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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
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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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Museum near the State Capital Building (also being repaired) was closed on the day we were in Juneau on a Wednesday in the middle of the day. Closed signs were pasted over the direction signs downtown. The visitor's information office next to the tram way also did not know this facility was closed. Again call for hours and double check... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

i recommend paying a visit to the museum when they reopen. there are so many fascinating artifacts & history to let your imagination run happily into oblivion... i love it

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Pensacola, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Highland, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I loved the experience in visiting this great historical museum and art gallery! This a place I have visited many times. This is the greatest place I have visited that really displays the historic and ethnic lives of the Alaskan Indian (They call themselves "Indians) There are exhibits of the historical and current lives of the several Indian Nations that... More

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JuneauCityMuseum, Administrative Assistant at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the wonderful review. However, I believe you're talking about the Alaska State Museum and not the City Museum. We have a small Native Alaskan exhibit but nothing on boat building and we haven't had any tours led by a tribal leader. I'm sure the State Museum would appreciate your glowing review. Next time you're in... More

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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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154 helpful votes 154 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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18 reviews 18 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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