Once a ramshackle tent city built to house Alaska Railroad workers, Anchorage has grown from an impermanent camp, into Alaska's largest city. This tour explores that history, and several of the sites that make the community special to visitors and locals alike.
From impermanent origins, Anchorage grew into Alaska's largest city.
The tour kicks off with a very quick drive from downtown to Ship Creek. The silty stream is known for its king salmon run, but back in the day, it was the site of the city's first neighborhood. From here, the tour guide takes the group on a drive through an area called Bootleggers Cove in route to Earthquake Park. The park, which is on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, commemorates the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.
Boarding the van again, the tour continues to the Lake Hood Seaplane Base, the busiest floatplane airport in the world. Here, the group learns about the adventurous early aviators who made Alaska's remote lands more accessible. History mingles with the present, as small planes are just as crucial to the way of life in Alaska as they were in the old days. The tour concludes with a drive into the Chugach Mountains bordering Anchorage for panoramic views of the city, the Cook Inlet, and the Alaska Range.
The fully guided Anchorage City Tour includes stops at Ship Creek, Earthquake Park, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, and the Flattop Trailhead overlook.
What to Bring
Much of this tour is conducted outside, so bring a warm layer and rain jacket as needed for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Don't forget a camera and binoculars.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour provides complimentary pickup from major Anchorage hotels when booked in advance.
Rates & Dates
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Child rates apply to children under the age of 12.
|4/18/23 (Tu) to 9/30/23 (Sa)4/18/23 (Tu) to 9/30/23 (Sa)
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|