Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier

Going to Juneau and not seeing the Mendenhall is like visiting Rome and skipping the Colosseum. The most famous of Juneau’s ice floes, and the city’s most popular attraction, flows 13 miles from its source, the June…
Top Choice Park in Arctic Alaska

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a 30,625-sq-mile wilderness in Alaska’s northeast corner, straddling the eastern Brooks Range from the treeless Arctic Coast to the taiga of the Porcupine River Valley. For yea…
Top Choice Museum in Anchorage

Anchorage Museum

This world-class facility is Anchorage’s cultural jewel. The West Wing, a four-story, shimmering, mirrored facade, adds 80,000 sq ft to what was already the largest museum in the state, and a new wing was under cons…
Top Choice Glacier in Matanuska Glacier to Palmer

Matanuska Glacier

Some 18,000 years ago this glacier covered the entire area where the city of Palmer sits today. It must have appeared a supernatural force back then, whereas these days it’s merely a grand spectacle and open geologi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sitka

Sitka National Historical Park

This mystical juxtaposition of tall trees and totems is Alaska’s smallest national park and the site where the Tlingits were finally defeated by the Russians in 1804.The mile-long Totem Trail winds its way past 18 t…
Top Choice Glacier in Yakutat

Hubbard Glacier

Just 30 miles north of Yakutat is Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in the world. The 8-mile-wide glacier is easily Alaska’s most active. The riptides and currents that flow between Gilbert Point and th…
Top Choice Museum in Skagway

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum & Visitor Center

The recently improved NPS center is in the original 1898 White Pass & Yukon Route depot. The center is spread over two interconnecting buildings. One contains a small museum explaining some of the Klondike backg…
Top Choice Glacier in Valdez

Columbia Glacier

The big daddy of Prince William Sound's glaciers is also one of the world's fastest moving, though, like many ice floes in Alaska, it is rapidly retreating – peeling back an estimated 19 miles since 1980. Spilling f…
Top Choice National Park in Southeast Alaska

Tongass National Forest

In many ways Southeast Alaska is the Tongass National Forest. It’s the largest national forest in the US, a tract of land almost the size of Ireland and significantly larger than adjacent Wrangell-St Elias National …
Top Choice Cultural Center in Anchorage

Alaska Native Heritage Center

If you can't travel to the Bush region to experience Native Alaska culture firsthand, visit this 26-acre center and see how humans survived – and thrived – before central heating. This is much more than just a museu…