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Wells Fargo History Museum

301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
(907) 265-2834
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Ranked #15 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Free Admission
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Tequesta, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rainy cold weather had us searching for an indoor activity when we found this museum - and WOW - what a find! It's only open weekdays 12-4. Don't miss it!

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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This museum is probably the biggest surprise visitors stumble across in Anchorage. The museum is free and located in the headquarters building for Wells Fargo in Alaska. Since its in a bank building-it keeps bankers hours, which means open on Monday but not the weekend. It is also a little out of the way, being located in "Midtown", about 2-1/2... More

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This was a nice stop. My husband and I spend about an hour in the small but well worth it museam. They had a good collection of art and artifacts as well as a library room which we didn't enter. Free to get in and the curator was friendly to talk to. Located inside the Wells Fargo bank and parking... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Attended a reception here for the Iditarod Teacher's conference and was flabber-ghasted to discover such a wealth of art and historic treasures. Get directions from your hotel's Concierge and go.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum is in a bit of an odd location and there is nothing fancy about it, but it has quite a collection of Alaskan artifacts. Definitely worth going to, especially because there is no entry fee.

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Palestine, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What an unexpected treat! Cases full of native artifacts. Art work, baskets, fur parkas, carvings filled the cases, but look closer, smaller pieces are in drawers beneath the display cases. My husband talked with the curator and really enjoyed himself.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

They have great collection of artefacts.. The highlight must be the giant size gold. It is hidden and located in the bank building..so it doesn't attract many tourists or any tourist.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We're museum buffs, we enjoyed this small but very informative museum. It displays native Alaskan clothes and other artifacts, including parkas made from sea lion etc. This was the only museum open on Mon in winter and we were glad to spend 1-2 hours here.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a great place to avoid an admission charge AND the feeling that when you walk into a museum, you've got to spend HOURS or you feel guilty when you leave. It's small but has really need art represented from Sydney Laurance to Ziegler. The Alaska Native artifact displays and historic Alaska items are quite extraordinary also. You don't... More

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Although small, the museum is outstanding! The collection of art is fantastic, and exhibits of native crafts is impressive. The museum is located inside the Wells Fargo bank, and the people were definitely the most friendly and welcoming of all that we met.

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