Alaska State Museum
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Downtown Juneau's Alaska State Museum celebrates state history. The collection traces the history of civilization in America's Last Frontier, from ancient Eskimo times to the Russian colonial period and into American statehood. Visitors are usually impressed with the breadth of work on display, which ranges from shipwreck artifacts to the artwork of contemporary Alaskan painters.
One TripAdvisor user says: "It was a nice way to get a feel for 'real' Alaska and to take a break from the 'cruise ship shopping' emphasis prevalent in our ports of call."
This museum is one of Juneau's only attractions that is open year-round. During the summer months, the museum is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. But the rest of the year, the museum welcomes visitors only Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer admission is $5, while winter admission costs $3. For more information, check out the Alaska State Museum's website.