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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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Well Worth Your Time

Very interesting! Encouraged curiosity about interior Alaska. Easily visited on University campus. This should be your first stop on a trip to this part of Alaska.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Earlysville, Virginia
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Earlysville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting! Encouraged curiosity about interior Alaska. Easily visited on University campus. This should be your first stop on a trip to this part of Alaska.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is quite a good museum, don't get me wrong, there's just still lots of room for improvement. I think my biggest negative is that it is very overpriced. For it's size it should be less expensive. Also, the displays feel quite random. I'm used to a nice chronological tour and it did that, but..... it could maybe be improved.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great afternoon spent here, very informative with lots of great displays & kids loved the interactive area. Definitely worth a visit and if you head down to the university food court you can grab a bite to eat.

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Clarence, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here on our 1st day in town. So, our first impression of Alaska, sort of. Nice musuem. Al little small for the fee, but it was well done. You really only need 1/2 day to see it. A small cafe for coffee but not much else. Art gallery upstairs is nice and some really nice views from the... More 

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Mansfield Ga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Costs a bit, but the displays are detailed and show a detailed history of Fairbanks. Food is available. We have taken grand kids several times and they always enjoy it. Also has good wildlife displays.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Exhibits include a 2,000-year spectrum of Alaska art, from ancient ivory carvings to contemporary paintings and sculpture, in the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery; the state's largest public display of gold and Blue Babe, a 36,000-year-old mummified steppe bison. There are changing sound and light installations about seismic activity and the aurora borealis. The museum also hosts over 1.4 million... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum has the best display of arctic artifacts and the history and culture of interior Alaska. As an extra benefit, it has a listening room in which tones generated by natural processes (such as winds, earth movements, weather changes etc.) can be heard.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Well laid out displays. Helpful informative doscents. Great gift shop. Consistently a guest favorite.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Didn't realize all that was available here. From the building itself (architecture), and the outside grounds, to the very interesting exhibits! The "gallery of Alaska" was great. The "place where you go to listen" was something new, maybe a little weird, but glad we went into that room even if for just a few minutes. We would highly recommend a... More 

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Taiwan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You can watch; you can touch,; you can learn... It's worth your while to visit.

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