We'd like to dedicate this blog post to all the wonderful people that have visited the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, especially those that have written a review on TripAdvisor. If you need more convincing to come visit us, check out the link above or this sample of reviews:
I'm sorry to say that visiting an antique auto museum was not on my list of things to do while visiting Fairbanks... HOWEVER... I'm so glad that our friends we were traveling with suggested it. What a wonderful surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the museum. The cars were so beautifully restored, and the clothing from the era made the display come alive. I felt like I was transformed to another time. The walking (audio) tour device gave each individual the chance to walk at their own pace and hear information about each car. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Fairbanks!
The refurbished autos were awesome and hearing their story, then seeing the dress of the day tied it all together. Loved having sit down areas throughout and the silent films were a fun addition. Wow, they really put those first cars through heck driving around on Alaskan dirt roads. Hearing about the man who made Alaska's first car was interesting and seeing the progression of the auto brought history up close and personal.
We were on a tight itinerary during our Alaska tour, so we wanted to hit the highlights of each stop. While an auto museum wouldn't be a logical stop on this type of vacation, the great reviews on Trip Advisor piqued our interest. This turned out to be one of the most memorable stops of the entire vacation. The collection of historically significant cars is truly amazing, and the recorded tour is very well done. Furthermore we found the staff to be wonderful. If you have any interest in automobiles and their role in Alaskan and U.S. history, I would highly recommend this museum.Even the locals love the museum!
I have lived in Fairbanks for many years. My guests from all over the world are blown away by this museum. You do not have to know anything about cars to love this attraction; you do not have to be male. Even kids love it -- especially the dress up part.
Visitors also enjoy the convenience of staying at Wedgewood Resort and Bear Lodge, right next door:
If you are up this far north, you won't find a better place to stay! The Bear lodge is a first rate hotel with fine dinning, and a Great buffet breakfast too! Be sure to check out the Car museum! They even have a shuttle to take you to the museum and into town if you wish, But this hotel has everything you will need right here on site, It is a gem, this far north! be sure to check out the fine art on the walls too! The owner has Fantastic taste! and he shares it with you!