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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Homewood, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a bad weather day and decide to visit the museum at the University. We enjoyed the exhibits and movies that they showed that the day went by quickly. What a place to get to know Alaska people and their heritage.

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New Hope, PA
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208 reviews 208 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Its very cold in March in Northern Alaska,,,,but by March its 12 hours of light already! The college kids were already dressing light even tho nights it gotdown to 34 degrees below O.

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Palmer, Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is the flagship campus in Alaska. It is beautifully located on a hill and is a lot of fun to explore. No journey to Fairbanks would be complete without stopping by the UAF campus. Be sure to get out of your car or camper and walk around the campus to experience it!

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