Best Places To See in Anchorage, AK

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Anchorage, AK. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Since 1969

Zoo, Event, Veterinarians, Annual Passes, Current Weather, Gift Shop, Photography Policy, Shuttle Service, Special Encounters, Animal Adoptions, Bird Information, Mammal Information, Pet Memorial Program, Special Encounters, Adventure Camps, Educational Programs, Distance Learning Programs, Field Trips & Outreach Programs

Ages 2 years and under: Free Admission - It is a popular attraction in Alaska, with nearly 200,000 visitors per year - More than 100 birds and mammals representing some 50 species

Price: Adult (non-resident) $15 each, Adult Alaska Resident (with ID) $13 each, Senior (age 65 and older) $10 each & Military adult (with ID) $10 each

Mon - Sun : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|5:00 am - 10:00 pm

One of our favorite places to take family when they visit or just go to enjoy some awesome animals. It's a small zoo and therein lies the charm - it's perfect for a quick day trip. The animals are all amazingly kept and healthy. You get super close to them without being eaten. My daughter has learned SO much about animals from this place and it's helped continue her love of animals. There's a petting zoo that could use some work but it's otherwise clean and maintained.
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8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504

Since 1999

Museum, Summer of Alaska Native Art, Heritage Cafe, Workshops and Classes Programs, Language Project, Art Place, Teachers and Youth Programs, Cultures of Alaska, Exhibition, Collections, Facility Rentals, Corporate, Buildings, Wedding, Reception, Dinner Party, Social Event, Special Events, Facility Rentals & Athabascan Ceremonial House

Free Admission: Members, Children Six & Younger - The Heritage Center, located ten miles from downtown Anchorage, is situated on 26 wooded acres

Price: Adults $24.95, Seniors/Military $21.15 Children $16.95 (Ages 7-16)

Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun : Closed

This is a lovely gem in Anchorage. I spent the entire day here as part of a film crew and my head is still spinning with all the things we learned about Native culture. The outdoor grounds of the museum boast a beautiful example of natural Alaskan landscape that is dotted with models of Native dwellings and plenty of information to take in. There are artisans giving demonstrations of their craft and also selling pieces to take home.
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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

Since 1993

Botanical Garden, Plant Material, Education, Preservation, Recreation, Nature Trails, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Programs and Events, Weddings, Retreats, Photography Sessions, Classes, Bird Watching, Team-Building Sessions, Garden Etiquette for all Rentals, Research/Preservation & Facility Rentals

ABG Members, Children 4 and under: Free Admission - Over 1,100 species of perennials in the Upper and Lower Perennial Gardens

Price: Adult $7 & Child $5

Mon - Sun : Open 24 hours

This is a gem of a place to visit (over and over again) in Anchorage off of Campbell Airstrip Road off Tudor. The volunteers who work and support these gardens do a fabulous job. Every month different flowers bloom. There are many different paths throughout the gardens. They are in the process of building a large greenhouse. I love to walk the trails in the sunshine and when it rains. Even my husband was very impressed with the size of the gardens and the excellent work of volunteers.
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