Dog Musher's Museum

4.8357 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: 519 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9074573669
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

Sure, this museum is tiny but it's got a lot of heart! This is the largest dog-mushing museum in the world. The main exhibit is a photo-panel. There are iconic sleds used in mush races; related costumes; racing and arctic survival gear; trophies; and a handful of other memorabilia. This is important because dog-racing is an important part of Alaskan history. If you visit in winter, then you can actually get the annual race details from the museum itself. Best of all, it's free (but they do accept donations). The owner is a dog musher herself, and deeply passionate about it. Ask for a tour, and she'll be very happy to talk your ear off. You can also pet her dogs.

Dog Musher's Museum Travel Tips

  • Check out the gift shop.

How to Reach Dog Musher's Museum

  • Buses Black and Blue lines stop 103 - Lacey St at Parking Garage

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  • Dog Musher's Museum Address: 519 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
  • Dog Musher's Museum Contact Number: +1-9074573669
  • Dog Musher's Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Dog Musher's Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dog Musher's Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 70.55% of people who visit Fairbanks include Dog Musher's Museum in their plan

  • 62.07% of people start their Dog Musher's Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dog Musher's Museum

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

72.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dog Musher's Museum

People normally club together Alaska Public Lands Information Center and Blue Door Antiques while planning their visit to Dog Musher's Museum.

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Dog Musher's Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Fantastic little gem of a place! And the best part? It's free! Make sure you buy something in the gift store though to help support the museum 😉 Great exhibits on Fairbanks, especially the history of the town and surrounding areas. Plus all the info on dogsledding + memorabilia. Also, visit the stores in the same building for some more hidden gems.

  • Great community resource and friendly staff! It’s on the second floor of a strip mall but well worth the visit!

  • Very nice museum. I highly recommend it.

  • Don't let Google Maps fool you when you look it up on your phone. It's inside the creepy looking mall area. 'The mall itself it cool BTWs'. We loved reading about the mining, dog sledding, and 'Great Flood' history that the museum had to offer. Seeing relics and newspapers really put you in the shoes of those that had to live through those periods in history. The video on dog sledding was very fun and informative too! This place really shows the importance of preserving local history no matter how small your town is.

  • Not to be missed! A super little FREE museum showcasing Klondike Gold rush and the history of AK dog sled mushing and racing! You can easily spend 20 min. - 2 hours here.

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