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Valdez, Alaska: Earthquake Town - Valdez Museum

The local museum includes a scale model of what the town looked like before the earthquake destroyed it. The Exxon Valdez was later named in the town's honor -- and then polluted half of Alaska's ocean with spilled oil.

217 Egan Drive, Valdez, AK
On Egan Dr. between Tatilek Ave. and Chenega Ave.
Winter M-Sa 1-5, Summer daily 9-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Earthquake Town - Valdez Museum

Make sure you do both museums. Excellent.

[K And k, 06/17/2023]
Alaska's hard luck Valdez remembered in miniature

On Good Friday [March 27th], 1964, the original town of Valdez, Alaska was smashed by North America's most powerful earthquake. The remaining townsite was condemned and residents relocated four miles away.


[03/21/1999] Complete News Story

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