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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Amazing collection of Alaskan Native American artifacts

The museum was initially not high on my list of activities that I wanted to do when I visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan E
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Boston, Massachusetts
An Hour In Here Will Fly By

This is a wonderfully curated museum with a smooth flow. You move through time... and state... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melody B
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Juneau, Alaska
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2018 show is "Titanic Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!
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“native peoples” (17 reviews)
“great exhibits” (10 reviews)
“world war ii” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
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+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum was initially not high on my list of activities that I wanted to do when I visited Juneau, but I was extremely glad that I went here. There is an amazing collection of beautifully displayed Tlingit and Haida artifacts, both modern and dating...More

Thank Alan E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully curated museum with a smooth flow. You move through time... and state history... as you walk past the exhibits. Excellent exhibits. I especially enjoyed the section about the Gold Rush and mining. Juneau is lucky to have a museum of this...More

Thank Melody B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a very nicely displayed and well thought out look at Alaskan culture and history. Displays were carefully planned and the themes easy to understand. Their history sections on the Alaskan Gold Rush and World War II in the Aleutian Islands were particularly useful....More

Thank paneb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed 2 hours walking around this museum that displays the Alaska history and artifacts. It is definitely worth a visit although it is small but items are nicely displayed!

Thank Tranquillo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable, informative and never felt crowded. I was in the museum when a large group came in on a tour. The museum never felt crowded. It was great to see people of all ages enjoying the museum. This is a place that one could come...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is state of the art exhibits that are interactive, and full of history. The other delight is the Raven Cafe (not to be confused with the one on Front Stree) They serve the most delicious Adobe burrito filled with tasty soft pork and...More

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the art of Nathan Jackson, did not know at the time that I will see him in person the following day in Ketchikan at the Saxman Totem Park, where he has his studio. The museum is quite new, I believe two years old and...More

Thank TravelAdorer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just before the threatening rainstorm and entered after enjoying a coffee from the shop that shares the building. The museum is well laid out with the progression of history leading you to the present. There is a lot of information and a variety...More

Thank Gary G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alaska State Museum is a gem and the best excursion in town. Twelve dollars for adults will get you in to spend as little or as much time as you want. The museum is a walkable distance from the ship and filled with great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of my post cruise tour. I found it interesting. History of Alaska, stuffed animals from Alaska. It also has a current Alaska art section.

1  Thank Mooretosee
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Jeanne F
15 June 2018|
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Response from Tranquillo | Reviewed this property |
We walked from the Princess Cruise docks it is a few blocks but can do it leisurely
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Beverly K
14 July 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Generally Alaska State Museum is a short walk from the cruise dock however it depends on the specific dock since they are spread out over the equivalent of 6 city blocks. If you dock close in to downtown it is an easy 5... More
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JoanSibner
28 June 2016|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5 daily this summer. All new permanent exhibits, and three new spectacular shows for the summer, including "Living Alaska" -- contemporary Alaskan art... More
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