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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1728
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+1 907-450-2100
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This unexpected gem at Wedgewood Resort features a remarkable collection of...

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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my wife talked me in to going little did I know it was very very high on my favorite things I did on my first visit to Alaska. Just do it I am not going to do it justice nor will... read more

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Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

my wife talked me in to going little did I know it was very very high on my favorite things I did on my first visit to Alaska. Just do it I am not going to do it justice nor will I try. Just go you will be surprised.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was invited to visit museum with friends. Best kept secret in town. Was amazed at the variety and condition of vehicles. Made a collage to send to family and it has been passed around and around. Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting or people that live locally. Definitely on my list of things to do again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum since we were staying on the Wedgewood Resort and I am very glad we did. The cars and stories associated with them were so cool. The staff was very friendly and talked with us at length about the cars.

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Thanks for visiting! We're glad you popped over from Wedgewood! More 

Orange Beach, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this museum not knowing what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised as to how many cars and well preserved and restored. I learned a lot about the Alaska motoring history too. Very tenacious.

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Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my elderly parents and they enjoyed the place a lot! Is a well thought exhibition, with an order that takes you in a trip through time. Delicate, organized, clear, spacious, balanced, super clean, super neat!

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So many compliments! Thank you so very much! More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

A great afternoon strolling thru Alaskan motor history with an entertaining collection of fashions to match the era of automobiles on display. The staff was interested in sharing with us too which really fleshed out some of the exhibits. Beautiful vehicles and even an old timey photo op with costumes. We had a fun afternoon here.

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So happy to hear you had a great afternoon! Please visit us again soon1 More 

Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was my first time to see so many ancient cars! They were maintained so well! Very impressive! Recommend to car fans!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best attractions Fairbanks has to offer. Even if you are not a car lover it is still worth the visit. Done in a classic & fun interactive style for all ages😊👍

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Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you loved it! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited on a cold afternoon in early March, 2017. As luck would have it, we received a private tour from Brad. His background knowledge added so much more to what has to be one of the finest pre-war Brass Era car collections. There is something for everyone, cars, period clothing, stories... The history here brings early AK settlers to... More 

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Thank you so much for spending some time with us! We can't wait to see you on your next visit! More 

Palmer
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

My family and I visited this Museum while in Fairbanks and loved the era on display. The kids loved being able to see some of the vehicles on display that they had recently learned about. Great trip for sure.

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We're so glad to hear you and the kids enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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