Haines, AK Tourist Attractions
Haines (pop. 2,400) is located on the Chilkat Peninsula and is easily accessed by road. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby area or taking advantage of some of the outdoor recreational activities. The nearby Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve has one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the world. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, jetboating, and aerial tours are also popular options in this area.
Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
The 48,000 acres Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established to protect the bald eagles which inhabit this area. It is home to the world's largest concentration of these birds. The area along the Haines Highway between miles 18 and 21 is the best place to view the eagles.
Kroschel Films Wildlife Center
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center offers displays on the history of the Chilkat Valley and Tlingit Indian People. Early pioneer history, Fort Seward and the Porcupine gold rush are a few of the items that visitors can be educated about.
The Hammer Museum in Haines is noted as the world's only museum dedicated to hammers. Displays include over 1,500 hammers from Roman times to present day.