A Cultural Day in Anchorage
Anchorage is known as a city for those with adventurous spirit, those who love spending time in the great outdoors and connecting with nature. It is surrounded by wide open spaces where you can head off-road in a 4x4, fly fish, kayak, hike a glacier or even play a round of golf.
However, if you fancy an urban adventure, there’s also plenty to see and do in Anchorage itself. The city is home to museums and historical attractions which highlight the state’s mix of native American, Russian and pioneer heritage.
You can discover the stories which shaped the region at the Anchorage Museum. The 11,000 square foot discovery centre features interactive installations, artwork, photography and specific zones where you can learn how people survive and thrive in this remote corner of the world.
Alternatively, take a trip to The Oscar Anderson House – one of the oldest homes in Anchorage dating to 1915. Anderson was one of the city’s first business leaders, with interests in air transportation, media publishing and coal production, and the house was constructed in the same year as he arrived at Ship Creek.
If you are visiting Alaska solely to see the northern lights but realise it’s the wrong time of year – you can still do so at the Alaska Centre for Performing Arts. The theatre premieres Alaska’s finest Aurora Borealis display on film most days. Alternatively, you can see the real thing in the great outdoors between mid-August and mid-April each year, with more opportunities if you venture further away from the city lights!