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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907-929-9201
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of...
Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
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I was not expecting to visit such an amazing museum so close to the Arctic Circle. This museum is on par with larger cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City and blows many others... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting to visit such an amazing museum so close to the Arctic Circle. This museum is on par with larger cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City and blows many others out of the water. A must see. If history isn't you thing, fear not! They have a smorgasbord of interactive areas. Favorite exhibit was the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There was a great deal of history to see and read about. But something seemed off, it was a lot to read and not as many artifacts as we hoped to see. As though you where walking through a open book. I believe reading from a book with pictures for this museum would have been a better choice. The price... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent stop if visiting anchorage. Informative and interesting exhibits about native cultures and life in alaska throughout the centuries. Wonderful planetarium and imagination for kids. I spent many a cold winter Sunday here withy young daughter. Plus amazing, inspiring art. The best collection in alaska hands down. As a plus, Muse cafe has excellent food and an interesting decor. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You won't get through this museum in 30 minutes. Take your time and enjoy the history of the oil fields, the science center and earthquake exhibits. We visit this museum frequently. There is plenty of room to stretch your legs and you won't get claustrophobic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The displays here are excellent! We only had 2 hours, but they were well spent! They have a section of the Alaska pipeline so you can see how huge it is!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice museum in the heart of anchorage, $15 entry not to bad for what you get. Explain the history and achievements for anchorage and Alaska. Also has some heritage artefacts that is interesting to look at. Also have a fantastic area for the kids with interactive things to engage. Worth a visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

In addition to the awesome art exhibits, this museum has so many kid-friendly activities: imaginarium with hands-on science experiments, bubble demos, and a bit of sealife. There's a really neat young kids' area (ages 5 and under) with lots of toys and climbing structures and big building blocks. We could easily spend all our time there (my 4-year-old loves flying... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The museum was nice, not great. The kid's area was interesting and kept their attention for a while, but many of the concepts were over their heads and were really for adults. The biggest hit was the bubble making area. The rest of the museum was definitely geared for adults and was sadly quite sparse except for the native exhibit... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I had been kicked out of the hotel and my flight wasn't until past midnight. To add insult to injury, it was a miserable day-cold and rainy-and I was looking for something to do and ended up here. Fortunately, I wasn't disappointed as I was completely entertained and captivated for quite a few hours. Lots to see and learn about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The new displays and added space are very nicely done at the Anchorage Museum. The discovery center was very popular with the kids. I miss a few of the old art pieces like Chihuly, but the new Alaska Native cultures exhibit was done extremely well.

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