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Lake Hood Harbor

Address: 185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
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Ranked #21 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is considered to be the largest...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Florida
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399 reviews 399 reviews
119 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
77 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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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