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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 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Entry fee was reasonable at $12. All the exhibits were great and well displayed. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Facilities were good. And transport stopped right out the front of the museum.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The University of Alaska Museum of the North has 2 levels with natural history and cultural exhibits and also an art section. I am not a big museum fan but we had heard that this was a must see. I would much rather see the bears we saw in the wild than stuffed and behind glass. As museums go it... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This well known museum is described in all the guides and does not need any elaboration here. It is located on the edge of a very spread out town and fortunately there is a very good local bus service to/from the bus depot in downtown Fairbanks. A bonus for us 'old ones' who get free travel wit ID! The exhibits... More

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Irvine, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As everywhere in Alaska, there are a lot of "stuffed" animals. Alaska history items and contemporary art. The gift shop is excellent. And don't miss the totem poles, pipeline pigs and contemporary sculpture on the grounds.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise in Fairbanks. We took the museum in after reading TripAdvisor reviews for it and found it as described in other reviews. Very educational and interactive - good for all ages. Check out the films that they show and their show times. We highly enjoyed the one about the Northern Lights. Museum is well organized and... More

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White Pigeon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Alaska Museum of the North is well worth an afternoon or morning of your time. They have very interesting collections detailing the animals that were once found here and the people that inhabited the area. We found the art galleries to be less interesting than the museum but still worth a look. They have one of the most interesting... More

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our tour and really enjoyed our time here. They have a live show and many things going on while you are there. The gift shop is great!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 – 1.4 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

this museum was very good, but did not get to see movie as it was closed. Other displays were excellent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our visit to the Museum was rather short but we did learn the history of the Alaska. The show on the Northern Lights was very informative. Is one place that is a must when visiting Fairbanks.

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