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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
Phone Number: +1 907-450-2100
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of...

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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All we can say is awesome collection of antique vehicles! Easy access and plenty of parking behind Wedgewood apartments. Open year round and great for any season. Also includes... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All we can say is awesome collection of antique vehicles! Easy access and plenty of parking behind Wedgewood apartments. Open year round and great for any season. Also includes displays of clothes of the era.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I recently returned from an Alaskan cruise and this auto museum was on our land portion of our trip. The museum was spectacular. We are avid auto fans but I think even those who aren't would enjoy this tremendous collection of old time cars. All but 2 of the cars still run. Willie and his crew take... More 

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Carrollton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large collection of beautifully restored antique cars (pre-1935)is located minutes from downtown Fairbanks. We are not necessarily antique car lovers but went to the museum on the recommendation of a couple (whom were going back for the second time in two days) that were staying in our B&B. The cars were in pristine condition and according to the staff... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like beautiful old cars and vintage clothes this is the place for you. Everything is beautifully displayed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Plan several hours to take in everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here as an optional extra,some outstanding motors to see plus the dresses that were worn at the time

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have gone there 2 times and both times we had a blast. tuesdays they sometimes take cars out. the old time clothes is even fun for women

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is in a somewhat odd location. It so was so cool! Worth the effort to find, but it really wasn't that hard. Loved the vintage clothing. Very cool cars! Very cool pictures! Give yourself 2-3 hours to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not just cars--women will love the accompanying fashions. There is also a lot of history on the walls with all the photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

all but three are drivable. Cars range from the harnessed bikes and electric cars of the early 1900s to the majestic Cadillacs, Cords and Auburns of the 30s. Good info provided for each car. This is a terrific museum. And period dress adds to the ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I have visited over 12 auto museums in the past few years and this is one of the best. The care and detailing of the vehicles and researched information is top notch, professional, and a delight.

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