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“Interesting but small” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Ranked #26 of 78 things to do in Juneau
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open to the public year round. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 9a-6p and Saturday 10a-4:30p. Winter hours -- beginning September 27, 2016 -- are Tuesday-Saturday 10a-4pm. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska's capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Juneau's historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot. **Please note that Summer 2016, the free City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock by the parking garage, will not be available due to construction at the Capitol.
Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Interesting but small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have nothing better to do on a rainy day, It was ok, but not really worth the fee to see this small museum.

Visited June 2013
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Flossmoor, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A struggle to get to it but well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Compact, informative, quaint but because of road construction, it took our determination to finally get to it... the attendant was eager, enthusiastic and appreciative of our visit (again construction made it a daunting task to get to it.)

Visited June 2013
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Benicia, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“small museum with lots of Juneau area history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I think anyone who enjoys small local museums would enjoy visiting this museum. I watched the 30 minute video, which was much more interesting than I thought it would be. I spent an additional 1/2 hour looking at the museum exhibits, the special art exhibit & reading the 1958 newspapers with articles about Alaska becoming a state.

Visited June 2013
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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“City museum”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Very disapponted with this as it was quite a long way up the hill. There is a display about gold mining thats quite good.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Quaint Little museum with a different take on history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

The City Museum is a tiny little place located next door to the State Capitol Building. The staff is very cordial and ready with suggestions about places to see in Juneau. The museum doesn't take long to see, as it is only a few rooms on a single level, but it presents a different view of Alaska's history. You get a real feel for the political games surrounding statehood and the location of the state capitol. For a brief time, Alaska's capitol was located in a tent out in middle of the forest! Just one of the tricks that people pulled during the rather heated discussions related to statehood. Take an hour and see the museum. It's a nice, local feature that tour guides ignore.

Visited May 2013
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