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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Address: 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3544
Phone Number: +1 907-929-9201
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of...

Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.

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The museum is truly a gem in Anchorage.

This is truly a must visit when you are in Anchorage. The native exhibits are Smithsonian quality and compliment the rest of the exhibits. There is also the Imaginarium... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is truly a must visit when you are in Anchorage. The native exhibits are Smithsonian quality and compliment the rest of the exhibits. There is also the Imaginarium Discovery Center for the kid in all of us.

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice museum with rotating exhibits, a great children's area and nice Alaskan native history section in partnership with the Smithsonian. The history section is currently closed for redesign. Will be reopened in the fall of 2017.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great activity to escape the cold in winter. Informative displays and great way to learn about Inuit and First Nations culture. I was told it would take a whole day, but really only needed 2-3 hours. You can get a great meal there or other options nearby. They have the occasional free days which is great. Not sure whether I... More 

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san jose, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting an in depth view of the hardships of the locals was heart breaking but informative. Tools weapons clothes made from animal skin bones etc were so ingenious. The camouflage exhibit was amazing.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m a member of the Anchorage Museum and find it to be a great asset for the City. I usually go downtown at least twice a month and eat lunch at the restaurant there, “The Muse”, probably the finest lunch in town, if you want quality cuisine and a great atmosphere. I don’t know very much about how to arrange... More 

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Petersburg, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our children (4 and 1) to the Museum and while the exhibits were nice there were several of them not operating at the time of our visit. It was disappointing to miss out on some of the more exciting exhibits for the kids. I also wish there had been more options for the planetarium viewing as that was... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We started at the top floor of the museum, which was a special exhibit and we all found it very strange. The video of the Northern Lights was disappointing as well. But when we got to the main exhibit, the Native Alaskan Cultures, the museum redeemed itself. We loved that exhibit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Fantastic museum with many native displays,carvings,clothing and history both written and oral.I wished I had more time to spend here as the displays and the building are worth the time.Some displays were under construction and won't be ready until 2017 but will be worth the wait.Gift shop and a large variety of books on Alaska and Anchorage.Visit early if you... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We wanted to see this place based on the good reviews. It was to be an introduction to our Alaskan experience. After paying the entrance fee we were then informed that half of the place was being renovated and not open. Thus leaving limited displays. Starting on the top floor is an art exhibition and working down the floors was... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The exhibit of native culture is fantastic. This is worth the visit for this alone. The childrens exhibits are very good hands on also.

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