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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Discover Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders and diverse wildlife all in one stop. Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art. See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison. Discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural...more
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1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
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All reviews natural history sound room special exhibit during wwii beautiful building stuffed animals gift shop interesting exhibits native art aurora borealis northern lights great displays two hours couple of hours rainy day well worth the visit great place to visit
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OUr family of teenagers through adults all found this Museum to be excellent. We spent a few hours reading about the interesting history of Alaska, seeing displays of animals past and present and also visited the special exhibit on Alaskan earthquakes. We saw one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank arizonagirl57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have extra time in Fairbanks, the Museum is a visit for a few hours. We Ubered there but found that the Blue Line bus is about 25 minutes from the downtown Transit Center to the Museum and the bus is free for people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CharlieA001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Setin a beautiful building, the Museumisan interesting overview of the region environmentally, anthropologically and culturally. The theatre also screens relevant documentaries.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bron1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great artifacts from the indigenous community. Natural history galore and all kinds of art and film.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tatum75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great displays of the area, & fossils & skeletal remains of locally found animals & mammels. Recommen this to anyone interested in a learning experience

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kennedysjamdan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Fairbanks we went to visit this museum which is located on the university grounds. It combined artifacts from the native population, indigenous animals and artworks. Great hidden gem. Also has a very good gift shop and tiny but nice cafe to grab...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank goldenmom1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the University of Fairbanks Campus, the Museum of the North has many native artifacts and clothing, canoes and art as well as a canoe, a Mammoth skull and many animals. The upper floor has artwork as well as a children's area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terralee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great visitor center with alot of recommendations for places to go. It has a great gift shop and a museum with Alaskan culture. I highly recommend you stopping here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very nice introduction to Northern Alaska with a lot of history. This was our first stop in the Fairbanks area and we really enjoyed all the exhibitions.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mahmoudkhafagy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the museum and learning about Alaska. Spotlessly clean and well laid out. Staff were very helpful and keen to share their Alaskan experiences. The exhibits were fabulous. Enjoyed the short films. The Museum shop was delightful and provided an opportunity...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shareenor
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