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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Alaska Aviation Museum
Alaska Aviation Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502   Directions

(907) 248-5325

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Since Alaska features such an expansive and rustic landscape, it's no wonder that its development and growth owes much to the field of aviation. The Alaska Aviation Museum documents the role that aviation has played in the state's history and growth from 1897 up to the present day. You'll see exhibits and attractions that tell the story of Alaska's WWII fliers, early bush pilots, as well as efforts to preserve vintage aircraft. The museum is located at the largest seaplane facility in the world, and all that space affords the presentation of scale models, restored planes and even a theater that presents films on the various aircraft.

Alaska Law Enforcement Museum
Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

245 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 279-5050

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Maintaining law and order anywhere is a big challenge, but consider how big the task becomes when your beat is a state as big as Alaska! The stories and the triumphs of that endeavor are what make the Alaska Law Enforcement Museum such an interesting place. The museum touts the fact that their mission is to preserve the history of law enforcement in the last frontier, and the exhibits do an above average job of allowing visitors to experience what that history was all about. Vintage patrol cars, communication devices, uniforms and more all help to tell this truly remarkable story of resilience and love for the law no matter what the circumstances.

Alaska Museum of Natural History
Alaska Museum of Natural History

201 Bragaw
Anchorage, AK 99508   Directions

(907) 274-2400

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The Alaska Museum of Natural History is a multi-dimensional compendium of the state's most amazing natural creations. The museum features the largest exhibits of Alaskan rock, mineral and fossil collections. Plus, you can take in the wonder of all of the Native American cultural artifacts that tell the story of the state's indigenous residents in a truly colorful way. There are also exhibits that detail the Alaskan Gold Rush and the various economic realities that came with it. Stories, artifacts and art all come together in this unique portrait of the state's dramatic history.

Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum

625 C St
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 929-9200

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The Anchorage Museum gathers together some of Alaska's most dramatic traditions and transforms them into exhibits and attractions that allow them to come alive in various multi-dimensional presentations. One of the museum's galleries features 600 Alaska Native artifacts that are on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Some of these items include ceremonial masks, battle armor and waterproof clothing made from the intestines of a seal. The museum features 80 exhibits that include an aurora machine, a marine animal touch tank and the very popular earthquake shake table. New additions include a planetarium and an Alaska Native contemporary art gallery.

Aurora Fine Arts Gallery
Aurora Fine Arts Gallery

737 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 274-0234

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The Aurora Fine Arts Gallery not only features an impressive selection of exhibits that showcase the work of some of the area's most talented artists, they also pride themselves on making your visit as informative, educational and entertaining as it possibly can. That is largely due to the highly helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff that are always ready to welcome visitors with a smile and happily answer any and all questions you may have about the gallery's many exhibits.

Obeidi's Fine Art Gallery
Obeidi's Fine Art Gallery

3502 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503   Directions

(907) 561-5163

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Obeidi's Fine Art Gallery is one of Anchorage's largest galleries that features a wide range of artwork from artists from all over the world. Bateman and Brenders are just a couple of the names that adorn the many paintings that hang on the walls, and if there is a piece that just has to come home with you, you can purchase lithographs in the gallery's gift shop and have them framed in the shop next door.

Oscar Anderson House Museum
Oscar Anderson House Museum

420 M St
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 274-2336

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The Oscar Henderson House Museum has the distinction of being Anchorage's only historic house museum. The structure was built in 1915 by Oscar Henderson, one of the city's earliest residents, and the house has withstood the changing times in a city that has undergone staggering sprawling growth from the time that this home was originally built. Inside, you'll find an amazing collection of vintage furniture, photographs, books and other pieces that have been meticulously cared for and all help recreate a time that is still very much alive when you visit this quaint but significant structure.

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