Anchorage Museums & Cultural Centers
Museums, Cultural Centers
There’s no better place to get a grasp on Alaska’s history — really, its many histories— than by visiting the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The state’s largest museum is truly a world-class experience, offering a compelling overview of Alaskan history, art, culture, and science.
This Anchorage Cultural Center offers an in-depth look at Alaskan Native life — with a big focus on Alaska Natives. Watch dancing, listen to stories, meet carvers, and hear from artists. The setting is so small and intimate that visitors are sometimes even invited to join the dancers on stage.
Homesteaders. Entrepreneurs. Photographers. This petite, but very well-done museum in midtown Anchorage offers engaging proof of how the state of Alaska has been shaped — and is still being shaped — by a diverse community. It’s open 1pm — 6pm Sunday through Thursday year-round (closed Friday and Saturday for the Jewish Sabbath). It takes only 15 minutes to see the exhibits, but you can also watch a 90-minute video about Warren Metzker, a legend ...more
This Anchorage library is much more than a spot for locals to check out books — it’s one of the most spectacular buildings in Anchorage and a true destination for visitors. With a large section of Alaskana, gorgeous artwork, and numerous events, it’s a great place for travelers to get a better sense of the state. Free wi-fi, public computers, and laptops for rent offer are other resources you can find here.