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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK

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A Lovely Way to Spend an Hour

The artifacts in this museum are eclectic and there really isn't one central theme, but you learn something new in each case presented and to get a glimpse of day to day living... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa E
Wartburg, Tennessee
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Wartburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artifacts in this museum are eclectic and there really isn't one central theme, but you learn something new in each case presented and to get a glimpse of day to day living, life during the gold rush, and life as a climber that is fascinating. Beyond the interesting presentations, the Museum staffer was crammed full of facts and gave... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Make sure you allow at least half and hour to come her as there is lots to see,read and look at.Those hiking pioneers were sure made of tough stuff.Nice memorial to the Japanese climber Naomi Uemura who achieve a lot of solos.

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

talkeena's claim to fame is that it is the jump off point for climbers who want to test themselves against the great mountain so it's no surprise that this museum is more than a collection of town history ; it provides an introduction to Mount Denali (Mc Kinley) being the highest mountain in N America it is popular with climbers... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

You don't have to pay the fee to hear the ranger talk. We did, the museum was okay, but the ranger talk was great

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Duncanville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stop in here to get a taste of Talkeetna history and the inside scoop on what to do while in the area. They have a pretty awesome scaled model of Mt Denali in one building.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The museum is a very small but well displayed expo, maybe a place just to hang around for a while, with no much but kind of cute. The great highlight and the reason I would go back is because there was a talk about how do people climb Mount Denali on a very nice and huge model of the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This museum has multiple buildings full of historical information. If you go to Talkeetna with kids, be sure to visit this place. It is really interesting to get a glimpse of Alaska life many years ago. It is well worth your time to check this place out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The large model of Denali has all the climbing trails marked in lights and clearly shows the differences in each approach. Other exhibits track Talkeetna's history with many interesting artifacts.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

On a rainy day, this tour brought the town's history to life. The curator conveyed enthusiasm with her local knowledge of the town's colorful history and its major players, which certainly enhanced our enjoyment of the town and its relationship to Mt. McKinley/Denali. When she heard of my husband's childhood school project relief map of the mountain, she clearly enjoyed... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This small and inexpensive museum with three small historic buildings offered a bit of insight into Talkeetna. It is nothing fancy, but did have some interesting artifacts and the best model of the Denali peaks and glaciers we found during our Alaska trip. It showed the routes used to climb Denali and some artifacts and stories from the climbers themselves.... More 

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