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History Comes to Life at Wedgewood Resort

To some, there’s nothing better than cruising the streets in a vintage car. Others would prefer to explore nature’s splendor on an invigorating hike. You don’t have to choose in Fairbanks, Alaska,  where both gearheads and outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. Check out the cherry rides at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum or enjoy the area’s breathtaking natural splendor. 

No matter what your pleasure, Wedgewood Resort is your base camp for adventure. Choose from an array of attractions like the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Alaska Midnight Sun Cruise-In. If you’re in search of a vacation that transcends the typical hotel experience, then look no further. 

"Wedgewood Resort is for the traveler who wants something beyond the basic hotel experience," Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Project Director Nancy DeWitt said. "Here you can take a walk in the boreal forest, jog on the nature trails, visit a world-class museum, and check out the photographic, floral, and outdoor history displays. It's not unusual to see an antique car motoring around the grounds, or a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying over your hotel building.”

Rev up the excitement with a trip to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, home to more than 85 rare cars and one of the largest historic fashion collections on permanent display in the western United States. Almost every one of these cars is operable and it isn’t uncommon for guests to see one cruising around the resort each evening. While an automobile museum may not be high on your to-see list, you won’t regret visiting this gem. 

“I never thought that antique autos were all that interesting,” a satisfied guest said. “But we ended up spending over six hours at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and we could have spent several more days. It was absolutely the best museum I have ever been too - both for autos as well as regional history and vintage clothes. Please do yourself a favor and go to this museum.” 

Idle into town June 20-21 for the biennial Midnight Sun Cruise-In, which features nightly cruises, a car show, museum activities, steam and electric car demonstrations, and free hayrides. The Saturday awards banquet takes place in the Fountainhead Auto Museum and is open to the public (advance tickets required). Since Wedgewood Resort is the host hotel for the Cruise-In, guests receive a special $99 room rate and half-price admission to the museum.

Get off your wheels and into the wilderness with exciting outdoor attractions. Snap photos of the enchanting flower gardens around the resort or walk the lush nature trails around Wander Lake at the resort’s private, 75-acre nature reserve. Try your luck in the photography blind at Wander Lake, or visit the Sandhill Crane Festival at nearby Creamer’s Refuge. Check out the numerous historic photo displays and peruse outdoor history exhibits.     

Timeless appeal. Natural Appeal. You’ll love both at Wedgewood Resort.