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Where: Loussac Library, Anchorage, Alaska Join USFWS Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge as we welcome and honor U.S. and Japanese Veterans and Descendants from the battle and village of Attu. View a new display on Attu and art from 2017 Refuge Artists-in-Residence Andrea Nelson, Nancy Lord, and Irene Owsley.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals and provides them refuge and spacious enclosures.
About Us The Anchorage Museum brings the best of Alaska to the world and the best of the world to Alaska. Through a combination of art and design, history, science and culture, the Anchorage Museum creates a rich, deep understanding of the human experience and offers something for everyone.
Bird Creek campground is located south of Anchorage at Bird Creek. The campground offers experiences ranging from fishing, hiking, whale watchig, wildlife viewing, and spectacular sunsets. The campground offers experiences ranging from fishing, hiking, whale watchig, wildlife viewing, and spectacular sunsets.
Byron Glacier Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.
The Chugach is the second largest national forest at 5.4 million acres, roughly the size of New Hampshire. It is the most northerly national forest and has three regions that stretch across south-central Alaska, from the salty waters and snowy peaks of Prince William Sound to the fabulous salmon and trout streams of the Kenai Peninsula.
In 2006, Anchorage Park Foundation partnered with Alaska Trails, BLM and Far North Bicentennial Trails Advisory Committee to improve park and trail safety. Funds from the State of Alaska and an APF Challenge Grant were used to install 35 signs and 5 informational kiosks throughout the park.
Knik Glacier The Knik Glacier is located just 50 miles (80 km) east of Anchorage, Alaska on the northern end of the Chugach Mountains. The ice field averages over 25 miles (40 km) long and over 5 miles (8.0 km) across, making it one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska.
Those of us lucky enough to live here feel the influence of Chugach State Park almost daily. The mountainous backdrop to Anchorage reminds us that, although we live in an urban setting, we really reside in the middle of a vast wilderness. The Chugach foothills are a beacon for changing weather, and resident wildlife have been known to wander into town.
Alyeska Aerial Tram The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three-to-seven minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 ft in elevation and the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram, you can see for miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers, and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range.
Baldy is a popular day hike overlooking Eagle River. Baldy is appropriately named; the top is a round, bare mountaintop. The trail starts from a parking lot at the base. A radio antenna is located just a few hundred feet or so from the start of the trail.
The Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk is a scale model of our solar system. Taking the walk, you experience the relative size of the planets and their distance from the Sun. The scale was chosen so that a leisurely walking pace mimics the speed of light.
The drive from Anchorage to Portage Glacier offers a number of scenic lookouts that you will want to experience as you peer across the Turnagain Arm. The moment you arrive in the quirky town of Portage and wind away from the water, you could be forgiven for thinking the gorgeous scenery is left behind.
The marsh is a rest area for migratory birds including trumpeter swans, rednecked grebes, golden eyes, and pintails. Also watch for beavers, moose and bald eagles. You may even spot salmon spawning in the deeper water. A 1550-foot boardwalk with interpretive signs and spotting scopes takes you into the marsh and up close to the wildlife.
Captain Cook never actually reached Anchorage, but he sent his ship's master, William Bligh (known more famously for his inspiration of mutiny on the HMS Bounty). Cook failed to find the Northwest Passage in the inlet, so he was happy to leave the area after two weeks of exploring the channel.
Built in 1960, the Roundhouse was placed on the National Historic Register in 2003, and is now a museum and interpretive center. Learn More. The James Girdwood Collection. The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum is proud to announce The James Girdwood Collection: Photos from 1896-1904.
Six Mile Creek is a short, approximately 10 miles (16 km) waterway with some of the most exciting whitewater rafting in Alaska. The Six Mile Creek drainage starts as Bertha Creek flowing from the top of Turnagain Pass on the Seward Highway, part of the National Scenic Highway Program.
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail follows the shore of Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage to Kincaid Park. Running along coastal marshes, over forested hills and passing one of the most dramatically altered landscapes of Anchorage, the trail is perfect for biking, walking and even wildlife viewing.
Witness to famous sailors in the age of exploration, Turnagain Arm remains enticing to modern day adventurers of all stripes. The arm draws its name for British explorer James Cook, who was forced to “turn again” when the waterway didn’t hold the fabled Northwest Passage during his 1778 voyage.
The park was named Valley of the Moon after the Indian name for Sonoma Valley in California, where Jack London lived in later years. This park is known in the Anchorage community for the rocketship play equipment, which was originally installed in the 1960s and replaced in 1998.