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Alaska Aviation Museum

Alaska Aviation Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502   Directions

(907) 248-5325


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 Heritage Museum

Alaska Heritage Museum

301 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503   Directions

(907) 265-2834


Nearly everything Alaskan is gathered at the impressive Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo. This wide-ranging collection was first established by the National Bank of Alaska in 1968 to properly document the history and culture of the region's indigenous people. Over the years, the facility's collection has grown and now features artifacts, modern works by area artists, and a 2,600-volume library that offers information on a variety of Alaskan subjects. So if you have a question about anything Alaskan, this attraction is the place to find the answer.

Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

Alaska Law Enforcement Museum

245 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 279-5050


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


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


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.

Oscar Anderson House Museum

Oscar Anderson House Museum

420 M St
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 274-2336


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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