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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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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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A must do in Anchorage!

We LOVE the Anchorage Museum. The revolving exhibits are great, there is a wonderful children's section and it is overall rich in Alaska's history. We loved seeing everything from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We LOVE the Anchorage Museum. The revolving exhibits are great, there is a wonderful children's section and it is overall rich in Alaska's history. We loved seeing everything from Native art and culture to the pipeline and current events/projects that shaped the state to where it is today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours at this fine museum and learned a great deal about Alaska, its exploration and its history. It has 4 floors of exhibits and we were most impressed with the data, exhibits and information relative to Captain Cook and his exploration of Alaska (and Hawaii). The entire 3rd floor was devoted to this. Other floors had wonderful... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really modern and well designed. We took the 45 minute history tour led by the Director. It lasted longer but the Director was so engaging .. Lot of info in nice chunks. Also visited the Captain Cook exhibition on the third floor which was brilliant. Second floor exhibits on local Alaskan tribes was brilliantly presented. Only downside was the cost... More 

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Tumut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This gives a lot of information about Alaska. We could have spent longer there as we didn't get through it all. If you are in Anchorage when the weather is not good for outdoor activities then you must go here. There is a lot to learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is moder, large and very nice. We saw a wonderful exhibit about the Cook exploration and was very informative and interesting. We learned things we knew nothing about. We also saw the exhibit upstairs about baseball in Alaska, which was another look at the history and culture in Alaska in the near past. Then we saw the exhibit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Anchorage one day early for our flight out, so decided to visit the museum. We viewed a 45-minute movie about Aurora Borealis that was very informative. We also enjoyed the timeline of Captain Cook's cruises and discoveries, as well as the extensive displays of indigenous Americans' culture, way of life, art, and clothing, etc. Very nicely done.... More 

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum, with amazing collections of native American art and artifacts, along with many other exhibits on Anchorage and Alaska history and culture. In fact, unless you're careful, you may miss some of the many exhibit areas. We were about to leave the museum, when we discovered from a guard that some of the doors that we... More 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating collection of historic artifacts from the early Athabascan peoples through the era of exploration and settlement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A very interesting, very modern museum with a wide variety of exhibits. I especially enjoyed those on the history of baseball in Alaska, early life in Alaska among various ethnic groups, the 1970s oil pipeline, and the extensive, well thought-out look at the life and voyages of Captain Cook. Well worth your time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a great place to spend a few hours learning about the history of the largest state. There are amazing displays of native artifacts that date back hundreds of years. There are also life size diplays depicting early settlers lives and various people Who immigrated to Alaska before it was a state. The photography exhibits are beautifully done... More 

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