Attractions

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 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…
Mine in Palmer

Independence Mine State Historical Park

The main attraction of Hatcher Pass is 272-acre Independence Mine State Historical Park, a huge, abandoned gold mine sprawled out in an alpine valley. The 1930s facility, built by the Alaska-Pacific Mining Company (…
Park in Anchorage

Far North Bicentennial Park

Comprising 4000 acres of forest and muskeg in east central Anchorage, this park features 20 miles of trails. In the center of the park is the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Campbell Tract, a 700-acre wildlife p…
Park in Anchorage

Kincaid Park

At the western ‘nose’ of the peninsula and southern terminus of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is this beloved 1400-acre park populated by mountain bikers in the summer and Nordic skiers in the winter. Trails wind t…
Zoo in Anchorage

Alaska Zoo

The unique wildlife of the Arctic is on display at this zoo, the only one in North America that specializes in northern animals, including snow leopards, Amur tigers and Tibetan yaks. Alaskan native species, from wo…
Glacier in Palmer

Knik Glacier

Trekkies take note: Knik Glacier is best known as the setting where a portion of Star Trek VI was filmed. You can get a partial view of the ice floe at Mile 7 of Knik River Rd off Old Glenn Hwy, but the best way to …
Historic Building in Anchorage

Oscar Anderson House

Housed in the city’s oldest wooden-framed home, this little museum overlooks the delightful Elderberry Park. Anderson was the 18th American settler to set foot in Anchorage, and he built his house in 1915. Today it’…
Wildlife Reserve in Anchorage Region

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

A nonprofit wildlife center where injured and rescued animals are on display. Particularly of interest are the wood bison, the only herd in the US. They are part of a program to reintroduce the extinct-in-Alaska bre…
Cable Car in Girdwood

Alyeska Resort Tram

The Alyeska Ski Resort Tram offers the easiest route to the alpine area during the summer. The resort offers a Dine & Ride combo (adult/child $39/25) that lets you wander the alpine terrain and then grab a bite …