Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #66: Anchorage Alaska

Road to Denali.  Anchorage, Alaska. September 2011.

Overview of Anchorage

The largest city in Alaska is called Anchorage. The city lies on a whooping 1900 square miles. Despite this huge tract of land, the city plays host to about 300,000 residents only. This is mainly because most part of the land is uninhabited and mountainous. But all in all, the city still has so much to offer in terms of entertainment for tourists.

Top Attractions

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

This is one of the best conservation centers in America. Here, orphaned or injured animals are rescued. You can come and see some of the animals that have been rescued from life threatening circumstances. 

Anchorage Museum
There is a museum at Rasmuson center. This museum has some of the best traveling exhibits from all over the world. It is an artistic museum that preserves the history of Alaska. It is one of the best museums in the country.

Anchorage Zoo
There is also a small zoo in the city, just 20 minutes away from Anchorage downtown. This is a small zoo but offers an interesting place to be while in Alaska. There is shuttle bus operating to the zoo from town all day.

How to get there

There are different means of getting to this place but of airline offer the best option. This is because air travel is the most reliable and yet the cheapest if you are coming from far. There are many direct flights coming in to the city and therefore getting in the city should not be a problem. There is also a cruise line operating in the sea line of the Alaska.

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  1. Nikhel Javed1/10/2016

    Alaska is my best area for visited. it is always smart place every where is perfect visiting area and also it's have very nice security for visitor. And why i like this area all time.

    1. Alaska is my favorite state. I would go back in a heartbeat.

  2. Just wondering if it's very cold up in Alaska much of the year. Whenever I think of Alaska, I always imagine that it would be cold all the time. :/ I'm not a big fan of cold, but possibly if dressed warmly. Are there any places in Alaska that you would like to visit that you might not have seen so far? I would really love to hear about your top five picks of places to go in Alaska for the tourist. :)

  3. This was a really interesting post, thanks for taking the time to share these secrets with us.

  4. Averile1/20/2016

    Such a beautiful drive this must have been! Was it very lonely to travel this road? I'm sure it was a dream, if traveling with a good friend. :D

  5. We took the Coastal Classic from Anchorage to Seward in the Gold Star cabin. The service was impeccable, the food delicious and the views breathtaking. Perfect way to arrive in Seward for our 7 day cruise to Vancouver.

  6. Alaska is a very nice aria on USA. Most of beautiful place on there. There are mountainous, forest and more. This is one of wildlife center. Who do not visit Alaska i just say they miss one corner on this world.

  7. it is very nice way to Alaska. this way like snake and it is a zoo way. i like this place very much and need to visit this place very soon. thank your for remind me.

  8. Awesome just awesome aria of Anchorage Alaska. Alaska is also wild aria and this is also zoo aria and 300,000 residents. It have also Rasmuson center and more veritable aria. I need to visit it and fell natural beauty.

  9. Anonymous2/20/2016

    If you have a couple hours or a full day, you should check this place out. Great exibits and wonderful acount of Alaskan history. I plan to go back now that I'm back in town. I hear it's restaurant has a great happy hour too!

  10. contains Smithsonian-grade exhibits. Steeped in Alaskan history, there is a lot to take in. So much so I missed the polar exhibit. Do go unless you have plenty of time to take it all in.

  11. Now is the best time to visit Anchorage, Alaska. From the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet to the tallest peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage,