Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks

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Home to more than 85 antique vehicles, Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum presents the history of Alaska's automobiles prior to World War II. Peruse its sizable collection of motor vehicles, ranging from early convertibles and trucks to motor-powered platforms built before the turn of the 20th century. Don't miss the displays dedicated to specimens of local significance, including the first car ever constructed in Alaska. Join a 90-minute guided tour to find out more about the state's automotive history and engineering challenges. Or, grab an audio set to enjoy a self-guided tour of the exhibits. Before you head to Fairbanks, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fairbanks road trip tool , to make sure you see all that Fairbanks has to offer, including Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.
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  • Beautiful museum. Willy and the rest of the staff are fantastic. So much history and info there. And the cars are gorgeous. I can't wait to return  more »
  • My dad and I decided to go because we both like old cars, and we had a great time looking at all the cars and history. I even got to ride in an early internal combustion engine car!  more »
  • This car museum was a wonderful place to visit while we were in fairbanks! My friend, who knows little about cars, and I, who knows only slightly more, both had a fantastic time learning about all the...  more »
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  • Great way of learning and appreciating our history of cars; we've come a long way, that's for sure. Love the staff there, very helpful. Cool to see all the different styles and motors of each; one even said "brakes optional"!!!
  • This is as it says in another review is .. "one of the best kept secrets" of Fairbanks Alaska. What a wonderfully informative truly enjoyable day I had. I've never been to an automobile museum before and probably never would have visited one. I'm glad that the opportunity arose to visit Fountainhead and I'm so happy that I did. I like cars but this place wasn't just about the cars, it was so much more.. so much extra information to see and learn.. from the dresses and posters of that particular era to the personal stories about a said car or model of that car. Everything about the museum grabs you.. as you walk in your almost whisked off into a different time and a different era. The timeless elegance of these cars has been preserved and not just preserved but actually kept in working order. For these cars as I was informed by a very knowledgeable and friendly staff member dont just sit cordoned off never to move or start again. These cars are moved about and taken out on the adjoining car park for "test runs" and what fun that must be for the lucky driver. Had such a great time and whether a car fan or not this place has I think a little something for everyone.. mum's dad's and kids alike.. and at the entrance price it's a bargain. 10/10 from me. 👍
  • I am not a car fanatic, but this museum is beautifully put together. The cars are clearly well maintained and look stunning. The displays of vintage clothing were also a nice addition. The owner (I think) was really friendly, answering the questions my dad and uncle had. They spent a long time talking and he even brought them into the shop area to show them car parts and what not.
  • This is a must see!!! We'd make the trip just to see the museum again! A stunningly meticulous collection of vintage vehicles lovingly restored to their glory days and then some! To the car enthusiast this is a bucket list collection. Not to mention their stunning collection of fine vintage apparel from around the turn of the century. If you're ever in Fairbanks, AK you have to stop and see this fantastic museum!!
  • What an incredible gem of a museum in Fairbanks. A must see if you are ever up here. Everything from the cars and dress attire from that period are immaculate.
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