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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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 2 weeks ago
One of the best museums we saw in Alaska!

Amazing collection of artifacts and animals! Nice displays and friendly informative staff. person... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurie T
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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.

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.

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

Thank Yoram L
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.

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.

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

Thank CoffeeMust
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We stopped in to see the Polar Bear displays, but found the museum to offer quite a fun variety of exhibits. It is worth the stop. We spent an hour.

Thank OHtravels
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