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“Juneau Douglas Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
114 W 4th St., At the corner of 4th & Main., Juneau, AK
907-586-3572
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Ranked #23 of 59 things to do in Juneau
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Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap and full scale replica, a 5x7 topographical map of Juneau, and comprehensive video, Juneau: City Built on Gold. In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter, various classes and workshops, educational tours and the Juneau History Grant. With our award winning online archive "Digital Bob" and "Historic Structures Database", we are continuing to expand our role as a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum gift shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. During the summer season the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the Museum for more information.
Juneau, Alaska
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“Juneau Douglas Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Small museum with local artifacts, walking guides and trail guides can be purchased, docents give you any info you want, hands on displays, call to check which days are free

Visited August 2012
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Greenbank, Washington
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“A MUST SEE museum !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This museum is superb !
The exhibits were fascinating & the video about Juneau was fantastic !
We highly recommend going there !

Visited September 2012
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Staunton, Virginia
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“Juneau City Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Don't miss the museum's video about gold mining in Juneau, but if you only have time for one museum spend it at the State Museum which is only a couple of blaocks from the City Museum

Visited August 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Nice little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you're expecting a big-city museum you'll be disappointed here. It's a quaint small-town museum that traces the history of the area including a whole section (there are only three or four total) on the cave-in at the mine that closed it down. It won't take more than 15 or 20 minutes to walk through and see all the exhibits unless you choose to watch the film that adds another 20 or so. Most of the focus is on mining and it explains that aspect quite well. We had hoped to visit the larger museum but we arrived on a holiday and it was closed. Kudos to this one for remaining open with tourists in town.

Visited September 2012
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“Nice small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is not large but contains some very interesting exhibits. There were some lovely pictures of the blue ice of glaciers and the best descriptions of gold mining in Juneau that I saw anywhere.

Visited August 2012
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