In terms of area, Alaska is by far the largest state in the United States. The state is well-known for its wilderness and arctic areas, but also contains many tourist attractions as well.
Here are some exciting places to visit on your next trip to Alaska:
1. Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (in Anchorage): a museum dedicated to Alaska’s aviation heritage that is home to 21 vintage aircraft.
2. Alaska Zoo (in Anchorage): home to a large collection of birds and animals, the zoo contains animals native to the state as well as more exotic creatures such as tigers and elephants.
3. Anchorage Museum of History & Art (in Anchorage): a world-class museum which preserves and exhibits the history and art of the state.
4. Elmendorf State Hatchery (in Anchorage): operated by the state’s fish and game department, the state hatchery produces salmon and trout for sport fishing and offers a viewing area.
5. H2Oasis (in Anchorage): think Alaska is too cold for swimming? Think again! H2Oasis is an indoor waterpark that features rides, a wave pool, a water coaster, a 150-foot body slide.
6. The Imaginarium (in Anchorage): a hands-on learning center where you can have fun learning about science by actually doing science.
7. Juneau Trolley Car Company (in Juneau): offers a narrated tour of downtown Juneau stopping at 13 points of interest.
8. Mount Robert Tramway (in Juneau): an aerial tramway that goes from the docks to a height of 1,800 feet. At the top of the tramway is a restaurant, theater and nature center, as well as shops and walking trails.
9. Pioneer Park (in Fairbanks): previously known as “Alaskaland”, Pioneer Park is a 44 acre amusement park which celebrates Alaskan history.
10. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (in Juneau): an impressive Russian Orthodox Church which was built in 1894 and has been in continuous use ever since. The church features a large gold dome and also offers a gift shop.