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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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...

Kaladi Brothers Coffee

  • Restaurant–Sight

A local favorite since opening its first spot in 1986, Kaladi Brothers Coffee has espresso, lattes, baked goods, and more at 12 locations...

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.

Potter Marsh

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, and other migratory birds, as well as the occasional moose or beaver, frequent this marsh about 10...

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...

SteamDot Coffee and Espresso Lab

  • Restaurant–Sight

In South Anchorage, coffee's next wave is brewing. SteamDot Coffee and Espresso Lab treats coffee lovers to quite the coffee-brewing...

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...

Anchorage Historic Properties

Volunteers from Anchorage Historic Properties lead walking tours on weekdays in summer. These depart from the Historic City Hall at 524...


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