Bear & Raven Adventure Theater


This mini-amusement park is a cheesy but easy downtown break from shopping. It offers two 'special effects' movies (think snow falling from the ceiling) about the Iditarod, and bears (adult/child $15/13 for both). Virtual ‘rides’ (reeling in a salmon, for example) ought to satisfy the little ones.

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