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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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Good Museum in Fairbanks

We visited this attraction as part of an Alaskan ground tour. The Museum is part of the campus of the University of Alaska. The museum is a modern building and very well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction as part of an Alaskan ground tour. The Museum is part of the campus of the University of Alaska. The museum is a modern building and very well laid out. There is a very large number of displays covering the history of both native and white settlement of 'The North', with many examples of tools and... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum as it combined natural and cultural history as well as very nice local and regional art into one location. Blue Babe, a frozen and desiccated steppe bison, was fascinating and the "Place where you go to Listen" room was otherworldly. High quality gifts in the gift shop for reasonable prices.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great little museum with a lot of history and great displays. We also watched one of the movies abbott the bowhead whale migration, which was really interesting and educational. We were also pleasantly surprised that active duty military stationed in alaska and their families receive free admission. The cafe also had yummy food and espresso.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Before our flight back to New York we visited the Museum and were very glad we did. It is a very different and interesting Museum to visit and learn about Alaska History and it's unique animals.

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Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is not just any museum. It is very interesting with great displays of the animals found in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There's not a lot to do in Fairbanks, but this museum is worth a look. There are a lot of exhibits on Alaskan culture and we found it quite interesting.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very good display of various historical Alaska items. Large animal displays as well. Enjoyed this attraction-very educational with large variety of items. Self- paced or recording to listen to. Great afternoon to spend here! Gift shop was very large with again a great variety of items and prices for all! Don't forget to visit the "Listening room". You could go... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Awesomely comprehensive. Wonderful history of Alaska, their culture/heritage from the beginning. Ideally divided into Alaskan regions to get a complete and easy understanding of this huge state. Beautifully orchestrated. Not to be missed

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bus ride from Heritage House easy (seniors ride for free), Museum outstanding; allow several hours; great gift shop

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building that has quite a small exhibition area. The exhibits are all very interesting but are shown buy area of the country which s a bit confusing

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Additional Information about University of Alaska Museum of the North

Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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