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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Interesting stop in Talkeetna

This museum consists of three historical buildings, one of which was the 1-room school house for many years. The $3 admission was well worth it. This displays cover the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This museum consists of three historical buildings, one of which was the 1-room school house for many years. The $3 admission was well worth it. This displays cover the local flying, mining, and climbing activities that bring people to the area. A big shout out to the National Park Service Ranger who gave a talk "Virtual Climb up Mt McKinley"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Its a mile walk from the train depot to Talkeetna, and there are interesting stores and sights along the way. The museum has the usual artifacts and info; and a restored trappers cabin from the early 1900's on the grounds. Keep going and its a quick walk to the three rivers junction and on a good day, a view of... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Good pace to get a sense of the development of the local community, and the reasons early residents came here. "History" is a relative term, in that most of the items (except for Indian artifacts) dates from the early part of the 2oth century. First settler in the 1910s. So, like me, you MAY have some of this stuff hanging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A nice little museum, well done. A good synopsis of the area. After this visit, go down the street to the National Park Service visitor center.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the history of climbing Mt. McKinley and also the old train ticket office and pictures and backgrounds of early settlers to the region. Lots of good information about the area.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small museum about Mt Mckinley and the climbers who took the challenge to climb it! The man who ran it was excellent, taking time to tell us about the museum and he was very informative about the climbers and the books in his store. A must do and very inexpensive- $3

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

dont be fooled by the size of the building. See how folks lived and survived in the area. hardy people. with teens it took us about an hour. notice the active airstrip right next to the buildings. watch small planes land.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Small fee, well worth the price. Much more to this little town than you might imagine. Like a lot of Talkeetna, this place also, has personality. Easily located as you enter town on the right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I stopped here mainly to listen to the Ranger talk on Mt McKinley and enjoyed their Scale model of the Denali Range. The rest of the Building dedicated to the Mountain and climbing it, is very interesting. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the old Newspaper articles about some of the early Pioneers of Talkeetna I found in their main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lots of old memorabilia and things from early 20th century. Old mining, train, and sledding implements. Nice log cabin replica on site. Worth the small admission price.

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Talkeetna

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