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Address: 314 Salmon Way, Unalaska, AK 99685
Phone Number: 907-581-5150
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Don't miss this when in Unalaska.

Very well done and interesting. The hours can be tricky so make sure you plan to go ahead of time. It's small but rich with information and beautiful elements of culture. Ignore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
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galveston, texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The location is a bit difficult to find - it is near the Safeway store (a landmark). The museum is about a 20-25 minutes walk from the cruise port and main harbor. I would allocate 15 minutes, no more is needed.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very well done and interesting. The hours can be tricky so make sure you plan to go ahead of time. It's small but rich with information and beautiful elements of culture. Ignore the Dutch Harbor fishing industry exhibits. That's certainly not the real Unalaska.

1 Thank Boatchick9
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We spent about an hour in the Museum on a very cool September day and were pleasantly surprized by the quality of displays. The artifacts are well presented and there is a great deal of text. The story of the Aleutian people and how they were treated is very sad and the Museum does a very good job in telling... More 

1 Thank ransclan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This small museum is new but well planned. The displays are well done and provide the history of the local Aleutian peoples from the start through Russian control of the islands to the American control - especially during WW2. The exhibits show a range of the industries of the town of Unalaska and Dutch Harbour - especially the fishing industry.... More 

1 Thank AntarcticBound
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This new little museum in Dutch Harbor has excellent exhibits about the World War II history of Dutch Harbor / Unalaska, as well as of Attu and Kiska which were attacked and occupied by the Japanese. There are also a variety of displays and artifacts from seal hunting and kayaking (including aboriginal waterproof clothing), as well as considerable information on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum is well worth spending at least an hour (plan on 2) to view the history, the artifacts and learn about the life of the Aleut people. Plan to spend some extra time learning what happened to the Aleut during WWII. It will break your heart. The museum is not large and the exhibits are excellent. Some highlights -... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Your trip to Unalska/Dutch should include a 2 hour visit to the museum. The location is ideal, just an walkable block from the Grand Aleutian Hotel. The museum frames and displays are of the highest quality and information that you would fine anyplace. We only saw one other couple strolling around the museum whilst we were there, o we had... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a small, beautifully presented museum which conveys the culture and history of the Aleutian Islands and it's people. It has a wonderful collection of artifacts and presents little slices of life through photos and writings. Any visitor will come away having learned more than they expected in a most enjoyable way.

1 Thank skyhoosier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great way to learn about this part of Alaska and the Aleutians through the artifacts and photos exhibited as well as the accompanying explanations. It's a small museum, so it's easy to absorb the historical and cultural information without feeling overwhelmed. A must if you want to learn about this part of the world.

1 Thank Marianneza
Glennallen, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A great collection of the material culture of the region--from prehistory to the present. Lots of representative ancient stone tools and great historic photos. This place has a good sampling of artifacts across the whole time the area has been occupied by people, with just enough interpretive text to help contextualize what you're looking at. I liked the modern recycled... More 

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