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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone Number:
+1 907-450-2100
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of...

This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.

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Antique cars

Antique cars were fantastic. Not only did they have lots of cars but also had period clothing beside each car. Everyone in our group loved the museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Antique cars were fantastic. Not only did they have lots of cars but also had period clothing beside each car. Everyone in our group loved the museum.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fountianhead hotel and saw advertisements for the museum on the property and thought ,well maybe a couple of old cars,but man were we wrong!This place had enough totally restored vehicles to make Jay Leno droll ! At the time there were 3, 1 of a kind in the world cars and possibly 100 restored vehicles and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived in Fairbanks for 5 years & didn't get around to visiting until we were getting ready to move. I don't care much about cars so I thought it would be fairly boring, but it is really amazing! It's tucked away so it's hard to find on your own. The building is immaculate. They have around 80-100 cars -... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vehicles at this museum are exquisite and beautifully restored. The employees are very helpful and knowledgeable about each vehicle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a trip to see Fairbanks, Alaska in the winter. Part of the trip was to visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. We had seen the museum twice previously and were impressed each time. In addition to the unique automobiles displayed the museum includes displays of period clothes from the past. The clothes include some of the most beautiful... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lots and lots of old cars, about 80 (+/-) of them. Hard to find, around back of the resort. Good history lesson for kids.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

When my fiancée suggested we go see the museum, I was like "Oh boy, a bunch of old cars." God was I wrong!!! Though it is a collection of antiques, it's also so much more! There is displays of clothes and photographs and all types of other auto memorabilia. You can touch some displays and even sit in one of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I would never have expected such a remarkable display of classic automobiles and period clothing in an out of the way place like Fairbanks. Several of the cars had received best in show at venues like Pebble Beach in California and Amelia Island in Florida

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A lot of antique cars. You can see a full line of different cars from past years. They are all in perfect condition.

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Anchor Point, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Very good collection of very old mint automobiles, many to look Have good historical data and wardrobes also Good stop

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