UAF museum and totem
The University Museum on campus is one of the best attractions in Fairbanks. It features an interesting gold collection, excellent displays and exhibits like 'Forced to Leave', about the detention of Alaskan Japanese Americans and Aleuts during World War II. Other highlights include Babe the Blue Bison (a 36.000-year-old bison mummy), a three-ton copper nugget, totem poles, ivory carvings, a giant Kodiak grizzly bear, and polar dinosaur bones. The Museum Store not only sells the usual books and cards, but also native Alaskan music, native artwork and jewelry.