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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Address: 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3544
Phone Number: 907-929-9201
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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 overview of the different native cultures of Alaska

Really appreciated the visual dioramas & actual scaled to size different native/region homes. Really could appreciate their daily living condition/surroundings. Especially... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really appreciated the visual dioramas & actual scaled to size different native/region homes. Really could appreciate their daily living condition/surroundings. Especially found the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Exhibition superb as not only was there exhibits of ceremonial dresses & artifacts but also beautifully captured video of elders talking of their particular native culture. The museum captured not only the historical... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice experience learning about the heritage, history and art of Alaska. We visited the first three floors, then took a break for lunch at the museum cafe..Muse. Delicious fresh salmon burgers and seafood chowder were a big hit. For those who like wine with their lunch, there is a terrifc selection. Then off to visit the 4th floor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived at the museum right when it opened at 9am and stayed until 11:30am. I found the permanent exhibit about the history of life in Alaska particularly fascinating. I ate lunch at the Muse Restaurant and really enjoyed the salmon.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Anchorage Museum is a mix of Alaskan history, hands-on science, and visual art media.The main level has a large area of interactive science stations for kids (and adults too.) The main floor also had an area with sea stars, sea urchins, a giant crab, and cute turtles. The middle area of the museum is set up with exhibits showing... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I are both very interested in Native culture and Native history. The displays and information presented in this Museum are excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through and learning about the development of Alaska. We went first thing in the morning on a Monday and it seemed to be the ideal time to go as the museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to know everything about Alaska and its heritage spend a few hours in this modern, well laid-out museum. Wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful space and thoughtful exhibits. I literally spent hours in the experimental space making bubbles and watching physical phenomena explained. And I loved the cafe! Beautiful food and setting.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with Alaskan heritage, a VERY interactive children's section with lots of science, and Native Alaskan artifacts. The planetarium is small and has a schedule, so check the times and showings ahead of time. It's an extra fee in addition to the museum entrance, but very affordable ($6 adults, $4 child). My 10 year old enjoyed the entire museum... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a first class museum, explains history of Alaska in depth. Very well illustrated. An excellent docent gave a very interesting and comprehensive introduction to the history of AK. Also and excellent cafe ... I'd say the best food I had in Anchorage for lunch

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Stoddard, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by for several hours. It had some awesome history and article pieces from native Alaskan tribes. It really made you appreciate what you have. The kids liked the interactive video clips. The upped floors were more artsy than my group of kids enjoyed and were set up as an art gallery vs informational.

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