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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Address: 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3544
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of...

Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.

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Great for kids and some interesting exhibitions

I came here for the camouflage exhibition which was fantastic! The regular exhibition is very interesting and well organized, building is spacey with a coffee shop at the center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for the camouflage exhibition which was fantastic! The regular exhibition is very interesting and well organized, building is spacey with a coffee shop at the center to chill at... Great for children --- interactive exhibition....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe has a delightful variety of tasty food. The crème brûlée was the best I've ever eaten. (And I eat it a lot) The musueitself is well organized and attractive.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really appreciated the in-depth information and displays about native peoples. Exceptional. Looking forward to the opening of the new Alaska exhibits. Permanent exhibits were excellent. Visiting exhibits less so.

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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had a great mix of art and history. I followed the suggestion of starting on the 4th floor and working my way down from there. Excellent exhibit of camouflage in nature and military. Sat through some great videos of interviews of natives from different Alaskan tribes. The displays were arranged by tribe as well. Each included clothing, tools,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm usually not a museum type of person but this place was so much fun! Had a really fun kids room with bubbles that even adults played with and really cool gadgets you could touch and experiment with. I will say don't spend the money on the NorthernLights show I wasn't too impressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several of the exhibits were closed when we visited, which was disappointing. We spent most of our time walking around the Native Culture exhibit with lots of artifacts from the various indigenous tribes. Good for history buffs, or to kill some time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here for free after 6pm on first friday and saturday sponsor by BP. I generally come here with my toddlers around 5pm to eat at muse happy hour. Enjoy their first friday flight of beers. Than at 6pm, go to the science imaginariun in the museum with your children to let them loose and run free. The second floor... More 

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Manorville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed by this museum. A lot of it was devoted to art projects that I found a little esoteric and/or pretentious (but then again, I'm not really one for modern art). I expected to at least spend a few hours here, but I got through the whole thing in about an hour. That said, the native... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main attractions are: the Smithsonian collections of the Alaska Native Culture (2nd Floor) and the kids area (1st Floor). The collections are incredible and comprehensive. The videos and displays were very educational. We spent about 1 hour just on this exhibit. Unfortunately, we went to the other exhibits first before going to the kids area. If we had went... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two hours here but wish we would have had more time. The Alaska history section was closed when we visited but the arctic studies center is worth a visit alone! Very affordable especially with a student rate that even honors student ids for old graduate students like us! We grew up near the DC Smithsonian system and believe... More 

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