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Fairbanks Community Museum

535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
+1 907-457-3669
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Small but incredibly interesting museum.

Really nice museum. I could have spent an entire day reading all the information they have there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
341georger
Small but very nice

Lots of history of Alaska on display. It's small, but well put together and worth while seeing... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Gary S
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dog mushing” (6 reviews)
“land tour” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice museum. I could have spent an entire day reading all the information they have there about the dog mushing, the flood and life in Alaska in general. Small kids would be OK for a few minutes but would probably get bored because there...More

Thank 341georger
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lots of history of Alaska on display. It's small, but well put together and worth while seeing while in downtown Fairbanks. Free but they request a donation of $3.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had 90 minutes free time in downtown Fairbanks on our land tour. We wandered into this small museum on the second floor of a commercial building. It is fee but they do accept donations. The displays are nicely done. There is a lot of...More

Thank 062843
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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 9 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 1 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 20 March 2017

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

Thank melodyt977
Reviewed 21 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 28 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

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