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Top things to do in Anchorage

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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Soak in the breathtaking scenery of fjords, glaciers, waterfalls and bays whether kayaking, sailing or cruising through the... more » Owner description: Soak in the breathtaking scenery of fjords, glaciers, waterfalls and bays whether kayaking, sailing or cruising through the calm waters. Wildlife abounds in the form of whales, seals, sea lions, eagles, bears and deer. « less
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Ranked #2 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Forests; National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums

The Anchorage Museum features permanent exhibits on Alaska art, history, science and Alaska Native culture. It also features a rotating schedule of exhibitions from its permanent... more »

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Ranked #4 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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$72* and up
Ranked #5 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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$49* and up
Ranked #6 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Educational Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages... more » Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages representing each of the five main indigenous groups. « less
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Ranked #7 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Hiking Trails

Flattop is Alaska's most frequently climbed mountain.  Located 13 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Glen Alps Parking lot in Chugach State Park is the jumping off point for many... more »

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Ranked #8 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Biking Trails; Historic Walking Areas

This world-class 11-mi... paved trail though parks begins in downtown Anchorage on 2nd Avenue.  One mile from the start, the trail forks at Westchester Lagoon.  Left is the Lanie... more »

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Ranked #9 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Transportation
Owner description: The Alaska Park Connection offers twice daily scheduled summer coach service between Anchorage and Denali Park or Seward,... more » Owner description: The Alaska Park Connection offers twice daily scheduled summer coach service between Anchorage and Denali Park or Seward, including same day connecting service between Denali Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward. We also now offer service between Anchorage and Whittier on cruise ship days. Owned and operated by lifelong Alaskans since 1996, the Park Connection offers highway quality deluxe motorcoaches. You'll enjoy generous head and leg room, comfortable seating, large picture windows, and a PA system for tour highlights. Your knowledgeable driver will take you safely to your destination and point out some of Alaska's most stunning scenery along the way. « less
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Ranked #12 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Learn about Alaska's wildlife and wilderness through a scavenger hunt for children.
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Ranked #13 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources

If you are wandering around downtown Anchorage, stop at the visitors center. If you need info on things to do, this is the place. If you have questions, this is the place. If they... more »

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Ranked #14 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: History Museums; Museums
Free Admission
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Ranked #15 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
This park offers 20 miles of cross-country skiing, hiking and bike trails.
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Ranked #16 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Museums
Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
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Ranked #18 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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Ranked #20 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Trams; Transportation
Owner description: All aboard Anchorage's favorite city tour!Hop on our historic and scenic 15 mile tour of Anchorage. Alaskan guides will share... more » Owner description: All aboard Anchorage's favorite city tour!Hop on our historic and scenic 15 mile tour of Anchorage. Alaskan guides will share history, family stories, and explore Anchorage's past and present.From the most riveting moments of Anchorage's yesterdays to present day living, our fully narrated trolley tours visit cultural and historical sites, watch seaplanes splash land on Lake Hood, hit scenic viewpoints with mountain and ocean views, and travel through Earthquake Park. We search together for a sighting of our most famous resident - the mighty urban moose. Every step of the way, you'll be guided by a team of local Alaskans who love sharing the heart and history of our town. Every ticket comes with a complimentary coupon book with over $100 worth of traveler savings. So, when you're ready to get the "lay of the land," or get off the beaten path - Anchorage City Trolley Tours is your best and finest place to begin your adventure in the Greatland. « less
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Ranked #22 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Zoos
Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals... more » Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears, including polar, grizzly and black bears. « less
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Ranked #24 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Bodies of Water; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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.... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #25 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden located amidst 110 acres of... more » Owner description: Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden located amidst 110 acres of boreal forest. View perennial, herb, alpine rock and wildflower gardens. Walk on nature trails, enjoy a new Peony Collection, glimpse wildlife. « less
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Ranked #27 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #29 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 107 attractions in Anchorage
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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