Anchorage Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Suppose it is 1867 AD and that someone purchases a large piece of land at the rate of two cents per acre there. Now fast forward it to twenty years later- a gold mine is found there. Another one hundred thirty years later, that fabled piece of land is the ground zero of commercial flights, courier services, distinct wildlife, active volcanoes, snow-clad mountains, scenic lagoon and even a military base. Sounds fantastic? Not really if it is Anchorage.
Anchorage is situated in Alaska and is the unthinkable result of a weird business deal between the then Secretary of State, WH Seward and the Imperial Russia that clocked at USD 7.2 billion, and it is not just a coincidence that the city’s happiness has only gone north ever since.
Places of Interest in Anchorage
Alaska Native Heritage Center
This is your go-to place to understand the indigenous people of Alaska, the people who have been braving the state’s stone cold temperature and attitude alike ever since the clock first struck time here. The Alaska Native Heritage Center gets behind the names and minds of those relatively unknown ten tribes that live here, including those around the small Lake Tiulana. Each of the demonstration village has its own identity and has its own culture, customs and rituals and so on, which actually permeates into an alpha grade visitor experience. You’ll be impressed by proficient local guides here and they will take you through a first rate experience of cultural dances, games and artworks here.
Chugach State Park
Have you heard of someone who could lift the world with one hand and kiss his wife with the other? Well, if that someone were anything short of Hercules, it would be Chugach State Park. This is the third largest park in the US and offers the best possible natural combination of wildlife exploration and pursuing adventure sports. You may find wolves, moose, bears, beavers, lynx and scores of other wild animals here just as easily that you could find places for hiking, skiing or camping. Another possible reason to come here is Kenai Fjords National Park which is kept aqueous by the waters of forty odd glaciers nearby and it is also known for its bewitching natural beauty.
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum
Aviation Heritage Museum is that surreal guard of honor that happens to restored vintage aircrafts, their parts, their photographs and other related pieces of glorious history. It is strategically located along Lake Hood and is close to the world's largest seaplane base and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.