Things to do
AK Native Heritage Center: The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska’s Indigenous people. www.alaskanative.net
AK Botanical Garden: The Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated to enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research. www.alaskabg.org
AK Aviation Heritage Museum: The Alaska Aviation Museum has been open to the public for 25 years. The museum was created to display the history of aviation in Alaska as well as restore vintage planes. www.alaskaairmuseum.org
Anchorage Museum of History and Art: Great place to view and see the history and art collections of Alaska. www.anchoragemuseum.org
Anchorage Downtown Log Cabin Visitors Center: The authentic sod-roofed Log Cabin Visit Anchorage Information Center is the cornerstone of Alaska adventure. Visit with the experts who know what and where to go for your authentic Alaskan adventure. www.anchorage.net
Alaska Experience Theatre: View a short film on the destruction of the 1964 earthquake that struck Alaska on a 40 foot screen and feel what a 4.5 earthquake feels like while viewing the film. www.alaskaexperiencetheatre.com
Anchorage Railroad Depot: Heading out of Anchorage by train is a great way to view the sights of Alaska. www.alaskarailroad.com
Alaska Zoo: Come see the animals indigenous to Alaska. www.alaskazoo.org
Imaginarium Discovery Center: Let the kids’ imagination run free and see exciting experiments. www.anchoragemueseum.org
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Located in Girdwood, AK about an hour drive south from Anchorage. www.alaskawildlife.org
Wells Fargo Alaskan Heritage Museum: A delightful little museum in the Wells Fargo building in midtown Anchorage where admission is free. www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/museum_anchorage.html
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary: Walk the wooden boardwalk to view beautiful Turnagain Arm and look for various birds visiting Alaska. http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewinglocations.pottermarsh
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