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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
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Amazing native art display from all of Alaska

Plan some extra time the collection at this museum is incredible! Explore the native cultures ofall of Alaska not just Southeast. Great stuff! Don't hurry through.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Casper, Wyoming
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Casper, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Plan some extra time the collection at this museum is incredible! Explore the native cultures ofall of Alaska not just Southeast. Great stuff! Don't hurry through.

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Brisbane, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We didn't have enough time here to see everything but there was a huge collection of interesting artefacts, some in glass cases and many in drawers which you could open to look in (labelled as to what was in them). There was a local Alaskan native lady doing handcrafts which was interesting to watch. The gift shop had some lovely... More 

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The Hill Country, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Super collection, Smithsonian-like. Give yourself several hours to really let it all sink in. Highly recommended.

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south dakota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The history of this area is amazing, to see the clothing, the tools that were used the fishing and hunting stuff, amazing information. Could spend half a day there easily and helpful knowledgeable staff...

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Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a tiny museum, quite worth a visit, but so small that you'll be in and out in 30-minutes. Their historical kayak collection is both interesting and quite good. If you're in town for a period of time, this is something you should see, but if you're short on time, visit the Historic Park totem poles or a local... More 

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Leawood, KS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots of native artifacts and clothing. Not really large, but very well laid out. We really enjoyed it.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Sheldon Jackson Museum was part of a tour we took and we were very glad it was included. The staff is very knowledgeable and the artifacts were fascinating. We spent over an hour there and could have easily spent three more - which says a lot as the entire museum is contained in one large room.

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Boulder, CO USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love learning about native cultures. Even more than the Totem park, this place is filled with a wealth of material from every aspect of the native lives - not just the spectacular (e.g., totems or other ceremonial objects) It was fascinating. It was made more so for us because we know a bit of the history of Sheldon Jackson... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

and then some. Lots of Tlingit cultural artifacts. Don't forget to open the drawers below the cases where there are lots more items.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We did a loop of taxi to/from the Fortress of the Bear, drop off at Raptor center then walk to Sitka National Historic Park and Sheldon Jackson Museum. Made for a great afternoon. This little museum is worth a 30-60 minute peak. Tons of stuff packed into a one-room museum. You could have spent hours looking at everything here, but... More 

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