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  • Wildlife, Anchorage

    1. Wildlife

    If you talk to people from here, they seem so blasé about moose. Not me. I haven’t lived here a long time, but there’s no way I’ll ever get tired of them. They are so large and fun to watch that...

  • Cook Inlet, Anchorage

    2. Cook Inlet

    The City of Anchorage overlooks Cook Inlet, named for Captain James Cook who explored this area in his vain search for a northwest passage across the top of the North American continent in 1778. The...

  • Chugach Mountains, Anchorage

    3. Chugach Mountains

    See Anchorage & surroundings from the aeroplane. When you are landing at the Anchorage airport during daytime, do look out the aeroplane window and enjoy the really fantastic view of nature at it's...

  • Turnagain Arm, Anchorage

    4. Turnagain Arm

    The tides of Turnagain Arm are incredibly impressive. This place has the 2nd largest difference in tides in North America and something called a tidal bore which is uncommon, overall. This isn't a...

  • Climate, Anchorage

    5. Climate

    Even in the summer you need to dress warm. Take warm clothing always. Rain is common in the summer and even on other days you are going to want a jacket. In the winter it gets really cold. Layers are...

  • Portage Glacier, Anchorage
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  • Bear Spray, Anchorage

    8. Bear Spray

    Done some research before the trip, and specially that Alaska is known for wild bears, we're hesitating if we're going to buy the beer spray or not.Our first...

  • What to do with a 4-8 hour lay over in Anchorage?, Anchorage

    9. What to do with a 4-8 hour lay over in Anchorage?

    Pass thru Anchorage many times a year. With that long of a layover think about renting a car a driving somewhere. A cab downtown is $20, so for the price of a...

  • Denali (Mt. McKinley), Anchorage

    10. Denali (Mt. McKinley)

    It may seem a little strange that I'm putting Denali/Mt. McKinley in a tip for Anchorage but on a clear day you can see it from here. Even if seeing it up close...

  • Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes (oh my...), Anchorage

    11. Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes (oh my...)

    I am not putting this in a warning because I'm a huge admirer of and have great respect for Mother Nature's power:) Anchorage, like most of Alaska, has frequent...

  • Turnouts along the highways, Anchorage

    12. Turnouts along the highways

    Alaska planned their highways extremely well. The Seward Highway (which leads to…can you guess? Seward!) follows the Turnagain Arm for quite a distance and...

  • Hiking Trails, Anchorage

    13. Hiking Trails

    We have trails everywhere…in the city, outside of the city, in parks, along major highways…there’s no lack of hiking in the Anchorage area. If you drive out of...

  • Your Pet-Kennel Stays in Anchorage/Wasilla/Palmer, Anchorage

    14. Your Pet-Kennel Stays in Anchorage/Wasilla/Palmer

    If you need to leave your pet in a kennel for anytime in or around Anchorage, be aware that there are lots of kennels to choose from. We left our dog and cat at...

  • Drink lots of local brews, Anchorage

    15. Drink lots of local brews

    Try out every brewpub in Anchorage. The wide variety will keep you engaged, and the local drunks at bars like Darwin's Theory will keep you entertained....

  • INFORMATION WHERE ??, Anchorage



  • Campbell Creek, Anchorage

    17. Campbell Creek

    This trail was one of my best friends in Anchorage, when I moved in there without knowing anybody. I lived very closed to it and soon discovered the peaceful...

  • US Flag 7/4/1959 to 7/3/1960, Anchorage

    18. US Flag 7/4/1959 to 7/3/1960

    Alaska was admitted to the US on 1/3/1959. The 49th star was added to the flag and it flew in the United States for the period shown. Hawaii was admitted to the...

  • View of Mt. Susitana and Beluga Whales, Anchorage

    19. View of Mt. Susitana and Beluga Whales

    This view of Mt. Susitana across the Cook Inlet, is taken from Resolution Park in Anchorage. According to an ancient native legend Mt. Susitana is a giant...

  • Glorious Summer Flowers, Anchorage

    20. Glorious Summer Flowers

    If you are one of those who has always thought of Anchorage as a city mantled in perpetual ice and snow, think again. Summers are glorious here, and the long...

  • Oscar Anderson House, Anchorage

    21. Oscar Anderson House

    Built by Swedish immigrant Oscar Anderson, an early pioneer and businessman in Anchorage, this is one of the oldest privately built homes, and the only house...

  • Air Crossroads of the World, Anchorage

    22. Air Crossroads of the World

    Anchorage is roughly equidistant from three of the world's major markets: New York, London and Tokyo, making it a strategic location for international air...

  • Wyland Whale Mural, Anchorage

    23. Wyland Whale Mural

    On the east side of Town Square, on E Street, you will see a huge whale mural, or Whaling Wall, which was painted freehand by sea-life artist Wyland in 1994....

  • Elderberry Park, Anchorage

    24. Elderberry Park

    I discovered this small park on the edge of downtown Anchorage when I was looking for a free parking spot to take a walking tour of Anchorage. Not only did I...

  • Alaska Statehood Monument at Ship Creek Overlook, Anchorage

    25. Alaska Statehood Monument at Ship Creek Overlook

    This monument commemorates Alaska's admission to the Union as the 49th state in 1959, during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Actually many...

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