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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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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.
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“period clothing” (96 reviews)
“old cars” (79 reviews)
“mint condition” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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+1 907-450-2100
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"period clothing"
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"old cars"
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"mint condition"
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"amazing collection"
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"wedgewood resort"
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"vintage clothes"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful cars and clothing of the same period. They have put together a great collection of rare autos from the early years of Fairbanks and automobiles.

Thank Diane A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has not only an impressive collection of antique cars but a beautiful collection of late 1800s n early 1900s clothing. Any fashion lover will be pleased and amazed. I’m not a car enthusiast at all and I really enjoyed reading all the stories...More

Thank Jalek97
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No one in our family is necessarily an antique auto fan, but given the reviews for this museum, we figured we had to stop . . . and we're so glad we did. Even our two teenagers enjoyed the time we spent here. I was...More

Thank Bobbie G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Completely took by surprise to learn this collection exist. Truly amazing ! Please plan an hour and a half to visit this museum.

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the time. Located right in Fairbanks and reasonably priced. The staff is super helpful. Steven even took my 10 yr old on a tour and was very patient. She had so much fun. There's items for women to look at as well as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great museum and facility. The person at the front greeted me and took payment, then walked out from behind the counter and explained the layout of the museum. They then discussed the first 3 or 4 vehicles. Fabulous start to the visit. Cars...More

Thank Blaine D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of pristine exhibits, professionally restored and lovingly maintained. Informative and clearly explained with multimedia presentations. 90 mins would be enough time to thoroughly quench any car buffs appetite. Well done sir, thank you for sharing your passion.

Thank kalish613
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Lauren C, Social Media Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to leave us a review! It's so lovely to hear your feedback!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Friendly, helpful staff. Amazing car (clothing) exhibits in astonishing shape. My husband, son and I all have very different interests but all enjoyed this museums displays.

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Lauren C, Social Media Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate you making us a part of your visit to Fairbanks! We love hearing that we had something for everyone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an antique car buff, I was attracted to this. The wife, maybe a little, but I guessed she would be smitten by the fashions. She was blown away. I was equally blown away by the breath of old cars, they were absolutely fascinating from...More

Thank Mark H
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Lauren C, Social Media Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Your review is so wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to share it and your time with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say Fairbanks, Alaska has warm and friendly people but, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum puts the cherry on the top for this city. On our last day at the Wedgewood Resort we visited the museum and were truly amazed at the pristine condition...More

Thank planetzero51
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Lauren C, Social Media Manager at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

You named a few of our favorites too! We are so happy that you loved the museum!

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There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.
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