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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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The history, culture and geology of all of Alaska was well covered. The movies and sound room enhanced the displays. Upstairs is a family area for the restless young ones. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Plainfield, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The history, culture and geology of all of Alaska was well covered. The movies and sound room enhanced the displays. Upstairs is a family area for the restless young ones. The back of the gift shop also has a display, some interactive, on the dinosaurs of Alaska. History and nature lovers will like the museum. Young ones will enjoy looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful museum, with informative displays and thorough explanations. Well-laid out, and easy to explore.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We saw the exhibit on Alaska with the history, animals, gems, etc. Very interesting great Blue Ox and Grizzly Bear. The movies and art were ok. Great thing to do in the rain.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A great job by the staff and students of the UAF in maintaining a beautiful natural history, arts and crafts museum! The museum is stunning in its architecture and tasteful exhibits.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of great historical items and information about Alaska from pre-Whiteman days thru settlement. Neat stuff for kids too especially the HUGE bear!! Did not get to outside displays.

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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wish we had more time here. Don't spend time in the movie unless you have more than 90 minutes. The artwork on the second floor was exceptional. Great bookstore.

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Saint George, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the best, A museum experience that you should not miss... native culture, saloon girls, gold rush, settling the wild frontier..... it's all there in outstanding display. REALLY... do not miss this exhibition. You'll thank me later.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best museum in town and definitely in northern Alaska. It is 2 floors of educational Alaska material. The top floor is mostly art and the bottom is galleries of history an knowledge. The entry fees are not too bad either. Free is you are a student. They have the largest mammoth collection too.

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Mountain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We found the museum very informative. It is just big enough to spend a few hours there relaxing and learning about the culture and history of Alaska. Some of the displays are very realistic. We enjoyed our visit very much!

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

They have a room that explains Alaska’s five major geographic regions. They have objects and artifacts, people, wildlife, geography and history of each region on display. Upstairs they have an art gallery that has regional art as well as contemporary art.

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