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Museum of the Aleutians

Address: 314 Salmon Way, Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone Number: 907-581-5150
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Unalaska
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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332 reviews 332 reviews
141 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a small, beautifully presented museum which conveys the culture and history of the Aleutian Islands and it's people. It has a wonderful collection of artifacts and presents little slices of life through photos and writings. Any visitor will come away having learned more than they expected in a most enjoyable way.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great way to learn about this part of Alaska and the Aleutians through the artifacts and photos exhibited as well as the accompanying explanations. It's a small museum, so it's easy to absorb the historical and cultural information without feeling overwhelmed. A must if you want to learn about this part of the world.

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Glennallen, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A great collection of the material culture of the region--from prehistory to the present. Lots of representative ancient stone tools and great historic photos. This place has a good sampling of artifacts across the whole time the area has been occupied by people, with just enough interpretive text to help contextualize what you're looking at. I liked the modern recycled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

A whole new education about this fascinating part of the world. The perfect introduction to the history of the Aleutians and its peoples, and how/where they fit in to today's world. Some incredible artefacts. One only needs 1-2 hours to cover everything, so should not be a problem for aching hikers' legs. Highly recommended - only $5 - and a... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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152 reviews 152 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This museum is loaded with interesting things. One unexpected treat was the Russian icons for sale in the gift shop

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Juneau, Alaska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
42 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My wife and I spent a very pleasant 2-3 hours here recently. Even though I had seen some of the exhibits at the state museum in Juneau, these provided more detail and information on the Aleutian specific parts. The staff was super helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend stopping in here if you're in Dutch. Well worth the $5... More 

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dutch harbor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Not to my liking, I am a traveler to historical sites. I believe they could do better here. Too many politics in the way. People in small commuities usually tell the story their way, not necessarily the factual stories.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I wanted to go to Unalaska, Alaska (aka Dutch Harbor) just because I had never been there. I was amazed at the place. Did you know that it was bombed in WWII? I didn't. Take a tour with Bobbie Lekanoff of Extra Mile Tours and hear all about it. Into bird watching, Bobbie is your person. The Museum of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2004

Just back from a trip around Alaska. Started off with a 3 day trip from Homer to Unalaska (Dutch Harbor). Fantastic voyage with a local flavor. One of the highlights in Unalaska was a visit to the Museum of the Aleutians. Unalaska has been the site of heavy archealogical work the past few years and many of the finds are... More 

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