Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks

4.9
#2 of 13 in Museums in Fairbanks
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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  • Weather you are a “gear head” or not, it’s easy to appreciate the art and history assembled within this museum. The cars, clothing, pictures and history are insightful and will leave anybody richer...  more »
  • This is a MUST SEE for Alaskans and Visitors alike! My favorite things are history, cars and clothes - this museum has the best of each. The cars are fabulous - and there is no one better to tell...  more »
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  • Very comprehensive collection of automobiles from the very early days to the 1970s. Almost all are in working condition which is impressive. Some vehicles are unique to Alaska in order to cope with the harsh winter/snow conditions here. The museum is very well laid out in a chronological order with detailed descriptions and explanations of the evolution of different technology that comprised of the cars. We walked away with a renewed appreciation of the all the developments that led to the modern automobile.
  • I just never knew that this place existed. I am so glad to have stopped by to check it out. If you love old cars, and clothing, this place will blow your mind. Go check it out. What an experience. Awesome. Even if old cars are "not your thing", they will be after your stop to visit the Foundationhead Antique Auto Museum. So cool. This is a must visit location in Fairbanks, AK.

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