in Anchorage, AK (showing 1 - 11 out of 11)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

Alaska Aviation Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502   Directions

(907) 248-5325


Since Alaska features such an expansive and rustic landscape, it's no wonder that its development and growth owes much to the field of aviation. The Alaska Aviation Museum documents the role that aviation has played in the state's history and growth from 1897 up to the present day. You'll see exhibits and attractions that tell the story of Alaska's WWII fliers, early bush pilots, as well as efforts to preserve vintage aircraft. The museum is located at the largest seaplane facility in the world, and all that space affords the presentation of scale models, restored planes and even a theater that presents films on the various aircraft.

Alaska Botanical Garden

4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507   Directions

(907) 770-3692


The Alaska Botanical Garden is a great way to get your family familiarized with the state's natural beauty in many different ways. The garden attraction is spread out over 110 beautiful acres and features over 900 species of perennials and 150 native plants that are as inviting as they are beautiful. Take the kids on a mile-long nature walk to the banks of Campbell Creek to see even more natural beauty. Don't miss the alpine rock garden, herb garden and wildflower walk, too. It's a big day of fun, so don't forget to pack a picnic lunch so you can relax and enjoy a meal together among the garden's relaxing environment.

Alaska Heritage Museum

301 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99503   Directions

(907) 265-2834


Nearly everything Alaskan is gathered at the impressive Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo. This wide-ranging collection was first established by the National Bank of Alaska in 1968 to properly document the history and culture of the region's indigenous people. Over the years, the facility's collection has grown and now features artifacts, modern works by area artists, and a 2,600-volume library that offers information on a variety of Alaskan subjects. So if you have a question about anything Alaskan, this attraction is the place to find the answer.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr
Anchorage, AK 99504   Directions

(907) 330-8000


The Alaska Native Heritage Center attracts both visitors and locals who are drawn to the incredible selection of native crafts, artwork, and other unique items that are for sale. Beyond shopping, there are several demonstrations, art classes, informal lectures and workshops where you can learn about the 11 Native Alaskan groups and their cultures and traditions. There is also a museum section that features indoor exhibits and outdoor village attractions.

Alaska Railroad Corporation

327 W Ship Creek Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 265-2494


The Alaska Railroad Corporation is a great starting point for your journey. Alaska Railroad is the most scenic way to enjoy the 500 miles that stretch from Seward to Fairbanks up north. Buy your tickets for pre-planned tours or maybe customize your trip through your travel agent. Either way, before you get on board, check out the historic photos and other attractions and artifacts that are on display in the Depot. And don't forget to get a look outside at an authentic totem pole and a locomotive built in 1907.

Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507   Directions

(907) 346-2133


When you visit Alaska, the wildlife will seem like it's everywhere! To familiarize yourself with your new surroundings, a visit to the Alaska Zoo might be in order. You'll marvel at the incredible diversity of creatures as well as how accurately they represent the animals you might encounter as you spend time in the state. The large viewing area features such popular zoo inhabitants as caribou, moose and Dall sheep grazing along together. Also, one of the zoo's most dramatic attractions is the 25-acre bear habitat where you'll see black bears, glacier bears, and brown bears, also known as grizzlies. Some of the zoo's other more notable inhabitants include a few camels, a Siberian tiger and an elephant that has the distinction of being the only one in the entire state!

Alyeska Resort

1000 Arlberg Ave
Girdwood, AK 99587   Directions

(800) 880-3880


If you and the family already know how to ski, great. If you don't, a great place to learn and enjoy all the fun that goes with it is the Alyeska Resort. The resort features skiing during the winter months, and a great variety of other activities the whole family will love like mountain biking, hiking, scenic rides in the sky and much more. So stay at the hotel and plan your Alaskan adventure with the help of the friendly and professional staff at Alyeska Resort.

Anchorage Museum

625 C St
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 929-9200


The Anchorage Museum gathers together some of Alaska's most dramatic traditions and transforms them into exhibits and attractions that allow them to come alive in various multi-dimensional presentations. One of the museum's galleries features 600 Alaska Native artifacts that are on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Some of these items include ceremonial masks, battle armor and waterproof clothing made from the intestines of a seal. The museum features 80 exhibits that include an aurora machine, a marine animal touch tank and the very popular earthquake shake table. New additions include a planetarium and an Alaska Native contemporary art gallery.

Eklutna Historical Park

Eklutna, AK

(907) 688-6026


Discover the Alaska's connection to Russia when you take a tour of the Eklutna Historical Park. This attraction has been open since 1990 and the staff and personnel work hard to preserve the cultural traditions of the south-central Alaskan native peoples. When you visit the village, the first stop is the Heritage House that features native art, old photographs and various historical presentations. You'll also see greater Anchorage's oldest building, the Russian Orthodox St. Nicholas Church, that is located within the park.

H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark

1520 O'Malley Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507   Directions

(907) 522-4420


The kids will be in for a totally new adventure when you take them to H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark. They'll enjoy some wet and wild fun in water attractions like the wave pool, the Master Blaster, huge body slides, and even experience the intensity of one of the six water cannons! If you have smaller children, there's the children's lagoon for them to enjoy some more age-appropriate fun. Also, you and the kids will enjoy floating down the 575-foot lazy river. So come inside for some great outdoor fun at H2Oasis!

Valley of the Moon Park

610 W 17th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

(907) 343-4355


Enjoy Anchorage's crisp weather by taking the family for a picnic and an afternoon of fun at Valley of the Moon Park. This is one of the city's most popular and well-used recreation areas that features excellent spots to have a picnic, inviting play areas, open fields and the city's tallest play structure, boasting a climbing tower that looks like a castle. The playground also features two slides, lots of swings, a large soccer field, a walking path and lots more. You and the kids will absolutely love this Anchorage attraction.

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