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Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-834-1690
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Wonderful Stop - see the Polar Bears and a huge bull Moose

We stopped in to see the Polar Bear displays, but found the museum to offer quite a fun variety of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Extra Day Activity

We had a little extra time in Valdez and chose to visit this museum. Found it very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Wasilla, Alaska
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303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-834-1690
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped in to see the Polar Bear displays, but found the museum to offer quite a fun variety of exhibits. It is worth the stop. We spent an hour.

Thank OHtravels
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had a little extra time in Valdez and chose to visit this museum. Found it very interesting and informative about the area. Due to historical view it also offered suggestions for other visiting areas. Glad we stopped for a hour to see this museum.

Thank jeffriesj17
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Small, but satisfying. This place packs a great punch! Tons of awesome stuffed animals and artifacts. Definitely my favorite museum in Valdez.

1  Thank cmariec2017
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I love this museum - no charge to get in, although donations always welcome to help support the museum and its many programs. There are scavenger hunt cards for the kids, lots of Native Alaskan Clothing & carvings, well done taxidermy, fossils and more -...More

1  Thank Coastie_Mom_AK
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice museum, compact yet really interesting exhibits and it doesn't take all day to get around. Go visit and it's free!

Thank RodneyT513
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This museum if free and full of lots of animals And a life's collection of a local lady Very interesting Wonderful ivory carvings by the local natives

Thank nonna54
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an interesting place to visit and only takes an hour. It's interesting because of all the artifacts collected around remote Alaska back in the years before mass tourism and when it was still possible to acquire them. The beautifully mounted collection of Alaskan...More

1  Thank tim1962
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a grest place if you would like to see lots of stuffed animals from Alaska. Kids really like this museum because of the big animals. There are lots of native items to see that has been collected across the state. The museum just...More

Thank Victor N M
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Have no where to go on a rainy day? Check out the free museum in town Valdez that wont disappoint. It's a great place for kids young and old with plenty of things to see and touch!

Thank Mecs2014
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a lovely museum with great displays mainly about the wildlife in the area. It is informative and the displays are well done and beautiful. The museum is small and will take no more than an hour to walk through, well worth the stop.

Thank pattyt7
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