In terms of area, Alaska is by far the largest state in the United States. The state is known for its wilderness and arctic areas, but it also contains many tourist attractions.
Here are some cool places to visit on your next trip to Alaska:
1. Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (in Anchorage) – A museum dedicated to Alaska’s aviation heritage that houses 21 vintage aircraft.
2. Alaska Zoo (in Anchorage): Home to a large collection of birds and animals, the zoo contains animals native to the state, as well as more exotic creatures such as tigers and elephants.
3. Anchorage Museum of History and Art (in Anchorage) – A world-class museum that preserves and exhibits the history and art of the state.
4. Elmendorf State Hatchery (in Anchorage) – Operated by the state Department of Fish and Game, the state farm produces salmon and trout for sport fishing and offers an observation area.
5. H2Oasis (in Anchorage): Do you think Alaska is too cold to swim? Think again! H2Oasis is an indoor water park that features rides, a wave pool, a water roller coaster, and a 150-foot body slide.
6. The Imaginarium (in Anchorage): a hands-on learning center where you can have fun learning about science by doing science.
7. Juneau Trolley Car Company (in Juneau) – Provides a narrated tour of downtown Juneau with stops at 13 points of interest.
8. Mount Robert Tramway (in Juneau) – A cable car that runs from the piers to a height of 1800 feet. At the top of the tram there is a restaurant, theater and nature center, as well as shops and walking trails.
9. Pioneer Park (in Fairbanks): Formerly known as “Alaskaland,” Pioneer Park is a 44-acre amusement park that celebrates the history of Alaska.
10. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (in Juneau) – An impressive Russian Orthodox Church that was built in 1894 and has been in continuous use ever since. The church has a large golden dome and also offers a gift shop.