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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Great Museum for all ages

This museum is brilliantly curated. There are exhibits to interest all age levels. The interactive exhibit in the discovery zone are some of the best I've ever seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This museum is brilliantly curated. There are exhibits to interest all age levels. The interactive exhibit in the discovery zone are some of the best I've ever seen.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The museum was walking distance from my hotel, and the price was right, so I decided to spend an afternoon there. I'm very happy I did. I learned a lot about the native culture, and the displays were very well maintained. As someone recovering from a back injury, I appreciated the ample seating scattered around. I also attended some of... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

we spent a couple hours at this museum. The first floor is mostly for children. The second floor had some exhibits that appealed to older adults. Beautiful building but wish it had more for adults.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

An impressive building in an attractive setting, pretty much in the heart of Anchorage. The layout of exhibits is pleasing - not too cramped, tastefully set out. The in-depth Captain Cook exhibit was really interesting ... I knew a fair bit about his Pacific islands/New Zealand/ Australia voyages and this filled in a lot of gaps! I had already been... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The museum is an excellent introduction to Alaska's history and heritage. We enjoyed the detailed displays about various tribes and their ways of living. Also the exhibits about Captain Cook's discoveries are nice. The kids would love the planetarium.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Made a three hour visit while in Anchorage. The second floor was filled with Smithsonian exhibit covering the first peoples of Alaska, it was world class. Upstairs the three major voyages of Capt. Cook are chronicled, a story I'd not understood as I associated with Hawaii... also true. This is a quality experience, not a tourist trap. The museum shop... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Worth a couple of hours of your time. Entrance fee is $15. Can be explored entirely in a morning or afternoon.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I don't head into the museum quite as much as I should but it's conveniently located downtown and has an incredible display of Alaskana that I believe all visitors should stop by and take in. Alaskan artists are among the most skilled in the world - the carvings are absolute treasures! The museum has also teamed up with the Alaska... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the exhibits this time on Captain Cook. I am sorry that they did not have up the great Sidney Lawrence paintings that they have in their collection. Otherwise 5 stars

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you're in Anchorage and have time to kill, this is a decent museum to pay a visit. The entry fee of $15 is a bit pricey for what they have to offer, but the artifacts from AK history and natives are interesting.

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Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907-929-9201
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown

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