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University of Alaska Museum of the North

Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Palos Verdes, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the exhibits, films.... Did not like the pay parking - though it was on University property. Parking should be included in the 'price of admission'!!!!!

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Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited with friends from the lower 48. We all enjoyed it, learned valuable information. Pricing quite reasonable. Really enjoyed the sound room. You should definitely plan a visit soon! (Plenty of space to plug your car in during the winter)

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Sioux Falls
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The great exhibits were well explained and concise so you can enjoy the experience immensely in 1.25 or 3.5 hours depending on your thirst for knowledge and Alaska understanding.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited the University of Alaska Museum of the North in mid afternoon the day before Thanksgiving. Based on other reviews, I thought that 90 minutes would be enough time but I was wrong. I wished we had at least another hour to explore all the exhibits. I loved the way the history was laid out and I particularly enjoyed... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must see in Fairbanks. Lots of history, natural history, native artifacts, and local art. While you are at the university, drive by the LARS and see caribou and musk ox. Museum free on new years eve with great view of fireworks

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Juneau, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The museum is a treasure. I loved all the paintings by all the Alaskan masters. The space is fantastic and the building is shaped like a giant ice berg with all these resource and cultural pieces of alaska tucked inside. If you want an excellent survey of the 20th century and the beginning of non-native alaska, the UAF museum is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The museum is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The museum consists of numerous exhibits and displays outlining the history of Alaska. There is also a nice art gallery.

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Martinez, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Loved this museum. It was divided into different areas of "the North", and included taxidermied animals, fossils, rocks and minerals, native tools and art, and more. Admission was $12 per adult, and we enjoyed checking out all the different exhibits. Many had signs inviting us to touch!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great place by Fairbanks standards. However, pale in comparison to other museum. Don't expect too much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The 9ft Otto bear is cool. The main exhibit is informative on Alaskan history, but seems dated. There's an art exhibit on the 2nd floor which did not hold my interest much. To the right of the entrance, and through the gift shop, is a small Arctic Voyage exhibit. We enjoyed this exhibit the most because it had interactive activities.... More 

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