The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum takes visitors on a flyby of the the state's aeronautical history. The vast facility—composed of five hangars of planes and exhibits, a restoration hangar, and three theaters—covers aviation history from the early days of flight to modern military aviation. More than 20 vintage aircraft can be found throughout, including a 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim 100B, a 1943 Grumman G44 Widgeon, and a 1981 Boeing B737-290C. Meanwhile, the museum's spot on the south shore of Lake Hood—the busiest seaplane base in the world—gives visitors a glimpse of modern planes in action.
Over the years, Peter Ratner has played in rock bands and big bands, as well as jazz and pop groups. He's also recorded bands and singers and jazz, rock, pop, and classical musicians, and he boasts membership in the Audio Engineering Society and status as a voting member of the Grammy Academy. At Peter Ratner Recording, he uses his all-encompassing musical background to produce records for artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. His services range from on-location recordings of live performances to online mixing for far-flung clients.
All Fired Up serves as a portal to a wonderland of creative possibilities, where guests select figurines and dishware from multiple walls’ worth of pre-fired ceramics and unleash a flurry of brushstrokes over unembellished pieces. All of the shop’s bisques are dishwasher-safe, and its water-based paints are non-toxic and easily washable from hands, clothes, and Bride of Frankenstein wigs, making projects appropriate for artists of all ages. A panoply of pre-made designs makes a great starting point for gifts, which visitors can further personalize with hand, foot, or paw prints. Locally owned and operated, All Fired Up helps play its part in the community with a wealth of fundraising projects, such as paintable piggy-banks for donation drives.
Air-filled structures within Pump It Up's indoor play-haven offer hours of safe bouncing enjoyment for youngsters two and older. Kids leap around in bounce houses during drop-in pop-in playtime sessions during weekdays, where they interact with other bouncers while getting exercise. An obstacle course adds challenges to their enjoyment, and inflatable slides bring kids back down to earth to start games anew. Pump It Up's space can be rented out for private events, such as birthdays, grade-school graduations, and a kid's first steps on the moon. Not just for children, Pump it Up also hosts teambuilding corporate events for adults and hosts family play times where parents are encouraged to jump along with kids.
With a stay at Crowne Plaza Anchorage Midtown in Anchorage (Midtown Anchorage), you'll be close to Campbell Creek Greenbelt Park and Sullivan Arena. This hotel is within close proximity of Z.J. Loussac Library - Main Branch and David Green Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 165 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Cable programming and CD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Crowne Plaza Anchorage Midtown. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Catered Blessings Dessert First's owner and head chef Tamara Josey directs her passion for all things confectionary into custom-made cakes, pies, and baked treats. Patrons can request a bundt cake with a personalized birthday message, design, or the silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock emblazoned onto it in frosting. The shop serves a different flavor of cheesecake each month, accompanied by a permanent cache of cookies and bars, and a fleet of café fare such as sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.
Catered Blessings cultivates its community by enlisting local suppliers whenever possible, and peppering its crimson walls with locally made artwork. The eatery's free open writers' circle invites hungry scribes on Saturday at 8 p.m., while musicians and aspiring guitar picks can refine their stage presence during open-mic sessions on Saturday at 9 p.m.