- The list below includes 35 free or cheap things to do in or near Anchorage, Alaska, including 35 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Science Museums.
- From Alaska Railroad Depot to Flattop Trail Hike, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Anchorage and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Eagle River, Girdwood, Talkeetna and Indian.
A popular touristic attraction in the warm season for its scenic train-trips, the Alaska Railroad Depot offers 12-hour rides, in which wildlife can be spotted, and scenery can be admired. One of the stops is at the Denali National Park.
With a total length of 11 miles, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers the hikers and the bikers a view of the ocean and of Mount McKinley. It is popular among wildlife watchers, this being the home of moose, wolves, porcupines, and many species of birds.
Encompassing 1,400-acres of lush forests and stunning mountain views, Kincaid Park in Anchorage is an outdoor lovers paradise. Miles of trails for biking, hiking and jogging, traverse beautiful recreation areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Leading to a summit, Flattop Mountain Trail offers visitors of all skill levels an hour long trail. From the top of the trail, visitors have panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness and downtown Anchorage.