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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 907-929-9201
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Ranked #3 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children

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Spokane
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I especially liked the Alaska Native culture area. A very comprehensive collection of artifacts from different areas of the state. My teenage daughter enjoyed the Earth and Life Science center, as she is a biological science major in college. My wife favorite was the "Art of the North" section. All and all worth more than the nominal admission price.

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Loved that there were lockers for my heavy coats and gloves, etc! Didn't like that people couldn't keep their kids in check in the areas that called for a bit more quiet and reverence. Overall a very well done exhibit space. Military discount was a nice perk.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Very nice local museum! Definitely worth a visit, I didn't expect much from our first time there but was pleasantly surprise.

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83 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The exhibits of the peoples and their lifestyle was great as it was informative and attractive. The best part I saw was the exhibit that was open called,"Gyre, the Plastic Ocean". It explains the damage that un recycled plastics can do to the ocean, land and living things. I have to say it made me more aware of what I... More 

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alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love our local museum! It has fine art (abstract & representational), history, a great café, and a fantastic gift shop. The permanent and important Smithsonian exhibit on Alaska Natives is very, very interesting. There's the hands-on Imaginarium to keep the young'uns engaged while you stare at the Sidney Laurence or Kes Woodward landscapes, plus ever-changing current local art exhibits... More 

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Anchorage
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our new museum is very nice. It is very representative of the early days of Alaska and it's progress right up to the pipeline. Well worth a visit if you are in Anchorage.

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was impressed with the quality of this museum. Many native items and clothing on display with interesting historical information. Very nice gift shop, too.

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Sagamihara, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I am an archaeology graduate student in Japan. This museum have excellent exhibit to learn how Alaska has rich cultural resources. Usually people visit Alaska strongly focus on its natural resources such as animals, glaciers, and mountains. This museum gives you new impression and thick knowledge about people who lived in Alaska long time ago and native ancestors' life.

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Frederick, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visited this museum with my son's family and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. I was enthralled by the beaded work in the clothing exhibit. My one-year-old grandson had a fantastic time in the children's play area: puzzles, books, giant bubbles, and more. Worth every penny. I learned a lot about the culture of the area. And the gardens out front were... More 

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Albuquerque
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a 'general' museum of art, history, culture. It is small but well done and informative. The art collection is very small so don't expect a lot of art. Definitely worth a visit.

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