Anchorage Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Denali National Park and Preserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The tallest peak in North America at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters), Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and ...  Read more

Earthquake Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

What remains of the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history is best viewed from the beautiful Earthquake Park. The 1964 Anchorage ...  Read more

Chugach State Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

Just beyond the edge of Anchorage and nestled in the foothills of the Alaskan Rockies lies the third largest state park in America. Chugach State Park boasts ...  Read more

Alaska Native Heritage Center

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

The Alaska Native Heritage Center serves as a welcome wagon for all visitors to Alaska’s rich and diverse history. Here you’ll be able to experience and ...  Read more

Anchorage Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Alaska’s largest city is located in the south-central part of the state, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains. Shore excursions will get you into Alaska’s wild ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

At 20,322 feet (6,194 meters), Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) is North America’s highest mountain peak. Formed 60 million years ago, this snow-capped granite ...  Read more

Lake Hood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Alaska is home to three million sparkling lakes, but you won’t want to swim in cement-fringed and square-edged Lake Hood. Three miles southwest of Anchorage, ...  Read more

Portage Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

Situated in Chugach National Forest about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Anchorage, Portage Glacier ranks as one of Alaska’s most visited attractions. ...  Read more

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Alaska is known for its wildlife, and at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center you can see an array of Alaskan species—bears, bison, moose, elk, musk oxen, ...  Read more

Matanuska Glacier

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Originating within the Chugach Mountain Range, the Matanuska Glacier can enhance your Anchorage itinerary. At about 26 miles long and four miles wide, it is ...  Read more

Turnagain Arm

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Turnagain Arm is a waterway into the Gulf of Alaska, one of two branches of the Cook Inlet. The Turnagain Arm Drive is the 50-mile stretch from Anchorage ...  Read more

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Preserving Alaska’s foray into the skies, the Alaskan Aviation Heritage Museum acts to foster the public’s interest in man’s exploration into the wide open ...  Read more

Alaska Botanical Garden

A prized local retreat for indigenous flora, the Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated to the North’s native plants and the art of horticulture. ...  Read more

Alaska Zoo

Thirty minutes outside of Anchorage, the Alaska Zoo offers all the adventures of an Alaskan wildlife safari with the safety and comfortable atmosphere of a ...  Read more

Anchorage Museum

Beautiful presentation, modern museum dynamics and a wealth of history makes the Anchorage Museum continually rated one of the best and most exciting museums ...  Read more

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