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Address: Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-474-7581

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Don't miss the Alaska Museum at UAF

There are lots of things to see at UAF, but be sure to go to the Alaska Museum. It is a great natural history museum AND art museum. Other things you don't want to miss: the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There are lots of things to see at UAF, but be sure to go to the Alaska Museum. It is a great natural history museum AND art museum. Other things you don't want to miss: the reindeer pens at the bottom of the campus and the musk ox farm behind the campus. There are great views of Denali and other... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped here because we were looking for some shirts for family back home. Bookstore had what we needed. Campus is not what we expected. Buildings are more for function than decorative. It doesn't look like Stanford, but love being on campus. We even ate in the commons. Delicious inexpensive food. Glad we ate here.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While the campus isn't huge, UAF sits on a small hill overlooking Fairbanks. The campus itself plays host to the Museum of the North and offers a college bookstore and some historic buildings. Newer buildings on campus are beautiful and offer some educational displays. This month (March 2015) there was some ice art spread throughout campus. We visited during spring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There was construction, so finding a parking spot was tricky noe the less, we liked walking/ touring the campus. It was very clean and warm inside the buildings.

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North Pole, Alaska
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176 reviews 176 reviews
69 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is a small but very nice campus. I enjoy walking around here and there are some nice things to see. Make sure to stop by the museum and see all it has to offer in the way of Alaska history.

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New York City, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited Fairbanks for 4 days to catch the Northern Lights. There's not much to do during the days for 4 full days. So on the last day, we just wanted to take it easy and find some indoor activities to do since it was cold outside. We were going to go to the bowling ally but they had a... More 

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Churchville,PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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