This Anchorage museum offers an in-depth look at Alaskan Native life—with a big focus on Alaska Natives. Watch dancing, listen to stories, meet carvers and explore recreated winter dwellings. The setting is so small and intimate that visitors are sometimes even invited to join the dancers on stage.
The state’s largest museum is truly a world-class experience, offering a compelling overview of Alaskan history, art, culture, and science. Get the dirt on the gold rush, learn how Alaska’s earliest people survived sub-zero temperatures, see the result of North America’s biggest earthquake, and much more.
Learn about Alaska's aviation history and the daring bush pilots who opened up the Last Frontier. See rare aircraft dating back to WWI, historic photographs, artifacts, maps, newspaper accounts, aviators' clothing, and films.
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.
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). Visitors generally spend 45 minutes to 2 hours viewing the exhibits. Additionally, there are multiple video and audio monitors that include about 2 hours of content alone.