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The Best Sites In Alaska
By: Terence Vader
One of the most beautiful places on earth is the state of Alaska. Although cold,
the sites are simply stunning. Whether sightseeing through natural parks, looking
for bear, camping, taking a tour, or just dining out, you will fall in love with the
land and the people. If you have been thinking about a vacation and are not sure
where to go, we recommend you consider a trip to the most stunning place –
Alaska. To help you plan your trip, we have provided some suggestions on what
you might do and see.
Alaska Native Heritage Center – Anchorage
To help you learn about the various cultures of Alaska and the native people, this
center teaches about customs, practices, and arts. This experience includes
walking through native homes, watching ancient practices and performances, and
being able to gain a better understanding about the importance of hunting and
fishing in this vast land.
Iditarod Headquarters – Wasilla
If you have never taken the opportunity to watch the Iditarod on television, you
are missing an amazing adventure. At the Iditarod headquarters, you can learn
about this massive dog sled race. Then on the first Saturday each March, the
ceremonial start of the race occurs in Anchorage with the actual race starting in
Wasilla the following day. Exciting and fun, this is truly an incredible experience.
Alaska Seal Life Center – Seward
From monetary settlements coming out of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this center
was created to help teach people about marine biology, seal life, and animal
rehabilitation. This area of Alaska is mesmerizing, rich with an abundance of sea
mammals, fish, and birds. Perfect for families, the Alaska Seal Life Center offers
hands-on exhibits while teaching about this state’s ecosystem. Known as one of
the most intriguing places to visit, we highly recommend it.
Denali National Park
Denali, which translates to “The Great One”, is the native name for the highest
peak in all of North America – Mount McKinley. This mountain range offers a
number of peaks where all types of wildlife live to include bear, wolves, Dall
sheep, wolves, and moose. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you can take a tour
of the area or enjoy a day of hiking. Spread out over some six million acres, you
will immediately fall in love with the natural beauty.
Glacier Bay – South East Alaska
At Glacier Bay, you will discover 13 tidewater glaciers. Although they are all
spectacular, the three largest and most impressive include Margerie, Muir, and
Johns Hopkins. Glaciers are located in the south half of the state, with many of
those being accessible by foot or vehicle. For those harder to reach, you can
enjoy magnificent views from airplane or boat. To see the largest concentration of
calving glaciers in the state, you want to spend time at Prince William Sound.
One of the favorite things to do in
Alaska is to look for bear. With
grizzly, brown, and polar bears, the
very sight of these incredible
creatures is breathtaking. Of course,
safety rules are important to follow
but the best places to visit include
the Anan Wildlife Observatory where
black bear feed in the salmon stream
and Pack Creek where brown bear
live on the island. Additionally,
Katmai National Park is an excellent adventure where from July to September,
you can enjoy brown bear feeding off salmon runs and Kodiak Island, the famous
place where the largest bear in the world is seen, the Kodiak brown bear.
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