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Best parks in Anchorage

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“(By Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises. $89) Board your Turnagain Arm shuttle for the guided drive along Alaska's most scenic highway. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of scenery & the Cook Inlet. At the 140 Acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, jaws drop in awe- even those of long time Alaskans. AWCC's mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured & ill animals- those that can't survive in the wild. Your shuttle will take you directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you can witness Alaskan Wildlife up close. We have timed this tour so that all customers will enjoy the bear feeding! Your journey to include a 1-hour visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center begins with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm and is a treat you won't want to miss. On the way to the Wildlife Center you will be traveling through the Chugach State Park down Alaska's most scenic highway. Highlights you will see in addition to wildlife: - Beluga Point - A popular photo stop for possible opportunities to see Dall Sheep & Beluga Whales passing through. It's luck of the draw. They will do their best to sync you up for a once in a lifetime rendezvous with these enchanted creatures of the land & sea. -Portage Glacier- You will see Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, Byron Glacier and take a walk through a Rainforest. Next grab a snack or a meal to enjoy on your ride back to Anchorage at Portage Day Lodge. -Potter Marsh- Is one of the most accessible & scenic wildlife viewing areas in Anchorage. About half way along the boardwalk, Rabbit Creek flows underneath and provides a good spot to see spawning Chinook, Coho or Humpback Salmon from May to August, depending on the species. Moose also frequent the marsh year round. -Alaska Wildberry Products- See the worlds largest chocolate waterfall! The store hires locals to pick "Alaska Berries" to make into the wonderful delights. You can also watch the workers make these delights through the glass wall. At the chocolate display case there is a tray of sample chocolates and if you did not sample the item you wanted to try just ask because they want to satisfy.”
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“Awesome place to explore the wilderness within the city. Great trail access for bikers, hikers, and frisbee golfers. One of the few places you can walk along the beach in Anchorage.”
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“The 1964 Earthquake shaped this hilly area, which offers trails and an interpretive display. Also, it is located next to the airport and you can see the planes come in and land right above your head!”
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“Starts in downtown and it goes all the way to the airport, good family parks along the way. Great to go bike riding ”
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“It's a steep climb (not for everyone), but WOW are the views amazing. Park at the Glen Alps trailhead and follow the signs (or people). There is a fee for parking.”
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Nature Preserve
“This is a great place for several reasons: it it so close and you can see lots of migratory birds nesting and raising there young. You will often see moose here as well as a great view of the inlet! ”
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“Want a challenge. with a reward for view this is it! In South Anchorage 45 + min from Cozy!”
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“This is a great hike for all ages. The trail takes you through a lush sitka spruce rainforest. It is located about a mile drive from Anchorage in the town of Aleyeska. ”
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“Most beaches around Anchorage are mud flats ( that can trap you like quicksand) but Point Woronzoff (just west of the airport) is a rocky and sand beach that makes for a great beach walk close to town. You can walk there on the Coastal Trail if you are ambitious, or drive up Northern Lights boulevard. ”
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Tennis Court
“Never mind the illustration - there is an actual 10 block park !!! Free Yoga, Kite flying, kids playing , dogs running (free) jogging and community event calendar. Where parades begin and communities gather.”
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Botanical Garden
“This botanical garden has so many beautiful gardens and trails! Great for a romantic or family outing.”
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Store
“Established in 1896 the Crow Creek Goldmine is a world famous gold mine that used pioneering hydraulic technologies to extract the precious metal from the earth. Still a thriving, working gold mine today, a visit to the Crow Creek Goldmine sees you learn about the mining process, the history of this famous business and the amazing products it has produced. During your visit you can pan for gold yourself, to learn how to sift and sluice the gold from the experts. You can also take a tour around the goldmine village and admire the quaint miners' cottages that are perfectly preserved. ”
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“Gorgeous hike out to ice caves. If you haven't hiked in ice caves before, please do your research and consider going with someone who knows what they're doing...or just walk out to them without going in them. ”
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“great local hike in town, usually lots of people , so you don't have to worry about bears as much, great for family's ”
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“People gather here to watch planes come in for landing in nearby Anchorage airport. At times, they come through every 2-3 minutes and are going VERY low - great for kids, airplane enthusiasts and picture opportunities!”
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