see the Musk Ox Farm you will need a taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see in Fairbanks. On the second floor, the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery was a real find! Stunning paintings, exquisite sculpture, ancient ivory, baskets, and native crafts were exhibited over a 2,000 year spectrum. Downstairs, informative 30 minute films were coupled with displays from Inupiaq, Yupik, Athabascan, Aleut, Alutiiq, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art and crafts.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had two hours to view this museum which was just right. I especially enjoyed the exhibit room which provided information about the history, people, and animals in the various parts of Alaska. We also watched several movies (about 20 min each) which were informative too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Excellent museum. Located on the University of Alaska campus but there is a visitor parking lot right by the museum. Fantastic displays of history, animals, native art, etc. The museum gift shop is excellent. They have reasonable prices on a wide assortment of authentic Alaskan souvenirs. We ended going back the last day of the trip to go shopping because... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

An essential visit for anyone wanting to learn more about Alaskan fauna, the way of life of native Alaskan, how they lived and survived in a harsh environment, the trials and tribulations that they had to endure and overcome. The exhibits are well presented and the topics covered explained in a concise and interesting way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A good collection of the North and its history is presented in a modern and appealing building. There is such a lot of information that helps better understand the area you are traveling through.

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