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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  • I am not knowledgeable bout old cars but have been to several collections around the world. This one is a great surprise for high quality exhibits and vehicles. I especially like the viewing area wher...  more »
  • One of, if not the best Museum's I have seen. Auto collection dating back to 1898, with clothes on display of the same vintage. Willie was beyond fun and probably could not be more knowledgeable. Wort...  more »
  • This is an antique car museum with cars dating to 1898 through 1934. Each vehicle is in pristine condition along with mannequins dressed in period costumes. There are old photos of transportation on t...  more »
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  • The whole design of the museum is really nice and the stuffs there are very nice and helpful. It's my first time to see those cars which is really exciting!
  • Very unique. The quality of the automobiles is suburb. They also have vintage fashion of the same period of the cars
  • The most awsome museum ever. Total class act. You will not be disappointed ever.
  • Kinda pricey, but AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL cars! I'm not a car aficionado and I really enjoyed my visit.
  • This place is full of history. Lots of thought and attention to detail went into this museum. The cars are in pristine condition! You can watch the mechanics work on cars. They also have clothing displayed with the cars and bikes. Very clean. Music playing is also of the time period of the cars.

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