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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-474-7581
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Churchville,PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the view from the University. The museum is well worth going to see. The history and artifacts are great.

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Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The UAF Museum of the North is not a large museum but it is interesting, and with informative movies. I would recommend it for an intimate look at the history of the area and the scientific research the yare conducting, and for the architecture - an interesting building designed to suggest glaciers. We liked it very much and could have... More 

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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This university is around 15 minutes drive from the downtown. Many students attend school here to pursue various fields, especially in earth sciences. This is a good place to explore nature as it is situated away from the city, and they have many ski trails or dog trails of their own. A walk around the campus is extremely satisfying and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Was not sure what to be prepared for, but this was as minimum of a university campus as I could imagine. Basic, no ivy covered buildings. Looked more like a military installation.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great place to see some more i depth culture of fairbanks. There is a lot of Musium stuff to see. Could see it in about an hour. Add another hour to see the art gallery upstairs. The downstairs gallery wasn't open when i went. It said call ahead. Still a good place to see what to see... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Campus is elevated, great views! Museum featured exhibits of each major native area, their histories and culture. Many natural history exhibits also, including a petrified "blue ox", pelagic birds, mammals, habitats, gemstones, etc. I especially loved the art galleries.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I'm not 100% sure what visitors to Fairbanks would do at the university if they were just touring Fairbanks. It doesn't hurt to drive through the area though. It's a beautiful campus and the gym is great with an outdoor and indoor climbing wall in the summer. The outdoor climbing wall becomes an ice climbing wall in the winter time,... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Drive through the campus for amazing vistas. Park and walk to the totem poles! There is a cool movie room in the main building that shows free documentaries-check the school website! There is a great weather station that monitors the Aurora Borealis!

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Jackson, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Check out the museum at the university it is a great learning experience! Loved the displays and the history of Alaska and it's native population. The taxidermy animals are great too.

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Marquette, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was offered a teaching position at the university in 1977, but thought I would be too far from friends and family. The university physical plant is great condition so perhaps I missed out on a good opportunity. We also visited the museum on campus which was quite enjoyable

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