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  • 1. Chugach Mountains

    See Anchorage & surroundings from the aeroplane. When you are landing at the Anchorage airport during daytime, do look out the aeroplane window and enjoy the really fantastic view of nature at it's...

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  • 2. Wildlife

    If you talk to people from here, they seem so blasé about moose. Not me. I haven’t lived here a long time, but there’s no way I’ll ever get tired of them. They are so large and fun to watch that...

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  • 3. Turnagain Arm

    The tides of Turnagain Arm are incredibly impressive. This place has the 2nd largest difference in tides in North America and something called a tidal bore which is uncommon, overall. This isn't a...

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  • 4. Climate

    A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage. A blonde came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. We all looked at each other and another customer asked, "What is a...

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  • 5. Cook Inlet

    The City of Anchorage overlooks Cook Inlet, named for Captain James Cook who explored this area in his vain search for a northwest passage across the top of the North American continent in 1778. The...

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  • 8. What to do with a 4-8 hour lay over in Anchorage?

    Pass thru Anchorage many times a year. With that long of a layover think about renting a car a driving somewhere. A cab downtown is $20, so for the price of a...

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  • 9. Denali (Mt. McKinley)

    It may seem a little strange that I'm putting Denali/Mt. McKinley in a tip for Anchorage but on a clear day you can see it from here. Even if seeing it up close...

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  • 10. Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes (oh my...)

    I am not putting this in a warning because I'm a huge admirer of and have great respect for Mother Nature's power:) Anchorage, like most of Alaska, has frequent...

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  • 11. Turnouts along the highways

    Alaska planned their highways extremely well. The Seward Highway (which leads to…can you guess? Seward!) follows the Turnagain Arm for quite a distance and...

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  • 12. Hiking Trails

    We have trails everywhere…in the city, outside of the city, in parks, along major highways…there’s no lack of hiking in the Anchorage area. If you drive out of...

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  • 13. Your Pet-Kennel Stays in Anchorage/Wasilla/Palmer

    If you need to leave your pet in a kennel for anytime in or around Anchorage, be aware that there are lots of kennels to choose from. We left our dog and cat at...

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  • 14. Drink lots of local brews

    Try out every brewpub in Anchorage. The wide variety will keep you engaged, and the local drunks at bars like Darwin's Theory will keep you entertained....

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  • 15. INFORMATION WHERE ??

    INFOCENTER ANCHORAGEFIND ON THE 4th AVENUE / F STREET DOWNTOWNOR ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE http://www.alaska-info.de/stadt/alaska_st_anc.html IF DON´T KNOW WAHT...

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  • 16. Campbell Creek

    This trail was one of my best friends in Anchorage, when I moved in there without knowing anybody. I lived very closed to it and soon discovered the peaceful...

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  • 17. US Flag 7/4/1959 to 7/3/1960

    Alaska was admitted to the US on 1/3/1959. The 49th star was added to the flag and it flew in the United States for the period shown. Hawaii was admitted to the...

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  • 18. View of Mt. Susitana and Beluga Whales

    This view of Mt. Susitana across the Cook Inlet, is taken from Resolution Park in Anchorage. According to an ancient native legend Mt. Susitana is a giant...

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  • 19. Glorious Summer Flowers

    If you are one of those who has always thought of Anchorage as a city mantled in perpetual ice and snow, think again. Summers are glorious here, and the long...

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  • 20. Oscar Anderson House

    Built by Swedish immigrant Oscar Anderson, an early pioneer and businessman in Anchorage, this is one of the oldest privately built homes, and the only house...

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  • 21. Air Crossroads of the World

    Anchorage is roughly equidistant from three of the world's major markets: New York, London and Tokyo, making it a strategic location for international air...

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  • 22. Wyland Whale Mural

    On the east side of Town Square, on E Street, you will see a huge whale mural, or Whaling Wall, which was painted freehand by sea-life artist Wyland in 1994....

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  • 23. Elderberry Park

    I discovered this small park on the edge of downtown Anchorage when I was looking for a free parking spot to take a walking tour of Anchorage. Not only did I...

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  • 24. Alaska Statehood Monument at Ship Creek Overlook

    This monument commemorates Alaska's admission to the Union as the 49th state in 1959, during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Actually many...

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  • 25. Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

    Downtown Anchorage at the corner of 4th Avenue and F Street you will find this log cabin with a sod roof beside the Old City Hall. It is the Log Cabin Visitor...

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