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“Quick Museum, kids under 12 free”

Tongass Historical Museum
Ranked #25 of 57 things to do in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
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Naperville, Illinois
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Quick Museum, kids under 12 free”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Tongass Historical Museum looks at the history of Ketchikan and its fishing industry. The museum is small and can be experienced in about 30 - 45 minutes but has a number of interesting historical pieces and does a good job of illustrating the town's historic past. $3 per person, and kids under 12 are free. Its conveniently located right near the end of Creek St.

Visited June 2014
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Washington
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394 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Small museum so don't expect much”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We stopped in and visited this small museum that talks mostly about the Native American fishing in the local community. What they did have was interesting, however, I would have liked to see more artifacts from the locals as well.

Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great video presentation”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Video for approx 15 mins gives fascinating info re the area. Information cards with all exhibits explaining what you are looking at and small video screens where you can press the red button and find out more. Great shop with lots of interesting books etc.

Visited May 2014
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Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice little Museum”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A small museum that has a very nice display of local history, artifacts and art. Some very nice painting and photographs along with a section on Alaska fishing and the sea. Well worth the three dollar entrance fee.

Visited May 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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575 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
“Minimal Museum”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Small museum but thorough with artifacts and history of the small area. Displays were nice and staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited May 2013
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