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Alaska Highway House

Address: 10201 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 4T6, Canada
Phone Number: 250-782-4714
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Dawson Creek
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be amazed by the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dawson Creek, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Fallon, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I went here for some fact finding stuff and walk away VERY humble!! The things these Army Guy's did to build this Highway,It IS Seriously MIND Boggling!! If I had a chance again,I would REALLY like to spend more time here!!

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

Thank you for your review and comments, underway1976! It is truly an engineering feat! Over 1500 miles in 8 months in frigid and extreme conditions. We are glad you had a great time at the Alaska Highway House! More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Walked through the museum and watched some of the video. Was a good start to our day. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Offered us our pins as I had forgotten to ask for them.

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

Thank you for your review and comments, bpprid! I am so glad the summer staff were friendly and helpful! Our goal is for every visitor to receive a 'Mile 0 Post Pin' and (if comfortable) to get their photo on the actual Mile 0 Post! More 

Bellingham, WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

You can watch the PBS documentary here about the construction of the Alaska Highway, then see artifacts and stories that make it come alive. Worth a visit!

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

Thank you for your review and comments, Anne-Marie N. The PBS Documentary 'American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway' is an incredible documentary that truly showcases the vast scope of building the 1500 mile highway in 1942. We love to share the stories of soldiers and civilians with visitors. More 

British Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Gives a good picture of the building of the Alaska Highway. An interactive presentation. The staff is friendly, there is a small charge.

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Comox, Canada
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109 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is a definite must-see if you want to learn about the building of the highway and get a kick-start to the Alaska Highway. The video is very good - but long and the chairs aren't very comfortable, but it is worth it. The museum element takes time to enjoy so 30 minutes is good. Unfortunately the 'send a postcard'... More 

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