Fodor's Expert Review Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum
The Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum, which opened in 2016 on the site of the old state museum, is among the most impressive cultural attractions in Alaska. In the permanent gallery, visitors weave through interconnected spaces that present Alaska's unique stories through carefully selected objects and culturally diverse narratives. Kids will love the pirate ship (built for them to climb on) and the eagle tree in the lobby, viewable from multiple levels. The new state-of-the-art building also houses Alaska's most important books, photographs, and documents, offering increased opportunities for researchers as well as more casual visitors.