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…
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…
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’…
Museum in Anchorage

Imaginarium Discovery Center

Inside the Anchorage Museum, this award-winning center features creative, hands-on Alaska-themed exhibits that include live marine animals in a touch tank, a simulated earthquake and a planetarium. Included with mus…
Viewpoint in Anchorage

Ship Creek Viewing Platform

From mid- to late summer, king, coho and pink salmon spawn up Ship Creek, the historical site of Tanaina Indian fish camps. At the overlook you can cheer on those love-starved fish humping their way toward destiny, …
Market in Anchorage

4th Avenue Market Place/Village of Ship Creek Center

This shopping mall contains an array of native and crafty gift shops – in a few, you can watch artists at work. Outside, walls are painted with a historic timeline of Anchorage, while inside are displays devoted to …
Museum in Anchorage

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

On the south shore of Lake Hood (the world’s busiest floatplane lake), this museum is a tribute to Alaska’s colorful Bush pilots and their faithful planes. Housed within are 25 planes along with historic photos and …