University of Alaska Anchorage


UA-Anchorage is the largest college campus in Alaska. The Campus Center is home to a small art gallery and the bookstore, which has a good selection of Alaskana, clothing that says ‘Alaska’ on it and used microbiology texts. A new planetarium shows films on space ($10 if bought at, and an arena is home to sports, live music and a burger joint with a deck that faces the mountains.

There are trails from the campus that connect to Goose Lake and Chester Creek Greenbelt.

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Nearby Anchorage attractions

1. Goose Lake

0.39 MILES

You’ll stop complaining about global warming once you experience an 85°F (29°C) Anchorage afternoon at Goose Lake. Just off Northern Lights Blvd, this is…

2. Alaska Native Medical Center

0.99 MILES

This hospital has a fantastic collection of Alaska Native art and artifacts: take the elevator to the top floor and wind down the staircase past dolls,…

4. Russian Jack Springs Park

1.92 MILES

Named after the original homesteader of the site, this 300-acre park is south of Glenn Hwy on Boniface Pkwy. The park has tennis courts, hiking and…

5. Alaska Botanical Garden

2.35 MILES

The garden is a colorful showcase for native species, where gentle paths lead you through groomed herb, rock and perennial gardens in a wooded setting…

6. Alaska Heritage Museum

2.43 MILES

Inside the midtown Wells Fargo bank, this museum is home to the largest private collection of Alaska Native artifacts in the state and includes costumes,…

8. Imaginarium Discovery Center

2.71 MILES

Inside the Anchorage Museum, this award-winning center features creative, hands-on Alaska-themed exhibits that include live marine animals in a touch tank…