Anchorage Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Anchorage - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

  • Arts/Performance Venue

The distinctive stone-and-glass building overlooks an expansive park filled with brilliant flowers all summer. Look inside for upcoming...

Alaska Public Lands Information Center

  • Information Center

Stop here for information on all of Alaska's public lands, including national and state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges.

Alaska Railroad Historic Depot

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Totem poles and a locomotive built in 1907 are outside the station, the headquarters of the Alaska Railroad since 1915. A monument in...

Anchorage Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This is no just-in-case-of-a-rainy-day attraction. This striking, contemporary building with first-rate exhibits is an essential stop...

Historic City Hall

  • Government Building

Offices of Visit Anchorage now occupy this 1936 building. A few exhibits and historic photos are right inside the lobby. Out front, take...

Log Cabin and Downtown Visitor Information Center

  • Information Center

Housed in a rustic log cabin, the center's sod roof is festooned with huge hanging baskets of flowers. Anchorage is a major stopping...

Oscar Anderson House Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

City butcher Oscar Anderson built Anchorage's first permanent frame house in 1915, at a time when most of Anchorage consisted of tents.

Resolution Park

  • Park/Playground

This tiny park has a cantilevered viewing platform dominated by a monument to Captain Cook, whose explorations in 1778 led to the naming...

Ship Creek

  • Dam

The creek is dammed right Downtown, with a footbridge across the dam and access from either bank. There's a waterfall; salmon running...

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

  • Trail/Path

Strollers, runners, bikers, dog walkers, and in-line skaters cram this recreation trail on sunny summer evenings, particularly around...