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Wrangell Museum

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Address: Nolan Center, Campbell Drive, Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone Number: +1 907-874-2381
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Exceptional History of Wrangell

What a surprise to find such a complete and interesting museum in a small town! Wonderful artifacts, displays and photographs documenting an interesting history. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a surprise to find such a complete and interesting museum in a small town! Wonderful artifacts, displays and photographs documenting an interesting history. Well worth the time to go through it.

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Cathedral City, CA
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This museum would do credit to any medium-sized city so it was astonishing to find it in tiny Wrangell. It covers virtually every aspect of the local history from the earliet settlers 25,000 years ago to the glaciers to the original Russian ownership to the fur trappers, the gold rush and today's fishing industry. Excellent displays and information panels. Video... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Very good local history museum, with lots of stuffed animals, and interesting exhibits. Attached to the Visitors Centre, so a good one-stop shop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This museum includes a history of Wrangell and of the Alaska natives who first settled there. The native artifacts are stunning and include beaded clothing and totem poles. Very much worth the time to go through.

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Carmichael
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Wrangell Museum is located in the Nolan Center, a new, impressive, community center. It contains exhibits about the Tlingits, Russians, British and Americans who have inhabited this small town. It's well worth an hour or so of your time.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This excursion was given by individuals that love their town. We went to the Wrangell Museum, the Kik-Setti Totem Park, Wrangell Golf Course located in boggy area, and the Petroglyph Beach. Our guide pointed out Chief Shakes Tribal House, with local stories and jokes. The Petroglyph Beach was fascinating, see the petroglyphs similar to those in South America. We make... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are in Wrangell and want some quiet and rewarding time, do visit the museum. It's a gem in the wild. Surprisingly well organized and presented, it provides a great perspective of the history of this island and it's inhabitants along with lots of other interesting treasures. If you have any intellectual curiosity at all, it's well worth your... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited the ``Wrangell Museum'' in 2015. Unfortunately, we were on a tour and our visit was rushed. We returned in 2016 on our own and had the time to browse. The museum is not very large but so well designed that one can wander from one room to another and see the various aspects of S/E Alaska history. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The museum contains information and displays of local Tlingat culture as well as the history of white development of the town. Many interesting items including some audio displays. The nominal fee for entry is well worth it.

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Wrangell is a very small town and we were not sure what to expect from the museum there. We are pleased to report that it is a terrific little museum. Since we are from Washington, DC, we are used to going to great museums. The Wrangell Museum, although small, was very good. We gained a really good understanding of the... More 

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