Those of us in Anchorage l-o-v-e our wild life. And our wildlife–so eloquently captured by Clark Mishler (above). An osprey swooped down and snagged a salmon in downtown Anchorage. Wow.
Alaska Wildlife: Many of us are spoiled, since we see moose, bear, fox, eagles and the occasional caribou wandering around the neighborhood. But if you’re visiting and you want to see all of these critters–and more, check out the Alaska Zoo on O’Malley Rd. There are some great critters, including POLAR BEARS, Arctic Fox, wolf, Musk Ox…MORE MORE MORE! Also, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. There, you can see wood bison, musk ox BABIES, all sorts of bears, eagles and elk!
Alaska Glaciers: There are many glaciers within the city limits. You can view them from afar, or get up close and personal! The easiest glaciers to access include Exit Glacier in Seward or Matanuska Glacier northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway. Sail out to the big ice on a glacier cruise from Whittier, Seward or Valdez. Fly over a glacier from Anchorage or Talkeetna. It’s not a bad idea to bring your hat and gloves–even if it’s sunny. Those glaciers, after all, are just B-I-G ice cubes!!
Alaska State Fair: August 22, 2013 until September 02, 2013
The Fair celebrates its 77th anniversary in 2013! The heart of the Fair still centers on the things the original colonists started with – agriculture, produce (see giant cabbages!), lots of food, flowers, friends and family, and an old-fashioned, good time that includes the AT&T Concert Series.
Still “hungry” for stuff to do? There’s a food truck carnival every Thursday in the overflow parking lot next to Chilkoot Charlie’s. Cool way to try out Anchorage’s nascent mobile food tucks, all in one spot. 11a-3p on Thursdays.
Remember to stop in the Log Cabin for trip planning help, advice for visiting friends and relatives, or just to check out the flowers and grab a hotdog downtown.
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