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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Address: 212 Wedgewood Drive, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: +1 907-450-2100
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection...
This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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This museum is a "must see" whether you are visiting or live in the area!! The cars are absolutely beautiful and the information about each one is so great to read!! The clothes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a "must see" whether you are visiting or live in the area!! The cars are absolutely beautiful and the information about each one is so great to read!! The clothes are also awesome to see!! Would go back anytime we are in the area!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The idea of a car museum does not hold much appeal for me, but the Fountainhead museum is amazing. Not only does it hold a variety of beautiful antique cars which are interesting to look at, but there is also a lot of clothing of the era beautifully displayed. To add to the experience, there is an antique car and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Why there is a stunning motor museum in a motel remains a bit of a mystery. It is one of the most effective museums I have visited. A must do if you visit Fairbanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband is the car buff and has visited other car museums, such as in Las Vegas, but he really enjoyed the rare, unusual vehicles here. My favorite part was viewing the antique clothing displayed through the large museum. Ticket price was reasonable too. If you like to walk and enjoy wildlife viewing, there is a free walking trail near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing museum of old cars more than 80 cars of the first's decades of automobiles. The colection is in perfect state

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Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This antique-auto museum is way out-of-town, so it is often missed by travelers. In fact, when we went out to see it, very few people were there. Bu the cars that it shows off are one-of-a-kind, well worth the trouble to take a van out to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Full of rare and unusual vehicles from the late 1800's to the 1930's, this collection is impressive to say the least. There's also a section devoted to the history of vehicles in early Alaska which was very interesting. Frankly I'm not much of museum guy but this place kept my attention and I took many pictures. They also have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I LOVED seeing all the various cars and the stories behind each car. It's a great museum for everyone, not just antique car fans. There were clothes and other various items from the different eras that each car was from for those who might not be as interested in cars. I loved the "dress up" area that they have for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a great museum with lots of information and an excellent layout of cars & period dresses.It is a bit out of the way, but well worth going. I could have spent a lot more time than my husband in this place! If you are also interested in the Univ of Alaska Museum of the NOrth, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A wonderful presentation of historic automobiles and historic women's dresses. Nice presentation. If you are engrossed by the material plan on spending around 2 hours. A little more on the support of the auto would have been nice, but there is not room for everything. Examples would be the evolution of access to fuel. The first autos in Fairbanks are... More 

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Additional Information about Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Address: Address: 212 Wedgewood Drive, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: +1 907-450-2100
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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