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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Neat place to visit

Lots of local flavor at this museum plus a huge relief map of Denali. Very nice opportunity to learn so much about the mountain climbing done in this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Clark, South Dakota
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Clark, South Dakota
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Lots of local flavor at this museum plus a huge relief map of Denali. Very nice opportunity to learn so much about the mountain climbing done in this area.

Thank JodyFuller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A very well kept original home town museum. It is amazing that this town is still in the middle of nowhere and yet it has such a rich history!!

Thank Nancy S
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is a variety of displays re the people, their history in the area and information about the climbers or attempting climbers of Denali all of whom must take a course in town about the climb, register, etc. A wonderful diorama of Denali and the surrounding mountains is on display.

Thank Marilyn K
Rushville, Illinois
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341 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great displays on the history of Talkeetna and the surrounding area. Room dedicated to Denali and the history of climbing are fantastic.

Thank papawildcat
Winchester, Kentucky
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The historic museum is a nice overview of the Talkeetna area. Always you find out about some of the local traditions and the people who helped build the area. The replica of Mt Denali gave us a better understanding of the size and why high points are usually Hindenburg by the clouds. Worth the trip.

Thank Reg C
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

It features a diorama of Denali and some history of the region. Its well worth a visit of an hour or so, railroad and flying details.

Thank Paul P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

View the film at the Ranger Station then walk to the Museum (5 minutes or less away) for the Ranger Talk about climbing Mt. Denali. We knew very little about hiking at such high levels so far north but found the talk very informative and interesting. The rest of the museum has some exhibits about the local area and takes... More 

Thank Paul C
Essex, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

we went to see the talk by the ranger and the three dimensional model of the mountain range. old collections also interesting.

Thank BigBriverside
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The museum is slightly eclectic but has some interesting stuff. For $3 it is good value. The best part was the ranger presentation about the history of Mt Denali.

Thank Robert D
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A true trip back in time to when the exploration and adventure up to the summit of Denali began. Lots of memorabilia of items from the beginning of the climbing of the mountain including lots of pictures of those that tried and the newspaper headline when the first person made it. Examples of what they wore, what they carried and... More 

Thank Steven S

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