Hidden Treasures
in Anchorage, AK

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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

(907) 330-8000

8800 Heritage Center Dr
Anchorage, AK 99504   Directions Website

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

(907) 688-6026

Eklutna, AK
Website

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

(907) 444-6898

27301 Seward Hwy
Indian, AK 99540   Directions Website

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.

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