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Fairbanks Community Museum

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Address: 535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
Phone Number: +1 907-457-3669
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Museum features exhibits on the Klondike Gold Rush, Early Fairbanks, The...

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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A local gem

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Chestertown, New York
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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Largo, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of our trip planning done here and learned much about the area here as well.... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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

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Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 the diphtheria antitoxin to Nome. Excellent video about the sled dogs and mushing in Alaska.... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Worth a drop in. Off one of the main streets. Lots of interesting things for a visit. Definitely something different.

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Brookeville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The fee is a meer $10 and well worth it to see the private collection with MANY items from various Iditarod races which show the change of the sleds used. It is owned by a Iditarod racer.

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is a Hole in the Wall Museum and worth every penny. The owner is a middle-aged woman who is a "dog musher" with lots of experience. She gave an excellent tour, answered all questions, and is a very authentic outdoor wilderness woman - I could NOT live her lifestyle. We really enjoyed talking with her and listening to her... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

After being in Fairbanks for a day, I realized that many people have been influenced in this area by dog mushing. I thought I'd stop in to see what it was all about. The Yukon Quest info office is very close by and I had already been there. The fee of $10 was slightly higher than I thought it would... More 

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