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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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The museum is small, but full of information about the Gold Rush and the sort of people in Talkeetna during that time. It won't take you long to look around but the museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The museum is small, but full of information about the Gold Rush and the sort of people in Talkeetna during that time. It won't take you long to look around but the museum is worth the stop. They also have some really interesting information about Denali and people who have climbed it.

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Amarillo, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you have any interest in mountaineering, and chances are you do if you're in Talkeetna, this is the place to visit!! The amount of history and artifacts here are amazing. There is also an amazing three dimensional representation of Denali! Additionally, there are plenty of local history displays that will keep you engaged... This is a MUST SEE place... More 

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Granby, Ct.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Do not expect a McDonald's, KFC or Wendy's in Talkeetna. Do expect good food, friendliness and deep country hospitality. Do not expect a moose, grizzle around every corner. (Well, there is always a chance.) Yes, their are souvenir shops, flight services and a variety of adventure companies. Talkeetna should be a must stop for any visit to Alaska. I last... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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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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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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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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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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