Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center
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(907) 330-8000

8800 Heritage Center Dr
Anchorage, AK 99504   Directions

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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.

Eklutna Historical Park
Eklutna Historical Park
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(907) 688-6026

Eklutna, AK

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Discover the Alaska's connection to Russia when you tour Eklutna Historical Park. This hidden treasure 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.

Indian Valley Mine
Indian Valley Mine
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(907) 444-6898

27301 Seward Hwy
Indian, AK 99540   Directions

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Experience what it was like to pan for gold as you travel back in time to when Anchorage was the crossroads for gold rush adventurers. Maybe you'll hit the motherlode as you pan for gold in a setting that most closely resembles that of the early pioneers. It will be a fun afternoon of learning (and panning) for the whole family at Indian Valley Mine.

Mammoth Music
Mammoth Music
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(907) 272-9944

500 E 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501   Directions

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Your music collection is quite extensive, but you still have a few "must-haves" on your list that you haven't been able to track down. There's a good chance that those elusive titles are waiting for you to find them at Mammoth Music, Anchorage's premiere independent music store. Come in to browse the bins that are impressively stocked with vintage vinyl albums, hard-to-find import CDs, as well as deep catalog titles that you won't find anywhere else. If you're looking for that hard-to-find title, Mammoth Music is the place to begin and end your search for it!

The Body Cafe
The Body Cafe
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(907) 350-2614

3105 Lakeshore Dr
Anchorage, AK 99517   Directions

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Your stress level is unbelievably high, and you don't see an end in sight! But there is relief in the form of a visit to the Body Cafe. The professional staff will make sure that your relaxation is the top priority as they help you select the treatment that is perfect for you. Choose from such luxuries as a hot stone massage, collagen facial, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy and much more. There's no excuse to be stressed anymore when you discover all of the ways you can relax at the Body Cafe.

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