Alaska State Museum


Demolished and rebuilt in a snazzy new $140-million complex in 2016, the result is impressive. Sometimes called SLAM (State Library, Archives and Museum), the museum shares digs with the state archives along with a gift store, the Raven Cafe, an auditorium, a research room and a historical library. The beautifully curated displays catalog the full historical and geographic breadth of the state, from native canoes to the oil industry.

A smaller suite of rooms hosts revolving art exhibitions.

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