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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

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Very Interesting Museum - definitely worth stopping by!

Such an interesting collection of artifacts wonderfully displayed. This is one of the more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
It's like someone invited you in their home

To think of the love and care that went into collecting all of these items while supporting the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
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303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an interesting collection of artifacts wonderfully displayed. This is one of the more beautiful and well organized museums we've been in. The animal displays were some of the best we've seen in Alaska.

Thank DKinTX
Reviewed 20 August 2018

To find such an array of artefacts collected by one person is quite remarkable. The museum is well laid out and gives you a broad overview of natural Alaskan art and customs. Allow at least an hour for your visit.

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 2 August 2018

To think of the love and care that went into collecting all of these items while supporting the small native communities in Alaska is quite amazing. Beautiful taxidermized specimen, handmade items, etc. It's small but packed with high quality items. The lady at the reception...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of artifacts and animals! Nice displays and friendly informative staff. person. This is a must see in Valdez- better (though different) than the other museums in Valdez!

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great choice to visit this museum. Its amazing how much this lady collected. the artifacts were interesting and the animals were huge.

Thank runningspots
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a small museum but very well done displaying an amazing personal collection. visit is about 30-60 mins.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is located in the city and it's free. It shows part of Maxine collection of artifacts from Alaska. It has different stones, stuffed real wild life that you can find in Alaska. Different clothing artifacts and tools. It is well displayed and worth...More

Thank Yoram L
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Great collection of local history and animals. Some amazing artifacts. Some very detailed ivory art. My daughter liked the animals the best. It's a small museum but packed with information.

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting exhibition about nature, animals and the history of Alaska. The museum is not too large, it takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour for a tour.

Thank swell759
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Wow, what a collections of unique items by one couple. Its a small museum, free, right next to the college. plenty of parking. We had an RV, we parked on the street. This little museum had a life size moose, bear, and other staffed animal....More

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