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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of antique cars and historic fashions, plus entertaining displays on Alaska motoring history. With over 100 vintage outfits exhibited alongside automotive works of art, visitors are treated to a visually stunning trip back to a time when cars and fashion dominated the luxury goods market. The museum's automobile collection features over 85 American-made vehicles, including beautifully restored horseless carriages, nickel touring cars, rakish speedster, elegant classics, and early racecars. From rare marquees like Compound and Argonne to well-known names like Packard and Stutz, visitors will be amazed at the beauty, innovation, and history of these rolling masterpieces. All but a few of the automobiles are driven each summer, making this a true "living museum."Home to more than 600 textiles from the 18th to the Mid-20th Century, the museum presents one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the Western United States. The exhibits include enchanting examples of men's and women's fashions, from silk bustle dresses and motoring dusters to shimmering flapper shifts and dapper tuxedos. Antique accessories including historic hats, shoes, jewelry, and more complete the scores of vintage elegance. Historic photos and videos located throughout the galleries vividly illustrate the extreme circumstances faced by Alaska's pioneering motorists. Although dreadful road conditions and severe climate were unkind to their vehicles, some of these early cars survived and several are exhibited in the Alaska Gallery. These include the Territory's very first automobile, built in 1905 by a man who had never seen a car before! At the Sourdough Roadhouse, children and adults can don period clothing and climb aboard a 1911 automobile for photographs along the Old Valdez Trail.
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212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
+1 907-450-2100
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum! I thought it'd take us a couple hours, but we ended up being there for 4&1/2 hours. The cars are gorgeously restored and they have even more precious things like the preserved cars in good working conduction. The dresses...More

Thank kicsinike
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hard to believe something this nice would be found in Fairbanks. The cars and clothes are some of the best I've ever seen. All pre-WW2 cars with period clothing for each car (mostly women's). Something for everyone.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This auto museum was a surprise to me in that I hadn't expected to enjoy it so much! One of the couples in our group had suggested going and we agreed to go along and I'm so glad we did. They have excellent displays of...More

Thank TxTravels_9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The collection of American Autos along with a few American all terrain vehicles and tractors is simply fabulous. A period dress accompanies many of the autos! Knowledgeable volunteers walk around answering questions and they even have several period male and female dress ensembles for you...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent place to visit. Actually ended up going twice in 6 months our family enjoyed it so much. Very interesting and impressive collection of old autos and clothing with a lot of interesting historical information. All of us from my 88 year old Mother...More

Thank Alaskacares
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful collection of cars and period ladies clothing! The cars are in excellent condition. The ladies clothing is in fabulous condition! This could be a Smithsonian museum!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! We almost didn't go bc my husband isn't interested in these type of early era autos and likes fast cars... I managed to convince him we could speed tour it and it was well with the trip. Very well done.

Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a huge collection of classic automobiles. Any collector will be green with envy to see the amazing condition these cars, clothing, hats and jewelry are in. It's a great educational place to hang out for all ages. If you are interested in...More

Thank KayLynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a unique experience in car museums. It's the first time I've ever been to a car museum that had period clothing displayed with the cars. They have video of cars traveling in Alaska through the rears. My husband liked the snow plow tractor....More

Thank debra13michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little hidden gem in Fairbanks. Probably one of the best car museums I have ever been to. So many vehicles and period clothing to look at. Very well done. The best part was the price. Very reasonable. If you have time I...More

Thank Linda B
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Response from Tphil5544 | Reviewed this property |
There is public transportation but we opted to walk. It was a couple of miles, but an easy walk.