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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Dayton, OH
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were spending the day bumming around Anchorage for the day; adjusting to the time difference before starting our Land Tour. My wife and I spent a wonderful chunk of time exploring this wonderful museum and learning about Alaska.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Museum located in downtown Anchorage is a terrific find. While it is modest size-wise, it is both beautiful inside and out. In just a little over 2 hours one can peruse this museum filled with historical facts as well as current exhibits. When I was there the exhibit on ocean refuse as art was a real eye opener. The permanent... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to the museum many times and love it even more every time I go. Currently there's a Gyre exhibit--an amazing piece about all the plastic trash in the world's oceans. Then there's the incredible native heritage wing that is so artfully constructed you could spend days in there and still would need more time to fully appreciate... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You go to the Anchorage museum with kids to go to the Imaginarium, which is awesome. But after we exhausted the (excellent) hands-on portion, we ate our lunch and then wandered the rest of the building. Kid-friendly: the history of Alaska/history of Anchorage exhibits, Smithsonian Arctic peoples exhibit (though their attention span for this was not as long as mine... More

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San Diego
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16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only saw the first two floors. The exhibit on the 1964 earthquake was very informative and the early art was interesting as well as the different types of clothing displayed. The best part was the interactive exhibits for kids - fantastic! And we don't even have young children anymore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

World class exhibits. Favorite part was the new cultural gallery on the second level. Also, this is the best building in a city of dull architecture. Thoughtfully designed with sublime details. Don't miss this great museum!

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Seward, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum while we were waiting for the Parks Coachbus to Talkeetna. Had a great time. The earthquake exhibit was fantastic. Ironically, the earthquake in the Aleutian Islands hit while we looking at the seismograph at the earthquake exhibit. Museum exhibits were well done, organized well and very informative. Ate lunch while we were there-it was very... More

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What an awesome museum. I wish we had left more time for this museum. We only had 2 hours and needed at least 4 hours. Great displays and lots of info organized on different floors. We really enjoyed the GYRE exhibit on plastic litter in our ocean and on our lands. Very well put together and brings things into perspective.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't think a museum would be worth an afternoon in a short visit with limited time. I was wrong. I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended (although some families brought young children into the adult portion of the museum and shouldn't have especially since there is a children's portion)

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62 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a fine museum that is enhanced by the history tour, in which a docent explains the history of Alaska through the native peoples up to the present day. It is brief, very interesting and not overly clogged with information. Highly recommended to provide a context for what you will see during your subsequent travels in this magnificent state.

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