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University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

(4.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
With collections that span scientific genres from botanical to cultural, University of Alaska Museum of the North gives a well-rounded perspective of the state. Exhibits are as varied as the subjects represented, from frozen tissues to ethnological artifacts. Beyond displays, you'll find research that benefits the life that thrives in the far north. The museum is small enough to move through quickly, but the density of the exhibits may prompt you to take more time. Put University of Alaska Museum of the North and other Fairbanks attractions into our Fairbanks holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a must visit if you come to Fairbanks. There is a varied collection of art and artifacts. Some of the finest paintings and native Alaskan crafts are on display. Interesting building that stand...  more »
  • The place could be so much better if the guides actually talked to you. If you're self succulent, go to the museum. If you want a guided tour, skip the museum. 
  • A small number of exhibitions in a nice modern building with good parking and pleasant surrounds. I was a bit underwhelmed. But I suppose I had just been visiting the museums in New York. It is small ...  more »
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  • If you're going to spend any appreciable time in Fairbanks Alaska I suggest you go to the museum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This Museum AZ great examples of native art and handiwork. As you enter the museum you're greeted by a gigantic bear. There are many stuffed animals throughout the museum. They also have a selection of Modern Art by Alaskan artists. The price is reasonable, $10 a person, and you can spend an entire day there without seeing everything.
  • A must when in Fairbanks. This museum pays respect to native Alaskans including its wildlife. Cost: $10/adult Navigation: Go counter clockwise. Begin with the art gallery. Although very small it features a very interesting art collection all about Alaska and by Alaskans. Then, enter the main gallery where you will be greeted by an awesome grizzly. Pose for pictures. Continue through the rest of the displays. Finish with a visit to the Gift Shop - of course. Duration: 1.5 hours
  • A good place to spend a rainy or cold days.
  • An excellent museum. One of the more fascinating aspects for me was the room that took the vibrations from the earth and made it audible in a humming sound. Very interesting place.
  • Not enought info for the price that you pay, but still so helpful and the people so nice. There is a good place to go with kids also