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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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Hidden gem at C street and Northern lights

Hidden gem, no charge, great way to learn and observe history Of native Alaskans. Take time to read the displays and exhibits. No a hands on museum as artifacts are very old

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hidden gem, no charge, great way to learn and observe history Of native Alaskans. Take time to read the displays and exhibits. No a hands on museum as artifacts are very old

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a little known museum, but once a local finds it, they wonder why they never knew about it. There is a great collection of Alaskana treasures, and it's located in mid-town across the hall from the Wells Fargo Bank.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a hidden gem that most people don't know about. It is located across from a main Wells Fargo bank branch so most people are hurrying by and don't stop to explore. Also the hours a bit restrictive. But if you have visitors send them in and let them explore.

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Anchorage
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There are many native art objects in display cabinets. Not suitable for young children, as there isn't much to keep their attention. This is a free museum, which is a great thing. Clean and safe, with ample parking.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The artifacts in this museum are marvelous! Anchorage's best kept secret! Staff friendly and knowledgable and it's free!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I never knew this was here. A wonderful museum with over 900 works of art and native cultural objects and it's free! It has traditional clothing of 5 distinct cultural groups, basket collections, a 46 oz gold nugget, and 3600 volumes in a research library. Well labeled displays in large fonts. An extra bonus, is the Wells Fargo Bank across... More 

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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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