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Where Alaska - - Anchorage/ Pws -

ALASKA AVI­A­TION HER­ITAGE MU­SEUM

On the shore of the world’s busiest float­plane base. Info on avi­a­tion pi­o­neers, a mil­i­tary ex­hibit, flight sim­u­la­tor, films, vin­tage air­craft. Sum­mer Hours: Open Daily 9am to 5pm. Shorter hours in win­ter. Call ahead. www.alaskaair­mu­seum.org. 4721 Air­craft Dr., 907.248.5325.

ALASKA BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DEN

Show­cases peren­ni­als hardy to South­cen­tral Alaska in sev­eral large dis­play gar­dens, a per­gola-en­closed herb gar­den and a rock gar­den. In­ter­pre­tive signs guide vis­i­tors and iden­tify plants. Open mid-May to mid-Sept. Tu–Sa. www.alask­abg.org. 4601 Camp­bell Airstrip Rd., 907.770.3692.

THE ALASKA NA­TIVE ARTS FOUN­DA­TION

This fine arts gallery show­cases tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary works by Alaskan Na­tive artists. Find orig­i­nal art­work and ac­ces­sories. www.alaska­na­tivearts.org. 500 W. 6th Ave., 907.258.2623.

ALASKA NA­TIVE HER­ITAGE CEN­TER

Walk­ing trail con­nects five vil­lage sites rep­re­sent­ing Alaska’s cul­tural groups. Wel­come House holds in­ter­pre­tive dis­plays, Na­tive artists, a the­ater, snacks, gift shop. Gath­er­ing place for games, dance and sto­ry­telling. Sum­mer daily; win­ter open only for spe­cial events on week­ends. Free shut­tle from down­town or take People Mover bus 75. www.alaska­na­tive.net. 8800 Her­itage Cen­ter Dr., 907.330.8000 or toll-free 800.315.6608.

ALASKA RAIL­ROAD 

Ad­ven­ture pack­ages range from one- to 10-day itin­er­ar­ies, with ex­cel­lent ac­com­mo­da­tions and sight­see­ing tours. Ser­vice from Anchorage north to De­nali Park and on to Fair­banks, or from Anchorage south to Whittier or Se­ward. www.alaskarail­road.com. 411 W. 1st Ave., 907.265.2494.; Info and reser­va­tions: 907.265.2494 or 800.544.0552.

ALASKA TOUR & TRAVEL

Cus­tom va­ca­tions to des­ti­na­tions such as De­nali Na­tional Park, Ke­nai Fjords Na­tional Park, Se­ward, Anchorage, Tal­keetna, and Fair­banks. Knowl­edge­able staff or­ga­nize trans­porta­tion (rail or mo­tor­coach), tours and ac­com­mo­da­tions. www.alaska­travel.com. 800.208.0200.

ALASKA ZOO 

Or­phaned, aban­doned and in­jured an­i­mals of Alaska, the Arc­tic and sub-arc­tic ar­eas live at this 20-acre zo­o­log­i­cal park. Open year­round. www.alaska­zoo.org. 4731 O’Mal­ley Rd., 907.346.2133.

ANCHORAGE MU­SEUM 

The largest mu­seum in the state fea­tures his­tory and cul­ture, plus art ex­hibits. In­cludes the Imag­i­nar­ium Sci­ence Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter with hands-on dis­cov­ery for fam­i­lies; plan­e­tar­ium. www. an­chor­age­mu­seum.org. 625 C St., 907.929.9200.

BLUE HOL­LOMON GALLERY

A gallery of fine art fea­tur­ing works from no­table Alaskan artists, both past and present! 3555 Arc­tic Blvd, Space C-5. 907.563.2787.

EA­GLE RIVER NA­TURE CEN­TER

Log cabin vis­i­tor cen­ter and gate­way to Chugach State Park. Hik­ing trails, in­clud­ing the trail­head to the Crow Pass trail, guided na­ture walks, nat­u­ral his­tory pro­grams (week­ends only) and wildlife view­ing. Overnight stays in cab­ins and yurts. Trails open all the time;

call for cen­ter hours and di­rec­tions. www.ernc.org. 32750 Ea­gle River Rd., 907.694.2108.

GRAY LINE OF ALASKA

The most ex­pe­ri­enced Tour Op­er­a­tor in the Great Land, Gray Line of Alaska has of­fered the best in Alaska Va­ca­tions for over 65 years. Spe­cial­iz­ing in De­nali rail tours, multi-day pack­ages, sight­see­ing, trans­porta­tion & ac­com­mo­da­tions through­out Alaska & the Yukon. www.gray­li­ne­o­falaska.com. 800 5th Ave, Suite #200, Seat­tle, WA 98104. 800.544.2206.

ST. PAUL IS­LAND TOURS

Come see play­ful Puffins, adorable Arc­tic Foxes, and en­dear­ing Fur Seals. Full ser­vice tours for wildlife en­thu­si­asts, bird­watch­ers, and pho­tog­ra­phers. May-Oc­to­ber. www. stpaul­tour.com. 877.424.5637.

TANALIAN AVI­A­TION

Of­fers Scenic He­li­copter Tours of Alaska rang­ing from 15 min­utes to 15 days. We have some­thing for ev­ery­one’s leisure or ad­ven­ture needs from walk­ing on a glacier to mush­ing a dog sled team. www.tana­lianavi­a­tion.net. 2600 E. 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501. 907.280.8023.

THE BEAR SQUARE

Join us at the Bear Square for guided Segway Tours where you can ex­plore our com­mu­nity with friends and fam­ily in style, en­joy Alaskan Ice Cream and orig­i­nal Alaskan movies. www.bearsquare.net.

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