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Address: 185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is considered...

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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$20.00*
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Anchorage Trolley Tour
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$49.00*
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native Heritage Center Upgrade

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Great location for seaplanes!

My wife and I travelled through the Lake Hood Harbour area during our 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' escorted tour with Titan Travel. We'd stayed our final night of the tour at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I travelled through the Lake Hood Harbour area during our 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' escorted tour with Titan Travel. We'd stayed our final night of the tour at the friendly and comfortable The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel located in a stunning location on the shores of Lake Hood. The hotel offers an excellent vantage point to view the seaplanes take off and land... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Something really speciall and great to see...nature and planes together. Was a great experience. Easy to drive by and make a stop nearly everyplace you want. A must for photographers

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Danbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Like a public park, there is no cost to pull up to a fence and watch the seaplanes take off and land. There are little parking areas all around the basin, so you can find a good spot with good light for photographs. The mountains make an excellent background. This is a great stop for aviation enthusiasts.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I would recommend taking a look as its pretty neat to watch the planes all take off and land on the water.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The view was awesome. Its something you have to see for yourself. No words can really describe the view.

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Bay City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Really cool to sit so close and watch all of the planes come in and take off. Sat by the lake and took a lot of cool pics of the planes.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is the largest float plane airport in the world. It was amazing to see the continual activity of take off and landings with lots of spray flying from the floats.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Traveled here on the Anchorage Trolley tour and enjoyed seeing all of the airplanes so important to survival in the Alaska wilderness.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Travel by private plane is a way of life in Alaska. At Lake Hood you can walk along the waters edge and see float planes take off and land (when we were there was a plane taking off or landing at least every 5-10 minutes). You can also walk to the area where planes are parked. A fund activity that... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We stayed next to Lake Hood and enjoyed watching seaplanes arrive and depart, and hiked around the lake on two separate occasions while visiting Anchorage. Fun!

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