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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited 2nd week in July 2014. All the exhibits were well done, N. Pacific gyre and plastic ocean trash, Alaskan Native culture, Remembering the 1964 Alaska Earthquake, and Alaskan artwork. For kids and the young of heart, there's the Imaginarium Discovery Center (hint-most of the kids seem to leave by 3pm opening the area up to the young of heart).... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
19 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An attractive building in the heart of downtown, the inside has been well-designed and laid out. Free docent-guided tours run at intervals throughout the day. There is a good display on the history and development of Alaska with particular attention given to the 1964 earthquake and the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. This historical section appears not to have been... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great museum that real encompassed a little bit of everything involving Alaska History. The Smithsonian Exhibit was very well done (I don't know if that's a Permanent or traveling exhibit). Great views of the Chugach Mountains from the top floor. I know while I was there there was an exhibit on trash in the ocean which was done so well... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this museum whist we were walking through the centre of town. It was a great way to see and understand the history and heritage of Alaska and to get a real feel for the place. The exhibits are well constructed and cover the Native American heritage through the gold rush era, the growth spurt of WWII through... More

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UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent museum to give us some insight into the area we were going to be traveling in. The exhibitions of 'first nation' artifacts were fascinating. I also hadn't realised how many earthquakes there are in this area - they had an up to date (to the minute) map!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great museum to get an overview of Alaska culture and history. The tour is very informative and well worth the time.

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Plymouth, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

And give it enough time! Free shuttle with several stops in town make it easy to get to. $29.95 combo also gets in to the anchorage Museum. Good review of native cultures and differences. Replicas of traditional lodging built for seven cultures and sited around a small pond. Guided or self guide. Presentations and dancing inside; various videos on different... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On a rainy day on our second day in AK, we took refuge in the museum. Exhibits provided a great overview of the history of the state and the native people.

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