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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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Seeing history through relics of the old-timers

This museum has a great deal of relics donated by Talkeetna's long-term residents. One of the most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Calif0rniadreamers
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San Francisco, CA
Little WHITE Schoolhouse!

The "little red schoolhouse" has returned to it's former glory and is now the "little WHITE... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hannahrosamond
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Talkeetna, Alaska
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“ranger talk” (21 reviews)
“climbing denali” (21 reviews)
“scale model” (12 reviews)
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Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK
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"ranger talk"
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"climbing denali"
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"scale model"
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"three buildings"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"park ranger"
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"early settlers"
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"small building"
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"great presentation"
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"large scale"
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"local flavor"
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"train depot"
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"on display"
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"walking tour"
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"rainy day"
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"mountain range"
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"surrounding mountains"
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has a great deal of relics donated by Talkeetna's long-term residents. One of the most interesting rooms is at the end which has a model of Denali, the flags showing the countries of climbers who attempted to summit the mountain, and a current...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The "little red schoolhouse" has returned to it's former glory and is now the "little WHITE schoolhouse" once again. Absolutely worth a visit for anyone looking to get off the tourist track and learn a little more about the history of this quirky little town,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum... great history of Talkeetna and Denali! Very reasonable, admission includes parking. Bookshop and gift shop are well done.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talkeetna is a small rustic town in Alaska. The people are very friendly. The museum gives you an opportunity to explore local history. The desk attendant was very chatty and informative. She made several recommendations about what to see and where to eat in the...More

Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled through this small,locally run museum. The receptionist was very helpful and we enjoyed the miscellaneous items displayed from early settlers. They had pictures and stories about pilots and climbers. It gave us a perspective about life in Alaska in the 20's..

Thank Deb K
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The volunteer who greeted us was genuinely friendly and knowledgeable about the museum. She also made great recommendations of places to eat and things to do in Talkeetna. We enjoyed the special display celebrating the anniversary of Talkeetna's public radio station.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well worth the $5 contribution. This little complex of buildings including a 1936 schoolhouse, houses a good collection of local artifacts. Items from the areas mining and trapping past are included. In the old section house they have an interesting video and memorabilia and information...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

A good place to look at things from the history of Talkeetna and Alaska, especially the local bush pilots and the Railroad. Easy to walk around and between buildings, and the staff was helpful. Something to come back to on the next visit to Talkeetna,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Modest, friendly, and a chance to get a sense of how this very young (founded 1916 or so thanks to Woodrow Wilson's Interior Secty's RR dreams) place grew. Shows respect for the First Nations people. Worth it for the Mountain Room alone - a big...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting exhibits of life in Alaska as well as a to-scale map of Denali National Park. There are exhibits of the history of attempts to climb Denali. We found a comparison of the gear used historically vs the gear that current climbers use to be...More

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