Explore the Rich History of Fairbanks
Whether you recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks or have been a lifelong resident, there’s always something new to learn about living in “The Land of the Midnight Sun.” From history, to culture, to climate, to art and architecture, Fairbanks offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to explore what makes the largest city in the Alaska Interior such a fascinating place to live, work, and play. From museums, to self-guided walking tours, to community festivals and fairs, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in Alaskan culture. Because the best way to understand Fairbanks is to start in the past, we’ve listed out a few local museums to cross off of your list this year.
UA Museum of the North
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
You’ll find everything from Alaskan native art to polar dinosaur exhibits at the UA Museum of the North.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
212 Wedgewood Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99709
View dozens of historically significant pre-World War II automobiles at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.
Airport Way & Peger Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
You'll find museums, a riverboat, a native Alaskan village, a mining operation, and so much more at Alaska's only historic theme park.
Fairbanks Community Museum
4th & Cushman in Old City Hall
Fairbanks, AK 99701
This museum tells the history of Fairbanks and features interpretive displays, period artifacts, newspapers, archival photos, and more.
The Pioneer Air Museum, and the Ice Museum are open seasonally from June through September.
There’s no better way to get a sense of place than by exploring the history of Fairbanks. From learning about our agricultural roots, to experiencing life in a native Alaskan village, to marveling at large ice displays, Fairbanks does a fantastic job of providing residents and visitors with a well-rounded glimpse into what made our city what it is today. We hope you’ll take some time this winter to dive into a few local museums, and make plans for a self-guided walking tour of downtown Fairbanks once the weather warms up. If you’re in the market to buy a home in Fairbanks and would like a team of local experts to help you acquaint yourself with the city, please let us know. We at Madden Real Estate would love to help make your transition into life on “The Last Frontier” a smooth, stress-free experience.
Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
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