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  • 1 Alaska Experience Theatre Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    705 W. 6th Ave USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    A three-story-tall half-domed screen features Alaska the Greatland, shot from airplanes, rafts and trains, the 40min film gives viewers the sensation of moving through spectacular scenery, pausing here and there to explore Alaska's wildlife and peopl..

  • 2 Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    4721 Aircraft Dr. USA - Anchorage, AK 99502

    The din of seaplanes on the lake outside adds realism to a compendium of history in a state that relies on aircraft to access "the bush." Displays include two dozen vintage bush planes, a restoration room, photos and a theater.

  • 3 Anchorage Museum of History and Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    121 W. 7th Ave. USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    Covering most of a city block, this repository of history, ethnography and art presents an in-depth look at Alaskan culture. The first-floor art collection highlights people and landscapes. On display are striking canvasesa by Sydney Laurence (1865-1..

  • 4 Oscar Anderson House Interesting

    Museums and art

    420 M St. USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    Home of meat packer Oscar Anderson, who lived here until 1969. One of the first houses in Anchorage, the gabled bungalow was moved from its original location across the street. Though at 800sq ft it is quite small by today's standards, the house was ..

  • 5 Alaska Public Lands Information Center

    Nature and gardens

    605 W. 4th Ave USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    Serious hikers flip through topographical maps in one corner while a family screens videos on whales and bears in another. Planning an expedition or not, visitors will find much of interest here. You can check out a humorous diorama of good and bad c..

  • 6 The Imaginarium

    Museums and art

    737 W. 5th Ave USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    This decade-old science playland is a hit with children. Of note are the big bubble lab, the galaxy room, the butterfly display and the wetlands exhibit-including a touch tank stocked with helmet crabs, sea stars and anemones.

  • 7 Potter Marsh

    Nature and gardens

    E 154th Ave 3099 USA - Anchorage, AK 99587

    The 2,300-acre wetland, officially called the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, acts as home base or migratory rest stop for more than 220 species of birds. A .25mi boardwalk equipped with information panels courses out into the marsh, where visitor..

  • 8 Alyeska Resort Tramway

    Towns and villages

    1000 Arlberg Ave USA - Girdwood, AK 99587

    Less than an hour from the city this whisks visitors 2,300ft above the valley to the top of Alaska's premier ski mountain.

  • 9 Alaska Statehood Monument

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Second Ave. & E St. USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    Down the bluff from here you can see the handsomely renovated Alaska Railroad Depot (1942), historic headquarters for the railroad. Inside are original woodwork and a gift shop. Beyond are Ship Creek and the gritty waterfront area of cranes and stora..

  • 10 Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

    Nature and gardens

    Tyonek A-1. Anchorage A-8 63K USA - Anchorage, AK 99501

    Named for the 1980s mayor of Anchorage and present governor of Alaska, the trail passes Westchester Lagoon and several parks before ending at Kincaid Park near the airport. Good weather affords views of Mt. Susitna, Mt. McKinley, and the Chugach Moun..

  • 11 Heritage Library and Museum

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Anchorage, AK 99503

    A small but plush exhibit room holds several glass cases of elaborate walrus ivory carvings, baleen baskets, handmade parkas, harpoons, dolls and other native artifacts. Although dates for most of the items are unfortunately lacking, the displays pro..

  • 12 Alaska Zoo

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    4731 O'Malley Rd. USA - Anchorage, AK 99507

    This collection of mostly native birds and animals began in the mid 1960s when a local grocer won a promotional prize from the Crown Zellerbach paper company. The prize options were $3,000 or a baby elephant. Children especially enjoy the above- and ..

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