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University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Address: 505 S Chandlar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: (907) 474-7211
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Museum was a great stop

The museum at the U of A was a great stop in Fairbanks. They have a nice art exhibit upstairs (with local artists) and a museum that covers each different section of AK. You just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JMRH73
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum at the U of A was a great stop in Fairbanks. They have a nice art exhibit upstairs (with local artists) and a museum that covers each different section of AK. You just don't know how huge it really is until you get there. A fun place for kids, too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide/driver for the Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure had a degree in Mathematics from UAF. It attracts many students from other states. As a part of the Winter Adventure Tour, I visited the university. We could see the snow-capped mountain ranges from the top of the campus. We could see only the foot of Mt McKinley (Denali), the highest... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited the University to get a good view of the surrounding area. It more than met our expectations.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The museum was highly recommended but we found it a bit disappointing. It does provide an interesting history of Alaska and has plenty of interesting exhibits, but covers a fraction of one floor. Worth one visit but not a second

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have gone to many community events here such as public speaking, plays/musical and the museam. We also enjoy the sledding hill in the winter time. Its big and spread out, and has lovely views up on the hill.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We made a trip up to Fairbanks since my step son will be attending the Fall semester at UAF. We reached out to the admissions office and instead of just forwarding information to us, they set us up with a campus tour, meeting with advisers and instructors, as well as lunch in the cafe. It was a very informative visit... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

While visiting in March, I was able to attend a story telling production with about Alaska, attend a free lecture on our changing climate and at night see the constellations through a powerful telescope. This University provides many programs open to the public. Well worth checking out what is happening while you are in the Fairbanks area.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Everything costs money. You have to pay for a parking permit $3 before you enter the museum. A museum ticket costs $12 and pay $5 more if you want to see some movies. The exhibitions about Alaska are good. The arts and sound rooms upstairs can be skipped. The café is just a small coffee stand and a few tables... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

But it really wasn't - Anchorage Museum is way better. It has some nice stuff, but the recommendation to allow 4 hours is way overstated.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Fairbanks is a bit like my town of San Antonio, not by climate by any means, but it is a place that attracts tourists but sells them keepsakes made in China. Not at the Museum of the North gift shop. The University of Alaska Fairbanks was hosting an arctic climate summit the week we were there. They sponsored talks every... More 

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