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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801
907/465-2901
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Home to a collection of native Alaskan artifacts.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Atlanta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

With a grandiose title of a "state" museum one would expect a resplendent display of the cultural and historic uniqueness of the 49th state. The museum seems cramped, the layout disconcerting as their is no natural flow from one small exhibit to the next. There is a childrens workshop area at the top floor that should entertain the small fry... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were on a cruise and wanted to get away from some of the regular touristy attractions and walk about the town a bit, and take in some culture of a different form. We really enjoyed this museum; from the wide variety of displays, to the educational aspects, to the games for children. This museum truly is a gem and... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This museum is smaller most but full of history, especially about the peoples of Southeast Alaska. There are many artifacts and documents to see plus some contemporary works. The contemporary works assure that the culture continues.

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Highland, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Being in Alaska and Juneau, in particular, really brings home the thought of the native peoples of the area and the Museum is a spectacular display of Tlingit Indian culture and life. there are great displays of the culture, the home life, the boat building and just plain survival in the South Easter Alaskan lands. being part of the life... More

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Barrington NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a wonderful museum - lots to see and a lot of information of Alaskan history. We spent at least 2 hours looking at everything. Very informative. This is a must see attraction in Juneau

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Spanaway, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Outstanding collection of Alaskan history and artifacts from native tribes as well as Russian occupation and gold rush history. Interesting wildlife exhibits. Well worth the walk from your cruise ship and the small admission fee.

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British Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Spent an hour here on a cruiseship stopever. Within easy walking distance to the cruiseship terminal. It is a smaller museum but very interesting. One display was of native weaving and that was lovely. Small gift shop, not much in it. Staff were nice and friendly.

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