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“It was closed for the season, but since it's outdoors, I've got some idea”

Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Wasilla
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

First off, it's seasonal and it's closed in winter. I was driving by and followed the signs on the highway to get there and was a bit surprised to see a locked gate (but it's only a few mins off the main highway, so not a big deal). So plan you visit :)

But since most of the exposition is outdoors and the fence is see through, it's fairly easy to get an idea of what is inside. When I was traveling in Alaska, it looks like it's so expensive to bring any heavy stuff there and it's also hard to get rid of it, and it means that Alaska is full of old machines, cars, planes, trains etc. Some times they are left where they found their last stop, some times they are being recycled (like I saw an old plane on someones property converted into something useful) and some times they are turned into tourist attractions. The problem with most of those places is the poor conditions. Since they stay outside and the Alaskan weather is harsh, they often look more like junk yards than museums - rusty metal, flat tires, peeling off paint etc.

So I guess it's close enough to the highway and cheap enough to justify a visit if you like old machines, but this is clearly a few notches off the Smithsonian grade.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

If you are in Wasilla it is certainly worth your time to stop by the Alaska Museum of Transportation. They have a wide variety of vehicles, planes, and trains on site. Sadly most of them are outside and uncovered so they are not in musuem condition. However, their collection is still worth checking out.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

From cars, trains, tractors and more you'll find it here. It's got an awesome museum and gift shop too.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Most of the exhibits are outdoors ... interesting exhibits on the history of Alaska (although my husband, an engineer, found them more interesting than I did :D )

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This attraction was ok for maybe someone that appreciates trains. My kids were a little younger at the time. Easily bored. Not a whole lot there.

Thank Kim B
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