Surrounding Area, Anchorage
There are a number of towns and attractions in the Anchorage surrounding area which can be accessed by road or air.
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 2,400 islands and reefs off the Alaskan coast. The area stretches from Cape Lisburne to the tip of the Aleutian Islands and covers 4.5 million acres. The area is particularly known for sea birds. Over 40 million are provided nesting habitats in and around the refuge.Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has active volcanoes, forests of kelp and beaches of sea lions and fur seals.
Official site: alaskamaritime.fws.gov
Address: 95 Sterling Highway, Suite 1, Homer, AK 99603, United States
The Chiswell Islands are located southwest of Kenai Fjords National Park and are part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The islands are rocky and rugged with steep cliffs and serve as a nesting site of seabirds. Sea lions are also a common sight in the area.
The Kenai Peninsula is a known for the glaciers and fantastic scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Alyeska Ski Resort
Official site: www.alyeskaresort.com
Address: Box 249, Girdwood, AK 99587, United States
Palmer - Musk Ox Farm and Museum
The Musk Ox Farm is a non-profit organization located in Palmer. Visitors can view the animals and photograph one of the Arctic's oldest living species. Tours are available offering details on the history of the musk ox as well as how they have been domesticated.The Musk Ox Project promotes the use of qiviut (the fine under-wool of the musk ox) in the Arctic native textile industry. Villages throughout Alaska create scarves, nachaqs (Eskimo smoke rings) and luxurious caps using traditional designs.
Official site: www.muskoxfarm.org
Address: Box 587, Palmer, AK 99645, United States
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
The Valdez Museum features displays on the local history, including pioneer, the gold rush, the pipeline, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.The historical collections of the Valdez Museum contain artifacts, textiles, photographs, and documents that trace the history of the community.Remembering Old Valdez is located several blocks away from the museum and it highlights the period in time surrounding the Good Friday Earthquake.
Official site: www.valdezmuseum.org
Address: Box 8, Valdez, AK 99686, United States
Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum
The Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum was made possible through the generous donation of Mrs. Maxine Whitney. Reportedly the largest private collection of Native Alaskan art and artifacts, the Whitney's collected works of art from local artists over a 50 year period.The museum is located at Prince William Sound Community College.
Official site: www.pwscc.edu/museum.shtml
Address: 303 Lowe Street, Valdez, AK 99686, United States
The Cordova Museum offers a variety of displays on Native heritage, European exploration, mining, and railroading. Art by Alaskan artists is also displayed, including works by Sydney Laurence, Eustace Ziegler and Jules Dahlager.
Official site: www.cordovamuseum.org
Address: Box 391, Cordova, AK 99574, United States
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Chugach State Park
Official site: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks
Address: 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1260, Anchorage, AK 99501-3557, United States
Wolf Song of Alaska, Eagle River, Alaska
Wolf Song of Alaska has a museum and education center to educate the public about the wolf. There are dioramas to show wolves in their natural habitat along with other species that call Alaska home. Exhibits focus on interactions between wolves and their prey as well as wolves' behavior and the social structure of their packs.
The city of Wasilla tooks its name in honor of Chief Wasilla, a local Dena'ina Athabascan Indian Chief. It served as an ideal supply staging point for the Kantishna Gold Mining area, mines in the Talkeetna area, and eventually grew to a population of over 7,000 through the Alaskan oil boom of the 1970s and 1980s.
Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
Numerous outdoor exhibits explore the history of transportation and industry in Alaska. The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla displays aircraft, boats, tractors, snowmobiles, dog sleds, railroad cars, automobiles, and other related articles.
Official site: www.museumofalaska.org
Address: 3800 West Museum Drive, Wasilla, AK 99687, United States
Dorothy G. Page Museum & Historic Town Site
The Dorothy G. Page Museum was created to preserve, research, and exhibit the cultural and historical heritage of Wasilla, Knik and Willow Creek. Visitors can also explore historic homes and buildings in Wasilla.
Official site: www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=80
Address: 323 North Main Street, Wasilla, AK 99654, United States
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