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Wells Fargo History Museum

Address: 301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
Phone Number: (907) 265-2834
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Ranked #14 of 107 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Free Admission
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Free Admission

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
119 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum is a hidden treasure in Anchorage. It isn't big but it is very worthwhile to visit. You will learn about the culture and see artifacts. It is on the bottom floor in one big room in the Wells Fargo building and is free admission. I would suggest 1-2 hours, especially if you like to read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting artifacts and history of Alaska. Walter, Museum Assistant, was very friendly and knowledgeable of the history and the area. Can't beat that the museum is free.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It would never have occurred to me to go to a banking institution to see a collection of native art. A friend on our trip had remembered reading about the collection so we decided to check it out. Was very pleasantly surprised by the extensive collection and most especially by the sea kayak and the baleen baskets. It's a worthwhile... More 

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