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“Very Nice, Worth a Look. ”

Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Talkeetna
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Nice, Worth a Look. ”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

For what they have to work with, very nice museum and local culture display. Fortly an old school house, and half school room and half local Alaska 1890s and 1900's white culture displays. Not much native Alaskan evidence to see. Wonderfully friendly and talkative curator.

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410 reviews
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“Nice Museum”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Ranger gave us an awesome talk about the trek up Mt. McKinley. Very interesting and very educational. Do it if you have the time.

Visited July 2013
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“A Nice Little Slice of History”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

If you're interested in Talkeetna's history or Denali mountaineering, this is a great place to check out. The exhibits deserve a look, and all have some interesting stories to tell.

Visited June 2013
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Ashland, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Charming museum in a charming town”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

First of all, everyone we met in Talkeetna were just nice folks-friendly and helpful. And when you go to the Historical Society Museum you are greeted by even friendlier ladies who man it on a volunteer basis. They reminded me of my mom who works tirelessly for the historical society back home.

The museum isn't terribly fancy but has genuine articles which belonged to the local explorers and pilots who blazed the early trails of discovery of Denali.

In the third of their three little buildings, there is a topo relief carving of Denali and surrounding mountains. Check in the morning as to what time there will be a ranger giving a talk there. He gives a talk about the historical climbs of the mountain, its heroes and its dangers. The ranger who talked to us had personally climbed the south summit 5 times and the north summit (shorter but more difficult) once. I was impressed.

Since Talkeetna is the take-off spot for most climbers of Denali, the rangers are very well informed about current climbing conditions.

Anyway, I give the museum a big thumbs up. It is genuine, not touristy.

Visited June 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“30th Anniversary Alaska Trip”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Our time in Talkeetna was on a non travel day on our trip. We were just taking a casual walk through town and decided to tour the museum. It was very nicely set up in several older buildings. The displays did a good job of depicting how life was in Alaska during the early settlements. I especially enjoyed the room that was dedicated to Mt McKinley and the early climbers and expeditions. It really made our trip the next day north to view the mountain more interesting. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Visited July 2013
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