Things to do in Anchorage, Alaska

The Best Things To Do in Anchorage

Alaska’s most populous and popular city, Anchorage is a major tourist destination in the state. There is a good number of attractions and some great things to do in Anchorage which will assure you a memorable holiday. Still wondering what activities you can indulge in, on your trip to Anchorage, then go through this list of incredible things to do in Anchorage.

Get bowled over by the beauty of spectacular Eklutna Lake or the iconic Portage Glacier. All animal lovers out there, visit this incredible place called Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and feel closer towards the innocent animals. Get panoramic view of the Anchorage by hopping onto the Alyeska Aerial Tram. Other prominent attractions also include Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, Alyeska Ski Area, Eagle River Nature Center, Winner Creek Trail and Alaska Public Lands Information Center.

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    67 Tourist Attractions in Anchorage

    Must see places in Anchorage ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Anchorage and point of interests to visit.

  • Eklutna Lake

    #1 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Eklutna Lake

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Lake

    Address: Eklutna Lake, Anchorage, AK, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The pristine natural treasures of Lake Eklutna are ridiculously easy to appreciate. All you need is time. The lake is about an hour’s drive north of Anchorage. Its waters are glacier fed. Activi...Read more

  • Portage Glacier

    #2 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Portage Glacier

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Lake, Valley

    Address: Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, AK 99587

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This beautiful glacier, lake and valley is one Alaska’s most visited tourist attractions. Once it used to cover the entire valley; now only a number of remnant glaciers remain. These are the Exp...Read more

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    #3 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    Tags: Conservation Centre

    Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Portage, AK 99587

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Close to the ghost town of Portage this famous animal care center is a refuge for sick and orphaned Alaskan wildlife. They also help translocate or reintroduce species, like they did for wood bison an...Read more

  • Alyeska Aerial Tram

    #4 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Alyeska Aerial Tram

    Tags: View Point, Cable Car

    Address: Tram Cir, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA

    Timings: 09:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Mount Alyeska is at an elevation of 2300 feet. That means great views of beautiful Alaskan landscapes at the top. That means you absolutely must take this seven minute tram ride up to the top to the U...Read more

  • Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

    #5 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

    Tags: Tourist Center

    Address: 524 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    You may as well make this your first tourist stop in the city. This sod-roofed log cabin is the real deal in every way. The building is authentic and as charming and quaint as wilderness buildings can...Read more

  • Alyeska Ski Area

    #6 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Alyeska Ski Area

    Tags: Entertainment, Ski Resort

    Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Though the mountain is popular enough in the summer thanks to the viewing platforms and the restaurants on top, the real fun begins when ski season stats at the end of November. With over 669 inches o...Read more

  • Eagle River Nature Center

    #7 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Eagle River Nature Center

    Tags: Nature

    Address: 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Eagles river is a 40 miles long stream heading out from Eagles glacier. The Eagle River Nature Center near the river aims to raise environmental awareness as well as help people have fun in the su...Read more

  • Winner Creek Trail

    #8 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Winner Creek Trail

    Tags: Trail

    Address: Winner Creek Trail Girdwood, AK 99587

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is one of the most beautiful river hikes you’ll ever take in your life. The trail’s beauty is nearly mystic. White and blue water, icy cold, is forced violently through a narrow gorge...Read more

  • Alaska Public Lands Information Center

    #9 of 67 Things To Do in Anchorage
    Alaska Public Lands Information Center

    Tags: Tourist Center, Exhibition

    Address: 605 W 4th Ave #105, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This place is almost a museum of sorts. Run by National Park Rangers, the center educates visitors on how to get the most out of Alaska’s outdoors experiences while maintaining the environment. ...Read more

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  • Pioneer School House

    437 E 3rd Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Anchorage Depot

    411 W 1st Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Beluga Point Site

    Seward Hwy

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Federal Building-US Courthouse

    605 W 4th Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Historic City Hall

    524 W 4th Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Fourth Avenue Theatre

    630 W 4th Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Cheney Lake Park

    2245 Baxter Road

    Lakes
  • Sundi Lake

    Lakes
  • Edmunds Lake

    Lakes
  • Birch Lake

    Lakes
  • Little Campbell Lake

    Lakes
  • Mirror Lake/N

    Lakes
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  • Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

    4721 Aircraft Dr

    Museums
  • Alaska Trooper Museum

    245 W 5th Ave

    Museums
  • Alaska Veterans Museum

    334 W 4th Ave

    Museums
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

    8800 Heritage Center Dr

    Museums
  • Alaska Museum of Natural History

    201 N Bragaw St

    Museums
  • Alaska Heritage Museum

    301 W Northern Lights Blvd

    Museums
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  • Castle On O'Malley

    1520 Omalley Rd

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Kaleidoscape Play Studios

    3801 Old Seward Hwy

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Pump It Up

    501 W Intl Airport Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Roadrunner Amusements

    7750 Homer Dr

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark

    1520 Omalley Rd

    Amusement Parks Fast Food
  • H2 Oasis Indoor Waterpark

    11030 Chelea St

    Amusement Parks
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  • Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

    3300 Old Seward Hwy

    Bars Pizza
  • Benihana

    1100 W 8th Ave

    Japanese Seafood Bars
  • Darwin's Theory

    426 G St

    Bars American Mexican
  • Asia Garden Chinese Restaurant

    7828 Old Seward Hwy

    Chinese Bars
  • Raven

    708 E 4th Ave

    Bars Burgers
  • Pancho's Villa

    3104 Spenard Rd

    Mexican Bars
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  • Gold Cache Bingo

    110 E Fireweed Ln

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Tudor Bingo

    1436 E Tudor Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Players Choice Bingo & Pulltabs

    165 Bragaw St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Alaska Bingo Supply

    3707 Woodland Dr

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bingo South

    1041 E 76th Ave

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Lynn's Pulltabs

    3101 Penland Pkwy

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Lake Clark National Park

    240 W 5th Ave

    Natural Parks
  • Portage Wildlife Refuge

    Natural Parks
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  • Arctic Benson Park

    750 W 31st Ave

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • South Anchorage Dog Park

    Dog Parks
  • Iditarod Ceremonial Start Viewing

    Dog Parks
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  • Beluga Point

    Beaches
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  • Flattop Mountain Trail

    13101 Glen Alps Rd

    Hiking
  • Taku Lake Park

    10480 22nd St

    Hiking
  • Flattop Mountain Summit

    Hiking
  • Prospect Heights Trailhead

    Hiking
  • Flattop Park Trail

    Hiking
  • Mt. Baldy Peak

    Hiking
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