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Totem Heritage Center

Totem Heritage Center (601 Deermount Street, Ketchikan) – this cultural center preserves & perpetuates the living artistic traditions of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian (native Alaskan) peoples that gave rise to the original totem poles on display, and provides the opportunity to discover and learn more about their significance. The center’s knowledgeable staff and interpretive […]

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Totem Bight State Historical Park

Totem Bight State Historical Park – this park was originally created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression under President Roosevelt to create jobs. The remains of Native American Totem poles were collected by the CCC from abandoned native villages around Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Natives were recruited to carve replicas of […]

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Temsco Skagway Glacier Discovery by Helicopter Tour

Temsco Skagway Glacier Discovery by Helicopter Tour –– taking a TEMSCO helicopter tour shows off the Gold Rush lands around Skagway in a new light, revealing gorgeous, glacier-filled valleys, tumbling waterfalls and peak after icy peak at the north end of the Juneau Icefield. Then land on a remote glacier for an exciting guided journey […]

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Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park (103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835) – this park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Tlingit locals. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little-known colonial […]

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Segway Tours of Anchorage

Segway Tours of Anchorage –– Explore the ins and outs of downtown on a motorized two-wheeled Segway. Gliding effortlessly down the sidewalk with a small group and informative tour guides is a popular way to experience the best of Anchorage in a short amount of time. A great intro to this Alaskan city for recent […]

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Rust’s Flightseeing Tours

  Rust’s Flightseeing Tours — enjoy a bird’s eye view of Alaska’s scenic highlights on a flightseeing tour with Rust’s Flying Service, where every passenger gets a window seat. Tour options include a short 30-minute Anchorage Flightseeing Safari, a flight to Denali, Denali plus a glacier landing, and more. Tours begin at Anchorage’s Lake Hood, […]

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Portage Glacier Cruise

Portage Glacier Cruise — Just an hour’s drive from Anchorage, the MV Ptarmigan lets you get within 300 feet of the towering ice wall called Portage Glacier. You can also book a narrated motorcoach tour to take you to Portage Glacier. This excursion is run by Gray Line Alaska. Check their website for updated rates […]

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Kenai River Rafting

  Kenai River Rafting –– Alaska Wildland Adventures pioneered floating the mellow, turquoise Kenai River and has operated continuously since 1977. Join them for a serene 2-hour float, or take on a 7-hour adventure, complete with fun Class II+ rapids and a cruise through a glacial lake. AWA’s Kenai River Scenic Float Trip offers a […]

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Glacier Dog Sledding with Anchorage Helicopter Tours

  Glacier Dog Sledding with Anchorage Helicopter Tours — Stunning scenery, a thrilling ride and happy puppies: this tour out of the Anchorage area offers an unbeatable combination of classic Alaska experiences that will delight families or—really, anybody. Taking a total of about 90 minutes, and running from mid-May to early September, this tour includes […]

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Chena Rivers State Recreation Area

Chena Rivers State Recreation Area (3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks) – this is a great place to see moose or launch a canoe, kayak or raft on the Chena River. The Angel Rocks Trailhead is located in the Chena River State Recreation Area, and an eight-mile hike leads to nearby Chena Hot Springs Resort, where tired […]