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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone Number: (907) 265-2834
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Description: Free Admission

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Some very interesting Alaska history exhibits

Not as big as the Anchorage Museum (formerly AnchorageMuseum of History and Art) but very interesting g to anyone interested in Alaska history. I believe the articles in it were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
GeraldB308
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Kenai, Alaska
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Kenai, Alaska
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not as big as the Anchorage Museum (formerly AnchorageMuseum of History and Art) but very interesting g to anyone interested in Alaska history. I believe the articles in it were acquired over the years by Elmer Rasmusson, an Alaskan Banker, who decided to create a museum using them. His bank was acquired inn recent years by then Wells Fargo Bank,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really nice "showcase" type of museum, loaded with native artifacts and classic artworks from distinguished artists of early Alaska. Price is right, too - Free!

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Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you don't have time to go see the Native exhibit at the Anchorage Museum - check this out. In a small space you can easily get a good overview in an hour. Native art work and artifacts, early Alaskan memorabilia, art, historic books and documents - most all from the personal collections of the Rasmussen family (I believe) that... More 

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I just went in to do some banking. What a nice surprise to find this small museum. I really enjoyed the original paintings.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Say you don't have time to see all the sites? Go here. If you would like to take the quick and free view of Alaska this is the place to go! A buddy and I stopped off and checked it out and it was very well done. There are several interesting pieces to look over and you can do it... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Free to visit, well laid out and informative. Will only take a couple of hours but it's time well spent.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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244 reviews 244 reviews
123 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a nice little museum with some excellent displays of Alaskan artifacts. We spent about an hour looking at the displays.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is one of the best museums in Anchorage. Take what time you have to stop in and explore their collections. The history of the museum itself is an interesting story, which you can hear about if you catch the curator at his desk in the last room of the museum. The pieces displayed are varied,of excellent quality, and well... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An EXCELLENT!!!! collection of artifacts from Alaska and native Americans. The LARGE (49 oz) nugget of gold was absolutely worth the trip to see. Of all the museums and galleries visited in Alaska this had the most extensive collection of the best. An absolutely MUST see when in Anchorage. Parking for the RV was interesting, but pull into the drive... More 

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Yes, indeed, and a little gem of a museum it is, displaying a world class collection of Alaska art and artifacts. Located in Wells Fargo Bank's Alaska HQ, in Anchorage, who would have guessed that? Apparently it was a collection started in the 1970s by a local bank that Wells Fargo acquired in 2001 and decided to continue to offer... More 

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