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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

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Very Interesting Museum - definitely worth stopping by!

Such an interesting collection of artifacts wonderfully displayed. This is one of the more... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
DKinTX
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Dallas, Texas
It's like someone invited you in their home

To think of the love and care that went into collecting all of these items while supporting the... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Mike5466
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Canada
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Such an interesting collection of artifacts wonderfully displayed. This is one of the more beautiful and well organized museums we've been in. The animal displays were some of the best we've seen in Alaska.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DKinTX
Reviewed August 19, 2018

To find such an array of artefacts collected by one person is quite remarkable. The museum is well laid out and gives you a broad overview of natural Alaskan art and customs. Allow at least an hour for your visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

To think of the love and care that went into collecting all of these items while supporting the small native communities in Alaska is quite amazing. Beautiful taxidermized specimen, handmade items, etc. It's small but packed with high quality items. The lady at the reception...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of artifacts and animals! Nice displays and friendly informative staff. person. This is a must see in Valdez- better (though different) than the other museums in Valdez!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laurie T
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Great choice to visit this museum. Its amazing how much this lady collected. the artifacts were interesting and the animals were huge.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank runningspots
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a small museum but very well done displaying an amazing personal collection. visit is about 30-60 mins.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in the city and it's free. It shows part of Maxine collection of artifacts from Alaska. It has different stones, stuffed real wild life that you can find in Alaska. Different clothing artifacts and tools. It is well displayed and worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Great collection of local history and animals. Some amazing artifacts. Some very detailed ivory art. My daughter liked the animals the best. It's a small museum but packed with information.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle R
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting exhibition about nature, animals and the history of Alaska. The museum is not too large, it takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour for a tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank swell759
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Wow, what a collections of unique items by one couple. Its a small museum, free, right next to the college. plenty of parking. We had an RV, we parked on the street. This little museum had a life size moose, bear, and other staffed animal....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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