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Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet and at the foot of the Chugach mountain range, Anchorage is a unique urban environment situated in the heart of great wilderness. Anchorage attractions include cultural, historical and kid-friendly sites as well as unexpected delights.  

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Anchorage attractions include the relaxing Alyeska Aerial Tram. Take in the breathtaking views of the area.
Anchorage attractions include the relaxing Alyeska Aerial Tram. Take in the breathtaking views of the area. ©Visit Anchorage/Roy Neese

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Know who you are. Accept what life brings. Share what you have. For millennia, values like these guided over 200 separate Alaska Native culture groups through some of the most extreme environments in...
Though rugged terrain and vast wilderness may draw visitors to Alaska, Anchorage’s colossal blossoms are an unexpected and welcome treat.
It's easy to spend quality family time in Anchorage, Alaska, where bears, bison and beaches mix with salmon, science and scenery for an unforgettable family vacation experience.
Anchorage has been recognized by Runners World, Bicycling Magazine and the American Hiking Society as having one of the best trail systems in the United States, and it’s easy to see why!
It is no wonder that glaciers are Alaska’s no. 1 visitor attraction – they are one of the most breathtaking sights in the world. Taken together, these massive sheets of ice cover five percent of...
From the ice to the hardcourt, there is plenty to cheer about in Anchorage! Sporting action is red hot year round.
Alaska's frothy favorites are enjoyed year-round in Anchorage, where brewpubs and restaurants feature local ales, extensive wine lists and ongoing events.
Catch the Big Wild Life™ on the big, and little, screen for a glimpse into the real Alaska way of life. Diverse theaters and simulators in Anchorage depict awesome experiences.
Visitors looking for guaranteed, authentic and up-close Alaska wildlife viewing experiences have several choices in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska.
Anchorage is home to many museums and historical attractions that present Alaska’s fascinating blend of Russian, Native, gold rush and pioneer history from every imaginable angle.
Anchorage is the crossroads for Alaska, where gold rush adventurers met Russian and Native culture and a tent city in the wilderness blossomed into the state’s largest city.