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Ranked #1 of 35 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 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #3 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Natural History Museums; History Museums; Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore Alaska's Russian heritage and its... more » Owner description: See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore Alaska's Russian heritage and its gold-mining history and discover much more at this fascinating natural history museum. « less
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Ranked #4 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Railroads
A scenic railroad spanning 356 miles, from Fairbanks to Anchorage.
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Ranked #5 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
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Ranked #6 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #7 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #8 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Bodies of Water; State Parks
Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
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Ranked #9 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #10 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #11 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Drives
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 #12 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites
Downtown area resource center for those interested in visiting recreational areas.
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Ranked #14 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Owner description: The main stage performing season consists of six productions between September and May, annually. Each production has a... more » Owner description: The main stage performing season consists of six productions between September and May, annually. Each production has a three-weekend run of performances for our community audiences. Additionally, each summer, we produce THE DRAMA PROJECT – a professional theatre training program for children and young people during June and August featuring a staff of professional theatre educators. « less
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Ranked #15 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Historic Walking Areas
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 #16 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
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Ranked #17 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Alaska.
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Ranked #19 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #20 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #22 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Specialty 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 #23 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
The lodge here offers a great hot springs pool and trips for fishing, camping and exploring gold mines.
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Ranked #24 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Museums
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Ranked #25 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
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Ranked #26 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #27 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #28 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #29 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Golf Courses
This is the world's northernmost USGA regulation golf course, which offers a links-style layout with open fairways.
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Ranked #30 of 35 attractions in Fairbanks
Category: Scenic Drives; Mountains
Located 108 miles from Fairbanks, this summit towers 3,624 feet high, well above the timberline.
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