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Fairbanks Community Museum

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Address: 535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
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+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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Great local history

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 be sure it is open, there are limited winter hours.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Dumas, Texas
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Chestertown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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

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Thank Alex B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
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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