A mysterious timelessness fills this cultural center where Alaska's rich heritage engages visitors with games, demonstrations, crafts, and other hands-on activities. Meanwhile, Alaska Natives share their personal experiences, rounding out one of Anchorage's most fulfilling museums.
Don't want to come face-to-face with polar bears in the wild? The Alaska Zoo totally understands. Visitors can view a number of native species ranging from moose to arctic foxes, and even some rare endangered species such as snow leopards and Tibetan yaks.
Visitors and locals take full advantage of this all-year trail, which runs 11 miles along the Anchorage coastline. Renting a bike is the best way to experience the trail, but don't go too fast - you might just run into moose that commonly linger along the path.
During the summer months, this market is the best way to mingle with the locals and shop for rare, Anchorage-only products such as caribou stew and birch syrup. Part farmers' market and part craft fair, the gathering attracts some 10,000 visitors every Saturday from May to September.
Avid bird watchers can admire 120 species at Anchorage's most-visited wildlife haven. Check out Potter Marsh, a lovely stretch of land teeming with aquatic birds and a healthy population of moose. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and don't forget those binoculars!
The mission of the Alaska Botanical Garden is to enhance the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research.
Chugach State Park encompasses roughly 500,000 acres, making it one of the nation's four largest state parks. Bounded on the north and west by the Alaska Range and by Prince William Sound, the Chugach Mountains and the Wrangell Mountains to the east, this pristine natural setting offers some of Alaska's most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, rafting and climbing.
The largest museum in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum is a community-based institution with exhibits and programs on the art, history and cultures of Alaska. Over 20 exhibitions are presented each year to more than 200,000 visitors. The museum also presents a full calendar of public programs and art classes.
The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, located in the heart of Anchorage, offers nearly 200,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed, flexible event space. The largest, most modern facility of its kind in the state, Dena'ina is ideal for events from national conventions and tradeshows to local meetings, banquets and special occasions. Visitors to this state-of-the-art facility will enjoy meeting rooms and halls that combine breathtaking views, indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, and both traditional and modern artwork from cultures across Alaska. The Dena'ina features every technological and professional advantage you would expect in a world-class civic and convention center.
Kincaid Park is situated among 1,400 acres of rolling, forested hills and beautiful scenery. The park offers spectacular views of Mt. Susitna across Cook Inlet; Fire Island to the Southwest; both Mt. Denali and Mt. Foraker to the North; and arguably, the best sunsets in Anchorage! Many species of wildlife roam free within the park. Parks & Recreation offers two facilities to rent for indoor functions surrounded by spacious parks and trails: Kincaid Outdoor Center and Lidia Selkregg Chalet. Special events are also held at the park.
The Anchorage Golf Course overlooks the Anchorage-Bowl area with breathtaking views of Cook Inlet and Mount McKinley. Tee times are as late at 10:00pm Visitors have a chance to see some of Alaska's wildlife, including moose, fox, waterfowl and the occasional Bear. The layout of the Anchorage Golf Course is as challenging as it is beautiful, featuring 6600 yards of rolling, tree-lined fairways lead to well guarded, undulating greens.
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, this world-class facility houses four performance spaces, spacious lobbies and state-of-the-art support areas.
The George M. Sullivan Arena is a 6,290 seat arena in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. It is home to the professional ice hockey team, the Alaska Aces of the ECHL and the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves hockey team of the WCHA.
The only year-round destination Ski and Summer Resort in Alaska. The full-service 4 star Hotel Alyeska and Spa has 6 restaurants, retail outlets, museum and an Aerial Tram. The Alyeska Resort offers mountain biking, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing, festivals, concerts and more.
The Crow's Nest restaurant offers panoramic views atop the Hotel Captain Cook to go along with innovative cuisine, extensive wine offerings and specialty cocktails.
For over 20 years Jens' has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. They also feature prime steaks, lamb, veal, deer and fresh pasta, along with a wide selection of delicious appetizers and salads. Their menu changes often to take full advantage of the best fresh ingredients. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass. For lunch Danish specialties join the fresh seafood, American standards, pastas and salads. A selection of homemade desserts round out the dining experience.
At Kincaid Grill, you will find the finest in Alaskan regional cuisine. Combining simple flavors and concentrating on the ingredients at hand, Kincaid Grill strives for the ultimate dining experience.
In Kinley's first few years they have been voted Anchorage's best new restaurant, best restaurant for wine, and best restaurant for service. They serve Alaskan seafood freshly caught by local fisherman. For beverages, they offer 30 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, and locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a wide selection of Belgian ales.
This great neighborhood secret on the south end of town offers a variety of fresh fun food from our open display kitchen. They have a hardwood oven for great appetizers and flatbreads, fresh Alaskan seafood and produce arrives daily and Chef Travis creates great innovative daily specials. Save room for the fantastic home-made desserts!
Known by the locals simply as Simon's, this Anchorage landmark has beautiful panoramic views overlooking Cook Inlet, Mount Susitna and the Alaska Range. The classic American grill has been artfully serving quality USDA prime-aged steak, fresh and innovative seafood since 1978. Enjoy a daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or perhaps a special business or romantic occasion in the warm, inviting and spacious dining room.
Among the phrases used by guests to describe Orso are 'warm', 'inviting','Alaskan' and 'innovative'. Unbelievable wine list, great cocktails; Alaskan seafood, fresh local pasta, and local produce when in season. They prepare their foods with the simple, rustic techniques of the great culinary regions of the Mediterranean.
The Marx Bros. Café specializes in innovative contemporary cuisine featuring fresh Alaskan seafood and only the finest quality meats. Our chef revises the menu each night to reflect unique ingredients and imaginative preparations. Our cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive selection of wines housed in one of Alaska's largest cellars.
Consistently adventurous food built with top-notch ingredients makes Sacks a welcome oasis. Locals love lunch, brunch and dinner at Sacks, where the creative chefs are always cooking up tasty fare for guests' enjoyment.
Seven Glaciers is Alyeska Resort's AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top restaurant. Enjoy a scenic aerial tram ride high above the Alyeska Resort to this exquisite restaurant, where you'll feast on panoramic views, excellent food and drinks, and an elegant atmosphere.
"Drink different" is the motto at Koot's, one of Anchorage's most beloved places to enjoy drinks and a variety of nightly entertainment.
Stop in on a cold Alaskan night and enjoy a handcrafted ale at this brewpub, an Anchorage fixture since 1996.
Humpy's was founded in 1994 with the goal of providing downtown Anchorage a casual, neighborhood alehouse. Excellent food at reasonable prices, live local music and a fantastic selection of draught beers proved a winning combination and Humpy's was an overnight success. Humpy's attracted loyal supporters in droves and revitalized the downtown nightlife scene.