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Kluane Museum of Natural History

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Address: Historic Mile 1093, Alaska Highway, Burwash Landing, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-841-5561
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The Kluane Museum of Natural History offers world-class wildlife exhibits...

The Kluane Museum of Natural History offers world-class wildlife exhibits with dioramas depicting natural habitat. Also displayed are Native clothing, tools and weapons of the Southern Tutchone people as well as minerals and gemstones that are found in the Yukon. The gift shop has many locally made crafts, including beaded, fur-trimmed moccasins, as well as a good selection of books dealing with the North. A large parking lot with two entrances makes it easy for vehicles as big as transport trucks to pull through. Watch for the World's Largest Gold Pan located next to the museum.

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A well maintained and surprising museum, with dioramas of stuffed native animals and clear explanations of their habitats and their survival. Also information on the First... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Phillip L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A well maintained and surprising museum, with dioramas of stuffed native animals and clear explanations of their habitats and their survival. Also information on the First Nation. Well worth a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and so well-kept and organized. The museum had a great flow and just enough reading. Speakers with nature sounds added to the ambience and the gift shop featured work from local artists. Even the exhibits outside were well-preserved. Overall excellent stop to stretch your legs and see some culture and all for an unbeatable price of $5 CAD.

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Clearwater, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were "blown away" by this little gem and the wonderful displays inside. Great dioramas of Yukon animals with great information. Interactive! (You can push buttons to hear the actual animal sounds). Wonderful information on the local first nation's culture and great display of native clothing and artifacts. This attraction would be good for people of all ages.

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grande prairie, ab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best wildlife museums I've seen on this entire trip. Do not pass this one by!!! Lovely exhibits for all ages. Well done!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I loved seeing the different exhibits in the Museum. The building is much bigger than expected from the outside. The beautiful First Nations leather work in the gift shop is stunning! As well as birch bark baskets and handmade jewelry. The exhibits are captivating and the didactic panels share of the Kluane First Nations culture. I loved it. Janice was... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

From the entrance it's a surprise as we didn't expect such nice displays. Ok, you likely won't learn a lot if you're already familiar with local animals and Canada First Nations. But it's very well presented, with a good selection of small and large mammals plus some birds. A nice stop on the road, worth the few bucks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The dioramas of stuffed animals are worthy of anything the Natural Museum of Ottawa has to offer. Excellent design.

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Destruction Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A jewel in the rough, the museum facility may look a little small and aged on the exterior but the interior has captivating First Nation and local wildlife displays. The museum seems allot larger on the inside than the front exterior suggests. It's worth an one hour stop before encountering the bumpy Alaska Highway road section between Burwash and Beaver... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We really stopped here to use the restrooms, as the previous ones on the long road between Tok and Whitehorse were closed, and as the entry-fee was low and our needs were growing desperate, decided to go in. This turned out to be a far better decision than we expected - not only were the restrooms clean and available, but... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Mostly taxidermy. For those offended by stuffed wildlife, this is not your place. Surely there must be a better way to create a museum full of exhibits. All of those animals were taken from the wild.

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