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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801
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Ranked #12 of 26 Attractions in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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