Zoo in Anchorage


Center Bowl: $14 for One Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Five at Center Bowl (Up to $45 Value)

$14 for One Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Five at Center Bowl (Up to $45 Value)

Center Bowl

Anchorage

Bowlers send pins clattering in a 50-year-old bowling alley with Brunswick synthetic lanes, auto-scoring, and touchscreen controls

$45 $14

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Arctic Crown Canvas: Two-Hour Adult Painting Class for Two or Four at Arctic Crown Canvas (Up to 41% Off)

Two-Hour Adult Painting Class for Two or Four at Arctic Crown Canvas (Up to 41% Off)

Arctic Crown Canvas

Midtown

Art center run by two sisters, who foster a relaxed, convivial atmosphere

$140 $82

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Alaska Museum of Natural History: Supporting or Family Membership to Alaska Museum of Science and Nature (Up to 40% Off)

Supporting or Family Membership to Alaska Museum of Science and Nature (Up to 40% Off)

Alaska Museum of Natural History

Mountain View

A huge collection of natural artifacts from Alaska’s past educates visitors about everything from dinosaurs to Ice Age superpredators

$100 $68

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Center Stage Ukulele Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Ukulele Academy

 

Knowledgable ukulele expert teaches newbies the ropes with helpful, easy-to-follow instructional videos

$108 $15

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Beginners' Guitar Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Beginners' Guitar Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches guitar-playing basics; students will leave knowing how to play a song

$199 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve their piano or keyboard playing

$316 $10

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Rockstar Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy ($79 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy ($79 Value)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced guitar teacher helps beginners learn how to grip, play, and eventually improvise on the ukulele during online lessons

$79 $15

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginners, intermediate students, and advanced musicians learn how to improve their guitar playing

$237 $10

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Dangerous Guitar: $18 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar ($134.55 Value)

$18 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Dangerous Guitar ($134.55 Value)

Dangerous Guitar

 

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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Gravy For The Brain: $19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

$19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

Gravy For The Brain

 

Online course taught by an industry expert helps students learn the basics of drumming, eventually enabling them to play on a kit in a band

$219 $19

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Legends Aviation: $339 for One-Hour Knik Glacier Flight for Up to Three from Legends Aviation ($687 Value)

$339 for One-Hour Knik Glacier Flight for Up to Three from Legends Aviation ($687 Value)

Legends Aviation

Willow Airport

Alaskan bush pilot flies visitors over dazzling views of Mt. KcKinley, Knik Glacier, and native wildlife

$687 $339

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Adventure Flow, LLC: Walking, Running, Hiking, or Painting Tour from Adventure Flow, LLC (50% Off)

Walking, Running, Hiking, or Painting Tour from Adventure Flow, LLC (50% Off)

Adventure Flow, LLC

Juneau

Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a adventurous hike, you can find a tour that suits your ability level

$70 $35

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  • The Alaska Zoo
    In the late 1960s, Anchorage's grocers held a contest to see who could sell the most toilet paper. One of two first-place prizes was $3,000, but the victor chose the other—a baby Asian elephant. He quickly realized he couldn't take care of her, so he put her up in the heated barn of local horse rancher Sammye Seawell. Sammye fell so in love with this small pachyderm that she began housing other abandoned creatures—enough to fill a zoo. More than 40 years later, The Alaska Zoo's keepers and veterenarians continue this simple but powerful mission: to rescue orphaned, injured, and captive-born animals of the Arctic, sub-Arctic, and similar regions. Today, the zoo’s habitats house more than 110 animals from 53 cold-loving species. In semiaquatic zones, polar bears nap, harbor seals swim, and river otters attempt to solve calculus equations. In terrestrial environments, amur tigers play with a ball attached to a zipline, and black bears lounge in a hammock made from recycled fire hoses. Other habitats house residents such as snow leopards, reindeer, and wolves. In addition to caring for these animals, staffers conduct Iditarod-focused educational events in March and use animal-themed light displays to celebrate both the summer solstice and approaching winter holidays. They also raise awareness for wildlife through educational programs, such as seasonal adventure camps and zookeeper shadowing, and join in conservation efforts, such as serving as ambassadors for Polar Bears International and the Toupees for Bald Eagles Project.
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    4731 O'Malley Rd
    Anchorage, AK US
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) shelters orphaned, injured, and ill animals that could not otherwise survive in the wild. Bears, elk, and coyotes roam in a natural-habitat enclosure where they are regularly fed, rehabilitated, and given medical attention under the direction of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The AWCC seeks to educate the public about protecting Alaska’s native species with educational programs and tours. Patrons can also see the animals living in near-wild conditions, with bald eagles swooping to the ground in search of prey and wood bison plodding through 65 acres of tidal terrain. The latter comprise the only herd of wood bison in the U.S.: the species had been extinct in Alaska for more than a century until the AWCC acquired its herd from the Yukon as an effort to reintroduce the animal to the state.
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    Mi Post 79 Seward Hwy
    Girdwood, AK US
  • Premier Alaska Tours
    You'll be salivating at the terrific deals found by Premier Alaska Tours' travel agency in Anchorage. Forget circling the block, Premier Alaska Tours has plenty of nearby parking options. So if you're looking for the best service and the greatest vacation deals, swing by Premier Alaska Tours in Anchorage today.
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    2207 Spenard Rd
    Anchorage, AK 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
  • Reindeer Farm
    What began as a colony farm built by the U.S. Army in 1935 became, by the mid-1950s, the childhood home of Reindeer Farm's head honcho, Tom Williams. After studying the habits of Scandinavian and Siberian reindeer herders in high school, Tom began to understand why the antlered creatures were considered the "cattle of the North": The brisk Alaskan climate suited their dense coats and languid presence at pool parties. In 1987, after years of practicing law throughout Alaska, Tom ventured to Canada to meet his first herd of reindeer, which he kept corralled next to a tiny sign and donation jar on the modest farm. Since then, that initial herd has blossomed into 150 reindeer, who graze beside 35 elk, 13 horses, one bull moose, and one surprisingly well-adjusted bison. Now a petting zoo, the farm has grown alongside the herd, with guided tours, scavenger hunts, and horseback rides treating guests to an up-close and hands-on experience with the majestic animals. Located in the colony's original chicken coop, a gift shop provides guests with any number of collectibles to commemorate their visits.
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    5561 S. Bodenburg Loop Rd
    Palmer, AK US

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