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Address: 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907 465 2901
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The Alaska State Museum is closed but will re-open in a brand new building...

The Alaska State Museum is closed but will re-open 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 Museum store, and add in a cafe, auditorium, classroom, reading room, as well as the State Library and Archives. Please come visit us then!

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Aaawwww Alaska is definitely a place to visit. Everything, everything in Alaska is beautiful, the trails, the museum, the people, the air!! loved it!!! The museum was very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Aaawwww Alaska is definitely a place to visit. Everything, everything in Alaska is beautiful, the trails, the museum, the people, the air!! loved it!!! The museum was very nice, well tendered and with plenty to see. My kids enjoyed it very much. I was impressed with the maintenance of this place, and how well informed their staff was.

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Rockford, MN
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is conveniently located to the shops in town and fills in some good history. It was nice to fill in the spaces . I would have liked to see more artifacts and they don't have much to say about the nearby former red light district.

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1 Thank Bob B
Moreno Valley, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Basic museum with on point local displays. Nice films in the auditorium on the Northern Lights. Worth the time to visit.

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1 Thank Mary H
Juneau, Alaska
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The new museum will be amazing! The building is huge and all brand new. I would be sure to carve out 1 or 2 hours for this place.

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Juneau, Alaska
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great museum but there was construction going on when we were there. I'm sure it will be even greater when the construction is complete. Well worth the nominal charge.

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Vallejo, California, United States
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42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great museum that highlights different time periods and key events in Alaska's history. From native life to gold mining to sustainable fisheries, there are movies, panoramic scenes and historical artifacts for review. Allow at least one hour for a walk through and add time to view the movie and read the signage.

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Illinois
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85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was ok, but nothing overly amazing. I would watch the video which was interesting. This is right downtown.

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a good stop to familiarize yourself with Juneau and Alaska's culture and heritage. It is a very small, manageable museum that can be done in an hour. Be sure to ask questions of the docent who is a 3rd generation native and very knowledgeable.

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Tubac, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lots of history and pictures from around the Juneau Area....nice small hike from downtown and the views from the hill are nice.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Currently under construction, this will be awesome once completed. The old building was leaking and of poor design. The new, which is a combo of museum and state archives, is modern and excellent.

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Thank Paul H

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