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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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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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Capt Cooks exhibition.

Excellent exhibition at the moment about Capt Cooks travels. The devastation of the earthquake of 1964. Certainly a few hrs well spent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent exhibition at the moment about Capt Cooks travels. The devastation of the earthquake of 1964. Certainly a few hrs well spent.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This gives a wide cross-section of Alaskan life from past to present. Interesting for residents has well as visitors. Little light on some art forms though

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great way to spend the day, rain or shine. Early Northern life style to the Space age are documented. View the tent city beginnings of Anchorage. See the devistation of Turnagain and the block of downtown that dropped to roof level durning the March 27, 1964 quake. 50 years later, the memories still hit those of us who lived... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took our little one, so the children's part of the museum is where we focused our visit. What a great find! There was so much for our little guy to do and see. We had fun with him for several hours. There was lots of grown-up fun to be had as well. Highly recommend!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Anchorage Museum has fantastic Alaskan exhibits. Definitely a must see for visitors and locals alike. Muse is a great cafe to eat at as well.

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Fingal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A must Visit in Anchorage. Packed with great exhibits all about this wonderful land, its origins, its natives, their cultures, the arrival of explorers and the rush followed soon after chasing the liquid gold, petroleum. Not to mention a wonderful planetarium, where we watched a great doco on Northern lights and a hands on imaginative science and nature section predominantly... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was excellent -- a great way to learn more about the founding of Anchorage and the native people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

beautiful view of the mountains upstairs. enjoyed the Cook exhibit. building has great architecture. the Alaskan native clothing on display was probably the highlight for me. definitely worth a visit. not a huge place but could definitely browse for several hours. want to go back to check out the planetarium at some point.

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Anchorage Museum is divided into two distinct sections. In the older museum, the many dioramas portraying various lifestyles of native tribes and later settlers are interesting, and well done. But many of the interpretative signs are simply posted on poster board and have been worn by visitors' touching to the point of illegibility. Other interpretive materials in the various... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are within the Museums area, it's worth the stop. The self guided tour takes about two hours to visit all four levels. Definitely a learning experience about Captain Cook as well as other things. Be sure to ask for discount rates such as AAA or senior rates.

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