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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St., At the corner of 4th & Main., Juneau, AK
907-586-3572
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Juneau
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap and full scale replica, a 5x7 topographical map of Juneau, and comprehensive video, Juneau: City Built on Gold. In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter, various classes and workshops, educational tours and the Juneau History Grant. With our award winning online archive "Digital Bob" and "Historic Structures Database", we are continuing to expand our role as a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum gift shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. During the summer season the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the Museum for more information.

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Salinas, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My great nephew (aged 3) had as much fun as I did. Fun items in gift shop, Lots of kid interactive stuff, art gallery.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Juneau was a stop on our cruise vacation and I had already done quite a bit of research for things to do in this town. This museum was pretty far up there, because I had read (elsewhere) that they had one of the stamps used to crush ore to get the metals (gold) out. These stamps are HUGE and I... More 

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Anchorage
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

very interesting exhibition about the Japanese interment and world war two battles at the Alutian Islands and about the gold mining in the area.

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Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This city museum was well laid out and illuminated, but I expected more with the $6 ($5 for seniors) admission price. The history exhibits were well done and informative, especially covering the forced removal and resettlement of the Japanese from 1941-51. This is a good first place to visit when in Juneau rain or shine, especially with the State Museum... More 

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mpls,mn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent exhibits, interesting film of Juneau's history; pleasant & helpful staff. With State museum closed, don't have any comparison, but this is certainly worth a visit.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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216 reviews 216 reviews
64 attraction reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a rainy August morning since the Alaska State Museum is temporarily closed. This museum is quite small and maybe not quite worth the full-price adult admission ($6). There was, however, a fun and interactive mining activity for kids. The gift shop was small and contained a few Alaskan made items, but not the kind of arts/crafts I expected... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the movie that showed Juneau's history so make sure you drop by, plus its free. There was a little shop and the walls were decorated with wallpaper from its past.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The reviews referring to the museum being closed are referring to the Alaska State Museum. We were very sorry to miss that this summer, as it's closed until maybe 2016 for a renovation and/or move to a new location (?), and we understand that the collection is marvelous. The Juneau-Douglas museum covers just the Juneau and Douglas area and the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The smartest visitors to Juneau make this an early stop, touring the museum and watching the video about the founding and early history of Juneau. It draws you in. I often leave films like this (short attention span) but this local history film held my attention the entire time. If you see the video first, you understand much more of... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Interactive and informative. There is a lot packed into a small space, and the displays were often entertaining to boot. A comfortable atmosphere gave us what we needed to get hands-on and have fun. I think this would be an excellent place to bring children. I was appreciative enough to leave a decent donation in lieu of admission.

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