ANCHORAGE

INTRODUCTION

Anchorage is a unique destination, embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate. It is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more. Recognized as a four-time All-America City, Anchorage is a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness with adventures just steps from the hotel. During winter, Anchorage is truly a wonderland. Thousands of lights decorate downtown Anchorage and the excitement of many activities reverberates throughout the entire city.

GETTING AROUND

There are many transportation options to and around Anchorage, including taxis and limousines, rental cars, RVs, bicycles, motorcycles, motor coach charters, and public bus service. The city has a bus system called People Mover, with the hub in downtown Anchorage. The Alaska Marine Highway calls several ports near Anchorage such as Whittier, Seward and Homer, and Valdez which are all connected to Anchorage by road and rail.

KEY ATTRACTIONS

Alaska Native Heritage Centre - The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska’s 11 major cultural groups. Visitors experience Alaskan Native culture first-hand through engaging storytelling, authentic Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, Native Games demonstrations and more.


Flightseeing – Capture the magnificence of Alaska on a Flightseeing tour from Anchorage. Soar above the Chugach Mountains, Mount McKinley or Prince William Sound!! Fly through harshly cut valleys of Alaska glaciers, go bear viewing, and see many parts of Alaska not accessible by any other means. Anchorage is the perfect base camp for Alaska Flightseeing.


Anchorage Museum of History and Art – One of the most popular attractions in Anchorage, this museum is the largest in the state and is an exhibition of Alaskan history, art & culture.


Alaska Experience Centre – The centre offers two attractions: The Alaska Experience Theatre offers visitors a 180-degree wrap-around screen presentation of Alaska that highlight the state’s wildlife, scenic beauty and culture. The Earthquake Exhibit showcases the 1964 quake that hit Anchorage including a movie presentation and the Tsunami warning centre.

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