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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 907-929-9201
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Ranked #3 of 104 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access

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Blue Grass, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Be sure to see the movies at the museum. We were there for the 50th anniversary of the earthquake. The pictures were great.

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Belgium
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The museum handles different aspects: history, people, economics. There also is a great science part. You can try out some things yourself. Especially when you visit with kids it's a welcome distraction. As is the Planetarium. The exhibit on native culture was a good complement to the Alaska Native Heritage Center we visited on the day before. When we visited... More 

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Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

During the time we had, my wife explored some of the broader museum and brought back interesting stories. On the other hand, my kids and I spent the entire time playing around in the Imaginarium Discovery Center, which has great interactive activities that engaged my elementary and middle school children.

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Atlanta, GA
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Since we started traveling to Anchorage with our son, the Anchorage Museum has become a must visit destination while we are there. The Planetarium is fun and interactive, especially for a little boy who loves all things science. On our most recent visit, our Lego-obsessed 5 year old had to go see the Lego exhibit. My husband and I were... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The permanent exhibits are a must see when in Anchorage. The new Smithsonian gallery will take several visits by itself before you can truly say you have seen it. With the constantly rotating new exhibits, and the community exhibits and events in the common area, there is always something new to see, even once you have managed to give the... More 

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redlands california
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15 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We are museum buffs and we LOVED this museum. Impressive structure and building with thoughtful exhibits. We especially enjoyed the Smithsonian Arctic Exhibit and had fun in the Lego exhibit with amazing artistic Lego creations. We also enjoyed the art exhibits especially the stunning Mount McKinley paintings. This is a place you would go back to on each visit to... More 

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Las Vegas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The museum has something for everyone and you can hold special events there ex: birthday parties. The kids love it and there is so much to experience and see. Best of all you can buy a family pass its fun and educational

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Ballarat, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this museum had everything from wonderful costumes and designs to stories of times past and future. spend some time engaging with the text boards and chat with people there. so friendly. and a really out standing gift shop...i got amazing earrings made by local artists. so it is not just your standards. spend a few hours.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was the first stop on our tour of Alaska. This modern building held a rich collection history and art related to Alaska. Plus we had a museum guide who was very knowlegeable about her state and its history. Stopping here first will give a good base for exploring other parts of the state.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Being on a 5 day business trip to Anchorage I had some downtime an decided to emerce myself in local culture. I planned on staying for two hours but ended up staying for 3 and 1/2 hours or until closing. There was such a wealth of information and displays showing native life. It's sometimes hard to remember that before AK... More 

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