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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

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Address: Talkeetna Spur and D St., Talkeetna, AK

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Fascinating--so much information in small unique setting

We learned so much about the town and especially about mountain climbing--generally and more specifically, the Mt. Denali and area experiences. Was time very well spent! And... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We learned so much about the town and especially about mountain climbing--generally and more specifically, the Mt. Denali and area experiences. Was time very well spent! And unique setup--housed in a couple of local buildings linked by a walkway--a true spill over.

Thank lammac
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour or two in this great little museum. It's locally run and it definitely has the local flavor going. You can learn a lot about Denali and the people who have successfully and unsuccessfully climbed it.

Thank Firefly482
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We loved the local museum and learned a lot about Talkeetna's origins. The room dedicated to Denali and various historic climbs was amazing -- especially the large 3-D topographical map. Definitely worth doing.

Thank Marcia K
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Do yourself a favor and experience the museum. It is a great side trip and offers a perspective and history most of us from the Midwest have never lived.

Thank cathy v
Wartburg, Tennessee
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The artifacts in this museum are eclectic and there really isn't one central theme, but you learn something new in each case presented and to get a glimpse of day to day living, life during the gold rush, and life as a climber that is fascinating. Beyond the interesting presentations, the Museum staffer was crammed full of facts and gave... More 

Thank Melissa E
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Make sure you allow at least half and hour to come her as there is lots to see,read and look at.Those hiking pioneers were sure made of tough stuff.Nice memorial to the Japanese climber Naomi Uemura who achieve a lot of solos.

Thank Iona B
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

talkeena's claim to fame is that it is the jump off point for climbers who want to test themselves against the great mountain so it's no surprise that this museum is more than a collection of town history ; it provides an introduction to Mount Denali (Mc Kinley) being the highest mountain in N America it is popular with climbers... More 

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You don't have to pay the fee to hear the ranger talk. We did, the museum was okay, but the ranger talk was great

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Duncanville, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stop in here to get a taste of Talkeetna history and the inside scoop on what to do while in the area. They have a pretty awesome scaled model of Mt Denali in one building.

Thank robK6829NR
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The museum is a very small but well displayed expo, maybe a place just to hang around for a while, with no much but kind of cute. The great highlight and the reason I would go back is because there was a talk about how do people climb Mount Denali on a very nice and huge model of the mountains.... More 

Thank JuanQuero

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