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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, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You go to the Anchorage museum with kids to go to the Imaginarium, which is awesome. But after we exhausted the (excellent) hands-on portion, we ate our lunch and then wandered the rest of the building. Kid-friendly: the history of Alaska/history of Anchorage exhibits, Smithsonian Arctic peoples exhibit (though their attention span for this was not as long as mine... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only saw the first two floors. The exhibit on the 1964 earthquake was very informative and the early art was interesting as well as the different types of clothing displayed. The best part was the interactive exhibits for kids - fantastic! And we don't even have young children anymore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

World class exhibits. Favorite part was the new cultural gallery on the second level. Also, this is the best building in a city of dull architecture. Thoughtfully designed with sublime details. Don't miss this great museum!

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum while we were waiting for the Parks Coachbus to Talkeetna. Had a great time. The earthquake exhibit was fantastic. Ironically, the earthquake in the Aleutian Islands hit while we looking at the seismograph at the earthquake exhibit. Museum exhibits were well done, organized well and very informative. Ate lunch while we were there-it was very... More

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What an awesome museum. I wish we had left more time for this museum. We only had 2 hours and needed at least 4 hours. Great displays and lots of info organized on different floors. We really enjoyed the GYRE exhibit on plastic litter in our ocean and on our lands. Very well put together and brings things into perspective.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't think a museum would be worth an afternoon in a short visit with limited time. I was wrong. I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended (although some families brought young children into the adult portion of the museum and shouldn't have especially since there is a children's portion)

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Philadelphia
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a fine museum that is enhanced by the history tour, in which a docent explains the history of Alaska through the native peoples up to the present day. It is brief, very interesting and not overly clogged with information. Highly recommended to provide a context for what you will see during your subsequent travels in this magnificent state.

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Lexington, ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Extensive exhibits on the culture and peoples of Alaska. Plenty of room to move around. Well stocked bookstore with friendly staff.

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Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited the Museum on our last day in Alaska. Parking was available on nearby parking lots. It was an educational experience for us. The gift shop was great.

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AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great museum. The history and cultures of Alaska. You'll better understand Alaska if you tour this museum. Stop here first.

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