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Address: 10201 10 St, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 3T5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-782-4714
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be...

Discover the story behind the monumental Alaska Highway.Stop in and be amazed by the state-of-the-art technological and imaginative displays (including a 1942 U.S. Army Willys Jeep) that relate the incredible Alaska Highway story of yesterday and today. Relax in the film hut for an hour and learn more through the PBS documentary: The Building of the Alaska Highway. In the computer kiosk, send a personal e-postcard greeting from the Mile 0 City to the folks back home.

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Nice complement to the train museum

After visiting the train museum and seeing what life was like in the 1940s, walk 2 blocks to the Alaska highway house and chat with the friendly folk from Dawson Creek's Chamber... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
Sue P
Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

After visiting the train museum and seeing what life was like in the 1940s, walk 2 blocks to the Alaska highway house and chat with the friendly folk from Dawson Creek's Chamber of Commerce. They have a very nice free museum about the construction of the highway in 1942, and you can climb into a vintage jeep for a photo... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Displays and a movie make this a great place to learn about the Alaska Highway or refresh your knowledge before heading north.

Thank Denny G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

An excellent short film showing the building of the Alaska Highway, and an excellent museum. don't miss it

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This town is to good to pass up, to much history and info to blow on through or by. We spent 4 days here soaking it in

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is very interesting and informative. We were only able to watch the last 30 minutes of the movie, but we still learned a lot. The exhibits are well-done and recreate some of the living conditions of the men who built the road. The museum guide (person behind the counter) was very helpful in pointing out where there... More 

Thank Laura G
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Alaska Highway House is a GREAT stop on your way to Alaska. Not only is it a visitor center, but it has museum quality displays and an excellent movie. The staff took time to give us a tour of the museum. What knowledge and what service. It's hard to beat.

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

History of the building of the Alaska Highway Trail of '42. Great exhibits and displays. Video is outstanding history lesson

Thank Iva T
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Don't miss the Alaska Highway House! There is an excellent movie explaining how the highway was built. There are photos and exhibits from the construction. It is simply amazing and awe inspiring that this highway was built. It is a great beginning to a trip "of a lifetime" on the Alaska Highway. The young woman at the desk even took... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

A great collection of pictures, artifacts, people, etc. involved in the building of the Alaska Highway. The difficulties encountered and the loss of life are really brought home here. Definitely view the video to get the bigger picture of this immense project.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Most have heard of the Alaska Highway, but not many appreciate the history and motivation for its initial construction which somewhat surprisingly has its roots in World War II. A stop at the Alaska Highway House in Dawson Creek does a nice job of that introduction. If you enjoy history and digging a little deeper into the origins of significant... More 

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