Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks

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Home to more than 85 antique vehicles, Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum presents the history of Alaska's automobiles prior to World War II. Peruse its sizable collection of motor vehicles, ranging from early convertibles and trucks to motor-powered platforms built before the turn of the 20th century. Don't miss the displays dedicated to specimens of local significance, including the first car ever constructed in Alaska. Join a 90-minute guided tour to find out more about the state's automotive history and engineering challenges. Or, grab an audio set to enjoy a self-guided tour of the exhibits. Before you head to Fairbanks, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fairbanks road trip tool , to make sure you see all that Fairbanks has to offer, including Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.
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  • Another Fairbanks attraction that should not be missed. The antique cars in this museum are in excellent condition and the docent said that all, but 3, are still operational. In addition to the cars a...  more »
  • This is a must see while visiting Fairbanks. The museum has a wonderful layout, free audio players with the entry fee. Absolutely wonderful visit.  more »
  • All the workers are volunteers and have a great attitude, the cars are very parents. Of the best places to visit in Fairbanks, no doubt. In the winter open only on Wednesdays and Sundays.
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  • This has got to be one of the best antique auto museums I've ever visited! I'm more of a an airplane guy, but the autos here are so well presented, with excellent information posted, and a full view around the vehicles, that I have a new passion. The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the displays. If you like antique autos, or anything mechanical and find yourself in Fairbanks AK, don't miss this!
  • We had a "let's choose something right in Fairbanks" moment and happen to select this place. And wow - what a lucky find and very unexpected since we were there on a nature photo trip. We pulled up to the parking lot on a snowy Feb day and expected to make a 30 - 45 minute visit, then hit the road again. Not a chance - the minute we entered and saw what an amazing place this was, we were hooked. I'm going to post pictures but they don't even come close to replicating the feeling of being there among all that history. Standing next to these beauties can't be felt in pictures. We closed the place, spoke to the owners and observed some work in progress. This has to be a stop if you are in the area. What an automotive and history gem.
  • This may be the best car museum I've ever seen. The cars are meticulously preserved and restored, and presented beautifully, with just the right amount of detail and a short history for each car. Amazing so many of them still run! A surprising gem in my visit to Fairbanks.
  • Cars and clothes! Nice museum with opportunity for photos in vintage auto. Nothing newer than the 1935 Packard. Lots of interesting Fairbanks history.
  • Went with my 86yr old father, and thought, WOW, if I loved this place that much, he absolutely LOVED IT! What a great museum. And the staff was just fantastic to talk with. So fun.

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