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About Anchorage

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One destination. Endless adventure.

Alaska’s largest city is a vibrant, eclectic metropolis with a frontier spirit, located in one of the world's most spectacular settings. Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, summer days seem endless and winter is truly a wonderland. It’s a young city, founded in 1915, but it boasts a fascinating past.

From its roots as a railroad construction camp and tent city, Anchorage has grown to nearly 300,000 people with more than 95 languages spoken. The diversity of the city’s residents means a multitude of arts and cultural activities, unique dining options and variety of events.

 

Want to learn more? Here's a brief overview of Anchorage:

Anchorage Population and Fun Facts
Frequently Asked Questions about Anchorage and Alaska
A Quick History of Anchorage
Alaska Lingo
Anchorage Historical Walking Tour
Alaska Native Cultural Profiles
Information for Students