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Fairbanks Community Museum

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Address: 535 Second Avenu, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number: +1 907-457-3669
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Museum features exhibits on the Klondike Gold Rush, Early Fairbanks, The...

Museum features exhibits on the Klondike Gold Rush, Early Fairbanks, The Great Flood of 1967, Winter in Fairbanks and The Driving Spirit Dog Mushing Museum which features a detailed history of the use of sled dogs in the Far North. Admission is free, however donations are greatly appreciated.

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informative museum with coffee bar. visited a first stop on a land tour - the museum was interesting as regards history of the development of the area and the native people

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

informative museum with coffee bar. visited a first stop on a land tour - the museum was interesting as regards history of the development of the area and the native people

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Largo, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the river walk in downtown Fairbanks this place is very convenient. It is also right on the bus line. Only $2 to ride the bus. People inside were very helpful and friendly. Modern facility with a good movie about Alaska. We got most of our trip planning done here and learned much about the area here as well.... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is worth looking round. It is only $10 each for adults and so is go value. It has lots of lovely old photos and you can touch the different skins they have on show. Good for children too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very informative, great exhibits. more inside than meets the eye. Great value, within easy walking distance as it is is the middle of town.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Learn a lot about this early form of travel and present day dog sled racers. Many traditional, as well as modern, sleds and equipment on display with an excellent photo collection and personal histories of famous mushers. See a sled that was used to carry the diphtheria antitoxin to Nome. Excellent video about the sled dogs and mushing in Alaska.... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Worth a drop in. Off one of the main streets. Lots of interesting things for a visit. Definitely something different.

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Brookeville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The fee is a meer $10 and well worth it to see the private collection with MANY items from various Iditarod races which show the change of the sleds used. It is owned by a Iditarod racer.

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a Hole in the Wall Museum and worth every penny. The owner is a middle-aged woman who is a "dog musher" with lots of experience. She gave an excellent tour, answered all questions, and is a very authentic outdoor wilderness woman - I could NOT live her lifestyle. We really enjoyed talking with her and listening to her... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After being in Fairbanks for a day, I realized that many people have been influenced in this area by dog mushing. I thought I'd stop in to see what it was all about. The Yukon Quest info office is very close by and I had already been there. The fee of $10 was slightly higher than I thought it would... More 

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York, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Although the locals in Fairbanks told us this was a comprehensive museum about dog mushing, we were surprised with the $10 entrance fee to such a small little museum. We decided not to go in, since we scanned it from the outside, and were put off by the pushy attitude of the woman inviting us in. (Telling us the fee... More 

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