Jul 24th 2013adminUncategorized
If you’re planning a trip to visit Homer, Alaska you might want to make sure you include a hop, skip, and jump over to Anchorage since it’s only a little over 200 miles away and has a ton of fun activities in store. The Alaska Native Heritage Center presents insight into Alaskan native culture through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated life-sized villages representing each of the five main indigenous groups. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail allows visitors to enjoy spectacular views of mountains and ocean on this popular paved bike, ski and walking trail that traces the coastline 11 miles (17.6 km) to Kincaid Park. Begins at western end of 2nd Ave. Bicycle rentals available from local businesses. The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center has a variety of exhibits, artwork and interactive activities about the various native Alaskan people and visitors comment that there is pretty much “something for everyone” here. The Alaska Zoo is located in Anchorage and houses 85 species from the Arctic including glacier bears, caribou, and grizzly bears. The zoo is on 25 wooded acres that provide ample options for a leiserly stroll through its grounds while enjoying the sites of its animals. The Alaska Botanical Gardens occupies 110 acres with much of it remaining as a natural “garden within a garden,” and has over 1100 species of perennials and 150 native plants for the viewer to enjoy. A trip to the Alaska Wild Berry Products will have you observing the production of jams and candies made with Alaska wild berries, and view the world’s largest chocolate waterfall. Get free tours and samples, visit live reindeer and stroll along a nature trail to learn more about the berries used in Wild Berry jams, direct tv gainesville, jellies, and chocolates. See a 30-minute film of Alaska, stop by the Wild Berry Beer & Wine Garden and see the Inuksuk Messenger Man, a 25-foot rock structure. Earthquake Park is the site where huge tracks of land slid into Cook Inlet, destroying 75 homes in the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale, this is the most powerful tremor ever recorded in North America. Interpretive displays feature information on the quake, along with the area’s geology and wildlife. W. Northern Lights, just past Satellite Dr. The Eklutna Historical Park features the Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, a cemetery with colorful spirit houses and displays that explore the fascinating history of the Russian influence on Athabaskan culture. The visitor center has a gift shop and offers guided tours.