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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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Beautiful new museum on the edge of town

Very nice museum that indoctrinates the new comer to the history of the native peoples of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
voyager123NewOrleans
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New Orleans
Small in size but full of interesting Alaskan/Gold Rush information

It's small size belies the amount of information. Has moved to 7th and Steadman, a short walk from... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
704Traveler
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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223 W Front St, Nome, AK 99762-9800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 October 26, 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 September 18, 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.

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Reviewed September 17, 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 September 7, 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

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Reviewed August 31, 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 June 11, 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

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Reviewed March 24, 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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Reviewed January 18, 2017

A beautifully new library, museum, and Native Conference room all in a new building, located on sixth street. A great display of local artifacts of the gold rush and some local history. I would like to see more Native history.

Thank Dawyn S
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Be advised that this awesome collection of Nome memorabilia & local culture has moved across town and is now called the Richard Foster Museum. There are lots of great treasures here and it's well worth an hour or two of your time to check it...More

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