Sightseeing in Alaska


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  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
    The non-profit Alaska Native Heritage Center honors the diverse indigenous peoples of our 49th state by chronicling Native cultures, languages, and traditions and instilling pride in Native communities. Alongside a serene lake, a wooded path winds through six life-size dwellings in the center's outdoor facilities. These re-creations of ancient homes showcase Alaska's 11 cultural groups, and at each site, cultural representatives perform Native dances, demonstrate games and art, and tell stories about life in the past. The Alaska Native Heritage Center utilizes education and celebration to spread knowledge of Alaska's unique Native cultures across the globe, while also preserving and perpetuating indigenous traditions. Inside the museum, a collection of tools, artwork, and drums provides a tangible representation of contemporary Native people’s lives. The museum covers all native cultures in exhibits such as the Inupiaq exhibit and the Athabascan exhibit, which features a hand-woven birch-bark basket and moccasins made of moose hide and beads. To supplement the interactive displays, the Heritage Center conducts cultural outreach through a variety of programs, including the Walking in Two Worlds program, which connects 6th- through 8th-grade students with their cultural roots. The Alaska Native Playwrights Project helps Native people to find an outlet for their stories through theatrical productions and eloquent playbills.:
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    8800 Heritage Center Dr
    Anchorage, AK US
  • Grande Denali Lodge
    THE GRANDE DENALI LODGE IS COMFORT AND STYLE WITH A VIEW.LOCATED ON THE SLOPES OF SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, WE ARELITERALLY A STEP ABOVE OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE AREA. THEGRANDE DENALI LODGE HAS UNPARALLELED VIEWS OF THESURROUNDING DENALI WILDERNESS AND THE NENANA RIVER CANYON.DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, THE ALASKA RAILROAD,RIVER RAFTING AND MANY MORE ACTIVITIES ARE ALL JUST MINUTESAWAY. LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THE DENALI PARK ENTRANCE ON THESLOPES OF SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, THE GRANDE DENALI LODGE VISTASOF THE DENALI WILDERNESS AND THE NENANA RIVER WILL TAKE YOURBREATH AWAY. SPACIOUS GUEST ROOMS, FULLY EQUIPPED CABINS,ON SITE DINING AND DEDICATED STAFF MAKE THE GRANDE DENALILODGE THE PERFECT PLACE TO LAUNCH ALL YOUR DENALIADVENTURES. FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE AT THE GRANDE DENALILODGE, OUR DEDICATED STAFF IS READY TO MAKE YOUR STAYMEMORABLE. OUR TOUR DESK WILL ASSIST YOU IN BOOKING YOURDENALI EXCURSIONS, AND OUR COURTESY SHUTTLE WILL TAKE YOU TOOTHER LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS. JOIN US AT THE GRANDE DENALILODGE FOR THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME..
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    238 George Parks Highway
    Fairbanks, AK US
  • Stories and Legends
    Licensed by the United States Coast Guard, the captains at Stories and Legends ferry spectators over the sea and amid pods of cetaceans during guided whale-watching tours. When the season begins in late February, shuttles bring explorers from airports, hotels, or cruise ships to Auke Bay, where boats carrying up to 24 passengers depart at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. If they wish, guests may provide their own transportation to the dock via car, bike, or land whale.
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    11957 Glacier Hwy.
    Juneau, Alaska US
  • The Musk Ox Farm
    The Musk Ox Farm director Mark Austin is the first to admit that Maple, a three-day-old musk ox calf, is the cutest thing in the world. Her thin legs take wobbling steps. Her fine fuzz tickles her giant mother’s belly. And when she ambles through the pasture after nursing, her bright pink tongue wags from the side of her mouth. And Maple is just the beginning: 11 more calves are on the way this spring season, and the farm will soon burst into a flurry of feeding, combing, inserting microchips, tending to mothers, and, of course, greeting visitors. Though he acknowledges the endearing quality of a baby musk ox in spring, Mr. Austin worries that visitors to The Musk Ox Farm might get so caught up with the new calf that they miss the farm's larger project. “I’m trying to battle the perception we’re a roadside attraction. It’s not just about getting out of your car and snapping a photo of a musk ox for your Alaska photo album.” Not that Mr. Austin hasn’t snapped a few photos of Maple himself. He simply hopes the spectacle won’t overshadow the nonprofit farm’s scope, which begins and ends with the animals themselves. Although the majestic species is about 600,000 years old, domestication efforts began only 60 years ago by Farm founder John Teal. Every spring, the several-hundred-pound animals shed their qiviut, a thick under wool, some of which the farm ships to the native knitters’ cooperative in Oomingmak. There, members knit the wool into delicate lacy garments that they eventually sell to supplement their subsistence lifestyle. So when Mr. Austin looks at Maple, he sees not just a huggable calf, but the source of positive economic change for rural native Alaskan women. “The animals are fascinating,” he says. “But it’s the big picture that gets me up in the morning.”
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    12850 East Archie Road
    Palmer, AK US
  • Ester Gold Camp
    Ester Gold Camp has the best amenities around. Enjoy Ester Gold Camp when you stay in Fairbanks. With parking located just steps away from this hotel, guests won't have to worry about forgetting where they parked. Paradise is waiting for you in Fairbanks. Book a vacation at Ester Gold Camp and explore the many wonders that the city has to offer.
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    3175 College Rd
    Fairbanks, AK US
  • The Anchorage Museum
    Built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, the Anchorage Museum’s mirrored skin now holds an immense collection of exhibits that celebrate Alaska’s history and innovations in art and science. Using grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations, Anchorage Museum was able to devote four floors and a small but well-appointed fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology—all represented by more than 25,000 objects. Through a series of permanent exhibits, visitors embark on a cultural and geological voyage. More than 600 Alaskan Native artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian Institution join miniature dioramas of indigenous lifestyles in illuminating the cultures that first shaped the area, while other collections peer into the gold rush era, World War II, and the process of becoming a state. Itchy hands find relief in the Imaginarium Discovery Center, a playground for DIY discovery where visitors of all ages can touch sea stars, shoot air cannons, and learn more about what makes a volcano erupt or the aurora borealis cast its eerie glow.
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    625 C St.
    Anchorage, AK US

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