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Delve into the last 10,000 years of Alaska history and discover the stories of Alaska's first peoples, British explorers, Russian merchants, tough-as-nails mountaineers, enterprising pioneers and adventurous pilots.

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Alaska Native elder in fur parka with traditional dance fans at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Alaska Native elder in fur parka with traditional dance fans at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. ©Brian Adams/Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Whether you have an hour or a whole day, day tour companies and their professional tour guides have a long list of “wow” destinations around Anchorage.
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...
Only in Anchorage, Alaska can competitors square off in outhouse races, craft massive yet intricate snow sculptures, and dash to keep clear of reindeer Pamplona-style.
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.