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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
907-929-9201
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Anchorage Museum features permanent exhibits on Alaska art, history, science and Alaska Native culture. It also features a rotating schedule of... more »
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a rainy afternoon at the Anchorage Museum, most of the museum was really interesting, but my favorite exhibit was the GYRE exhibit that focused on the the garbage that makes its way into our oceans. I found this exhibit fascinating, it was raising awareness for pollution, but honestly they made the garbage look so pretty and artistic. The... More

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

went here for the films in the planetarium on the Aurora and Bears of McNeil Falls - these were both a little more technical and less scenic than I had hoped. On the plus side the Native exhibits were spectacular and I wished I had just went here and skipped the Native Cultural Center.

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Philadelphia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The first floor contains the art collection, with several fine examples of local artists. The second floor chronicles the history, culture and artifacts of the Alaskan territory. More recent exhibits give information on the 1964 earthquake, statehood, and the Alaska pipeline. At $5 for seniors, this is a must-see!

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Bellflower, California, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in Alaska I had 6 days in the Anchorage area and I spent one day doing nothing but going to museums. When I first arrived at the Anchorage Museum I was not overwhelmed but what I did not know at the time is that I soon would be! The main floor has a few Interesting paintings, etc. but... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum on our last day because we had done as many tours as we could. I'm so glad we did not miss this. I learned so much about native Alaskan's and the history of Alaska. I could have spent hours on the second floor. This is a top quality museum and so worth the $15 admission.... More

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delaware
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45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Anchorage Museum is top notch. The Smithsonian Artic Studies Center is especially informative. The exhibits of Native Alaskan clothing and culture,coupled with the television monitors makes for a very educational experience. The oral histories were very good. Also, the art displayed in the downstairs gallery is very interesting. As my wife collects owls, I started to buy note cards... More

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Riverhead, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We only had 1 1/2 hours to visit this museum...we ate lunch in their wonderful restaurant & visited only one exhibit on the second floor, This was the Smithsonian exhibit featuring rare Alaska Native heritage objects on loan from their other museums. The display was enhanced with a series of large screen TVs that looped pictures & personal histories for... More

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Calgary
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed a rainy afternoon at the museum. The history of the earthquake in Anchorage was so interesting and well done. The audio accounts of the people when lived through it was an excellent addition to the photos and written accounts. The Smithsonian Native Artifacts was such an excellent collection. Take the time to read what the items are and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Complete history of the area is in this museum, suggest take an elevator to the top floor then walk down the stairs on each floor. A lot of things to offer.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I are military and have lived in Anchorage for about a year. Our parents came to visit and we thought the Aurora show would be really cool to see since they have never seen the northern lights. The lady at the desk told us the wrong time to show up for the show, fortunately (or unfortunately I... More

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