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Address: 10201 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 4T6, Canada
Phone Number: 250-782-4714
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Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be...

Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be amazed by the state-of-the-art technological and imaginative displays (including a 1942 U.S. Army Willys Jeep) that relate the incredible Alaska Highway story of yesterday and today. Relax in the film hut for an hour and learn more through the PBS documentary: The Building of the Alaska Highway. In the computer kiosk, send a personal e-postcard greeting from the Mile 0 City to the folks back home.

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Very good Interpretive Center

History of the building of the Alaska Highway Trail of '42. Great exhibits and displays. Video is outstanding history lesson

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Iva T
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

History of the building of the Alaska Highway Trail of '42. Great exhibits and displays. Video is outstanding history lesson

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Thank Iva T
Austin, Texas
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Don't miss the Alaska Highway House! There is an excellent movie explaining how the highway was built. There are photos and exhibits from the construction. It is simply amazing and awe inspiring that this highway was built. It is a great beginning to a trip "of a lifetime" on the Alaska Highway. The young woman at the desk even took... More 

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2 Thank GracieG2015
West Palm Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A great collection of pictures, artifacts, people, etc. involved in the building of the Alaska Highway. The difficulties encountered and the loss of life are really brought home here. Definitely view the video to get the bigger picture of this immense project.

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Thank Pataec
Fremont, California
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Most have heard of the Alaska Highway, but not many appreciate the history and motivation for its initial construction which somewhat surprisingly has its roots in World War II. A stop at the Alaska Highway House in Dawson Creek does a nice job of that introduction. If you enjoy history and digging a little deeper into the origins of significant... More 

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Thank Glenn M
Dawson Creek, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This wonderful gem in Dawson Creek takes you back in history with wonderful displays and interactive attractions. The staff here are very helpful and outgoing!

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1 Thank Moonsweeper
West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We spent a couple of hours leisurely viewing the exhibits and watching a portion of the PBS video on the motivation for and construction of the Alaska Highway. The exhibits are well done and this is time well spent, especially if you're starting a trip to Alaska via the Alaska Highway.

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1 Thank Stephen B
Deroche, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A visit to Alaska House is sure to deepen your appreciation for the area. It will stir your daydreams as you take in the many marvels the North country has to offer.

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Thank Hali-Joy
Dawson Creek
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

awesome place lots of history and information. Just think it should be open on Weekends when we have so many tourists coming though time. Lots of People stop and ask when its open

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Camp Nelson, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great little museum for anyone interested in the Alaska Highway. The difficulties of building this road were huge, and the men who overcame those difficulties should be remembered and recognized. I would recommend this museum to everyone starting up the Alcan from Dawson Creek.

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Compact 'museum' that Presents Alaska highway history very well; Video documentary shown on premises is quite interesting with many surprising facts; displays well done. Very well done and leaves you feeling like you've learned something. Friendly, welcoming, informative staff.

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Samantha G, Manager at Alaska Highway House, responded to this review

Thank you for your response! We take great pride in promoting the history of the Alaska Highway! We love sharing the incredible stories of the soldiers and civilians that blazed over 1500 miles of trail. More 

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