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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00
 
Anchorage Winter Twilight Photo Tour
"Starting from historical Stewart’s Photo Shop on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage (unless Anchorage area hotel pickup is pre-arranged). This tour travels in a comfortable customized tour van along the Cook Inlet Coast. The first stop is Beluga Point where you'll photograph scenic views of Turnagain Arm a constantly changing ancient glacial fjord. Next up is McHugh Creek where you’ll take a short .5 mile (.8 km) hike to photograph this picturesque river cascading down a craggy mountainside or as winter progresses intricately shaped rivulets of ice. Afterwards visit Glen Alps
From $169.00
 
Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00

Iditarod ceremonial start

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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liusia
Apr 08, 2011

The Balto Statue

TheBalto Statue in Downtown Anchorage marks the ceremonial starting point of the Iditarod, Alaska's legendary dogsled race. Balto was the final lead sled dog in a relay of dogsleds that brought...
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mikelisaanna
Aug 12, 2007

Iditarod Starting Line Statue

The grueling 1000+ mile Iditarod Trail Race, which begins in Anchorage, starts every year in early March to mark the 1925 sled dog relay to Nome to bring diphtheria serum. This statue of the...
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cruisingbug
Jul 22, 2005

The Iditarod

The start of the Iditarod is so popular that literally thousands of tourists line the streets of downtown Anchorage to watch. As a tourist I had imagined many teams starting at once, but they are...
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toontown
Mar 01, 2004

"Iditadetour" 2003

The Iditarod draws tourists (and conferences) from all over for the start of the annual dog-sled race from Anchorage to Nome - so called the "Last Great Race on Earth." In 2003 the weather so mild in...
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toontown
Feb 29, 2004

2003 Iditarod Trail Race

The world's most famous and richest dog sled race starts in Anchorage and ends 1100 miles later in Nome. It is the Iditarod Trail Race, and it commemorates the frantic run of blood serum on the...
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jjkent
Jan 25, 2004

The Iditarod Race

This endurance dog mushing race from Anchorage to Nome is one of the famous events of Alaska. If I recall correctly, it occurs during the winter month of March every one. If you happen to be Anchorage...
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victorwkf
Jul 25, 2003

If you around Ancorage in...

If you around Ancorage in March, you should see the start of the Iditorod Race. It starts in the morning and allows 80 some contestants to leave every two minutes. You can visit with the riders and...
fem37
Aug 25, 2002

Go to Anchorage in early march...

Go to Anchorage in early march for the start of the Iditarod dog sled races. ALso take a tour out to the Iditarod miseum just out of the city- Also must take a bus tour out to Seward to go on a whaing...
HeatherK
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Anchorage

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Portage Glacier

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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Saturday Market

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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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 wildlife but we wanted to get close up and...
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Potters Marsh

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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