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Chugach State Park
Chugach State Park
This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska.
Attraction type: Forests; State Parks
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Owner description: The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit facility situated on 200 acres an hour south of Anchorage. The Center is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s... more Owner description: The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit facility situated on 200 acres an hour south of Anchorage. The Center is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals from the wild in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. When possible, the Center will release animals back into the wild, and when necessary, works with similar facilities in the United States and abroad to place these animals in lifetime homes. The Center cares for brown and black bears, moose, caribou, elk, musk ox, lynx, and the herd of 135 endangered wood bison. AWCC is the best way for visitors to get an up close view of Alaska’s wildlife in a natural setting. less
Attraction type: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Portage Glacier
Portage Glacier
A popular tourist attraction.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Alyeska Ski Area
Alyeska Ski Area
Popular winter recreation resort for skiers that features 2,000 vertical feet of skiing on 27 trails.
Attraction type: Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Crow Creek Mine
Crow Creek Mine
Owner description: Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in... more Owner description: Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon, less
Attraction type: Mines

All places to eat » Places to eat

Jack Sprat Restaurant
Jack Sprat Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegan, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Seven Glaciers
Seven Glaciers
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Double Musky Inn
Double Musky Inn
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Chair 5
Chair 5
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Girdwood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
The Bake Shop
The Bake Shop
Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $4 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Delicatessen, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Alyeska Hostel
Alyeska Hostel
$20 - $100

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hidden Creek Bed and Breakfast
Hidden Creek Bed and Breakfast
$157 - $247
Ranked #1 of 12 Girdwood B&B and Inns
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Alpine Aria Chalet Bed and Breakfast
Alpine Aria Chalet Bed and Breakfast
$135 - $180
Ranked #2 of 12 Girdwood B&B and Inns
Carriage House Bed & Breakfast
Carriage House Bed & Breakfast
$100 - $150
Ranked #3 of 12 Girdwood B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Alyeska
4.0 of 5
Hotel Alyeska
$134 - $365
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Girdwood
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