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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Talkeetna
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Cute museum, interesting artifacts. The highlight by far was the ranger-led talk about the history and the experience of climbing the mountain. The mountain model is very nice too. The talk took place around the large model. Very nice.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The museum tells the story of town and is a nice story. The high spot for us was the model of the "mountain" and the views that come from each of the "faces". Seeing how the climbers make the accent and have changed over the years was also very interesting. The admission was only $3 and this mountain portion was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were enthralled with a presentation about climbing Denali (Mt McKinley) by the Forest Ranger who works at the Museum at scheduled times. Be sure to go when he is there. He is articulate, full of fascinating anecdotes, humorous, and knowledgeable of the mountain due to his own climbing experiences. I was entranced by the drama and mystery of man's... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The artifacts and knowledge in the museum are interesting to walk through and read about. There are some neat pictures showing how the town has changed over the years. However, the part that was the most engaging for us was about the climb to the top of Mt McKinley. The display and the information posted throughout the room is interesting... More

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We attended a talk on how people plan and climb Mt. McKinley. The museum also contains displays of the area. Talkeetna is the town where all climbers assemble for flights to base camp. The town itself is a throwback to early Alaska. There are several good restaurants and outdoor activities such as rafting and hiking. A must stop on the... More

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Pointe Aux Pins, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You should visit here to learn some background on the town. Buildings are quaint period places, w/ lots of pictures. Very worthwhile!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Talkeetna is far more than cute shops and restaurants, and the museum and its curator opened our eyes. We enjoyed a great and informed walking tour and gained new respect for the town and its founders.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I really liked this place. Talkeetna has retained a lot of it's historical buildings, and that's great. Friendly staff, books for sale, just a great place to get a good feel for the town.

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nothing spectacular about this Historical Society Museum, they have a few unique pieces of historical value, a couple of nice displays. For the $3 admission fee to support the organization is worth it. Self guided through multiple small building.

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Eustis, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I walked through it's not bad for the $3 price of admission. The history of the Mt. McKinley climbers was really informative, as always I find information on Susan Butcher quite interesting. Great piece of history.

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