The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage is a popular port of call for anyone who is visiting on a cruise holiday and it isn’t hard to see why.
As the main financial hub, you’ll be able to see a city of real contrasts that blends new and old together as one.
On one hand, there is the top quality dining and fantastic shopping that you would expect to find in any big city around the world.
On the other, there are museums and monuments that provide a fascinating insight into the history of Anchorage, as well as wider Alaska as a whole.
Chief amongst them is the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, which is one of the best places in Alaska to gain an understanding of the indigenous people who have long called the state their home.
You’ll be able to explore 10,000 years of native history during a visit to the centre thanks to various exhibits that will bring stories of Alaska through the ages to life in front of your eyes.
The city is also home to Alaska’s Museum of Natural History as well as the Aviation Heritage Museum – which honours the aviation history of the state and is home to a number of aircraft from years gone by.
Anyone who wants to learn more about the native wildlife of Alaska will enjoy a trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, which is dedicated to preserving wildlife through a programme focused on conservation, education and research.
It’s certainly somewhere that is well worth a visit when you consider that a wide range of species - including bears and moose - can be found in and around the city. If you prefer to see your wildlife in a more controlled environment, you could visit Alaska Zoo.
With a range of parks and recreational facilities across the city, you won’t be short of things to do during your time ashore whilst you could elect to book a trip outside Anchorage itself to visit the likes of the Portage Glacier or the Kenai Fjords National Park - which you could access with a trip on the Alaska Railroad.
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