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The little museum that could...

Could use funding and visitors! Gold mining exhibit in one room and a mushing (dog sled) exhibit in... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Gig Harbor, Washington
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An excellent insight into the history of Fairbanks and dog mushing

The museum is upstairs inside "a building" in the centre of town. It is free but a donation jar is... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
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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...more
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535 2nd Ave, Suite 215, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4769
+1 907-457-3669
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Could use funding and visitors! Gold mining exhibit in one room and a mushing (dog sled) exhibit in a larger room next door. Both are informative. If you have the time, it’s worth a quick visit; it’s upstairs in a shopping arcade, so it’s easy...More

Thank Kris_K_D
Reviewed 26 May 2018

nothing to write home about for this covers the local(Alaska) sport of dog sledding. there is a short film reference this and the walls are mostly about dog sledding with one wall pertaining to the "flood."

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Small but packed with great information. Not too overwhelming, just enough to see. Nice gift shop. Beautiful building.

Thank Evelin H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The museum is upstairs inside "a building" in the centre of town. It is free but a donation jar is on the table. Plenty of old photos and memorabilia. Definitely worth spending an hour or so.

Thank alfalfaAustralia
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were in and out quickly however we throughly enjoyed the displays and history of the area. The local shop worker was very attentive and accommodating.

Thank Bacchustrip
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Really nice museum. I could have spent an entire day reading all the information they have there about the dog mushing, the flood and life in Alaska in general. Small kids would be OK for a few minutes but would probably get bored because there...More

Thank 341georger
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Lots of history of Alaska on display. It's small, but well put together and worth while seeing while in downtown Fairbanks. Free but they request a donation of $3.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had 90 minutes free time in downtown Fairbanks on our land tour. We wandered into this small museum on the second floor of a commercial building. It is fee but they do accept donations. The displays are nicely done. There is a lot of...More

Thank 062843
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a very nice but yet small museum. The size of the museum does not diminish the overall good quality of the Alaskan artifacts and displays. This is a good way to spend one hour and gain some interesting insight into the Fairbanks area.

Thank VSattui1232
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

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