Alaska Attractions

Alaska has many attractive sites within it. Let’s see it based on their location:

Anchorage Attractions

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum: The Alaska Aviation Museum is built to preserve, honor and display Alaska’s aviation heritage. It has many historic aircrafts, a restoration hanger, flight simulators, two theatres, and a hall of fame.

Alaska Heritage Library and Museum: This was created in 1968 and provides an insight into Alaskan history and native Alaskan cultures. It displays art crafts which are about 2,000 years old, paintings, rifles used in 1985, and collection of ivory carving. The library contains around 2,800 books on Alaska subjects.

Alaska Museum of Natural History: This museum provides information on Alaska’s unique geological, cultural and ecological history. It displays Alaskan rocks, minerals, fossils, dinosaur collection, art crafts, and dioramas of Alaskan wildlife. 

Alaska Native Heritage Center: Alaska Native Heritage Center is a place which provides us information on rich heritage of Alaska’s eleven cultural groups. It is present in northeastern part of Alaska and helps mainly in expanding our knowledge about Alaska’s first people.

Alaska Trooper Museum: The Alaska’s Trooper Museum is a small museum located in the downtown Anchorage. It provides information on the history of law enforcement in Alaska. It is operated by the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers.

Alaska Zoo: Alaska zoo is located in a 25 acres area at the Anchorage hill side. It has a variety of Alaska’s native wildlife species like musk oxen, rein dears, wolves, bears etc.

Anchorage Museum of History and Art: This museum was opened 1968 and its mission is provide information on Alaska’s art, history and science. It has a collection of 17,500 objects along with large collection of historical photographs

Era Aviation Fight Seeing Tour: It includes a helicopter flight over Anchorage and Chugach Mountain.

Imaginarium: This is Alaska’s only hands-on Science centre.

National Archives Pacific Alaska Region: It preserves and displays records which have been retired from Federal agencies and courts in Alaska.

Oscar Anderson House Museum: It is a wood framed house and displays items of the Anderson Family.

Rust’s Flying Service: It offers flight seeing tours to Mount McKinly, Denali national park, Knik, Columbia.

Barrow Attractions

  • Inupiat Heritage Centre: It preserves history of Alaska’s natives.

Fairbanks Attractions

  • Alaska Highway: It runs from Dawson Creek in Canada through the Yukon Territory to Fairbanks in central Alaska. It was built in a record time of eight months for military purpose.
  • Alaska land Pioneer Museum: This museum helps in providing information on Pilots and aircrafts of Alaska.
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: It was established in 1960 to preserve wilderness, wildlife and recreational values.
  • Circle District Historical Museum: It is a historical museum and provides information on Alaska’s geology, minerals and mining.
  • Big Delta State Historical Park: It mainly features Rika’s RoadHouse, which was resting point for travelers from Valdez to Fairbanks.
  • Dog Mushing Museum: This Museum gives a comprehensive look at Dog Mushing, racing information, trophies, clothing, harnesses etc.
  • Eagle- Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve: This preserves and protects the Charley River Basin and the Yukon River.
  • EI dorado Gold Mine Tours: It includes a railroad tour through the gold fields.
  • Easter Gold Camp: It is located in Cripple creek which is one of the richest gold creek of the world.
  • Fort Yukon: It is a trading post established by Hudson’s Bay Company and is an important trade centre for Gwichin Indians.
  • Gold Dredge No. 8: It is a ship which is 250 foot long and used in search for gold along Engineer Creek and Gold Stream.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Tracking State: It is a Satellite tracking station in the in the North America and is operated by civilians.
  • Pioneer Museum and Big Stampede: It gives information about the times of gold rush.
  • University Of Alaska Museum of the North: This is an historical museum with about one million objects.

