Museums
in Fairbanks, AK (showing 1 - 5 out of 5)

Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum

2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99707   Directions

(907) 451-0037

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When you consider the vast landscape and tundra-covered terrain that Alaska is known for, it only makes sense that flying would become the most efficient means of transportation in this expansive part of the world. Learn about the origin and development of Alaskan aviation when you visit the Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum. You'll see interesting exhibits that include 16 aircraft, 17 engines and several pieces of memorabilia that go to make up over 50 years of aviation history.

Fairbanks Ice Museum

500 2nd Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701   Directions

(907) 451-8222

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The season of winter isn't restricted to the months of the year, as visitors are always in for a cool experience when they visit the Fairbanks Ice Museum. Marvel at the life-sized ice sculptures carved by local artists. These incredible, finely-detailed works are all displayed at the historic Lacey Street Theater. There are also some equally impressive multimedia exhibits and attractions that are just as enthralling. Come and experience Alaska's winter all year long!

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99701   Directions

(907) 450-2100

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Take a truly classic ride when you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks. This is the northernmost museum of its kind in the United States. Of course various models of cars are the focal point here, but you will also get a chance to see fine examples of vintage fashion as it is interspersed with fascinating exhibits that feature Alaskan history. Over 70 unique and fun exhibits will prove to make your visit highly memorable.

Pioneer Museum and The Big Stampede

2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701   Directions

(907) 456-8579

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Whoever says that history isn't dramatic has never set foot in the Pioneer Museum and The Big Stampede in Fairbanks. This is a truly unique venue that spotlights various aspects of life in what was once frontier Alaska. See where Sourdoughs carved their means of livelihood in unexpected places throughout the cold wilderness. In addition to seeing genuine tools and articles used to accomplish daily activities, there is also the Big Stampede Show that displays the dramas and victories of what life was like on the Gold Rush trails.

University of Alaska Museum of the North

1962 Yukon Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775   Directions

(907) 474-7505

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Preservation is raised to art form–literally–when you visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North. While there are many dramatic exhibits to take in and absorb, the biggest attraction here is a meticulous presentation of a 36,000-year-old mummy. Other equally captivating exhibits include those that highlight Alaska's five major geographic regions that include artifacts, important objects and other items of interest from each region. In addition to research-based projects, the museum offers a wide variety of educational programs.

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