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The Painted Whale Seward Mural Walking Tours

Seward, AK 99664
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Perfect for Art & History Buffs

It's really easy to get caught up in the more active adventures around the Kenai Peninsula of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
LaurenHerpich
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Oakland, California
Great walking activity in town.

We were looking for something fun to do with our children and grandchildren in Seward for part of... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Tom L
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Experience the history, art and culture of Alaska's mural capital on a walking tour of downtown Seward guided by a local artist. Learn about themes significant to life in the far north, such as the Iditarod Trail, commercial fishing, and aviation. The 1.5 hour long tours run six days a week. Reserve your spot at online as group size is limited to 12. GENERAL TOURS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON, please contact us for custom bookings. General tours to resume in mid-May, 2018. See you then!
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Hours Today: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

It's really easy to get caught up in the more active adventures around the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. But if you want to really get to know the town of Seward, just take a tour with Justine. An artist herself, Justine tells you the story...More

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Justine P, Owner at The Painted Whale Seward Mural Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I'm glad you got to know Seward better. Mural tours are such a personal way for locals and visitors to connect- thank you for taking the time to learn more about the unique culture of the far north!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were looking for something fun to do with our children and grandchildren in Seward for part of the afternoon. It was fabulous! A great outdoor activity for learning more about Seward history, culture and art, as well as the whole art genre of mural...More

Thank Tom L
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Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

It was really fun to have a multi-generational tour! Thanks for taking the time to appreciate this unique aspect of Seward, and the value of community art.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I really enjoyed this tour! Our guide was an artist herself and she gave us a deeper appreciation for the techniques used in these beautiful murals. She told great stories of the history, the artist and contributing community members who helped paint. There is quite...More

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Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Its great to have art appreciators around! Thanks for joining the tour.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Justine is very knowlegeable and entertaining as she described the various fascinating and beautiful murals around downtown Seward

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Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

Thanks!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

In August 2017 my husband and I visited Seward Alaska. On the recommendation of our B&B hosts, we signed up to take the Seward Mural Walking Tour with Justine Pechuzal. Justine's tour was tremendous fun. She is well informed and interesting and the murals are...More

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Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thanks for venturing out with The Painted Whale! It was a delight to share our town and state history with you.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Took Justines very informative and entertaining mural walk in downtown Seward. A very unhurried walk of about 1 and 1/2 hours ,with stops at various murals in the central part of town. Justine was very well versed on her history of not only the murals...More

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Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Walking is such a pleasurable way to slow down, notice a bit more, and enjoy one another's company- rain or shine. It was a pleasure to host you!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I did this tour last week with Justine of The Painted Whale and really enjoyed myself. Justine does a great job explaining the artist's perspective and the history behind the pieces and of Seward. What a great blend of art and history. I have lived...More

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Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Thanks for joining us! Art is to history what milk is to cereal- an irresistible combination!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I am a resident of Seward and I thoroughly enjoyed Justine's mural walking tour. I was surprised at how much I learned about the history of Seward injected with bits of Justine's witty humor. Justine is clearly passionate about the history and local art that...More

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Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Getting to know Seward and Alaska with a fresh perspective is what The Painted Whale Mural Tours are all about. Glad you could make it!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I loved the Painted Whale mural tour! I have been a resident in Seward for years and don't typically participate in local tours but decided to give this a shot. I am so glad I did! Even though I see many of these murals on...More

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Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Thanks for joining our tour! I agree that taking time to appreciate our surroundings is well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Seward has always been my favorite place to visit in Alaska for all its natural beauty, and after taking the Painted Whale Walking Tour of Seward Murals, it's still my favorite for the artistic beauty it holds in its murals. Our guide, Justine Pechuzal has...More

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Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

The tour is a great activity for all ages- who can't appreciate walking through the life-size storybook that is downtown Seward's mural collection? Thanks for joining our tour!

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