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Museum of the Aleutians

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Address: 314 Salmon Way, Unalaska, AK 99685
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+1 907-581-5150
12:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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Small museum but well worth a visit

Although this was a somewhat small museum it was packed with interesting displays and memorabilia. The staff was very welcoming and enjoyable to talk to about any questions you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Ronald G
Palm Bay, Florida
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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Although this was a somewhat small museum it was packed with interesting displays and memorabilia. The staff was very welcoming and enjoyable to talk to about any questions you may have. Fee was $6 for adults.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The exhibits here were fascinating and informative. I especially liked seeing the kamleika, a waterproof coat made from the intestines of sea animals. The staff were extremely helpful in answering our questions.

Thank avidNHtraveler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had anticipated a stop in Petropavlosk but Dutch Harbour stop instead. Certainly locals well organised and friendly. Learned a bit of history about a place we never thought we would ever see. Had a look in the museum and saw history of the local alleuts. Main meeting point a massive Safeways with lots of delicious fruit, food etc. School... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Perhaps I was expecting more after having come out of the Aleutian World War II Visitor Center, but I felt the service and attitude in the Museum of the Aleutians was lacking. There was no sign to indicate the admission charge. I'm not going to walk up and then be to the cashier to then be told the prices-- they... More 

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galveston, texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The location is a bit difficult to find - it is near the Safeway store (a landmark). The museum is about a 20-25 minutes walk from the cruise port and main harbor. I would allocate 15 minutes, no more is needed.

Thank GalvestonJT
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Very well done and interesting. The hours can be tricky so make sure you plan to go ahead of time. It's small but rich with information and beautiful elements of culture. Ignore the Dutch Harbor fishing industry exhibits. That's certainly not the real Unalaska.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We spent about an hour in the Museum on a very cool September day and were pleasantly surprized by the quality of displays. The artifacts are well presented and there is a great deal of text. The story of the Aleutian people and how they were treated is very sad and the Museum does a very good job in telling... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

This small museum is new but well planned. The displays are well done and provide the history of the local Aleutian peoples from the start through Russian control of the islands to the American control - especially during WW2. The exhibits show a range of the industries of the town of Unalaska and Dutch Harbour - especially the fishing industry.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This new little museum in Dutch Harbor has excellent exhibits about the World War II history of Dutch Harbor / Unalaska, as well as of Attu and Kiska which were attacked and occupied by the Japanese. There are also a variety of displays and artifacts from seal hunting and kayaking (including aboriginal waterproof clothing), as well as considerable information on... More 

1 Thank T9-Orca
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

This museum is well worth spending at least an hour (plan on 2) to view the history, the artifacts and learn about the life of the Aleut people. Plan to spend some extra time learning what happened to the Aleut during WWII. It will break your heart. The museum is not large and the exhibits are excellent. Some highlights -... More 

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