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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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This is a small museum with an eclectic collection of artifacts from Alaska as well as an amazing library of books. Hidden away in a bank, not close to the tourist center, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Mukilteo, Washington
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Mukilteo, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a small museum with an eclectic collection of artifacts from Alaska as well as an amazing library of books. Hidden away in a bank, not close to the tourist center, but definitely worth a visit if you have a car. We spent about an hour here.

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This a must see on every Iditarod trip to Alaska. It is a fabulous collection and story gathered by the Rasmuson family and represents all of Alaska's Native's artistry and culture.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Don't make a special trip. It is often closed. I know, my office is across the street. See it once, as there are some interesting Native artifacts.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cute little museum, but not the most entertaining. It is small so you can be in and out in under an hour. I wouldn't recommend it if you had to pay so it's worth a visit since admission is free. There was an antique store in Anchorage that had a better variety than this museum.

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Long Island City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had been here on our last trip to Anchorage and liked to so much we stopped in again. Free, open M-F, 12-4. When we visited, the museum manager graciously showed us the hunting tools he was working on, and explained how they can be dated from earliest to latest. Beautifully fashioned. Also, showed us a huge (9 foot long)... More 

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Bakersfield, California
5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Worth a détour as it is small, free and it has a few great pieces of Alaskan native art and a bit of information about native lifestyle.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although the posted hours are restrictive, you can call, leave a message, and the staff might just call to say they're open right now. We were lucky enough to have this happen, and being the only guests at the time, we got a very private tour of the museum highlights, as well as a back room tour where the old... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you are limited on time and want to see a one large room museum during the week this is the place. It 's origin is a old time anchorage family collection of native art, and memorabilia. I have been in Anchorage a while and only recently visited it. It has a small library attached to it and is worth... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Address: 301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone Number: (907) 265-2834
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Midtown

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