Anchorage Things to Do

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  • Portage Glacier, Anchorage

    1. Portage Glacier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Portage Pass Trail is a short, relatively easy, and well-maintained USFS trail that gives amazing views. Of all the trails you will hike in Alaska, this one provides the best "bang for your buck"...

  • Chugach Mountains, Anchorage

    2. Chugach Mountains

    Hiking Flat Top was a routine for the friends in Anchorage that I was visiting so they had no problems. For a flat-lander like me from Florida, it was a heck of a workout! The motivation to make it to...

  • Alaska Zoo, Anchorage

    3. Alaska Zoo

    The Alaska zoo is a little different to other Zoos, as it takes in sick and injured animals and rehabilitates them. We had a look at the Zoo as its too hot in Australia to see the cooler climate...

  • Iditarod, Anchorage

    4. Iditarod

    Sure, the start line is where the excitement is, but you will get a better views and thinner crowds if you move a bit down the track! My experience was that it was easy to find free curbside parking...

  • Potters Marsh, Anchorage

    5. Potters Marsh

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Just at the southern edge of Anchorage, where the Seward Highway meets Turnagain Arm, is a large expanse of open wetlands. A wooden walkway has been constructed that allows you to walk out into the...

  • Saturday Market, Anchorage

    6. Saturday Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Downtown Saturday Market attracts vendors from all over the state. White tents line the way overlooking Ship Creek and parts of the Alaskan Railroad Depot. Eliminate the middle man department...

  • Native Heritage, Anchorage

    7. Native Heritage

    There is a free trolley bus from downtown Anchorage to this place, although once you get your bearings around downtown Anchorage it hardly seems worth it as it’s only a short walk from the train...

  • Fur Rondy, Anchorage

    8. Fur Rondy

    You may want to consider coming up here in the winter for the special events that take place at this time. Big events in Anchorage include the Iditarod (more written about this on my Alaska page),...

  • Ship Creek Trail, Anchorage

    9. Ship Creek Trail

    How we get here. We took the free trolley from Ulu Factory, after visiting Ulu Factory we walk up here, is not very far. The bridge is behind the factory...

  • Bear Square, Anchorage

    10. Bear Square

    During our wandering I wasn't expected to see a square called Bear Square. A gathering place. From here you can hire a segway or have some ice cream or drinks....

  • Eisenhower Statehood Monument, Anchorage

    11. Eisenhower Statehood Monument

    After we visited the railway station of Anchorage, we took the stairs to go up to town. We found this statue of Eisenhower, it stood right uphill from the train...

  • Totem Pole, Anchorage

    12. Totem Pole

    During our walk I noticed around that the totem poles are mostly seen in front of the buildings. Is like a decoration in the yard. I remember during our trip to...

  • Peratrovich Park, Anchorage

    13. Peratrovich Park

    This area at W.4th avenue is one of my favorite place in Anchorage. I don't know if those are all visitors or locals I've seen around. Certainly a place where...

  • Historic City Hall, Anchorage

    14. Historic City Hall

    The historic city hall is in the W. 4th Avenue of Anchorage, near the log cabin visitor center. In front of the building is a park where you see everyone is...

  • Shuttle trolley tours, Anchorage

    15. Shuttle trolley tours

    Outside the log cabin visitors center, if you want to take a trolley tours, this is a place where it stopped. All Trolleys depart and arrive here. At 4th street...

  • Log Cabin Visitor Center, Anchorage

    16. Log Cabin Visitor Center

    When we walk up here I haven't noticed how unique the style from this visitor center. We went inside looking for information, the volunteers are very kind and...

  • 4th Ave. Market Place, Anchorage

    17. 4th Ave. Market Place

    If you're happen to be in Anchorage on a Saturday, you will be able to witness this big market in the city. We were here on a Friday, while the weekly market...

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

    18. Alaska Native Heritage Center

    The Heritage center is outside the city, located in north east Anchorage, about 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage. If you want to learn history of all the...

  • Visit the Ulu Factory and take the free trolley, Anchorage

    19. Visit the Ulu Factory and take the free trolley

    This trolley will give you a ride to Ulu Factory, they don't go anywhere except a return ride from the center to their factory outside the centerAfter taking...

  • Anchorage Trolley Tours, Anchorage

    20. Anchorage Trolley Tours

    I've done some research before this trip, and I found this trolley, I can't believe they have here too. This will be my third trolley ride, the first was in San...

  • Wildlife - Moose, Anchorage

    21. Wildlife - Moose

    Moose are the largest of the deer family and are distinguishable by their large antlers (the males, while the females have none) and their characteristc long...

  • Wildlife - Dall's Sheep, Anchorage

    22. Wildlife - Dall's Sheep

    Dall's sheep are native to northwestern North America and can be found in subarctic ranges of Alaska, Yukon and Northern British Columbia. They can range in...

  • Alaska Aviation Museum, Anchorage

    23. Alaska Aviation Museum

    This is a good place to see the history of aviation in Alaska. Alaska was actually on the cutting edge of aviation as it is needed to get around the state....

  • Anchorage Museum, Anchorage

    24. Anchorage Museum

    This is a great museum for culture. But my tour through here was extraordinary. My uncle is an archeologist and my aunt is an anthropologist. They are experts...

  • Planet walk, Anchorage

    25. Planet walk

    Throughout the city there is a planet walk, starting with the sun on G St. From there the planets are marked by signs from the sun at equal distances. Mercury...

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