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1 Hiking trails close to Anchorage
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Rank: 2 About 43

The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you’ll see while hiking on the trails or through the parks in and around Anchorage.  Pick your choice of 190 parks and you will experience nature at its finest. ...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nature and sport


2 South Addition
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Rank: 3 About 43

Pick up a freshly-baked banana fig muffin or a raspberry lemon scone at the Fire Island Rustic Bake Shop before heading out to Elderberry Park and a spot at one of their picnic tables or benches.  The dedicated city park dates back to...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


3 The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
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Rank: 4 About 43

Visitors to the 200,000 square foot world-class Dena’Ina Civic and Convention Center will have no doubt what region of the country they’re in when entering the facility and seeing the magnificent glistening...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 600 W. Seventh Ave., Anchorage, AK
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


4 The Zoo
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Rank: 5 About 43

When watching your pennies, it definitely won’t be a waste of time to visit the animals at the Alaska Zoo on Tuesday and Friday nights when they stay open during the summer until 9 for their Tuesday night lecture series and...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nightlife


5 Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
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Rank: 6 About 43

Shopping at the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is an outing certain to delight for even the most discriminating shopper where finding something original will come easily.  It’s all about trendsetting style in an...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 320 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage
Type: Stores and shopping malls


6 Glamour Night
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Rank: 7 About 43

Dance all night long at some of the hot clubs in Anchorage including Platinum Jaxx where local and celebrity performers make appearances and DJ’s spin the best in everything from top 40 to hip hop. ...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nightlife


7 Tudor Area
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Rank: 8 About 43

Visit the parks, restaurants and shops in the Tudor area for an entertaining day.  Follow salmon spawning in the park-length creek during the summer months at Campbell Creek Park, named after late 1700s Alaska explorer...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


8 Whale watching off the coast
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Rank: 9 About 43

Experiencing the sights and sounds of the largest mammals in the world, some measuring over 100 feet long, while in their natural habitat is unforgettable and at times emotional.  ...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nature and sport


9 Abbott Loop
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Rank: 10 About 43

The Abbott Loop neighborhood is located south of the Campbell airstrip at Ted Stevens International Airport making it convenient to reach the Rabbit Creek B & B set an acre of trees with a fabulous view of Rabbit Creek and all its resident...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


10 Best Beaches
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Rank: 11 About 43

It’s fairly easy to find short uninhabited beaches a short distance off many of the hiking trails along the coastline near Anchorage.  Keep your hiking boots on though because even during the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Beaches


11 Mountain View
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Rank: 12 About 43

Want to learn why Glaciers turn blue?  Look no further than the exhibit at the Alaska Museum of Natural History in Mountain View, northeast of downtown Anchorage.  Spend a day exploring the...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


12 Sitka Street Park
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Rank: 13 About 43

Appropriately named for its location “by the sea”, the definition of Sitka in located in the Mountain View neighborhood.  The park offers a perfect sledding hill, playground equipment for tots including...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 1580 Sitka Street
Type: Parks and gardens


13 Watersports on Knik Arm
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Rank: 14 About 43

Knik Arm is at the northern end of the Cook Inlet that flows from the Gulf of Alaska.  Whether you charter a luxury crewed yacht for viewing of marine life or man your own boat, views of...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Nature and sport


14 Alaska State Trooper Museum
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Rank: 15 About 43

Get up close and personal with the Alaska State Troopers of yesterday and today at the museum with displays dating back to the departments origins in 1941.  See their progression from the days of old when antique...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 245 West 5th Ave
Type: Museums


15 Oscar Anderson House Museum
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Rank: 17 About 43

Take a step back in Alaskan time to the early 1900s when you tour the first wood frame home built in Anchorage and occupied by Oscar Anderson, the man said to be the 18th person to walk the land now called Anchorage.  The preservation...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Museums


