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“Feel Like a Kid Again At Lake Hood Harbor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Hood Harbor

Lake Hood Harbor
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
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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.
Kensington, MD
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“Feel Like a Kid Again At Lake Hood Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There's nothing like standing at the shore of Lake Hood Harbor and watching a float plane come in over your left shoulder and land on the water. Its exciting, exhiliarating and just plain fun. Imagine having that feeling every 5-10 minutes with a neverending view of planes taxiing in and out of the lake, coming to shore to load 55-gallon cans of fuel, and taking off again and you get a sense of what it's like to watch the float planes take off and land at Lake Hood Harbor. Add to that watching actual passenger planes take off and land in the background from Ted Stevens International Airport and you've got an idea of how spending time at Lake Hood is like watching the history of aviation fly right before your eyes. It's a really enjoyable time. Anyone who says that 'the best things in life are free' is a thing of the past hasn't been to Lake Hood Harbor. It's a don't miss on your trip to Anchorage. You have a great view from the patio of the Millenium Hotel if you're there long enough to need a drink and a bite to eat.

Visited July 2013
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Cassville, Missouri, United States
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“Lake Hood Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was included on the Anchorage shuttle tour. Very interesting, and very pretty. Ive never seen so many float planes, plus learning some of the history and amazing cost of these boats was pretty cool.

Visited June 2013
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Very good evening activity to wrap up your day! Planes were taking of and landing constantly while we were there...you dont have to wait long to see one.

Visited July 2013
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“Love the atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you are into aviation you must soak this up. Float plane heaven and a relaxing time watching the activity. Also see the small museum

Visited June 2013
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“Floatplane lover's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you're a fan of floatplanes, this is the best place in the world to see them in action. From June through September you can see a steady stream of floatplanes, from J-3 Cubs to DeHavilland Otters, arriving and departing from the busiest seaplane base on Earth.

Visited May 2013
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