5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Anchorage

From museums to parks, here’s our guide to the top sights and Tourist Attractions in Anchorage. 5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Anchorage.

1. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

For a family-friendly outdoor excursion, grab your camera and hit the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, named for the for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles. Winding its way from the downtown area past the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum to Kincaid Park, this 11-mile paved path is perfect for biking, rollerblading, cross-country skiing and strolling. If you’re visiting during the summer, keep your eyes peeled over Cook Inlet for beluga whales, while winter trailblazers should look out for moose in Kincaid Park.

2. Anchorage Museum

For a thorough introduction to everything Alaska, head to the Anchorage Museum. The state’s largest museum houses exhibitions that detail everything from local wildlife to native cultures to Alaskan history and art.

Address: 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Phone: +1 907-929-9200

3. Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

A staple in the Anchorage arts scene since 1998, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (or, Center of the PAC, as it is locally known) is the place to go in Anchorage when you want to catch a play, show, musical or concert.

Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Phone: +1 907-263-2900

4. Alaska Native Heritage Center

What makes Alaska truly unique are the cultures that thrive there. For example, you can learn all about the Last Frontier’s indigenous people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which is devoted to preserving customs that have been around much longer than the cities that now call Alaska home.

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA
Phone: +1 907-330-8000

5. Anchorage Market & Festival

A local favorite since it first opened in 1992, the Anchorage Market and Festival started out as a Saturday-only market with just two dozen vendors, but it quickly grew to host more than 300 vendors and now also operates on Sundays.

Address: 225 E 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Phone: +1 907-272-5634