Juneau Attractions

  • Alaska State Museum: Its exhibits provide information on Alaska’s native people, American period, Russian America, Alaska’s natural history etc.
  • Glacier Bay National Park: It is a National park which is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Juneau-Douglas City Museum: It exhibits information on history of Juneau- Douglas area
  • Last Change Mining Museum: It mainly displays mining equipments and raising cars.
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery: It is a fishing museum or hatchery and has many aquariums which contain Salmon and many other sea life of that area.
  • Mendenhall Glacier: This glacier is 12 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide.
  • Mount Roberts Tramway: It takes passengers to a height of 2000, feet at the top there is a nature centre, observatory, nature trails etc.
  • Tracy Arm Fjord: It has some beautiful sceneries like waterfalls, glaciers etc.
  • Wickersham State Historical Site: It is Judge Wickersham’s house and displays his collection of ivory, basketry, carvings etc.

Nome Attractions

  • Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum: It exhibits history of Nome gold rush, Bering Strait Eskimos and aviation
  • Little Diomede Island
  • St Lawrence Island

Kodiac Attractions

  • Alutiiq Museum and Archeological Repository: This historic museum has many archeological exhibits.
  • Baranov Museum: This historic museum was once Baranov’s ware house for furs.
  • Chugash National Forest: It provides the visitors opportunity for fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling etc.

Kotzebue Attractions

  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve: It preserves the ancient bridge between Asia and America.
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument: It stretches 70 miles along the Shore of Chukchi Sea.
  • Kobuk Valley National Park: It protects the central part of Kobuk River, the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes and Hunt River Dunes.

Other Important Attractions of Alaska are:

  • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge: It is comprised of more than 2,400 islands and reef of Alaskan coast.
  • Aleutian Islands: This stretches off from Alaskan Peninsula for about 1000 miles into the north pacific.
  • Denali National Park: It is the second largest National Park of United States
  • Tongass National Forest: It covers an area of 17 million acres and includes mountains, islands, ice fields, glaciers, fjords, water falls and vast wild life within it.

Alaska Attractions

  • Anchorage Attractions
  • Juneau Attractions
  • Fairbanks Attractions
  • Seward Attractions
  • Ketchikan Attractions
  • Homer Attractions
  • Skagway Attractions
  • Sitka Attractions
  • Haines Attractions
  • Talkeetna Attractions
  • Girdwood Attractions
  • Kodiak Island Attractions
  • Denali National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Kenai Attractions
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Kenai Fjords National Park Attractions
  • Whittier Attractions
  • Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Wasilla Attractions
  • Valdez Attractions
  • Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Wrangell Attractions
  • Eagle River Attractions
  • Petersburg Attractions
  • Cooper Landing Attractions
  • Hoonah Attractions
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Attractions
  • Palmer Attractions
  • Kotzebue Attractions
  • Healy Attractions
  • Indian Attractions
  • Hyder Attractions
  • Soldotna Attractions
  • Glennallen Attractions
  • McCarthy Attractions
  • Barrow Attractions
  • Nome Attractions
  • Delta Junction Attractions
  • North Pole Attractions
  • Hope Attractions
  • Gustavus Attractions
  • Halibut Cove Attractions
  • Paxson Attractions
  • Iliamna Attractions
  • Eagle Attractions
  • Dillingham Attractions
  • Willow Attractions
  • Central Attractions
  • King Salmon Attractions
  • Akhiok Attractions

Alaska Top / Best Attractions

Alaska Top Attraction Name Address
Alaska Native Heritage Center 8800 Heritage Center Drive
Anchorage, AK  
907-330-8000
Alaska Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre 3175 College Road #1
Fairbanks, AK  
800-354-7274
Imaginarium 737 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK  
907-276-3179
El Dorado Gold Mine 1975 Discovery Drive
Fairbanks, AK  
866-479-6673
Denali National Park & Preserve NA
Alaska Museum of Natural History 201 N. Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK  
907-274-2400
Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository 215 Mission Road
Kodiak, AK  
907-486-7004
H2Oasis 11030 Chelsea Street
Anchorage, AK  
907-522-4420
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum 4721 Aircraft Drive
Anchorage, AK  
907-248-5325
Buskin River State Park 1390 Buskin River Road
Kodiak, AK

Alaska Travel Guide