Alaska Native Heritage Center
One of the many nearby attractions, the Alaska Native Heritage Center is a first-class institution and museum teaches people of all ages the cultural value of Alaska’s Native peoples through groundbreaking exhibits and family-friendly events. The rich history of these fascinating and vital cultures are on display and open to the public to see the important contributions Alaska Natives have made throughout the years to Anchorage and the whole state.
Anchorage Market & Festival
The Anchorage Market and Festival is an incredible experience in the heart of downtown. With over 300 vendors spread out over seven acres, this is a must-see attraction for families and tourists. Featuring local food, fun entertainment, handmade crafts, and an entire section just for kids, this summer outdoor market is open every Saturday and Sunday from May until September and always offers free admission.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the valuable animal culture of the beautiful state. Through rehabilitation programs for all different kinds of animal species, the center works to enhance our connection to the natural world of Alaska and beyond. Educational programs for people of all ages are available to help visitors learn about the special Alaska wildlife and create a connection between nature and humans.
The Anchorage Museum offers visitors from around the world an important look at the history, art, and science of Alaska. Through permanent and rotating exhibits and educational programs for adults and children, the museum provides a look into the vibrant culture and history of the great state of Alaska in a brand-new facility with cutting-edge technology including a state-of-the-art planetarium.
The Alaska Zoo
Over 100 animal species are on display in natural habitats at The Alaska Zoo. One of the state’s most popular attractions, the zoo is spread out over 25 acres accessible by shuttle bus and features a range of environments to explore. With educational talks and programs held throughout the year, including live music on Friday nights, there is always something new to learn about wildlife from Alaska and beyond.
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is an 11-mile trail along the coastline of Anchorage. This scenic trail goes from 2nd Avenue downtown to Kincaid Park. It’s a great place to walk, run, and bicycle. View Sleeping Lady, spot beluga whales, or enjoy the sunset.