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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Must do on town stroll

In between eating, people watching, cafeing, shopping, etc. fit some time to visit this -museum and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue K
Irvine, California
Amazing little museum!

Besides enjoying the history we learned through the museum exhibits, the volunteer at the entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have an interesting exhibit about the first climbers of Denali (or Mount McKinley, as it was likely called at that time).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In between eating, people watching, cafeing, shopping, etc. fit some time to visit this -museum and other historical buildings scattered throughout the town. The available maps clearly point out these gems. The town is small and walkable. You can do it all in day, but...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides enjoying the history we learned through the museum exhibits, the volunteer at the entrance encouraged us to return in the afternoon for a talk by a woman who had attempted to climb Denali. One of the buildings included a 12'x12' scale model of Denali,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been in Talkeetna several times over the years but we were always in a rush to take an airplane ride, eat shop a little and run out of town. This time we spent the day exploring the town a bit more and had a...More

Thank Protraveler02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say. They tried? It is a nice small slice of Alaska history. We walked in just to kill time. Made the mistake of asking what it was and then felt bad that we took up so much time that we paid...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It's well done, has a lot of artifacts and the volunteer when we were there was very helpful to share her knowledege of the area's history. It was a fun visit that you should not miss.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Museum admission was $5 for those over 62 and worth the time especially the Denali building. Nice display of the mountain and what you would see on full length photos from different vantage points. Interesting info on early climbers.

Thank AKKris
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a very unique little museum. There are many artifacts and a lot of interesting history. We spent a little over an hour and learned so much about the area. There are items detailing the bush pilots, the railroad, the indigenous community and "The...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A local climber explained historical routes & attempts in Denali. The 3D map and his laser pointer made it very informative.

Thank Cosby2
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Basic Museum in three buildings (town history, railroad, mountaineering) loaded with Talkeetna memorabilia. Somewhat haphazardly organized but still interesting. The mountaineering exhibit was the best part with a great model of Denali and posters about many of the expeditions. Admission is a bit steep but...More

Thank Kwad1
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