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“Outstanding”

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
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$115.00*
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Fairbanks City Highlight Tour
Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Don't Miss this great museum
Outstanding car collection and fashion collection displayed so well
Lots to do in the immediate area including walks and bird watching.

Thank JnFaway
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Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely great. Superb collection well done and very interesting. We have been to many car museums and restored a car to gold level concours condition and this place blew our socks off!

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had a great visit to this museum. Much more than "just cars." You will learn a lot about the history of autos, Alaska, etc.

Thank RegularGuyInChicago
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Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Awesome cars - such a treasure!
Take College Road - turn on Margaret Ave. - to the Wedgewood Resort - its hidden back there.

Thank GinaPeters
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

If you like historic autos, this is the place for you! We spent about 2 hours here and even my 15 and 13 year old boys enjoyed it. Make sure you take the time to watch the short films that continuously play on the screens throughout the museum. They were extremely interesting.

Thank L0veAfrica
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