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Dog Musher's Museum

Fairbanks, AK
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you want to learn about the Yukon Quest and dog mushing then this is place to check out. Great little place located downtown that you can enjoy history, movies of the race, and pet the dogs.

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Southeast Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Free entry to the museum located in downtown Fairbanks. Worth spending a half to one hour. Had 4 rooms each reserved for one topic - the last being the dog musher museum.

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memphis, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For a free museum, this had a tremendous amount of information on not just dog sledding, but the gold rush. Spent longer than I anticipated, as its filled with photos, detailed information, vignettes on daily life during the 'fever'. Much to read and learn, but it was easy to read and really interesting! This is a must do. I usually... More

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albuquerque, NM, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This museum is for those folks who like to spend time actually reading the information accompanying the pictures and physical exhibits. It's small and does not take too long to visit. There is an incredible amount of information on the history of dogsledding and lots of old pictures accompanying the information. The highlight of the museum was reading and looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went to learn more about the racing dogs in Alaska. Got to hold a puppy and watch some of the training. The dogs were well taken care of and seemed very happy.

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mims florida
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176 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is also the Fairbanks Community Museum and it is very good. We found out much more about Fairbanks and Alaska from this small free volunteer operated Museum than from the lush taxpayer funded Morris Thompson Cultural Center. This one told us all about the 1967 Flood, the Gold Rush, and the role dogs have played in Fairbanks and Alaskan... More

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Martinsville, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2006

This is a cute museum with a very friendly receptionist. Our grandkids told us we must go see Balto the husky while in Alaska and this museum in Fairbanks has a lot of history about the Serum Run that the movie was based on and the Yukon Quest sled dog race. When we returned home, the kids informed us that... More

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