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Wells Fargo History Museum

301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
(907) 265-2834
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Ranked #10 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Free Admission
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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240 reviews 240 reviews
118 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Tequesta, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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