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“Surprised and Impressed”

Wells Fargo History Museum
Ranked #40 of 223 things to do in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A collection of cultural anthropology objects, paintings, maps, rare books, Alaska gold rush era objects, early Alaska banking materials and contemporary art brought together by National Bank of Alaska. The collection of over 6000 pieces and 3500 books is remarkable in its continuing connection to Alaska's Native and Gold rush era families. Many of the walrus ivory carvings, baleen baskets and grass baskets represent generations of Alaska families. The library is an excellent resource on Alaska's long and rich multi-cultural, geographic and banking history for researchers, students, families and business. Admission is always free.
Knoxville, Tennessee
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857 reviews
503 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Surprised and Impressed”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Seems an unlikely place to find such an informative and excellent display of native peoples artifacts and information. Spent more time here than we expected exploring all the displays.

Visited July 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great collection of artifacts”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

They have a good sized collection of artifacts and items from all over Alaska. This museum has free admission.

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Anchorage
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113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Crammed with interesting artifacts”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Hard to find inside the Wells Fargo Bank in midtown Anchorage, but well worth a trip. There is so much to see. They have a ton of Alaskan artifacts, a great many of which are Alaskan native, and a knowledgeable staff person on hand to answer questions.

Visited June 2012
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wasilla
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tiny but amazing”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Besides the Smithsonian, and the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, this wonderful little place has more Alaska native artifacts than probably anywhere else. Thoughtfully displayed, small enough to take children and easy to get to with plenty of parking.

Visited March 2012
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mariainak
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place to start!”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Museum is free and very informative! They have a lot of artifacts from Alaska Native cultures. You can learn a lot at this museum and then see if you still desire to pay to go to another museum.

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