Alaska Top 10 Attractions

6: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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Alaska has no shortage of natural wonders, and this museum brings another facet to the understanding of those wonders. Understand the ice that makes up much of the landscape and what makes it appear blue, and learn about what Alaska looked like during the last Ice Age. Many bones and fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are on display as well. Geological exhibits, as well as exhibits detailing the landscape's current flora and fauna, make this museum an essential companion to exploring the region itself.

Address: 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501

7: Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska SeaLife Center
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This marine center is no theme park. Combining scientific study and animal rehabilitation with public access, this facility provides a unique and comprehensive look at the area's native marine life. The main objective of the center is to released rehabilitated animals back into the wild, but while they are at the center, they arethe subject of study in an effort to improve scientific understanding and educate the public about the fragile ecosystem of Alaska.

Address: 301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664

8: University of Alaska Museum of the North

University of Alaska Museum of the North
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Located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, this is a fascinating museum that will both entertain and educate visitors. You will find a number of collections and exhibitions here, which are dedicated to the preservation of cultural, natural and artistic heritage of the area. You can also take in special exhibitions such as the dinosaur display, which is ideal for both adults and children. There is plenty here for kids to enjoy such as the Early Explorers laboratory and the Junior Curators program.

Address: 907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Website: www.uaf.edu

9: Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
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Established in the early 1970s, Sitka National Historic Park – also known as Totem Park – is a place where you can explore the Tingit and Russian history in Alaska. When you visit the park you will not only get to explore fascinating history but also take in stunning surroundings and enjoy the coastal trail, which is adorned with totem poles. If you want to make the most of your visit here, it is well worth taking a guided park tour so that you can learn all about its history as well as taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Make sure you also pay a visit to the Russian Bishop’s House when you visit.

Address: 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Website: www.nps.gov

10: Alaska Inside Passage

Alaska Inside Passage
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Beginning in the Puget Sound of northwestern Washington State, the Inside Passage extends through British Columbia, Canada, weaving through a series of islands before ending up in southern Alaska. The Alaska portion of the passage encompasses over 1,000 islands and offers protection from the open ocean and its fickle weather. A popular destination for canoeists and kayakers from all around the world, the coves and inlets of the passage allow for hours, or even days, of exploration and wonder

Address: Inside Passage, Alaska

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