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“Nice History Museum”

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
Ranked #10 of 27 things to do in Valdez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Valdez Museum preserves and presents the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound.
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The history of Valdez is very interesting, and this museum tells its stories well. The annex has more about the earthquake and the transition to the new town site so make sure you get over there (it's generally walkable; the whole town is!). Admission for both buildings was $7 for adults and the kids were free, so it was very reasonable. The kids found plenty to interest them.

1  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

It's an interesting place. The separate building dedicated to the 1964 earthquake is well worth the extra trip.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I was very impressed by this museum in Valdez. It is worth spending an hour or two learning more about the area, the history, and it's people. Very interesting story on the movement of town because of the 1964 earthquake. Although the museum is small, it packs alot of information and it is very well done. The team that works there were very knowledgeable and shared their stories in a interesting way. Well worth the visit and time.We went to all 3 museums in Valdez and was glad we did. They all did a great job.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

History of the area, the spill, etc. Great films of the area. Make it a must see for your Valdez visit!

Thank Regina Z
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

While in Valdez and you find yourself with a couple of extra hours it is worth visiting this museum. It gives a great historical review of the town's 1964 earthquake and epic tsunami which is well preserved in their photos, artifacts and exhibits. Kids will like the exhibits, especially of the miner exhibits.

1  Thank Dale M
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