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University of Alaska Museum of the North

907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
+1 907-474-7505
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 the art of Alaska and discover treasures from thousands of years of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mocksville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Dear Sir; I was stationed at Ft Wainwright in 1968 to 1969. I visited your museum early 1969 and took several pictures. My daughter, wife and me return for 8 day trip to Alaska. On 5 September, 2014 we all visited your museum and took a lot more pictures. Your museum has grown and is much better. Richard Davis

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Good exhibits, great tusks (wooly mammoth!) and critters to get pictures with, and upstairs with the art is a folk-arts "outhouse" that is just too much fun. Don't miss the downstairs cafe, good for a substantial snack, and the display of outdoor gear you can actually try on. "Bunny boots" have to be seen and held to be believed, but... More

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Santa Monica, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum on very attractive campus. Arctic native section was excellent, contemporary art section was stimulating. View from the museum gallery is the best!

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If you want a good overview of Alaska's natural history and a suberb art collection this would be a "must visit."

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Sonoma, California
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21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

What a great museum! It is a wonderful place to learn about the amazing state of Alaska and its native peoples and flora and fauna. Good for all ages and all interests. It is "user friendly" and really added to our visit to Fairbanks!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

A really wonderful museum, set on a lovely hill top with beautiful garden setting and views to Denali on a clear day. Worth spending a couple of relaxing hours here, cafe is good, nice cakes!

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san francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Easily spent 2 hours at a well thought museum Didnt try the movies Well worth the time Easier to park on weekends

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Thoughtful and attractive visits. Helpful staff. Interesting and thorough review of the northern cultures. The architecture is fabulous.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

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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