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Fairbanks

Fairbanks – this is Alaska’s second-largest city (with just over 100,000 residents). The city has a university (University of Alaska), an Army base and an Air Force Base and is known for dog mushing, northern lights and its extremes of light, dark, warmth and cold. In winter, temperatures as low as -62 degrees have been […]

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Note on Denali’s Sled Dogs

Note on Denali’s Sled Dogs — in Denali National Park and Preserve, rangers conduct winter patrols via dog team. It is the only national park in USA where dog teams are used in such a vital capacity. During the summer when the pups are off duty, they can be visited during free daily tours of […]

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Denali National Park

Denali National Park – located 5½ hours from Anchorage by car (or 8 hours by the Alaska Railroad), Denali is home to 39 species of mammals and 169 varieties of birds. Some of the wildlife seen in this park includes moose, caribou, mountain goats, wolves and bears. Visitors should check with park rangers about where […]

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Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park (18620 Seward Highway, Anchorage) – located near Alaska’s largest city (Anchorage) is Chugach State Park, the fourth-largest state park in USA. While Alaska has wilderness areas that are larger and more biologically pristine than Chugach, no other wildlife-rich habitat on Earth is so close to a major city. The park is known […]

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Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Anchorage Museum of History and Art (625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501) — One of the 10 most visited attractions in Alaska, this is a world-class museum located in the state’s largest city. The museum’s permanent collection has over 17,500 objects, 2,000 artifacts, and 350,000 historical photos. This wide-ranging collection of art offers an overview […]

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Anchorage

Anchorage – this is Alaska’s largest city (located in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet). It is one of the northernmost urban centers on earth, complete with big-city amenities: fine restaurants, museums, theaters and a thriving music scene. Anchorage has dozens of parks and 122 miles of paved bike paths. Blessed […]

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Alaska Native Heritage Center

Alaska Native Heritage Center (8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK) — this Anchorage museum offers an in-depth look at Alaskan Native life—with a big focus on Alaska Natives. Watch dancing, listen to stories, meet carvers and explore recreated winter dwellings. The setting is so small and intimate that visitors are sometimes even invited to join […]