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University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Address: 505 S Chandlar Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
Phone Number: (907) 474-7211

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Museum is wonderful!

I've been reading book after book [Dinosaurs under the Aurora is the best] about the dinosaurs of the polar regions and this museum now has a section on my favorite critters! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Victoria L
Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been reading book after book [Dinosaurs under the Aurora is the best] about the dinosaurs of the polar regions and this museum now has a section on my favorite critters! The rest of the museum is really good as well,but - seriously, dinosaurs! For everyone who's five and over 5 but has never stopped loving dinosaurs. And oh year,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Museum of the North. Excellent displays. The history of Alaska is easy to see and understand with the many artifacts, videos, and narratives. There's a coffee shop and gift shop, too.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't spend much time here, but the campus was very nice and accessible. The people we did speak with were very helpful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 June 22, 2016

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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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.

1 Thank EWEBB2014
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.

1 Thank Celia S

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