Top Choice Aquarium in Seward

Alaska Sealife Center

A fitting legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil-spill settlement, this $56-million marine research center is more than just one of Alaska’s finest attractions. As the only coldwater marine-science facility in the Western H…
Museum in Hope

Hope-Sunrise Mining Museum

This small grouping of log cabins preserves relics from early miners and homesteaders with a great deal of respect. Creaky buildings give a feel for life at the turn of the 20th century; a quick guided tour is worth…
Museum in Seward

Seward Community Library & Museum

This eclectic museum has an excellent Iditarod exhibit; a rare 49-star US flag, and relics of Seward’s Russian era, the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and the 1989 oil spill. There are also lots of amusing antiques, in…
Hiking in Seward

Caines Head State Recreation Area

Caines Head State Recreation Area was fortified during WWII to guard the entrance of Resurrection Bay after the Japanese bombed the island of Unalaska. Exploring the bunkers, gun emplacements and surrounding alpine …
Monument in Seward

Benny Benson Memorial

This humble monument at the corner of the Seward Hwy and Dairy Hill Lane honors Seward’s favorite son, Benny Benson. In 1926 the orphaned 13-year-old Alaska Native boy submitted his design for the Alaska state flag,…
Road in Turnagain Pass & Around

Tern Lake Junction

Also known as ‘The Y’ – this is the turnoff for the Sterling Hwy, which runs another 143 miles to Homer.
Harbor in Seward

Small-Boat Harbor

The small-boat harbor at the northern end of 4th Ave hums during the summer with fishing boats, charter vessels, cruise ships and a number of sailboats. At its heart is the harbormaster’s office. Look for the huge a…