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“Great way to learn about mountaineering”

Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Talkeetna
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our family of 5 really enjoyed the museum. It has multiple rooms where visitors can learn a little more about the people who settled this area, life in the Great North and discover the history of mountain climbing on Denali. We wanted to hear the Ranger Program but the timing did not work out. Even without, we really liked the exhibits especially the one that shows 2 mountain climbers on top of Denali, one dressed in 1913 clothes and the modern version. It also gave us a good understanding of what makes Denali so unique among other mountains (it is a long climb even compared to Everest, it cannot be climbed all year-round and you have a several rangers who live on the mountain a few months at a time to help climbers out if needed, there is even a small "hospital" up there). If you take the time to stroll around the museum, it is really a little gem! And the bonus, we were staying at the Talkeetna Lodge that evening and the same Ranger gave a talk on mountaineering. We got lucky! It was a great presentation. So if you miss it at the museum, ask if a nearby hotel may have one that day. The kids loved hearing the stories about clever ravens stealing climbers food!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Interesting little museum. Had some great history of the McKinley climbing and the town. My two year old had a great looking at all of the interesting artifacts.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Extensive history - photos, exhibits and objects, and a ranger talk about making an ascent of Denali. Absolutely amazing information. The mt climbing season is over by the end of June, but the average climb takes 2-3 weeks. It's the second hardest climb in the world. Nominal fee for a very worthy little frontier museum.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We heard the Park Ranger talk about climbing expeditions up Denali. It was interesting and a great little museum as well.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Informative and interesting tour about the history of Talkeetna. I wish I'd had more time, could've stayed for hours

Thank Kristi H
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