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                ANCHORAGE
Anchorage has all the amenities of a big city while surrounded by a wilderness playground of mountains, trails, forest, and ocean.
The city has fine restaurants, theaters, and museums, yet there
are 60 glaciers within 50 miles of downtown Anchorage. You can photograph glaciers during the day and in the evening, enjoy dinner at a four-star restaurant and take in a show.
Chugach State Park
Chugach State Park, one of the largest state parks in the US, is on the city’s doorstep. The park’s westernmost boundary lies in the western foothills of the Chugach Mountain Range and is a mere seven miles to the east of downtown Anchorage. There are more than 50 glaciers in the 500,000-acre park, which offers accessible hiking, biking, and camping.
The Flattop mountain trail, in Chugach State Park, is a popular hike and the most often climbed peak in Alaska. The trail is 1.7 miles (one way) and offers 360-degree views of the Alaska Range, Chugach Range, Cook Inlet, and Anchorage. The difficulty is moderate to difficult with an elevation gain of 1,300 feet. The Glen Alps trailhead is a 15-minute drive from downtown Anchorage.
Anchorage Attractions
Whether you are interested in history, arts, Native heritage, railroads, walking, trails, Alaska wildlife, birding, or even ulu making, Anchorage has something for you.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska. This world-class institution has over 20 exhibitions as well as programs on the art, history, and culture of Alaska and includes Alaska History Gallery, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, and the new Thomas Planetarium.
Potter Marsh, at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife
ALASKA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER
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 Refuge, features a 1,550-foot boardwalk over marshes, watery openings, and sedges, providing an excellent opportunity to view birds and other wildlife. It is located 15 minutes south of downtown Anchorage and is accessiblefromthe Seward Highway.
WILD OF ALASKA
DISCOVER THE
   AWCC is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary that takes in orphaned and injured wildlife and provides them a home.
CONTACT:907.783.0058 | alaskawildlife.org Mile 79, Seward Highway | Portage, AK
    Find a diverse line-up
of world-class theater and music performances at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Getting Around Anchorage
Anchorage is very spread out, except for the downtown area, which is compact and great for walking.
Maneuvering an RV around downtown Anchorage is relatively easy, and there is some RV parking available. Alternatively, you can park at a shopping mall and take a taxi, shuttle, or bus downtown.
Downtown Anchorage has numbered streets running east-west and lettered streets running north-south. Several downtown streets are one-way only.
The Anchorage City Trolley offers a 15-mile historic and scenic tour of Anchorage for $20 per adult or $10 for kids. The trolley departs from the corner of Fourth and F Street in front of the Log Cabin Visitor Center during the summer.
The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is Alaska’s biggest airport, with many direct connections to the rest of the world.
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                                           It’s not just a tour, it’s an experience!
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   It’s Fun! It’s One Hour!
Tours leaving every 30 minutes
from the corner of 4th and F St.
907-276-5603 www.anchoragetrolley.com
      SUMMER - May 12 to Sept. 21 Open Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WINTER - Sept. 22 to May 9
Select Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
www.alaskanative.net
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 Alaska Native Heritage Center
Direct: (907) 330-8000
Toll Free: (855) 330-8085 8800 Heritage Center Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99504
      Immerse yourself in the cultures, traditions & languages of Alaska’s Native people
  The center is a living cultural attraction where you can engage, interact and discover 10,000 years of Indigenous culture. We welcome you to visit our traditional village sites, engage with Alaska Native artists and experience traditional dances, games and demonstrations. Come explore the traditional ways of Alaska’s Native people today!
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