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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  • October 4, 2017
    This was one of the most amazing museums we have ever visited. Was so informative and the displays were incredible. Highly recommend  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    You would not think you would find a museum all the way in Fairbanks Alaska but because I father went to this school I spent a lot of time checking out his old stomping grounds. I went in on a militar...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    My wife and I visited here while spending a few days in Fairbanks during our vacation to AK. The architecture of the museum itself is very striking and there is information inside about how the buildi...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • May 13, 2017
    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
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great place to visit. Explains so the history behind Alaska and great shows on Aurora and others
  • June 28, 2017
    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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