Fountainhead Antique Auto MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9074502100
- Ticket Price: 10 CAD
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum - Review
This may be one of the most popular attractions in Fairbanks - a collection of 70 or so iconic vintage cars, some of which you'd be very hard pressed to find elsewhere. Collector Tim Cerny kick started the collection in 2007, making sure to only select those vintage vehicles that fulfilled criteria of historical importance and technological progress, or sheer rarity. These include the Sheldon, the Heine-Velox Victoria automobile, or the Hay Motor Vehicle, each of which is the only one of their kind ever built. A full catalogue of the cars can be found on the museum's website. Audio-guided self tours are available, as are docent-guided tours. The museum practically never disappoints.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Information
- Free parking available.
- Group tours can be booked on the attraction website reservation form.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Ticket Prices
- CAD 5 for ages 6-12
- Free for under 6
- Contact the museum for prices of docent guided tours for individuals
- Group guided tour rates: CAD 21 per adult, CAD 12 per child
How To reach Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum by Public Transport
- Blue and Red Lines stop 25 - College Rd @ Diane Ave Westbound. Then, head east, turn left into Margaret Avenue, right into Wedgewood Drive.
- By car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
65.8% of people who visit Fairbanks include Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36.54% of people start their Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
90.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks Reviews
Hidden gem in Fairbanks! My wife and I were really impressed not only by the cars at the museum, but the presentation with period-matching outfits and photos. We enjoyed dressing up and taking photos with the cars, as well as speaking with the super-nice lady at the welcome desk. The only thing that would make this museum better would be a live-person guided tour. There are obviously a lot of people who put their heart and soul into making this museum as wonderful as it is, I want to hear the stories from their perspective and ask them questions. When we were at the museum noone was available to answer difficult questions about the cars but luckily the lady at the front desk had a collection of frequently asked questions and answers to provide us.
I had one great time here! The cars are actually driven! And all the information on them was just wonderful. The staff was wonderful and helpful and I love the headset thing you could listen to exactly what's going on with the car. And the clothing to match the period of the car amazing my husband love the cars I love the clothes. And then you can take pictures after dressing up on one car isn't that awesome! The kids had a great time which is surprising for young children this is a must-see when you get to a Fairbanks Alaska!
I was greeted at the door by a friendly employee who gave me the basic layout of the collection and other tips for viewing the exhibits. Placards tell the essential details of each car. Videos and other artifacts enhance the experience. The collection of automobiles is impressive. The price of admission, ten dollars, is very reasonable for the experience.
A privately owned collection of over 70 cars from 1898 - 1936. 68 of the cars actually run. They have an auto shop that you can observe. They also have dresses and clothes that are from that time period and displayed with the corresponding vehicles. There are movies to watch and places to sit and take a break.
I very much enjoyed my time here. I loved seeing all of the antiques and I even had the opportunity to have my picture taken in one of the antique cars. Learning of the history behind the cars as well made the visit even better.