Activities in Anchorage, Alaska

Hiking Flattop Mountain Area

See moose, ptarmigan, occasional bears & foxes. A shuttle from downtown is available for $22 per adult, which is a great deal. This is a great place for a picnic, berry picking, site-seeing or just getting away from the crowds. The host is friendly and competent. Tell him Chris sent you.

333 W. 4th Ave.
Hike Flattop Mountain

Biking the Coastal Trail

See moose and foxes.  Enjoy this scenic tour.  Downtown Bicycle Rentals is a quality place to rent bikes.  Pete is friendly and informative.  Tell him Chris sent you.

333 W. 4th Ave.
Downtown Bicycle Rentals

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Three theaters host many extraordinary world-renowned performances. Lobbies are decorated with Alaskan art, including 23 Native masks. Daily showing of Aurora - Rivers of Light - rare aurora photography set to beautiful music, May - September.

621 W. 6th Ave., between F & G Streets.

Anchorage Museum

Experience the Museum’s extraordinary permanent collection depicting 10,000 years of Alaska history - Native subsistence lifestyles, European exploration, Russian America, and contemporary times. View art of the North. Restaurant and gift shop. Open daily, May to Sept., and Wednesdays – Sundays from October to April.

7th Ave.

Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-op

Step inside for a look and feel the unique quality of qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute"), the soft underwool of the musk ox. The luxurious wool, which is eight times warmer than sheep wool of equal weight, is hand knit into warm garments by Natives in western Alaska.

604 H St.
(907) 272-9225

Alaska Botanical Garden

Learn about flora native to Southcentral Alaska while strolling along easy trails that wind through a 110 acre spruce and birch woodland retreat.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Experience the diverse cultures, languages, and traditions of Alaska’s indigenous peoples. Explore five traditional outdoor village sites, displays, films, performing and demonstrating artists. A free shuttle departs from Heritage Gifts located downtown in the Village at Ship Creek Center. Open daily mid-May to mid-September; Saturdays from mid-September to mid-May.

Alaska Zoo

Find Alaskan animals, including seals, fox, musk ox, moose, and four kinds of bears among the zoo’s many residents – year-round. Gift shop and special programs.

4731 O’Malley Road