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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Address: 212 Wedgewood Drive, 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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We took outr grandkids, even though they were very young.

The grandkids LOVED it. Noah adored the old cars and Molly was riveted by the beautiful dresses. They are begging to go back again. This can definitely be enjoyed as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grandkids LOVED it. Noah adored the old cars and Molly was riveted by the beautiful dresses. They are begging to go back again. This can definitely be enjoyed as a repeated experience! It should not be missed!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've visited the auto museum several times now, mostly during company events hosted at the museum. The staff does a great job hosting events. The underlying car and antique clothing exhibits are as good as any you'd find anywhere. And their collection is surprisingly large for Alaska.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like/love old cars, history of cars, this is a very interesting exhibit. The cars are exhibited with the clothing of the era, as well as information about the cars and the particular clothing. Beautifully done. Cold/raining/or beautiful weather, doesn't matter, it's worth seeing.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good collection of cars that include some Brass era cars and micro cars. They even have a Ford Model T snow machine!

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

This is a splendid historical museum and would be a great success in any locale. Totally unexpected but superb historical material and dozens of restored old cars.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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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