- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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For a thorough introduction to everything Alaska, head to the Anchorage Museum (also known as the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center or the Anchorage Museum of History and Art). The state's largest museum houses exhibitions that detail everything from local wildlife to native cultures to Alaskan history and art. You'll also come across some fantastic touring exhibits that highlight important aspects of the state's past and present. Even if you aren't new to the Last Frontier, recent visitors say that this museum is well worth the trip. According to one Yelp.com user: "The exhibits were all excellent and of an international caliber. The Smithsonian Arctic research wing was very educational. The Alaskan history was much more fascinating than I thought it would have been and not filled with the typical Native American stuffed animal dioramas … There is even something for the kids with an interactive science area usually only found in children's or science museums."
You can stop by the Anchorage Museum -- located downtown -- every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer (the museum operates shorter hours during the winter months). Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information, check out the official website.