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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Nice little museum manned by volunteers which gives a glimpse into the pioneering spirit. Just off main street and a brief look into yesteryear. it's also a short cut to the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Duck, North Carolina
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Duck, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice little museum manned by volunteers which gives a glimpse into the pioneering spirit. Just off main street and a brief look into yesteryear. it's also a short cut to the other side of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the Rangers talk about preparation of the mountain climbers . It was part of the historical museum . It was just interesting seeing how the trappers lived in the early 1900,s . CW

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see how Talkeetna, AK was settled and the history behind its survival. The mountain ranges on the sand table depicted all the mountains and how they compare to the Empire State building in New York City.

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not usually a historical museum person, so I was really pleased that this little gem was so interesting. The front desk person was very welcoming. The first (of 3) building has collections of items from the local area - old maps, pictures, tools and a model of a homesteader's cabin. The second cabin has a video and more info... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small local museum. It tries to depict local history. The staff is very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The exhibit on climbing Denali is interesting and the National Park Service provides a speaker who brings the experience to life for those of us who are not climbers. The cost is reasonable for the museum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum earlier enough to look at all the museum exhibits before the Park Ranger talk. the exhibits show the early settlers in the area and Denali equipment. The museum consists of three buildings. Each one will be of varying interest according to the visitors' likes. But, the outstanding star of the museum is the Park ranger... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and detailed look at how aviation played such an important role in the development of Alaska.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Talkeetna to see some mining history, and this foot the bill. Not really into tourist shops and such, which was a bit overwhelming for us in this small town. We stayed for about ten minutes in the rest of Talkeetna, as the museum fit all of our requirements (postcards, books, maps, local flavor). Was able to purchase... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way cool to learn about Talkeetna before it became the tourist trap it is today. Lots of neat photos of years gone. Well worth the stop

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really helped make our visit to Talkeetna complete. While not large or with exceptional displays, it does provide a very good understanding of the region and its background. The highlight of the visit was a presentation about hiking Denali by a National Park Ranger who attempted her own ascent. This was done as the group stood around a large model... More 

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