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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Museums
Owner description: This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus... more » Owner description: This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail. « less
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
A scenic railroad spanning 356 miles, from Fairbanks to Anchorage.
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: ; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore the art of Alaska and discover treasures... more » Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore the art of Alaska and discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural history. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. The museum's research collections - 1.5 million artifacts and specimens - are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North. « less
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: State Parks; Bodies of Water; Landmarks
Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
Owner description: Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows... more » Owner description: Most of the scenic drives in the Fairbanks region start on this road, which twists through the White Mountains and allows access to mining sites, hot-springs resorts and recreational options. « less
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks,... more » Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, Alaska. The refuge has miles of multi-use trails that are open year round and it is an excellent location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The Farmhouse Visitor Center is open daily in the summer from 10 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4. « less
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Downtown area resource center for those interested in visiting recreational areas.
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Thousands of visitors each year get a chance to see muskoxen, caribou and domestic reindeer on summer tours of this 134-acre... more » Owner description: Thousands of visitors each year get a chance to see muskoxen, caribou and domestic reindeer on summer tours of this 134-acre site set up for nutritional, behavioral and physiological study by the University of Alaska. « less
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, this theme part includes a mock gold-rush... more » Owner description: Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, this theme part includes a mock gold-rush town with authentic pioneer log cabins, mining equipment, musems, a replicated Native American village and a huge, drydocked sternwheeler open for tours. « less
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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Ranked #16 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Authentic Alaskan Native and made in Alaska artwork (over 200 Alaskan artists)! We are dedicated to promoting Alaskan art-... more » Owner description: Authentic Alaskan Native and made in Alaska artwork (over 200 Alaskan artists)! We are dedicated to promoting Alaskan art- carvings, masks, baskets, jewelry, and alaskan made gifts. The gallery is located inside a hand built historic log house, downtown Fairbanks- walking distance from most hotels. The ALaska House was hand built in the early 1930's and has been owned by the Fejes family since 1963. Beautifully maintained inside and out~ are garden is spectacular in the summer! « less
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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight sun. Observe Alaska's world famous giant... more » Owner description: Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight sun. Observe Alaska's world famous giant cabbages. Visit our developing children's garden. Observe wildlife, birds, plants and insects that live in Alaska's great interior. Season is June 1 through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under free. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is located at the Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) farm west of the main UAF campus. « less
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Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

There are two ice museums in the Fairbanks area.  The Fairbanks Ice Museum in downtown Fairbanks has a relaxing and beautiful slide show about the World Ice Art Championships... more »

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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Outdoors
The lodge here offers a great hot springs pool and trips for fishing, camping and exploring gold mines.
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Ranked #22 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
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Ranked #24 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Mountains; Scenic Drives; Outdoors
Located 108 miles from Fairbanks, this summit towers 3,624 feet high, well above the timberline.
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Ranked #27 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Owner description: Tour the kennel of eight time 1000 mile race Champion Lance Mackey. Enjoy a guided walk around the Kennels and watch a dog... more » Owner description: Tour the kennel of eight time 1000 mile race Champion Lance Mackey. Enjoy a guided walk around the Kennels and watch a dog team driving demonstration. Play with the puppies and chat with Lance. Opening spring of 2015 the Bouchard Museum! The largest Dog Sledding Museum in North America! View an impressive display sled dog artifacts. Gift shop and coffee shop on grounds. « less
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Ranked #28 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Ranked #29 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
A road leading to some fairly wild and remote country.
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Ranked #30 of 30 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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