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University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Address: 505 S Chandlar Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
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+1 907-474-7211

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If you have some free time in Fairbanks, have access to transportation and want to take a memorable photos then this is the spot to do it at. We were there at --29F/--34C. In... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sasha R
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have some free time in Fairbanks, have access to transportation and want to take a memorable photos then this is the spot to do it at. We were there at --29F/--34C. In Fairbanks this is what memories are made of, pretty much lol

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

UAF is the place we always go to check the temperature. It is very large compound. They have gas station at the corner and open 24 hours. You can have any convenient gas station food there.If you go up to the hill, on your left, there is a stop sign and small parking area to park your car and wait... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were plesantly surprised how beautiful this campus is. The Museum of the North was fantastic.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I went to the university to visit the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in the Geophysical Institute building, and then visited the Museum of the North. Staff was all very cordial and helpful. The campus itself is fabulous with its view of the mountains in the distance. This is truly an academic gem.

Thank Eugene F
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The university museum was excellent place to learn more about Alaska - the place, people and history. It is worth the trip and at least a half day to enjoy most of the exhibits.

Thank SCF3128
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had to stop and get the customary picture of the temperature sign. Unfortunately it wasn't 40 below, but it is for the memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Just registered my son for College here. The New Student and Parent Orientation programming was wonderful. I felt I received information to help me transition my son to school and me to letting go.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

So glad we stopped her. The museum covers everything Alaskan Ggives the tourist idea about the different areas of Alaska as well as a history lesson. Really glad we went there on one of our first days in Alaska. Appreciated the excellent overview

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visited this campus on Sept. 4th. The Alaska Range Overlook provides a nice view. The sign's plexiglass cover needs replacing. It is so yellowed you can't read the information. The gardens on campus were lovely. We enjoyed seeing the reindeer on the experimental farm from the road. We drove about campus but many facilities were closed.

Thank Jane S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was our favorite part of our recent trip to Fairbanks. The campus is beautiful and we loved the Museum of the North--beautiful building, excellent collections (unexpected and wonderful art), and their Large Animal Research Station and botanical gardens were terrific. If you are starting a trip to Alaska in Fairbanks, this would provide a wonderful orientation.

Thank Judith P

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