Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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*** Starting on Sept. 21, 2022, we will switch to winter hours - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sundays and Wednesdays *** Come one, come all! We look forward to your visit! This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort is one of Alaska's favorite attractions. The museum features a remarkable collection of antique cars paired with stunning historic fashions, plus entertaining displays of Alaska's motoring history. The museum's automobile collection features over 100 pre-WWII 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 throughout the year, making this a true "living museum.
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Keith M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
This is one of the coolest auto museums I've ever seen. Each car is unique and impeccably showcased with a very detailed description. They also set the stage with period clothing to help bring you back to the relevant era. The staff was very kind and helpful; eager to answer any questions we had. Not only for car enthusiasts; would highly recommend to anyone who appreciates beautiful cars.
Written June 30, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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Patti720
Apopka, FL12 contributions
May 2022
This is one of the most impressive auto museums I have been to, and I have been to numerous auto museums across the U.S. Our guided tour with Mr. Vinton lasted over two and a half hours and was an over the top experience. His complete knowledge of all the cars/items in the museum was impressive. I have recommended this museum to many people already and would recommend it to anyone. We came all the way from Florida and this is a must see when in Alaska.
Written July 9, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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EarlyBird_Ozmama
Glen Ridge, NJ26 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We were surprised in visiting Fairbanks that this was the top rated attraction and almost cut it from our itinerary due to low interest by my family. Glad we didn't as this was the most beautiful collection of antique automobiles. Even more appealing was the display pairing of each car with clothing from the time period. Should change the name to include "& Fashion" museum.
Written November 25, 2022
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terrytownson1
Huntsville, AL2 contributions
Apr 2022
The attention to detail is beyond belief with showroom level restoration. It's worth every penny and then some to stop and spend a few hours taking a trip back to 1898-1936 and tasting the period. The staff are very knowledeable and share history to enhance the experience. A must see while in Fairbanks!!
Written May 2, 2022
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We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write us this fantastic review and we wish you safe travels!
Written May 2, 2022
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JerryAnn SmartTravelAgency
Muncie, IN13 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I spent several hours wandering this amazing collection of cars, trucks, and memorabilia. It was a fantastic collection! We highly recommend this museum -- you'll be amazed at the variety and quality of the vehicles. Well worth a visit!
Written July 25, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,302 contributions
Jul 2022
There are many antique auto museums in the world, but only the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum pairs the cars with the fashions of the times. It was wonderful to see the fashions and the cars together. This museum is huge and you can easily spend two hours admiring the excellent exhibits. (If you do not have a car, the local bus stops a short walk from the museum.)
Written August 3, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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Christine S
Salt Lake City, UT46 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
I didn’t know about this museum before arriving in Fairbanks for my vacation. My travel partner is a car lover so asked to visit the museum. Upon arrival I noticed a sign saying “Threads and Treads.” Next to the antique cars are women’s dresses, hats, shoes, etc from the same (or close to the same) year as the car. So while I’m not a big antique car fan, I found this museum VERY interesting (I forgot to mention all the old photos on the walls from Alaska) and definitely worth an hour or hour and a half of your time and $15.
Written March 20, 2022
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We are so glad to hear you were able to visit our museum and enjoy your time. Thank you for stopping by and supporting local!
Written March 30, 2022
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Durga M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,047 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is something you cannot miss if you are a car fan.
Very well maintained museum this is a private collection Of cars and few and other collector stuffs.
You are given an introduction of the museum as you enter
There is a entry fees of USD 15.
Written June 19, 2022
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Hello. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at our museum. Thanks for visiting us and we wish you safe travels.
Written June 22, 2022
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Valrico, FL4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is undoubtedly one of the best museums we’ve been to visit! Everyone working (or owner) was fun, funny & so informative.
If you love antique cars or antique clothing… plan for at least 3 hours to enjoy this museum. Make sure you look at all the old photos on the wall. Such a great, educational time.
Written September 6, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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GOmonroe
Monroe, NJ528 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited this museum as part of the Alexander and Evans tour we were taking in Alaska. Seemed a bit odd to us, visiting a car museum, we were a group of 8 traveling together and I was the only car nut, the rest, not so much. But just as our fantastic tour director Kathy and our amazing bus driver Jenny told us, it's a fantastic place and they were absolutely correct! Amazing one of a kind cars, many that I'd only seen pictures of and authentic, period fashions that were just as amazing.
Wonderful people run the place, answered any and all questions with great stories about the cars of fashions, made it all very exciting and an amazing trip down an historical highway! check it out, bet you'll love it too.
Written September 6, 2022
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Written September 8, 2022
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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