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Address: 185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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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Fun, free, unique way to spend time. Not far from the motel is a public park. We parked there and watched the planes come and go. Nothing but the motel and flight plane booths in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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White Pigeon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fun, free, unique way to spend time. Not far from the motel is a public park. We parked there and watched the planes come and go. Nothing but the motel and flight plane booths in the immediate area. Anything else you need is a short drive. Not far from there is Woronzoft Park. A great area to park and watch... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I loved seeing this lake/harbor, however we wanted to find a restaurant and didn't find one, so we went back to town to eat. We drove around in areas that seemed they would be off limits, yet there were no signs to tell us otherwise. It was really fun to see the planes take off and land. It rained the... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

In the shadow of Anchorage's Intl airport, this seaplane base is truly a big part of Alaska's aviation history/structure. A flight off this lake is areal treat.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This review is biased. I grew up swimming in Spenard Lake - the opposite side of Lake Hood. I know that sounds odd, but truly, Spenard Lake was the swimming hole, while Lake Hood was the airport for float planes. Spenard Lake and Lake Hood were the same lake. Good for swimming and float plane take offs, and landings. Now... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lake Hood is similar in size to Green Lake in Seattle, where walkers enjoy the 3 miles trek around it, but it's so much more! It's the largest float plane dock in the world with over a thousand planes on wheels, floats, skis parked there. Most are ready to go, and there's also space for visiting plane, who can park... More 

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Starks, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

drove to location.little hard to find and drive around.some areas off limits.but when you do find location.great views to watch float planes take off and land.well worth it.

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

On Thursday of last week I took a drive over to Lake Hood to watch the float planes take off and land. I had been once before last July and watched from the restaurant deck right at the end of the lake. Both times were very enjoyable. The weather was perfect. If you enjoy planes at all, you will love... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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Address: 185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage

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