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Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum
Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

Free admission

Alaska’s only mountaintop museum, Roundhouse at Alyeska, is dedicated to preserving the history of Girdwood, Alaska. Sitting on an exposed ridge of Mt. Alyeska at 2,260 feet (689 meters above sea level, the museum showcases the development of the Alyeska ski resort and offers 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges, glaciers, and waters of the Turnagain Arm.

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Summer 10am-7pm; Winter 11am-3pm wkds only
Top of Tram, Mt Alyeska, Girdwood, Alaska, 99587

The basics

The main attraction at the Roundhouse is the panoramic view of the surrounding glaciers and mountain ranges from the museum’s windows. Visitors can browse the exhibits in the museum, pick up a locally made souvenir in the gift shop, and grab a warm drink to enjoy the views. In the summer, many visitors set out for a scenic hike along the Mt. Alyeska Trail.

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Things to know before you go

  • The views from the Roundhouse are a must-see for first time visitors to Alaska.
  • Admission to the Roundhouse Museum is free, although a ticket is required to ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram.
  • The Alyeska Aerial Tram is wheelchair accessible.
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How to get there

The Roundhouse is located atop Mt. Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska, 27 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of downtown Anchorage. The Roundhouse is accessible via the Alyeska Aerial Tram from The Hotel Alyeska. You can also hike to the museum from the base of the mountain; hikers who make it to the top can enjoy a free tram ride down.

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When to get there

The museum is open daily during the summer months from 10am to 7pm, and from 11am to 3pm on holidays and weekends during the winter months. Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions, so check online or call ahead before a visit.

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The Alyeska Aerial Tram

The 60-passenger Alyeska Aerial Tram delivers visitors from the Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mt. Alyeska in mere minutes. From the Tram, you’ll enjoy expansive views in all directions and chance to spy moose and bear as you journey high above the mountainside. At the Upper Tram Terminal, there’s an observation deck, two restaurants, and the Roundhouse Museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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