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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

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Anchorage

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Mudflats

Sometimes you might encounter Moose, I heard a story of some kids throwing rocks at the Moose, then an innocent person came along later and the Moose was annoyed and killed this person. They can be...
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Anchorage, Alaska insight: driving/time

Expect to see a lot of homeless people wandering our streets and be careful when driving. In addition to terrible street maintenance on heavily traveled streets (quite a few with no traffic lines left...
bmialone
Aug 27, 2009

Urban Bears!!!

I'm lucky to never have seen a bear within the city limits of Anchorage. For the past two summers the bears seem to be venturing in to the city constantly. This is very disturbing and is part of the...
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Tableaux1
Aug 22, 2008

weather

Anchorage is not known for its spectacular weather. Perhaps not as rainy as southeast Alaska or as snowy as other places along the southcentral coast, but we do get our fair share of crappy weather....
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PA2AKgirl
Sep 23, 2006

traffic congestion

While some roads in the Anchorage area are classified as interstates, there is no real fast way through or around the city. Alaska 1 is an interstate before and after the city, but you have to deal...
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PA2AKgirl
Sep 23, 2006
 
 
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Panhandlers

Now, I don’t mean to offend anyone but why in the world would you be homeless here?? Maybe you don’t have a choice, but it just so happens every one of our homeless people are veterans (according to...
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PA2AKgirl
Sep 23, 2006

Bears and Moose still an issue

We might joke about "Los Anchorage" but they do still have resident bears. You won't see Brown or Black bears downtown but you can run into them anywhere on the outskirts of town, such as the hillside...
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RickinDutch
Jan 19, 2006

Drug Dealers

There are several sketchy looking gentlemen in the downtown area that deal the hard stuff. They can be a bit belligerent at times, especially when one of their "girls" is around which they are having...
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masonbryant
Jan 13, 2006

Ugly American

Please do not be an ugly American. I have lived and traveled the world the one thing I can not stand is the Ugly American.. They are too loud and to arrogant and tend to make us all look bad. When in...
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Thomas_akman
Sep 27, 2005

Moose warnings for drivers

You have propably heard that mooses are all around in Alaska, but it is good to remember that they are in Anchorage too! Mooses of Alaska are bigger and more social than every where else. You might...
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Scandic
Nov 13, 2004

Freak Lightening Storm

Well, lightening storms are not too common in Anchorage, but this year has been unconditionally warmer then any year in history, we had record breaking temperature 45 days straight over 70 degrees......
extremist
Sep 04, 2004

City of Moose

Many locals tell stories about moose wandering onto streets and into the yards of residents. I was told that its not entirely uncommon to see moose in downtown Anchorage at night, even in the summer....
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goingsolo
May 22, 2004

Don't Waddle On The Ice

I took this picture when it was about twenty degrees below, so there wasn't a danger of ducks crossing the road and falling through thin ice. In the summer there are tons of Canadian geese in...
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mcpangie
Jan 20, 2004

Top Hotels in Anchorage

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4th and K St, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States
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4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska, 99517-323, United States
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600 E. Benson Blvd,, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503, United States
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101 West 48th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503, United States
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4050 University Lake Drive, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508, United States
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500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States
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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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