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“WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE CARS”

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
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$115.00*
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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.
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

On our last day to Fairbanks we were jut killing time before taking the bus to the airport. We saw a sign indicating there was an Antique Museum at walking distance from our hotel....so we went.
This was the best collection of MINT antique cars we've ever seen along with antique gowns for women tht demeonstrated was was worn in that same period the car was in use. Each display had a write up about it and you can also use the portable audio despcription s well. Highy recommended .

Thank loulou47
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Awesome collection of antique autos and they keep adding different cars. Even if your not a lover of old cars, you will be impressed!

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Absolutely the best collection of antique cars that I have ever seen. In addition all sorts of gowns that attract the women as well. Each car has a placard that describes the car and there is also an a portable audio description as well. Well worth the money.

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Biggest collection of mint condition antique cars I've ever seen. Beautifully displayed along with examples of what people would wear at the time the car was in use.

Fascinating and informative display on the use of feathers in our fashion history.

What I really enjoyed was the vintage videos showing the cars in action in and around Fairbanks.

Could easily spend a few hours in this museum. Highly recommend.

Thank pookle1
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

They had a place where visitors could put on hats and touring jackets and be photographed in an old car. Great fun!

Thank ProfCB
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