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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We attended a wonderful ranger talk about climbing Mount McKinley/Denali as recommended by our B&B._____

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Sylvania, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum in Talkeetna and is worth a visit if you have an extra hour or two. The museum exhibits many very interesting artifacts which depict the history of life in this small Alaskan town. It also gives significant history about the climbing of Mt. Denali/McKinley. One of the best parts is the large model of Mt.... More

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St. Paul, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stop here for a quick history of the area. Have them put on the film (approx. 15 minutes) about climbing Mt. McKinley/Denali.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum was much more than I expected. Three buildings, each with a different emphasis. Warning though, you need to keep an eye on your kiddos if they are young. My 2 and 5 year old boys are more familiar with a hands on type of experience so I spent most of my time correcting and redirecting them while the... More

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A lot of history in such a small place, interesting to listen to. Locals spent some time on putting this together.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The museum was quite interesting but the Rangers talk on Mount McKinley was amazing. We had some extra time to spend in Talkeetna so we took in the Rangers discussion on a lark. It was one of the more interesting informative things we did well in Alaska. You really get a feeling for how difficult the climb is and also... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You must plan to go for the Park Ranger talk about climbing Mt McKinley. Excellent collection of artifacts. A bit musty smelling in a couple of the buildings

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Orono, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great talk with a local. 3 buildings in total. the 2nd a little musty smelling don't go in if you have allergies or breathing issues. The railway section very interesting!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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