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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-465-2901
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Ranked #11 of 27 Attractions in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Alaska State Museum is closed and will reopen in a brand new building on the same site in June of 2016. The new facility will double the exhibit... more » Owner description: Alaska State Museum is closed and will reopen in a brand new building on the same site in June of 2016. The new facility will double the exhibit space, triple the collections space, expand the gift store, and add in a cafe, auditorium, classroom, reading room, as well as the State Library and Archives. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a nice little museum- takes maybe 2 hours tops. I enjoyed the natural history and Alaska native history sections. There very nice animal specimens and many native arts and artifacts. The museum's contemporary art section is definitely not a strong point.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum is being torn town and replaced with a bigger and better one but not until 2016. Construction zone all around the museum. Stay away.

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Chehalis, Washington
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212 reviews 212 reviews
95 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We really wanted to go but drove by only to find out that it was closed for renovations until 2016. We had to go down to the Red Dog Saloon instead :-)

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Krakow, Poland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Wanted to kill some time and check if it`s worth to go... and it`s definitely worth to spend 1-2 hours nature, history, geography and... very well designed Native section! 6 or 8 $. I `ll go next time.

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fresno
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

bummer this was on the top pf my to do list. We had sporadic internet action but I don;t think this was showing closed on the website. I asked the busdriver on the way to Mendenhall and she said it was closed.

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Mount Sidney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Often overlooked by cruisers, but should definitely be visited. A short walk from the downtown shopping, not crowded. The museum offers a first time visitor to Alaska a fine overview of Alaskan history and heritage of her people. Don't miss it!

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HAINES
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Alaska State Museum is a good place to spend a few hours during a dreary and drizzly Juneau day. Lots of history and artifacts of the early Alaskan life and culture. Even though we are Alaskan, we learned plenty of things we didn't know and enjoyed the displays. Great staff who are very helpful and encouraging. Yea Alaska!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It was just closing and will remain closed until it moves in to a new building under construction. The few exhibits open seemed interesting so the new one should be great.

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Macon, GA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very nice Museum - with lots of exhibits. Held our interest for couple of hours. Good museum for Alaska history.

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Fullerton, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While on a cruise ship vacation, we spent 90 minutes enjoying the state museum. It is relatively small, two floors, and encompasses galleries on the Alaska Natives, Natural History and the state's Political History. If you like museums I think that you'll find it a worthwhile attraction.

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