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“Pleasantly overwhelmed”

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Ranked #4 of 220 things to do in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Laramie, Wyoming
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113 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Pleasantly overwhelmed”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had a free day in Anchorage, it was raining, so we decided to find something indoors to do. We decided to find out about Alaska and went to the museum. What a surprise to find this gem in the middle of the city. We were there on Mother's Day and were extremely surprised to find free admission that day (thanks Wells Fargo). The displays and interpretive signs were all done in superb fashion. We spent hours in the main display area and it did get to the point of being somewhat overwhelming with all the great information. If you are in Anchorage and have a free day, I'd really recommend spending some of it here if you want to find out about Alaska.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Education at it's best”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Learning about culture can sometimes be a drag, but the exhibitions at thus Museum are compelling and world class.

Visited May 2013
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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Okay; however, nothing special”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

It is okay; however, parking can be a problem and the "press releases" are better than "the real thing."

Visited May 2013
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Wasilla, AK
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very well run, and the displays are excellent. I am looking forward to going again. I would recommend it to a friend.

Visited April 2013
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Fresno, California
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Small Museum”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

It starts with a very attractive new building. This museum in downtown Anchorage has hundreds/thousands of items from the Smithsonian collection on Native Alaskan cultures. All aspects of Native life are covered. From clothing, to shelter, to the Spirit World. I especially loved the basketry and the masks. The whole exhibit is displayed in geographically organized cases that show the entire range of Native Alaskan Tribes. There are short films about each tribe that run on a continuous loop and explain the different circumstances that influenced them. It was a beautiful exhibit!

They also have a planetarium that offers different shows throughout the day. I chose the Aurora Borealis show since I wasn't going to get to experience the real thing. It was fantastic!

Really nice gift shop with Native Alaskan hand-crafted items. And a good cafe for lunch.

Visited April 2013
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