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Kluane Museum of History

Historic Mile 1093, Alaska Highway, Burwash Landing, Yukon Y0B 1V0, Canada
+1 867-841-5561
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon
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The Kluane Museum of Natural History offers world-class wildlife exhibits with dioramas depicting natural habitat. Also displayed are Native clothing, tools and weapons of the Southern Tutchone people as well as minerals and gemstones that are found in the Yukon. The gift shop has many locally made crafts, including beaded, fur-trimmed moccasins, as well as a good selection of books dealing with the North. A large parking lot with two entrances makes it easy for vehicles as big as transport trucks to pull through. Watch for the World's Largest Gold Pan located next to the museum.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“first nations” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Historic Mile 1093, Alaska Highway, Burwash Landing, Yukon Y0B 1V0, Canada
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+1 867-841-5561
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I do love me a good museum. And this was, well, a so-so museum. I was led to expect more emphasis on the specific area and the people's who live(d) there. However, a good 3/4 of it is taxidermy of animals and brief descriptions of...More

Thank Annie C
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KluaneMuseumManager, Manager at Kluane Museum of History, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Sorry to hear that our museum was not what you expected. I noticed you are a resident of Alaska and I understand that the fine displays of Yukon animals depicted in their natural settings would not be something new to you. The majority of the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Kluane Museum of History at Burwash Landing was such an amazingly interesting and well set up surprise. It is well worth stopping at this museum set on the side of the Alaska Highway at Mile 1093 (Km 1760). It looks deceivingly small from the...More

Thank SMMaxwell
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this museum to get a stamp for our Yukon passport. It looked very small and was in such a small town that I figured it wouldn't be that good of a museum. We decided to go in anyway and we're very surprised...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Sitting at the side of the road and looking a little like a souvenir stand, this museum is one of the best if not the best in the Yukon. It focuses on natural history and has exhibits on the aboriginal peoples, minerals and animals. The...More

Thank Edward W
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Maybe the only reason to stop at Burwash Landing. Surprisingly fine quality taxidermy animals of the Yukon. Beautiful exhibition.

Thank AboveEarth
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

For a small, rather unassuming (on the outside) museum in the tiny settlement of Burwash Landing, Yukon, this was an amazing little natural and cultural history museum that you really shouldn't miss! The dioramas of wildlife are very well done and the paintings in the...More

Thank HoosierBoy22
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

A well maintained and surprising museum, with dioramas of stuffed native animals and clear explanations of their habitats and their survival. Also information on the First Nation. Well worth a stop.

Thank Phillip L
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and so well-kept and organized. The museum had a great flow and just enough reading. Speakers with nature sounds added to the ambience and the gift shop featured work from local artists. Even the exhibits outside were well-preserved. Overall excellent stop to stretch your...More

1  Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were "blown away" by this little gem and the wonderful displays inside. Great dioramas of Yukon animals with great information. Interactive! (You can push buttons to hear the actual animal sounds). Wonderful information on the local first nation's culture and great display of native...More

1  Thank Katrina1955
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best wildlife museums I've seen on this entire trip. Do not pass this one by!!! Lovely exhibits for all ages. Well done!

Thank TTGL
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