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You don't have to be an automobile buff to enjoy the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. The museum showcases more than 85 cars made prior to World War II, each showcasing a historical significance or technological innovations of the day. What make this museum unique are the accompanying displays of period clothing that present a slice-of-life view of the era.
According to recent visitors, the museum deftly appeals to a wide audience. Many were impressed with the displays of period clothing that accompanied the classic cars, saying the clothing gave the museum a unique quality. Others enjoyed the films and photos of Alaska in the early 20th century, while automobile enthusiasts were impressed with some of the rare exhibits of early vehicles.
The museum, which is located less than 2 miles north of downtown Fairbanks, is accessible by car or MACS Transit's blue line. The facility welcomes visitors in the summer (from mid-May to mid-September) Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning in mid-September, the museum operates on its winter hours and is only open on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets costs $10 for adults (13 and older) and $5 for children ages 6 to 12; kids 5 and younger receive complimentary admissions. A free, self-guided audio tour is available, as is an hour-and-a-half-long guided tour. Parking is free. See the museum's website for detailed directions.
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