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University of Alaska Museum of the North

907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
907-474-7505
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore Alaska's Russian heritage and its gold-mining history and discover... more » Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore Alaska's Russian heritage and its gold-mining history and discover much more at this fascinating natural history museum. « less
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a not to miss museum. It is on the University campus an impressive moden building with so much information, and displays about life in Alaska. Upstairs is an art gallery and there is a gift shop upon entering. It is situated high on the campus and there are good vistas of mountains from here also.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I totally recommend a visit to the museum for all visitors and residents alike. The permanent exhibits give an excellent view of life and history of the various regions of Alaska, and the changing exhibits are always interesting. For those with grandchildren, the gift shop is a great place to stop also. Enjoy...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have lived in Fairbanks for over 40 yrs and visited this museum at least once every couple of years and always enjoy it. This is a premier attraction

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Federal Way, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our hotel had a shuttle that would drop you off at various downtown attractions, so we toured this museum. Nice representation of the culture - human, animal, geology - of the north. Lots of good science. You could tell that professional museum curators crafted this one with care. The location is nice in itself. The building is a beauty of... More

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Surrey, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Give yourselves at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate what it has to offer. The videos were very informative, especially the one about how auroras are formed. Displays and exhibits are quite impressive. The sound room was interesting but scary at the same time... It is definitely unique. The building is small but has lots to offer!

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SF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A nice way to spend a few hours, since there is not a whole lot to do in Fairbanks in winter. Its best exhibit is its Alaska room that covers history and culture of Alaska, as well as the Aurora science (which was my favorite part of the room). The view above the hill on the U of Alaska Fairbanks... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Museum has a section only dedicated to Alaska history and nature. It navigates you from Russian-Alaska up to nowadays. Great program for those who are curious about Alaska's history.

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colorado springs
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Shows the various areas of Alaska. Very well done. Lots of samples of the areas, beautiful building and location.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is worth spending several hours visiting. There are a wide range of exhibits - from history, to art, animals, and native cultures, to name a few. (It would be nice if parking were included in the price. At times, parking is free.) I have been to the museum on two separate visits... More

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St. George, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The only thing about the museum that I didn't like was the fact that they only show their movies in the Summer.

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