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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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Anchorage Museum is a place to go

We loved the docent leading us through the museum pointing out the interesting items and storytelling them. The restaurant was lovely too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the docent leading us through the museum pointing out the interesting items and storytelling them. The restaurant was lovely too.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this museum because we bought the two site package for here and Alaska Native Heritage Centre using the free shuttle between the two. One large section was closed. Some very interesting displays of native tools, clothing and such of the 10+ tribes in the area. Probably needs a little more interpretive info posted about a few of the works... More 

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very impressed with the level of art and schulptures we found in this 4 story museum. Everything had a story and was primarily in the modern genre.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a week in Anchorage and visited this museum twice. We could not get my daughter to leave the Imaginarium! There are so many fun, hands-on exhibits that are very unique and interesting. We especially loved the earthquake science exhibits. My husband and I returned to the museum on a rainy day later in the week to check out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The native artifacts on second floor was interesting but main exhibit of Alaska history was closed and will be till fall of 2017! 1st floor would be great if you have small children & 3rd and 4th floors where rather abstract. Overall it was disappointing to get a perspective of Alaska!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a tour with a museum docent who took us through and explained many of the native artefacts in the museum collection borrowed from the Smithsonian. Fantastic. We also spent time in the science activity centre. Great hands on exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The focus on Alaska native culture and artifacts was fascinating. Plus it has a great gift shop. The shuttle between the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Native Cultural Center made it easy to see both. We really liked getting a new/different perspective on Alaska rather than the whole "gold rush" experience. There is a lot more to this state than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had to catch our motor coach ride to Seward Alaska at the museum. We went inside, had lunch at the restaurant there and visited the museum, very nice spot to spend some time to wait for the bus

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this museum! It is very well put together. Lots and lots of amazing things! You will definitely be glad you visited!

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a great place to visit if you are looking to learn more about native Alaskan peoples. There are multiple display cases, but also many very well done video presentations, including interviews of members of different native Alaskan tribes. There is a large area for interactive displays, for both children and curious adults. Displays of older and more... More 

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