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Chugach National Forest

3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Midtown)
907-743-9500
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Ranked #2 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Heli-skiing, Kayaking
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The drive from Eagle River (city) to the Eagle River Nature Center is beautiful! There is road work along the way which you need to wait for a pilot car to escort you which is time consuming. The nature center features lots of different furs and paw castings for the kids to touch. The trail that runs along the river... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We road the train through to The Spencer Glacier stop and took a three-hour (easy walk) hike to the glacier with a park ranger guide. This hike needs to be purchased through the Alaska Railroad ticketing agent since the only other way to get to the glacier is by car. A fantastic trip.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Moose, wood buffaloes, bears, elk, Caribou were housed and maintained. We could also witness the Good Friday earthquake of 1964, when the town went down by 6 to 10 feet.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really only hit the outskirts as time didn't allow for extensive hiking but still very impressed by park and hiking facilities available.

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Gretna, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had to come back to the the Kenai for the wildlife and fishing, 3 different black bear sightings, eagles, goats, moose and more.

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Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Chugach National Forest is the second largest National Forest at nearly 5.4 million acres. Only the Tongass NF is larger at 16.6 million acres. When combined with the Chugach State Park's 495,000 acres (making it the 4th largest state park), this is an area larger than eight US states and some small countries. The Chugach provides a nice place... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were in this area several days. The landscape is breathtaking and changes minute by minute. The wildlife we saw was a wide variety that we were able to photograph. It was hard to leave.

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Landaff, NH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the largest state park in the US and it would be impossible to rate it less than excellent. There is beauty every in it. There are multiple access points to this beautiful place. Just amazing!

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San Antonio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A drive south on Hwy 1 provided amazing views of Chugach. There are various lookout points along the road which are great photo opps.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everywhere we saw the Chugach, it was lovely. Wish we'd had more opportunities to go further in. I think next time we'll do a land tour--cruising just whetted our appetite.

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