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Address: 314 Salmon Way, Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone Number: 907-581-5150
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Well planned local museum

This small museum is new but well planned. The displays are well done and provide the history of the local Aleutian peoples from the start through Russian control of the islands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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English first
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539 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

This small museum is new but well planned. The displays are well done and provide the history of the local Aleutian peoples from the start through Russian control of the islands to the American control - especially during WW2. The exhibits show a range of the industries of the town of Unalaska and Dutch Harbour - especially the fishing industry.... More 

Thank AntarcticBound
Seattle, Washington
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132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This new little museum in Dutch Harbor has excellent exhibits about the World War II history of Dutch Harbor / Unalaska, as well as of Attu and Kiska which were attacked and occupied by the Japanese. There are also a variety of displays and artifacts from seal hunting and kayaking (including aboriginal waterproof clothing), as well as considerable information on... More 

Thank T9-Orca
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum is well worth spending at least an hour (plan on 2) to view the history, the artifacts and learn about the life of the Aleut people. Plan to spend some extra time learning what happened to the Aleut during WWII. It will break your heart. The museum is not large and the exhibits are excellent. Some highlights -... More 

1 Thank Helen K
Los Angeles
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Your trip to Unalska/Dutch should include a 2 hour visit to the museum. The location is ideal, just an walkable block from the Grand Aleutian Hotel. The museum frames and displays are of the highest quality and information that you would fine anyplace. We only saw one other couple strolling around the museum whilst we were there, o we had... More 

Thank DrSteve818
Naples, Florida
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439 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 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.

Thank skyhoosier
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

1 Thank Marianneza
Glennallen, Alaska
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

1 Thank CopperMama
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

1 Thank Michael E
Ashland, Oregon
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174 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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

Thank Ashlandbuck
Juneau, Alaska
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161 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 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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