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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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Anyone in Anchorage, resident or visitor, should pay this museum a visit. Don't forget to bring the kids too! There's something of interest for everyone from the interactive science center to the displays of native culture and Alaskan artwork, this is a place you'll not soon forget.

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Eugene, Oregon
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42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Almost past this up but decided to check it out on a rainy day. What a delight. Art-History-Imagination-the Stars all under one roof. The children's part has fun activities that will interest all ages (more than one adult was having fun in the bubble area) Didn't get to see the Northern Lights --step into the Planetarium. A spectacular display by... More

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a very knowledgable place. You can learn a lot from the displays and information they provide. Great place for all ages. Kids will love this place, they have a kid section with interesting games. Overall I would recommend a visit to the museum.

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New york city
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Smithsonian's Collection of Native Alaskan cultural items were displayed fantastically well. Well marked vitrines, with interactive TV screens for each vitrine. Clothes, masks, kayaks,hunting/fishing gear.Superb! Also Aurora Borealis display in planetarium, and 2 other interesting exhibits. We were at the museum from 10-5! Nice cafe, and excellent shop.They sell a catalog of the Smithsonian collection, which I am glad... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was not our plan to visit the museum, but with some extra time we decided to stop - and were glad we did. This is a high-end museum with great exhibits, thoughtfully done, and provided some great insights into the area. We were fascinated by the exhibit about the 1964 earthquake, and the photos of the Kobuk valley were... More

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greece
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you have a chance to the THE GYRE don't miss it. It's an enlightening, imaginative and very well curated exhibition with flotsam from the ocean. It makes you think... The permanent exhibition is very informative about the different native groups of Alaska and their customs and traditions, including many artefacts and objects of historical significance. Definitely worth a visit.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

interesting exhibits, well laid out over all three floors. bookstore, too. Could have spent much more time there but visited too late in the day

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When I first visited this museum, I was based in Anchorage, flying Hercs for an oil pipeline company. Since that visit, it has been extended and many more exhibits are on display. If you enjoy history, go there. Apart from the city trolley tour and loads of bars, there is really very little to do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

THe anchorage museum does a great job of teaching you about the 7 different native cultures and the regions of Alaska. We did the visit after being here a month and wish we would have done it sooner. The Smithsonian exhibit which is permanent has numerous artifacts of the seven different cultures. We visited the entire day and enjoyed the... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum in July 2014. We paid a senior rate (9.00 p/p if memory serves me correctly) We found the parking a bit confusing so research this to find the best deal. You need to allow plenty of time to see the museum as there is a lot to see. I recommend not starting at the top floor... More

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