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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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Alwats a treat

Been there many times and always find something new to enjoy. Great place to take visitors. Nice cross section of Alaska history. Well worth seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been there many times and always find something new to enjoy. Great place to take visitors. Nice cross section of Alaska history. Well worth seeing.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my son, niece and nephew there. It had been a long time since I had been there. The building is absolutely beautiful. You have to pay for parking and to get in as well but that was expected. The Museum was clean and nice. All the artifacts are so interesting. The life size and real "Blue" Ox I... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recommend both visitors and the local community experience this museum. Unique exhibits showcasing life in The Interior of Alaska.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great couple of hours here .We learnt so much about early Alaska and its people things I didn't know .Also I love the dinosaur exhibit worth a visit

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a nice time at the museum. Very informative. Nice staff and nice shop. Good idea to watch the aurora film and nice day out in Fairbanks.

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Simi Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I really enjoyed the museum. The displays were amazing and I took many pictures. I especially loved the little artic fox and the wolf. The history and learning was great. I purchased a local artist photo from the gift shop of the mountains in winter that I will treasure forever.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Its not very big - need about 1.5 hours total to see it. Lots of animal stuff to look at. Really small dinosaur area - I would say they don't really have one. The art collection was just silly to me but the main portion with the historical and animal stuff was solid.

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Coal Center, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed the museum. The bear was amazing! I also really liked that there were informational films that you could watch. We saw the one on exploring for dinosaur fossils. Very interesting. I enjoyed the exhibit regarding this as well. Thank you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Small but very unique museum, great exhibits. A must see when in Fairbanks. Public transportation will take you with in a few feet of the entrance.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had time before our flight home and visited the of Museum of the North. Comprehensive and very interesting displays about human and animal inhabitants of the area plus an impressive variety of artistic works. Don't miss this unique experience.

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Additional Information about University of Alaska Museum of the North

Address: 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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