University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

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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. Plan trip to Fairbanks with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The Museum is an excellent point-of-interest in Fairbanks. This is a "must see" when you visit Fairbanks. Great for all ages.  more »
  • Very close location to Fairbanks and worth a visit. The exhibits are great and offer a history of Alaska. We paid extra and watched a movie at the cinema but I don't think it was worth the extra money...  more »
  • Maybe I wasn't expecting it to be as thorough or as engaging, but I was really blown away by the Museum of the North! They have a fantastic collection of Alaskan art, history and natural science. If y...  more »
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  • Superb Museum!! That was the best way to start our vacation that I can think of. We even had lunch in the cafe. When finished we both wondered where the time had gone it went by so quickly.
  • A moderately sized museum with several rooms of displays regarding Alaskan natural to human history. Excellent Aurora video, taxidermied wildlife, and dinosaur fossil displays. Kept the kids entertained as well as the adults for about an hour or so. Will have to visit again when the botanical garden is in bloom. Thanks! Best, ~S
  • Wow, this place was amazing. Lots and lots of exhibits to see so many things to do. We loved the museum it was a great learning experience.
  • Great place to visit. Explains so the history behind Alaska and great shows on Aurora and others
  • Nice place to visit, not that much to see though. But overall, worth my $12

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Downtown Fairbanks holds the highest concentration of accommodations, and here you'll find everything from hotels for business travelers to cozy bed and breakfasts. The area just across the Chena River from downtown features a few establishments that serve as convenient alternatives should you be unable to secure a place to stay downtown. The areas around the airport and the University of Alaska feature numerous accommodations, including bed and breakfasts and small inns in addition to hotels for business travelers. Just outside of town you'll find lodges, cottages, and additional bed and breakfasts that feature quieter settings closer to the mountains.
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