- Our list of the best things to do in Anchorage, Alaska, features the top 49 nearby activities — including 29 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Anchorage, AK has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Adventures, Tours, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 36 things to do within the city of Anchorage, AK , followed by 15 popular activities in nearby cities, including Eagle River, Girdwood, Talkeetna, Chugiak, Indian, Kenai and Wasilla
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11421 Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River, AK 99577 MoreLess Info
Artworks Gallery & Glass Studio is an art gallery and studio featuring the artwork of over 100 artists, with a focus on local Alaskan artists. The gallery also has glass available for stained glass work and offers several art classes.
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Mi 2.2 Old Glenn Hy, Eagle River, AK 99577 MoreLess Info
Created in 1983, the McDonald Harry J Memorial Ctr is a multi-purpose facility that features a multi-use turf field, a 2-lane track, and an ice hockey rink. The track can be used for running or walking.
80% 55 votes
11723 Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River, AK 99577 MoreLess Info
The history and science of Alaska is on view at The Alaska Museum of Natural History, where patrons can learn about the region dating back to the Ice Age. There are also many interactive displays and activities for kids.
A 24-lane bowling facility, Eagle River Bowl offers open and league bowling as well as private event hosting. The center has a pro shop, a bar with adult beverages, a golf simulator and a cafe with food and drinks.
Cascading down over 70-feet, Thunderbird Falls is an Alaskan waterfall that requires a 0.8-mile trek from the trailhead. The waterfall has a number of access points including the main overlook and the bottom of the falls.
Mt. Baldy offers family friendly hiking trails and beautiful views of Anchorage. The trails are also dog friendly in the warmer months, though the mountain is still easily accessible in the snowy season for more advanced hikers.
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Mile 104 Seward Highway, Indian, AK 99540 MoreLess Info
Learn to pan for gold at Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site, check out an assay building with a small museum, try to cross the rope crossing as the miners would have had to years ago or enjoy the panoramic view of the Turnagain Arm.
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29979 Knik River Rd, Chugiak, AK 99501 MoreLess Info
Group 3 Aviation Alaska offer guided kayaking, hiking, dog sledding, and ice climbing excursions via helicopter. Fly over the Knik Glacier; a 25-mile long, 6-mile wide river of ice, view the dramatic mountain scenery of glaciers, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wildlife, and land on a glacier.
Acting as Alaska's only residential golf community, Settlers Bay Golf Course features 18 holes with views of the Chugach Mountain Range. The club has a full-service on-site restaurant with catering options for events at the course.