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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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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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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to many car museums, and this is one of the best. Gorgeous cars in pristine condition with displays of the clothing they would have worn during that time. They have a workshop where you can see people working on the car Restorations...More

Thank dianeandlarry
Reviewed 3 days ago

When my father recommended this museum, I thought, well, he likes nostalgia. When our B & B owner recommended it as a top thing to see in Fairbanks, I thought, really?! We went, with an hour before closing, and we were the only ones there....More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had been told by several people to take this in. We have been to a lot of museums but this is one of the finest collections of pre WWII cars u will ever see. The restoration on these is incredible and all but 3...More

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum has over 85 rare cars in the collection along with 175 fashions and hats from the late 1800s through the 1930s. The re are many historic Alaskan photographs and archival videos along with Alaska's first automobiles. Admission is $10.00

1  Thank treeface
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing museum,early 1900 cars of various shapes,sizes and makes,breathtaking to see,a must check out if ever in fairbanks

Thank daniel f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This auto museum will certainly surprise you. It is housed in a rather plain metal building. When you walk in the door however you are a immediately amazed by the vast number of antique automobiles housed in this facility. One hour will only get you...More

Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here we are in Fairbanks, waiting for the Summer Solstice celebration, and decide to go see the car 'museum'. We didn't expect the greatest, as we've been to the Auburn, Cord, Duesenburg museum (during Labor Day weekend, no less), as well as many others. Wow,...More

Thank CalCamper C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were many cars from the turn of the century. They were all in running order and spotlessly restored. It was a surprising find in Fairbanks.

Thank TexarkanaSadiebelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Wonderful displays and lots of information. The employees are great! They take time to answer questions and explain how the cars worked. It's easy to spend a whole afternoon here. There were a lot of cars here that...More

Thank sue6k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed visiting and seeing casts from 1800's to 1930's. Excellent display and layout. Best part was being able to try on some old props and take pictures!

Thank Away_we_fly
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Staying at Westmark…any kind of public transportation for an evening visit?
10 July 2016|
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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.