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This is actually two museums which are both well worth visiting. Excellent information on the town of Valdez and its history, including early life there and the 1964 earthquake. The videos with recollections of the earthquake are fascinating, as are the exhibits on the oil...More
My wife and I have seen a lot of museums on this 3 month trip to Alaska and we both agree that this is the best We were there about 2 hours and could have gone back and did 2 more hours. Everything was top...More
Thoroughly enjoyed this museum and learned so much about the Valdez area and its history lincluding the oil spill. Admission is inexpensive and I would allow more than an hour to tour. If you decide to read absolutely every word give yourself more time. Exhibits...More
This excellent museum has displays and something for all ages. They actually seem to make sure children are engaged. Plenty for adults to see about Valdez, the Good Friday earthquake, the gold rush, the Exxon Valdez. Very worthwhile for all. Reciprocal admission with NARM membership.
My advice is to take the free tour of the Old Town of Valdez before viewing the museum for it will give you a much better understanding of everything you will see at the museum (which has two locations by the way). Very well organized,...More
The museum may be small, but do not let that fool you - there is plenty to see and learn while visiting. The complex is actually two museums - not next to one another but close enough to see both in a short amount of...More
The museum is in 2 parts. The main museum has exhibits and artifacts back to the original gold mining days. They have items from the Good Friday 1964 Earthquake and the story of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
The second part is a separate building...More
Stopping in at the Valdez museum while we waited for time to check in to our hotel, we we're treated to some very interesting local history. The exhibits- the history of the town, the 1964 Earthquake, and the Valdez spill were all riveting. Kids were...More