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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

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303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686
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Electric Fat Biking Valdez Tour
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Electric Fat Biking Valdez Tour

Experience Valdez with ease on an electric pedal-assist fat tire bike! Explore a small town full of wildlife, surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and history and see why it’s often called Alaska’s ‘Little Switzerland’. Electric pedal-assist fat tire bikes offer the perfect opportunity to explore Valdez for even the most casual of riders. Pedal effortlessly along a flat, paved bike path which is offset from the road and takes you out of town, along coastal wetlands, and over glacier-fed rivers with views of hanging glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls.<br><br>Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will share the history of this small town, from the Gold Rush to the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, to the present day and the oil pipeline terminal. Along the way, learn about the natural history of the area, fishing industry, see salmon jumping up the fish ladder (in mid to late summer), watch eagles soaring overhead and sea otters, seals, sea lions and perhaps even a bear loitering along the shoreline.
$209.00 per adult
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shanec wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada2,137 contributions183 helpful votes
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A incredible private collection of Alaskan artefacts and taxidermy that is very well presented. The Museum is small but the large collection is well laid out. There is a nice collection of rocks for anyone interested in Geology and my wife enjoyed the clothing, basket weaving and jewellery. I was impressed by the Taxidermy specimens which were expertly done and you get a true size of the animals. The staff was also very friendly and informative willing to answer questions about the Whitney's and their amazing collection.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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2608DE wrote a review Oct 2019
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Definately worth seeing - so much to see and read about - their life expereiences and the reason for the museum was very interesting - worth buying the book about it also
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Date of experience: May 2019
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25beaver wrote a review Sep 2019
20 contributions3 helpful votes
Worth a visit to see the stuffed animals inside along with lots of information on the local history and artifacts.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Turtlemom wrote a review Aug 2019
Beaufort, South Carolina295 contributions81 helpful votes
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Nice collection of artifacts covering much Alaskan history. Many stuffed animals and interesting displays of baskets, dolls, etc. Maxine Whitney was a lifelong collector and we appreciate her sharing!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Peter M wrote a review Aug 2019
Ocean Grove, Australia367 contributions132 helpful votes
The collection of stuffed animals in this small museum is awesome; it boasts a moose, bison, bears, wolves and many other creatures. The museum has other artefacts, but I was so struck by the animals collection that I didn't fully appreciate the range of things on display. Definitely worth visiting if in Valdez.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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