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Address: , Fairbanks, AK
Phone Number: 907-457-MUSH
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Great museum, don't miss it!

This is an interesting and informative museum, owned by a musher, Kaia Bouchard. She shared her own experiences and gave you a personal view of what it's like to be a musher... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting and informative museum, owned by a musher, Kaia Bouchard. She shared her own experiences and gave you a personal view of what it's like to be a musher. There's a great video about mushing, and the museum is filled with equipment and tools. The best part is the personal tour by Kaia Bouchard!

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited this museum in August 2015. There is an admission fee but it's worth it. The museum is a great little gem about dog sledding. We were hesitant at first to go in but decided to learn more about an activity we don't see or experience where we live. The museum owner gave a tour which made the museum... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've been living in Fairbanks for a bout a year. This time after the Golden Days Parade I decided to pay it a visit. The lady (very knowledgeable)that owns it gave us the spiel on the begining days of mushing along with what equiptment who ran the Yukon and Ididarod races. The film at the end was a plus.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After being in Fairbanks for a day, I realized that many people have been influenced in this area by dog mushing. I thought I'd stop in to see what it was all about. The Yukon Quest info office is very close by and I had already been there. The fee of $10 was slightly higher than I thought it would... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is a 10 dollar fee to get inside-which is a bit expensive. However, the displays are extensive and cover dog sledding in several countries as well as sleds actually used in Alaskan dog races. She also has several trophies and games, toys, etc. depicting dog sledding. The owner will walk you through the areas herself and explain each item... More 

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York, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Although the locals in Fairbanks told us this was a comprehensive museum about dog mushing, we were surprised with the $10 entrance fee to such a small little museum. We decided not to go in, since we scanned it from the outside, and were put off by the pushy attitude of the woman inviting us in. (Telling us the fee... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This collection of sled dog and musher history is amazing. We went in because we are dog lovers and came out with a new appreciation of the sport of dog sledding. The owner walked us through and her love of the sport is obvious. She has collected everything herself and has everything from sleds to trophies to a really cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This small museum is packed with gear, stories, trophies and a wealth of information including a very good video. Whether you are in training for the Iditarod or just idly interested in "mushing" this is the place to visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum provides a great historical view of dog sledding in Alaska but also other areas and forms of mushing. The owner was also our tour guide and was a wealth of information. You can feel her love and enjoyment of the sport in her presentation. Take the time to stop in and enjoy. It is a real treat and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The owner, who is also your guide through the museum, is a treasure trove of information and story, and has spent the past ten or more years accumulating sleds from around the world, as well as photographs, equipment, and more. This place is a must-see if you are visiting Fairbanks. It speaks not only to Iditarod enthusiasts, but also to... More 

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