Information for Travelers
If you're looking for Alaska's top activities and attractions, look no further than Anchorage.
While not the capital, Anchorage is the largest city in the state of Alaska.
It is known for cultural sites such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which showcases traditional crafts, dances and replicas of the homes of the area's indigenous groups.
An amazing place to visit, the Anchorage Museum examines all that has to do with Alaskan art, history, land and people.
The city is also an entry point to nearby wild areas and mountains such as Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna.
Nearly half of the state's residents live in and around the city, as Anchorage is Alaska's economic heartland.
It offers the comfort of a major US city, yet is only a 30-minute drive from the Alaskan desert.
You may want to start your time in Anchorage by visiting the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, or the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Then drive along the Seward Highway to Potter's Marsh for incredible birding or take a hike along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
An hour or two outside of town, you can be kayaking among icebergs, watching brown bears in the wild, or hiking through rainforest or alpine meadows.
Make the most of your trip in Anchorage with daily activities and tours.
A diverse wildlife population exists within urban Anchorage and the surrounding area.
Approximately 250 black bears and 60 grizzly bears live in the area.
Bears are regularly sighted in the city.
Moose are also a common sight; at the Anchorage Bowl, there is a summer population of approximately 250 moose, rising to about 1,000 during the winter.
Read about Anchorage in Wikipedia