16 Whaling Wall
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Rank: 19 About 43

The Whaling Wall in Anchorage is one of over 100 whaling wall murals around the world painted by famed outdoor muralist Robert Wyland.  It pays tribute to the whales and fur seals seen...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


17 Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum
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Rank: 20 About 43

Alaska Aviation heritage Museum’s main objective is to preserve, display, honor aviation heritage of Alaska. In other words, the purpose is to preserve as well as display aviation artifacts, historic aircraft, and memorabilia;...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive Anchorage, AK
Type: Museums


18 Cheney Lake Park
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Rank: 21 About 43

Hike the trails around the clean clear waters of the manmade Lake Cheney, throw down a fishing line in the 34 acre lake or rent a paddle boat or canoe to fully explore the waters.  Two to twelve year...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 2245 Baxter Road
Type: Parks and gardens


19 Chilkoot Charlies
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Rank: 22 About 43

Chilkoot Charlies is also known by the name Koots and is an awesome hangout place in Anchorage. At Chilkoot Charlies, one can see some popular items like birdhouse, hats, shirts,...

Reviewed by: Punam
Address: 2435 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK, United States
Type: Nightlife


20 Gliders and Floatplances
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Rank: 23 About 43

Gliders and Floatplanes provide awe-inspiring birds-eye views of Anchorage and the beauty the majestic area has to offer including incredible scenery, and wildlife-spotting, to possibly even include bears, whales...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: Anchorage, Alaska
Type: Nature and sport


21 The Alaska heritage Museum at Wells Fargo
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Rank: 24 About 43

A collection of Alaskan Fine Arts is contained at this museum. The visitors can get a fair idea about history of Alaska and the culture which Alaskans breathe. It should be noted that only those keenly interested in 'Fine Arts' can...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 301 West Northern Lights Blvd Anchorage, AK
Type: Museums


22 Alaska Native Heritage Center
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Rank: 25 About 43

Experience how the tribes of Alaska have survived the elements and made the most of the land at the 26-acre Alaska Native Heritage Center.  Live up-close performances by native dancers entertain while musicians bang on drums...

Reviewed by: LisaCapozzi
Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive
Type: Museums


23 City Hall
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Rank: 26 About 43

City Hall offers tourists to see summer concerts that are held in front of this building at noon. This historic building is always bustling with activities. It houses the office of the Anchorage...

Reviewed by: Punam
Address: 524 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


24 Earthquake Park
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Rank: 27 About 43

Earthquake Park is a designated Anchorage area that shows the destruction caused by the 1964 earthquake. The area where the park is situated was an affluent residential area situated on the bluffs and...

Reviewed by: Chiranjiv
Type: Parks and gardens


The Imaginarium
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Rank: 28 About 43

The Imaginarium looks like a ‘living laboratory’ wherein the visitors can stand in a bubble, and ponder magnitude of universe within a planetarium. Ocean life can be discovered in marine touch tank. Principles relating...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 737 West 5th Ave. #G • Anchorage, Alaska
Type: Museums


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What to visit

1
Saturday Market
 Flea and street markets
2
Hiking trails close to Anchorage
 Nature and sport
3
South Addition
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
4
The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
 Landmarks and Historic sites
5
The Zoo
 Nightlife
6
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
 Stores and shopping malls
7
Glamour Night
 Nightlife
8
Tudor Area
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
9
Whale watching off the coast
 Nature and sport
10
Abbott Loop
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
11
Best Beaches
 Beaches
12
Mountain View
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
13
Sitka Street Park
 Parks and gardens
14
Watersports on Knik Arm
 Nature and sport
16
Market 907
 Flea and street markets
18
Street Food
 Food and wine
19
Whaling Wall
 Landmarks and Historic sites
21
Cheney Lake Park
 Parks and gardens
22
Chilkoot Charlies
 Nightlife
23
Gliders and Floatplances
 Nature and sport
24
Symphony Orchestra
 Theaters and performance

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