Visitor Information Centers
Visit Anchorage operates Visitor Information Centers in downtown Anchorage and at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The centers are staffed by passionate local volunteers, and filled with information on all there is to see and do in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. These accessible information centers are often the first stop for travelers after arrival: Visitors stop for brochures and local expertise as soon as they touch down at the airport, and visit the downtown Visitor Information Centers for more in-depth details prior to a day spent exploring the city.
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage at the corner of Fourth Avenue and F Street, the downtown visitor information centers are in the perfect location to greet travelers staying in downtown hotels or attending conferences in the downtown convention centers. The iconic Log Cabin Visitor Information Center is an Anchorage landmark, and a central stop for any Anchorage visitor. A second downtown Visitor Information Center, located in the adjacent Historic City Hall, provides an additional repository of tours, attractions, activities, and local knowledge for visitors looking to make the most of their time in Anchorage. It offers an unexpected history lesson, too — the wing occupied by the Visitor Information Center at Historic City hall was once home to the city’s fire department.
These days, the space exists to quench visitors’ burning questions about Anchorage and its environs. It’s an ideal starting point in more ways than one: Multiple tours pick up passengers and depart from Fourth Avenue in the summer months, making Visit Anchorage’s downtown Visitor Information Centers an easy jumping off point for more extended excursions in Anchorage.
Whether visitors are looking for short, self-guided adventure or a longer tour with all the trimmings, the Visitor Information Centers are the places to start — making them some of the best places for local businesses to promote tours and activities and interact with potential customers.
The downtown visitor information center behind the Log Cabin is currently open for in-person visits 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.