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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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Yorktown Heights, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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Lenexa, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed the museum displays and were fortunate to be there when a NPS ranger gave a presentation on preparing for the Mt McKinley ascent

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For the small admission, this is a nice overview of the area. (And they include parking out back, which is a premium in Talkeetna!) We learned about some of the local history and chatted with the nice guy running the place that day (a retired teacher who obviously loved what he's doing now).

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For $3 it's worth it, lots of history but small. Also had a great bookstore with a wonderful selection.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like history, or even if you don't, pay the $3 and make time for the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. It is full of great displays, artifacts and stories about life in Talkeetna. The Mt. McKinley scale model alone is worth the time and price of admission. It is a 22 ft x 22 ft scale model of the... More

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