Anchorage Things to Do

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  • 1. Portage Glacier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    About an hours drive from Anchorage, the drive itself is a constant stream of beathtaking views as you drive along the Turnagain Arm. The cost of the cruise for us was $29. It lasts about an hours and...

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  • 2. Chugach Mountains

    Hiking Flat Top was a routine for the friends in Anchorage that I was visiting so they had no problems. For a flat-lander like me from Florida, it was a heck of a workout! The motivation to make it to...

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  • 3. Potters Marsh

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Just at the southern edge of Anchorage, where the Seward Highway meets Turnagain Arm, is a large expanse of open wetlands. A wooden walkway has been constructed that allows you to walk out into the...

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  • 4. Iditarod

    Sure, the start line is where the excitement is, but you will get a better views and thinner crowds if you move a bit down the track! My experience was that it was easy to find free curbside parking...

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  • 5. Native Heritage

    There is a free trolley bus from downtown Anchorage to this place, although once you get your bearings around downtown Anchorage it hardly seems worth it as it’s only a short walk from the train...

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  • 6. Saturday Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Downtown Saturday Market attracts vendors from all over the state. White tents line the way overlooking Ship Creek and parts of the Alaskan Railroad Depot. Eliminate the middle man department...

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  • 7. Fur Rondy

    You may want to consider coming up here in the winter for the special events that take place at this time. Big events in Anchorage include the Iditarod (more written about this on my Alaska page),...

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  • 8. Wildlife - Moose

    Moose are the largest of the deer family and are distinguishable by their large antlers (the males, while the females have none) and their characteristc long...

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  • 9. Wildlife - Dall's Sheep

    Dall's sheep are native to northwestern North America and can be found in subarctic ranges of Alaska, Yukon and Northern British Columbia. They can range in...

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  • 10. Anchorage Museum

    This is a great museum for culture. But my tour through here was extraordinary. My uncle is an archeologist and my aunt is an anthropologist. They are experts...

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  • 11. Planet walk

    Throughout the city there is a planet walk, starting with the sun on G St. From there the planets are marked by signs from the sun at equal distances. Mercury...

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  • 12. Alaska Experience Theatre & Earthquake Exhibit

    The Alaska Experience Theatre and Earthquake Exhibit are two different attractions in one location. Tickets may be purchased for either one individually, or you...

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  • 13. Doing Advance Research?

    Here's an excellent local reference, put out by the Anchorage Daily News. The ADN also publishes, each Friday, the 8 Magazine, which we all grab because it's a...

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  • 14. Anchorage Museum

    We really enjoyed visiting the Anchorage Museum. They have a Smithsonian Arctic Studies exhibit which is specifically about the Native People of...

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  • 15. Sunday drive

    A most beautiful drive is from Anchorage to Seward.We saw wildlife, (Moose, Dall sheep) and the most beautiful scenery. Stop off at Windy point to see the Dall...

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  • 16. Girdwood - Alyeska Resort

    On your drive down the Kenai Peninsula, you will come across a signpost saying "Girdwood" Take the turn, and pull in at the Alyeska Resort.This Resort is open...

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  • 17. Moose sighting

    KINCAID PARK is a 1400acre park, and is HOME TO ANCHORAGE'S LARGEST MOOSE POPULATION.If you want to see moose in the wild, go to Kincaid Park in Anchorage early...

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  • 18. Alaska zoo

    The Alaska zoo is a little different to other Zoos, as it takes in sick and injured animals and rehabilitates them. We had a look at the Zoo as its too hot in...

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  • 19. Flightseeing Alaska

    Alaska is so vast filled with wondrous mountain ranges including Mt. McKinley, or "Denali", our highest at 20,320 feet, huge glaciers, rivers, almost uncounted...

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  • 20. Alaska Zoo

    I have read about the Alaska Zoo here on VT so I was not going to pass up the opportunity! It was our last day in Anchorage and we have seen quite a bit of...

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  • 21. BIGGEST Chocolate Fountain!

    Okay, okay..we are chocolate lovers and I am sure a lot of VTers are as well. This Wildberry Park has the biggest Chocolate Fountain in the world! Of course,...

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  • 22. AK Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage

    So, we just got back from the Earthquake Park and we were driving down an airport road and saw a sign leading to an Air Museum! Cool!!It was basically composed...

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  • 23. Earthquake Park

    So my sister just had fresh fish shipped to her San Jose, California home from the 10th and M St fish store (they ship for you) , and I wanted to start...

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  • 24. Anchorage Visitor's Log Cabin

    You can't miss this building when you are in downtown -- it is a log cabin with grass on top of the roof - reminiscent of the old Scandinavian houses I saw in...

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  • 25. Send Home Fresh Salmon, Scallops, Crab...

    Did you know there's about 5 kinds of salmon? You learn a lot of things when you are in Alaska - so much about nature and the wild (even how to behave when you...

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