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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, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the variety of exhibits, from Alaska history and arts which included native art and artifacts, Alaska artists, the 1964 earthquake, etc. There are also hands-on science exhibits intended for kids but fun for adults, too (better than ones I've seen in other cities). If one section becomes too overwhelming, then you can just move on to something completely... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must stop while visiting Anchorage. This is a well designed museum with quality exhibits especially the coverage of native peoples and the earthquake display.

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent presentation on the Alaskan Pipeline. See it before or after going to see the pipeline, (or even without going to see the pipeline) you'll know everything about the pipeline. Make sure you see the Northern Lights show in the planetarium if you did not get to see the real thing. If you do not have time to visit the... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Even if you only have a couple of spare hours in Anchorage, don't miss this museum. We loved it. Our kids, 9 and 13 especially liked the interactive Discovery area on the first floor and displays of clothes of the various Alaskan peoples on the second floor. It was a great way to end our visit to Alaska, consolidating some... More

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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great dioramas of early Alaskan life - the whole facility is beautiful and well organized. The history of the earthquake was amazing. Two thumbs up!

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Pasadena, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

the downtown parking is a rip. After you pop $4 / hour up front you are in no mood for the $20 admission and the shuttle bus to the Alaska Native Heritage Center five miles out of town is out of the question. Only way to do this is park for free at the Heritage Center and use the free... More

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Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a fine little museum. It has a small fine arts area, a lot of information and first hand accounts of the 1964 earthquake and a really fun hands on discovery center geared to kids but enjoyed by us as well. The real gem in my opinion is on the second floor where dioramas and exhibits tells of Alaska... More

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Rochester, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome exhibits. Lots to learn and experience about Alaska and anchorage. Definite must see when in town.

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Philadelphia
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19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the Anchorage Museum was one of the highlights of our recent visit to Alaska. The space is very open and attractive. The eclectic and comprehensive exhibits included Alaskan art, natural history, the history of the Alaskan peoples, and the earthquake of 1964. Of particular interest was the fascinating exhibition, "Gyre, Creating Art from the Plastic Ocean", which... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Lots to see. Gives you a real sense of the history of Alaska. The aurora video is not worth it. Multiple level but has a giant elevator.

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