Great Cities to Visit in Alaska:
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Alaska:
- Denali: Mount Denali is the highest point in North America. Visitors to Denali National Park will find stunning, snow-capped mountain peaks and amazing opportunities to see grizzlies, wolves, elk, caribou, moose and other large animals in the wild. There is also a place to see and interact with sled dogs.
- Skagway Historic District: Enjoy six blocks of restored buildings from the Klondike Gold Rush—saloons, general store, and all. Historical interpreters keep this legendary era alive. Visit also the nearby Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
- Tracy Arm Fjord: A fjord with floating ice and bordered by glaciers, this beautiful place is most easily accessible by boat or floatplane. Mountain goats are known to be spotted near one of its glaciers.
- University of Alaska Museum of the North: Housing numerous historical and native artifacts, this museum is a treasure trove of knowledge about America’s largest state. Along with its extensive collections of artifacts, visitors can find galleries of art and photography, as well as exhibits ranging from Alaska’s dinosaurs to Alaska’s wildlife.
- Ididaride Sled Dog Tour: Meet Alaskan sled dogs while taking advantage of one of the tours offered by Seavey’s Iditarod Racing Team. Both short and long tours are available, including ones with actual sled-dog rides. Children love the opportunity to interact with real sled dogs.
Major Convention Centers:
- Anchorage Convention Centers: This beautiful complex offers the location in Alaska most suitable for very large gatherings, with 200,000 square feet of meeting space available, including 72,000 square feet of exhibition space.
- Centennial Hall Convention Center: While much smaller than the facilities available in Anchorage, this convention center has the advantage of being located in Alaska’s capital, Juneau, and is most suitable for business meetings and small conferences.
Twenty national parks and 423 listings on the National Register of Historic Places
- Glacier Bay: Alaskan history, majestic scenery, stunning waterways, and, of course, creeping glaciers draw visitors to this park every year. Exploring Glacier Bay by boat is ideal, so consider booking a private boat.
- Wrangell-St. Elias: The largest national park in the United States, this massive preserve contains some of Alaska’s highest mountains, along with volcanoes, glaciers, wildlife, and numerous opportunities for wilderness adventures. Visit also Kennecott, an abandoned mining camp preserved as a historical site.
While Alaska does not have any major tracks or host any NASCAR events, it does have a handful of small tracks with racing seasons from May through September.