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Alaska State Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Plan to spend at least a few hours here

This fairly new museum is accessible to the casually interested person and has lots of detail for... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Bellingham, Washington
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What a great opportunity to learn more about the history of this amazing state! The museum is... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Miriam W
Miami, Florida
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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...more
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

This fairly new museum is accessible to the casually interested person and has lots of detail for those looking for more meat. AK is such a vast state not everything can be covered on one place, but this museum does a great job of covering...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

What a great opportunity to learn more about the history of this amazing state! The museum is filled with historic artifacts and relics. You can stroll at your own pace to examine the exhibits and read the stories about life in days gone by. Worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 21 November 2018

A great place to head to on a rainy day in Juneau. We spent sometime here exploring the state's history and it gave us a feel of the different regions in Alaska and the state's history

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mahmoudkhafagy
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My friend and I went here especially to get out of the rain. What a wonderful museum!! So many displays and artifacts!! Well worth seeing and well worth the price of $12.00 dollars.We spent a couple of hours in here. Very interesting!! Would recommend seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This was part of cruise excursion and we were frankly more interested in the other two portions when we booked. We were told we would have about 1.5 hours here, and we thought that was plenty of time. However, our tour driver warned it wasn't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KDAA
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We thought the museum was excellent. It provided a good start to learning more about Alaska in preparation for our inside passage cruise. Great gift shop, too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leisurebug2016
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We spent alot of time here; great exhibit of native culture, Russian history, gold rush days. It is one of the few worthwhile places to visit in Juneau.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorraine2010
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Quite a collection of native Alaskan stuff. Lots to see on a stop on a 'highlights tour of Juneau'. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TAGypsyNew
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This museum was just the right size, very informative. Every display was thoughtfully arranged and easy to see. A wonderful overview of the amazing Alaska heritage. Good for children as it is not too large and overwhelming, with walking trails nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stournay
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Alaska State Museum visit was one of my best experiences in a museum. The museum has Science on a Sphere®, or “SOS.” This is a display system that uses computers, video projectors, and a six foot diameter sphere to create an animated globe. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 July 2018|
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
All of the major sights are within an easy walk from the cruise ship dock. There is also a nice walk along the shore line park towards the bridge to Douglas Island.
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
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