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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
Type: Museums
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Inexpensive small museum, self paced through three small buildings. Just a hodge-podge of stuff. Get the town map from them and you can walk around a couple of blocks and find some other historical cabins.

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Concord, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited the museum and attend a presentation where a Talkeetna ranger presented a virtual climb of Denali. He explained all of the steps involved in preparation and the support provided by rangers. It was EXCELLENT! Much respect for the climbers and the rangers who provide support!

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I highly recommend that you go to the museum for the 1pm talk by the NPS ranger. His presentation on climbing Denali was one of the best presentations I have ever attended. He talks as if the participants are getting ready to climb the mountain. He walks you step by step through the process and what it's like on the... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We liked this because it was organized so you could quickly go through it. I liked the display showing what a climber wore, ate etc. in 1913 as compared with a climber of today. Also the lady at the front desk was most helpful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a good little museum! We did not do the walking tour - but found this a welcome activity for a day where all our flightseeing plans were spoiled by rain. The history of town is presented, from gold mining, and trapping to climbing "the mountain". We also enjoyed a respite in the Ranger Cabin, with its large comfortable... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a must-do in Talkeetna. The museum is excellent, and Sue and her co-workers do a fine job in explaining the history of the area. The highlight was the afternoon presentation from the US Park Ranger's presentation about Mount McKinley and those who climb it. Fascinating, and not to be missed.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great little museum! A must do! Great price. Interesting tidbits of historical info about this adorable town. Worth your time.

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Melbourne, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You can't beat the $3 admission which then gives you parking for the whole day in town. The speaker from the Forest Service about climbing Mt. McKinley was AWESOME! He had a great way of telling a story! I could listen to him all day. Lots of amazing artifacts.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great little museum, and high value because the cost is only about $4. The old mountaineering stuff is worth a visit. It can take as little as 30', or as long as an hour or so depending how much you read. I would even go again...

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