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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
 
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
 
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

More Tourist Traps in Anchorage

AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights Show

This is a slide show presentation at the Alaksa Center for the Performimg Arts Sydney Laurence TheatreAs we visited Alaska in late July, we decided to take a look because it would be our only chance...
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vichatherly
Oct 10, 2006

Alaska Experience Theater

Hmmm. Well, we went and saw the Earthquake 1964 feature and a movie on the dome ceiling called Alaska - The Great Land.We consider this experience a tourist trap because the movies are quite old. It...
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ringleader
Oct 01, 2006

Renting a Car

Alaska has some gravel highways. MAKE sure if you rent a car, you point out every ding, scratch, paint chip, etc, or you are liable to get accused of bringing the car back in this condition. and get...
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maroonknight1
Jan 22, 2006

Shopping in Downtown

As with any other city in the world, just avoid the shops in the downtown area. You're not in Anchorage to shop anyway, or at least you shouldn't be. If you have to shop, at least wait until the...
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masonbryant
Jan 13, 2006

4th Avenue

In any city, people go "downtown" for two things:a) see architechture, history, culture, etc.b) go shoppingAnchorage could've devoted 4th Avenue, the heart of Downtown, to vibrant local stores, etc.,...
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zjave
Jul 18, 2005

Summer Markets

Summer markets are set up near the Hilton Hotel on 3rd Ave. near 'C' Street. They are full of art and souveiners geared toward the tourist. However, good deals can be found if you look hard enough....
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katmai
May 29, 2005
 
 
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Downtown Anchorage

T-shirt and souvenir shops abound on every street corner in downtown Anchorage. You can buy just about anything with a moose, bear or eagle on it. Ulu's, Alaskan native Indian knifes are easy to find...
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rsleisk
Oct 21, 2004

Alaska Exhibiton Center

This was the one of the worst tourist traps I have been in. I can blaime myself to choose a bad movie there, but there is not excuses for a horrible tourist shop as well.First of all, even as an idea...
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Scandic
Jan 27, 2004

I think of this as a trap but then I am Alaskan

Alaska Native Heritage Center - high priced hokey but if you don't have the ability to travel around the state to see and meet the different Alaska Native peoples then, fine, feel free to pay through...
alaskamaximus
Oct 30, 2003

Mozzies eat you alive

Bugs are a pest but oh The SCENERY is WONDERFUL ! Go Kayaking: Ice-climbing; Hiking and birdwatching. What's the alternative? There is no ALTERNATIVE SURELY !Stay at home or your hotel?GET OUT THERE...
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EdinburghRoc
Sep 13, 2003

Reindeer

Located in the same complex as the Chocolate Waterfall and 'Dusty Sourdough', you can find these trained Reindeer.They sit back in their hutch, but come out when they see you putting a quarter into...
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frankcanfly
Sep 03, 2003

The Adventures of Dusty Sourdough

Also located adjacent to the Sourdough Mining Company restaurant, this guys gives a little talk and show about Alaska history. I think if I lived here, I'd take visitors here (as I snuck out the back)...
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frankcanfly
Aug 29, 2003

Chocolate Waterfall

oh jeeze..... they wasted nearly 3,000 lbs of chocolate to create this fountain and waterfall. It's kept at 90 degrees F to keep everything flowing. All part of a ploy to get you into the gift shop...
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frankcanfly
Aug 29, 2003

Sourdough Mining Company Does Have Good Food....

...even if it is a tourist trap, it's still one of the favorite family celebration restaurants in town 'cause the kids love to make their own ice cream dessert sundaes after dinner. Basic American...
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kusiqstutik
Jun 06, 2003

Top Hotels in Anchorage

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Top Things to Do in 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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Anchorage Writers

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RickinDutch

"Not Alaska - But You Can See It From Here"
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kaloz

"Alaskan Fun Starts Here"
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Stephen-KarenConn

"Anchorage, Alaska: A Great City in The Great Land"
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PA2AKgirl

"My 2 Alaskas"
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onebadcat

"Anchorage - Gateway to Wild Alaska"
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