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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Neat place to visit

Lots of local flavor at this museum plus a huge relief map of Denali. Very nice opportunity to learn so much about the mountain climbing done in this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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Clark, South Dakota
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Roeselare, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum located one block off of Main Street across from the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger. We are not really into museum, besides, the collections are not interest us, so we skipped this. But for those museum lovers if this interest you its probably something for you Talkeetna Historical Society Museum was founded in 1972 by residents concerned with protecting... More 

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Clark, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Lots of local flavor at this museum plus a huge relief map of Denali. Very nice opportunity to learn so much about the mountain climbing done in this area.

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Thank JodyFuller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A very well kept original home town museum. It is amazing that this town is still in the middle of nowhere and yet it has such a rich history!!

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is a variety of displays re the people, their history in the area and information about the climbers or attempting climbers of Denali all of whom must take a course in town about the climb, register, etc. A wonderful diorama of Denali and the surrounding mountains is on display.

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Rushville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great displays on the history of Talkeetna and the surrounding area. Room dedicated to Denali and the history of climbing are fantastic.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The historic museum is a nice overview of the Talkeetna area. Always you find out about some of the local traditions and the people who helped build the area. The replica of Mt Denali gave us a better understanding of the size and why high points are usually Hindenburg by the clouds. Worth the trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

It features a diorama of Denali and some history of the region. Its well worth a visit of an hour or so, railroad and flying details.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

View the film at the Ranger Station then walk to the Museum (5 minutes or less away) for the Ranger Talk about climbing Mt. Denali. We knew very little about hiking at such high levels so far north but found the talk very informative and interesting. The rest of the museum has some exhibits about the local area and takes... More 

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Essex, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

we went to see the talk by the ranger and the three dimensional model of the mountain range. old collections also interesting.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The museum is slightly eclectic but has some interesting stuff. For $3 it is good value. The best part was the ranger presentation about the history of Mt Denali.

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