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Address: 185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
Description: With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is...
With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is considered to be the largest floatplane harbor in the world.
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Great views of floatplane activity

The worlds largest floatplane base. Situated next to Ted Stevens airport on one side, and a fixed wing airstrip on the other.. Three airports in one|! The Alaska Aviation Heritage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
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Florida
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517 reviews 517 reviews
160 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of my favorite pastimes is parking under the guideposts at an airport and watching jets roar overhead a few seconds before touch down. So I was mesmerized upon discovering the Lake Hood Harbor Seaplane Base. We were actually en route to the aviation museum, but never got there. There must have been a thousand floatplanes parked along the shore... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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254 reviews 254 reviews
87 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Always something happening here. Grab a seat at the Hotel Millenium terrace and enjoy a sandwich and beverage and watch the planes land and take off. On a nice day, this is especially nice.

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Manchester UK
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The worlds largest floatplane base. Situated next to Ted Stevens airport on one side, and a fixed wing airstrip on the other.. Three airports in one|! The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum is also located on the side of the lake. For the energetic the entire lake can be walked around, but probably something you would do more if you have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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217 reviews 217 reviews
89 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you love watching planes, this is a great place to do it! The best location we found for watching the float planes land and take off was at the Alaska Dept of Transportation building located at Aviation Ave & Rutan Place, just off of West International Airport Road before arriving at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The tan... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Alaska is one place in the world where owning a sea plane seems to be as normal as owning a car. For anyone interested in seeing this busy harbour and its continuous parade of these colourful little planes, do consider spending a sunny afternoon on the Hotel Millenium terrace.

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Campbell Hall, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

1 out of 5 Alaskans have their pilots license due to limited road access to some cities. You will see non-stop landings if you visit Lake Hood Harbor which is a subsidiary of ANC. No fences so you get a bird eye view of take offs and landings.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really nice area to take a stroll and watch the float planes take off and land. We liked sitting outside on the Hotel Millenium terrace.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was pretty cool seeing all of the floatplanes together in one spot. We were driving right on the runway!

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Simi Valley, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
71 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hubby & I first experienced Lake Hood by getting on the Anchorage Trolley which took us over there on our tour. Our tour guide on the trolley explained everything about Lake Hood and how long a waiting list they have for owners wanting to keep their planes there. We had never ever seen anything like this ,so the next day... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Every time I visit Anchorage we have to drive around Lake Hood's Seaplane Base where all the small planes take off and land on pontoons in the lake by summer and by skis, on the ice, in the winter! Each coveted anchorage has its own little "hut."

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