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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 #19 of 26 attractions in Juneau
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Kind of small for a capital city. But ok because it was raining. The short movie about Juneau was good.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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286 reviews 286 reviews
65 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have nothing better to do on a rainy day, It was ok, but not really worth the fee to see this small museum.

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Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We enjoyed this museum. It has good information about mining, fish traps, and native history. The fee was either $3 or $5, I can't remember. It had a nice little movie. Restroom was clean.

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Compact, informative, quaint but because of road construction, it took our determination to finally get to it... the attendant was eager, enthusiastic and appreciative of our visit (again construction made it a daunting task to get to it.)

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Benicia, Ca
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114 reviews 114 reviews
9 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I think anyone who enjoys small local museums would enjoy visiting this museum. I watched the 30 minute video, which was much more interesting than I thought it would be. I spent an additional 1/2 hour looking at the museum exhibits, the special art exhibit & reading the 1958 newspapers with articles about Alaska becoming a state.

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Very disapponted with this as it was quite a long way up the hill. There is a display about gold mining thats quite good.

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