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Fairbanks Community Museum

535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
+1 907-457-3669
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Nice but Small Museum

This is a very nice but yet small museum. The size of the museum does not diminish the overall good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vsattui123
Great local history

We enjoyed our visit to this free community museum, which includes a section on Dog Mushing. The... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Plannersis
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Museum features exhibits on the Klondike Gold Rush, Early Fairbanks, The Great Flood of 1967, Winter in Fairbanks and The Driving Spirit Dog Mushing Museum which features a detailed history of the use of sled dogs in the Far North. Admission is free, however donations are greatly appreciated.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
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+1 907-457-3669
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice but yet small museum. The size of the museum does not diminish the overall good quality of the Alaskan artifacts and displays. This is a good way to spend one hour and gain some interesting insight into the Fairbanks area.

Thank vsattui123
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this free community museum, which includes a section on Dog Mushing. The wonderful local volunteer Bob from the Morris Thompson Visitor Center also mans this museum and he's a true wealth of Alaskana info. I recommend you call ahead to...More

Thank Plannersis
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It's a simple and free museum. It shows such pride in the community and you feel special that they share it with you.

Thank clover1613
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is worth the hunt to find this place. Tons of local history. Free but donations accepted. A gem hidden downtown.

Thank melody t
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This informative museum is really a great discovery. It is conveniently located and very interesting. The staff was friendly & helpful.

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed 3 July 2016

informative museum with coffee bar. visited a first stop on a land tour - the museum was interesting as regards history of the development of the area and the native people

Thank MALCOLM R
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Located on the river walk in downtown Fairbanks this place is very convenient. It is also right on the bus line. Only $2 to ride the bus. People inside were very helpful and friendly. Modern facility with a good movie about Alaska. We got most...More

Thank LargoLou
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is worth looking round. It is only $10 each for adults and so is go value. It has lots of lovely old photos and you can touch the different skins they have on show. Good for children too

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very informative, great exhibits. more inside than meets the eye. Great value, within easy walking distance as it is is the middle of town.

Thank Pam E
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Learn a lot about this early form of travel and present day dog sled racers. Many traditional, as well as modern, sleds and equipment on display with an excellent photo collection and personal histories of famous mushers. See a sled that was used to carry...More

Thank Irene854
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