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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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Lakewood, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum in July 2014. We paid a senior rate (9.00 p/p if memory serves me correctly) We found the parking a bit confusing so research this to find the best deal. You need to allow plenty of time to see the museum as there is a lot to see. I recommend not starting at the top floor... More

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Brigham City, Utah
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Forget the two top floors. Park at the Sears parking; cost us a dollar. The rest of the place is excellent.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful facility, surrounded by lovely gardens. We enjoyed the children's exhibit area (the bubble area was a big hit). Lots of educational exhibits for out-of-state visitors like us. Highly recommended.

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Many excellent exhibits on the art and culture of native peoples, as well as one that tells the history of oil exploration in Alaska. Be sure to visit when in Anchorage.

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Arkansas
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Ok, I will confess I am a historian, but this museum was excellent. When I was there, they had a special exhibit on Alaska natives on loan from the Smithsonian. The restaurant here is very pleasant and the food was delicious. They give a triple A discount, as well. This was a very nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Johnson City TN
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you have half of a day before you start exploring Alaska this is the place to begin. The history and art are outstanding. The Smithsonian collection is second to none, you will not be disappointed. This museum will hold the interest of adults as well as children. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about this great state.

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Oakland, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took a tour of the museum, which was very interesting. The docent who led our tour was very interesting and gave us a very good history of the state. A great way to begin our trip to Alaska!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

the best part of this museum is the smithsonian collection of first-peoples artifacts. be sure to eat at the museum restaurant - the burger w/ avocado is one of the best burgers i've ever had; ask for the olive mayo for your french fries.

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San Diego, California
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our first visit to Alaska and Anchorage. On a rainy Sunday my wife and I spent almost 3 hours there, first enjoying the Alaskan arts exhibits with beautiful Alaskan scenes - even found a Swedish painter who had moved to Alaska and settled there (I'm of Swedish origin, living in San Diego, and I admire anybody who moves... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Anchorage Museum came highly recommended by residents of Alaska, and I was absolutely thrilled that I had a chance to visit. I probably could have used two more hours, but elected to start from the top and work my way down through the museum. There was a photographic exhibit of Kobuk Valley National Park on the fourth floor that... More

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