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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  • Unbelievably good museum. Many beautiful cars with excellent descriptions that link them to the development of the automobile and historical events. Beautiful dresses of each era are also displayed. G...  more »
  • My significant other is a vintage car nut and he was so in awe ! I was in awe myself ! We spent 3 hours here and want to return again ! This is like something you would expect to see in Vegas ! Very w...  more »
  • This museums has many beautiful cars and period clothes on display. It is worth the stop to see all of the cars.  more »
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  • Hidden gem in Fairbanks! My wife and I were really impressed not only by the cars at the museum, but the presentation with period-matching outfits and photos. We enjoyed dressing up and taking photos with the cars, as well as speaking with the super-nice lady at the welcome desk. The only thing that would make this museum better would be a live-person guided tour. There are obviously a lot of people who put their heart and soul into making this museum as wonderful as it is, I want to hear the stories from their perspective and ask them questions. When we were at the museum noone was available to answer difficult questions about the cars but luckily the lady at the front desk had a collection of frequently asked questions and answers to provide us.
  • I had one great time here! The cars are actually driven! And all the information on them was just wonderful. The staff was wonderful and helpful and I love the headset thing you could listen to exactly what's going on with the car. And the clothing to match the period of the car amazing my husband love the cars I love the clothes. And then you can take pictures after dressing up on one car isn't that awesome! The kids had a great time which is surprising for young children this is a must-see when you get to a Fairbanks Alaska!
  • I was greeted at the door by a friendly employee who gave me the basic layout of the collection and other tips for viewing the exhibits. Placards tell the essential details of each car. Videos and other artifacts enhance the experience. The collection of automobiles is impressive. The price of admission, ten dollars, is very reasonable for the experience.
  • A privately owned collection of over 70 cars from 1898 - 1936. 68 of the cars actually run. They have an auto shop that you can observe. They also have dresses and clothes that are from that time period and displayed with the corresponding vehicles. There are movies to watch and places to sit and take a break.
  • I very much enjoyed my time here. I loved seeing all of the antiques and I even had the opportunity to have my picture taken in one of the antique cars. Learning of the history behind the cars as well made the visit even better.

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