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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Good Introduction

Well worth the $5 contribution. This little complex of buildings including a 1936 schoolhouse... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Windsor, Canada
An Eclectic Collection of Historical Items

A good place to look at things from the history of Talkeetna and Alaska, especially the local bush... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Christopher S
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“ranger talk” (20 reviews)
“climbing denali” (21 reviews)
“scale model” (12 reviews)
Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well worth the $5 contribution. This little complex of buildings including a 1936 schoolhouse, houses a good collection of local artifacts. Items from the areas mining and trapping past are included. In the old section house they have an interesting video and memorabilia and information...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

A good place to look at things from the history of Talkeetna and Alaska, especially the local bush pilots and the Railroad. Easy to walk around and between buildings, and the staff was helpful. Something to come back to on the next visit to Talkeetna,...More

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Modest, friendly, and a chance to get a sense of how this very young (founded 1916 or so thanks to Woodrow Wilson's Interior Secty's RR dreams) place grew. Shows respect for the First Nations people. Worth it for the Mountain Room alone - a big...More

1  Thank dnakason
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting exhibits of life in Alaska as well as a to-scale map of Denali National Park. There are exhibits of the history of attempts to climb Denali. We found a comparison of the gear used historically vs the gear that current climbers use to be...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was a great little museum with lots of information about groups from around the world who have scaled Denali, exploration in the area, air travel around Alaska, mining, schools and life in the area over the years -- things like that. I really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Ccjello
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent collection of Climber and aviation history. Small venue teeming with all shorts if historical tidbits. Worthy of your time in Talkeetna.

1  Thank AKAng
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Small admission fee and great value. We took in the ranger talk at 1:00 pm that gives an overview and history of climbing Denali. The exhibits are 'local' and well done. Decent library with books about the region and other Alaska writers of renown.

1  Thank KobyCanada
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

When everyone else is shopping for junk on Main Street, this little hen is a block off the path behind the general store and offers a wealth of information on the town. From the old school house and the train depot to the Denali climbers...More

1  Thank AtlFolks
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Very interesting place. The staff was friendly and everything is displayed nicely. Fairly small with a total of 3 buildings. Don't miss the short movie. It's $5 or $15 for the family. Thirty minutes is all the time you need. You sure get a feel...More

1  Thank Not-too-picky-in-CT
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The collection of historical items and information was a great enhancement to our understanding of the local area. There was a presentation by a National Park Ranger on climbing Denali that was very informative and interesting. The museum staff was very friendly and shared information...More

1  Thank kachemakcharlie
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