- The list below includes 6 free or cheap things to do in or near Wrangell, Alaska, including 9 different types of inexpensive activities like Nature & Wildlife Areas, History Museums, Observatories & Planetariums and National & State Parks.
- From Stikine River to Petroglyph Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wrangell.
Featuring the Leconte glacier, Stikine-Leconte Wilderness has native Alaskan seabirds, bears, forests, mountains, and waterfalls to see. On the water, visitors can see icebergs and ice falling from the glacier.
Stikine Flats Wildlife Viewing Area is an inter-tidal wetland area that is a primary habitat for migrating birds and marine mammals. Patrons can observe both nature and wildlife including seals, sea lions, various birds and bald eagles.
While the main wildlife attractions at the Anan Creek Bear Observatory are the brown bears and the black bears, there are also other species of animals which can be spotted in here, from harbor seals to bald eagles.
The visitor can find at the Wrangell Museum an exhaustive collection which depicts the history of the area, from native tribes to the gold rush, and more. The museum has a collection of over 6,000 pictures depicting the area's history. There is also a gift shop.
Experienced local hosts at the Petersburg Visitor Information Centre will provide you with information about the town and the Tongass National Forest. They will provide information on one of Alaska'a best towns for fishing, nature walks, and community living and lots of local events in the summer.
Based around the fastest free-flowing navigable river, the Stikine-Leconte Wilderness is a large natural region spread over 448,926 acres. Activities in the area include boating, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and hiking.