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Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum

223 W Front St, Nome, AK 99762-9800
+1 907-443-6630
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Very informative.

This is a must see place to understand Nome and the area around it. Nome has a fascinating history... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Angeles
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Burien, Washington
Nice museum, neat artifacts

I visited the new Nome Museum this week. The exhibits are all fresh and interesting, with videos... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Kenneth B
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“gold rush” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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223 W Front St, Nome, AK 99762-9800
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+1 907-443-6630
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a must see place to understand Nome and the area around it. Nome has a fascinating history as a gold mining town and then as a cold war military base. The surrounding area has wonderful wildlife and 300 miles of roads through the...More

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I visited the new Nome Museum this week. The exhibits are all fresh and interesting, with videos and some interactive displays. Definitely recommended for visitors.

Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Very nice museum that indoctrinates the new comer to the history of the native peoples of the Seward Peninsula. A library with WIFI, can be hard to find any in Nome, and a new cultural center share space in the same new facility at 100...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It's small size belies the amount of information. Has moved to 7th and Steadman, a short walk from town, or inexpensive taxi ride. Check the hours as you can also visit the Cultural Center next door, in the same building. Kids and senior rates, some...More

Thank 704Traveler
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum while recently in Nome. Wonderful exhibits full of information regarding Native Alaskans and Inuit peoples. Facility is very new and offers a great spot to learn more about native peoples.

Thank Alaska23_Family
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a small but well done museum. There is a lot of town history and some interesting videos. Unfortunately we arrived close to closing time so didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked in the museum.

Thank Phyllisjean51
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This little museum has a wonderful collection, professionally presented. It is no longer down on the main street of Nome. In its bizarre, unique, and inscrutable wisdom, the Nome board has moved it to a building on the outskirts of town that is accessible only...More

Thank MARY B
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I visited the museum while there working at the Job Center. I thoroughly enjoyed the information and the way it was presented in the displays. I have a degree in History and read every single line of the displays. It was clean and the young...More

Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I am very happy they built this new museum. It has a great history of nome and some cool stories and artifacts. It is also good for the community to have a library and cultural center here as well. The museum could have had a...More

Thank djrealone
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This museum is brand new (opened October 2016). The old museum in town was small but very intimate. The new museum is on the outskirts of town. It is modern and flashy but lacks the small town, friendly atmosphere of the old one. Sometimes new...More

Thank DCody
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