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Alaska State Museum

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Address: 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-465-2901
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Love Natural History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
102 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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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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