Top Museums in Alaska

Museums abound in Alaska and if you are hoping to find one or two for your Alaska vacation, you are surely going to find something that you will enjoy.

Some of the top Alaska attractions shown below show the variety of museums the state offers its residents and visitors.

Alaska museums often focus on Alaskan history and arts, as you would expect. In addition, there are also some unusual finds such as an ice museum, an auto museum and one about the Alaskan Islands and Ocean.

 

Anchorage Museum

625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone:  1-907-929-9200

Anchorage Museum focuses on the art, history and science of Alaska. The museum has over 25,000 objects, 2,000 artifacts, 500,000 historical photographs, 12,000 publications and 800 maps as its permanent collection. In addition, more than 20 travelling exhibits from around the world come to the museum each year. Don’t miss the Imaginarium Discovery Center while there! This museum is open throughout the year but is closed on Mondays during winter months.

Fee:  $        Check out Anchorage Museum Coupons & Discounts to save money at this museum.

 

Museum of the North

Address:  907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Phone:  1-907-474-7505

This world class museum offers a wide variety of exhibits on the Alaskan wildlife, people and land. The Museum of the North spans over 2,000 of Alaskan history. Galleries include Alaska Classics, Gallery of Alaska, Natural Wonders, Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery and The Place Where You go to Listen. In addition, the museum often has a special exhibit for its guests. Museum of the North is open throughout the year but is closed some holidays.

Fee:  $           Check out Museum of the North Coupons & Discounts for ways to save.

 

Sitka National Historical Park

Address: 106 Metlakatla St, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 1-907-747-6281

Also known as Indian River Park and Totem Park, Sitka National Historical Park has one of the last remnants of Russian occupation. A 1843 log structure that now shows the history of Russian America through exhibits and refurbished living quarters. The land commemorates the 1804 Battle of Sitka between the Russians and the local Tlingit people. Other exhibits focus on The Tlingit and Finnish people. Additionally, the park is known for its collection of beautiful totem poles that line a scenic coastal trail inside the park. The park is open year-round. The Visitor Center is closed on federal holidays.  

FREE


 
Pratt Museum

Address: 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, Alaska 99603
Phone:  1-907-235-8635

Through the use of many interactive displays, the Pratt Museum explores the importance of the Kachemak Bay, Kenai Peninsula and the state of Alaska. Permanent indoor exhibits include Katchemak Bay:  An Exploration of People and Place, Stewardship and The Sea and its Bounty. Outdoor exhibits include a Botanical Garden, Harrington Cabin, Forest Trail, Facing the Elements and an outdoor performance space. Pratt Museum also receives revolving exhibits. The museum is open throughout the year but is closed major holidays.

Fee:  $     Check out Pratt Museum Coupons & Discounts for ways to save money.

 

Fairbanks Ice Museum

Address:  500 2nd Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone:  1-907-451-8222

If you like ice sculptures or have kids that do, check out the Fairbanks Ice Museum. You can touch the ice sculptures and see a live ice sculpting demonstration. A multimedia show about Alaskan ice and the World Ice Art Championships is shown and there is a short indoor ice slide guests can go down. Fairbanks Ice Museum is open from spring through fall from 10am to 8pm with shows every hour.

Fee:  $        Check out ways to save money at Fairbanks Ice Museum Coupons & Discounts.

 

Wells Fargo Museum

Address:  301 W Northern Lights, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone:  1-907-265-2834

The Alaska Wells Fargo Museum has a large collection of Alaskan Native artifacts as well as Alaskan made art. The museum focuses on the Wells Fargo history during the Gold Rush era. You can see ivory carvings, hand-woven baskets, traditional clothing and more. The museum is open during the week from noon to 4pm and is closed on bank holidays.

FREE


Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Address:  212 Wedgewood Drive, Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone:  1-907-450-2100

Rate the #1 Attraction to see by Tripadvisor.com and given a Certificate of Excellence for 2014, the
museum features over 85 American-made vehicles as well as over 100 vintage fashion outfits. You can
see horseless carriages, speedsters and classic cars as well as silk bustle dresses and flapper outfits. The museum is open throughout the year but is closed on Saturdays.

Fee:  $


Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Centers

Address:  95 Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska 99603
Phone:  1-907-235-6961

Alaska islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a great place to learn about the local bay and wildlife. The
museum has a number of videos and dioramas and covers Alaskan nature over the last 150 years. Exhibits areas include One Big Ocean, Seabird Experience Theater, Bob “Sea Otter” Jones and Where the Rivers Meet the Sea. The Museum is open throughout the year although not every day.

FREE

 

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