in Anchorage, AK
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Mile 79 Seward Hwy
Portage, AK 99587 Directions
Alaska's wildlife is everywhere, but to leisurely observe some species can be a challenge. Luckily, you can relax and ease up to a moose or a young deer, maybe take a look at a herd of reindeer or snap a photo of a bull elk. All of this is possible at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
Anchorage Glacier Pilots
435 W 10th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 Directions
Baseball fans in Anchorage, head out to the ballpark to watch the Anchorage Glacier Pilots take to the diamond to play the sport known as America's favorite pastime. The Pilots are a summer college baseball team and are a member of the National Baseball Congress. They have won the NBC World Series in 1969, 1971, 1986, 1991 and 2001. Home games are played at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.
Got your rod and reel but don't know where to cast your line? Two of the most popular fishing spots near Anchorage are Bird Creek and Mat-Su Valley Lakes. Bird Creek is where you may find silver and good pink salmon at the end of your line. The creek is about an hour's drive south of downtown Anchorage. The Mat-Su Valley Lakes are about 40 minutes north of town and the quiet atmosphere is a welcome getaway where you can catch trout, Arctic Char and landlocked salmon.
3717 Minnesota Dr
Anchorage, AK 99503 Directions
There's lots of fun and recreation to be had indoors at Center Bowl, also known as Thunder Alley. Join your friends for a few frames in this state-of-the-art-bowling facility that offers a great place to improve your game; the kids will love the game room and you can take a break yourself by shooting pool or enjoying a snack and a beverage at the well-stocked concession counter.
Chena River Cabin
Want to go camping but just not sure where to pitch your tent? Luckily, you wont' have to worry about setting up camp if you opt to stay at one of Alaska's many public use cabins. These cabins are located on trails, lakes, streams, ocean shorelines and in alpine areas. They are managed by different public agencies and while each have specific rules for rental, they offer a rustic place to sleep and prepare meals. You are responsible for your own food, cook stove, cooking utensils, water and bedding.
12001 Business Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99577 Directions
Kayaking is always a challenging sport, but the adventure gets taken to the next level when you take on the Eagle River. The river offers challenging runs in its lower section or across the glacier-fed Eklutna Lake, which features strong currents that will test your command of the kayak even further.
333 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 Directions
Flattop Mountain is Anchorage's most popular day hike. The mountain is a towering 3,510-foot formation and it proves to be the perfect hike for both veteran and beginning hikers. This is a 3-mile round trip hike that includes good views of Alaska Range, Cook Inlet and Anchorage itself.
Indian Valley Mine
27301 Seward Hwy
Indian, AK 99540 Directions
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.
9401 W Raspberry Rd
Anchorage, AK 99502 Directions
Kincaid Park is an impressive 1,400-acre park that boasts over sixty kilometers of outdoor trails that wind through the hills and birch and spruce groves. This park is literally a skier's dream, as most of these trails are lit to accommodate night skiing. The park is also the host of many ski competitions, including the Olympic tryouts. There is also a visitors center that features historic photographs and other interesting items. In the summer, the trails are excellent for hiking and biking, and the small pond nearby is usually stocked with trout or salmon.
610 S Bailey St
Palmer, AK 99645 Directions
If you have a motorboat, want to go jet skiing or enjoy other water sports, the Mat-Su Valley just north of Anchorage is a highly popular destination to enjoy that brand of aquatic adventure. There is also the very popular Nancy Lakes Recreation Area where you can light out on your own or perhaps take a jet boat tour of the northern and southern parts of Anchorage.
4346 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517 Directions
There's nothing like the roar of the motor as you take on the world from behind your sunglasses and helmet when you rev up your motorcycle for a specialized tour courtesy of MotoQuest. The company offers motorcycle rentals, tours and self-guided adventures that will allow you to explore some of Alaska's most stunning terrain from an entirely new perspective.
Thunderbird Falls Trail
The Thunderbird Falls Trail is a relatively easy, 1.6 mile recreational hike through rolling terrain and a birch forest that leads to a viewing platform of the 200-foot-high Thunderbird Falls. This is an excellent choice for the novice hiker or if you want to enjoy a good hike but don't have an entire day to do it.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage, AK 99501
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail was named for the Anchorage mayor and Alaska governor. This trail extends for ten miles from downtown Anchorage to Kincaid Park. The paved thoroughfare is popular with all kinds of outdoorsmen and athletic-types like in-line skaters, bikers, and walkers. The section of the trail that stretches through Westchester Lagoon is tagged as the "fitness trail" and features chin-up bars, steps and other items that encourage cross training among the trail's visitors. Also, the trail is not without its natural beauty, as moose, whales and birds can be seen from several vantage points.
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