Hikers in Denali National Park
Caribou traveling across the landscape at Denali National Park
Approaching the summit in Denali National Park
Riding Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train from Anchorage to Whittier
Grizzly bears at play, a sight throughout the state
Sightseeing and commuter seaplanes in sunny Anchorage
Whale sighting in the Bering Sea around the Aleutian Islands
The Northern Lights over a lodge in Fairbanks
- The Last Frontier
The Alaskan wilderness: America's final frontier
Watch the Wildlife
If you want to see wildlife, Alaska is the place to visit. Bald eagles gather by the hundreds, moose cause traffic jams and millions of salmon spawn in its rivers. Take a guided tour through a national park or wildlife refuge to see moose and caribou or a boat tour to see otters, whales and porpoises. No matter where you go, you'll find an amazing variety of watchable wildlife.
Take a Breathtaking Drive
Driving in Alaska is an unforgettable experience. Spectacular views, pristine lakes and towering mountains are all part of the Alaska driving experience. Looking for adventure? Fly to Alaska and rent a car or RV. You'll find 3 routes that have been designated National "Scenic Byways;" the Glenn and Seward Highways, with road accessible glaciers, and the Alaska Marine Highway, a unique ferry route connecting more than 5,600 kilometers of coastal waterways.
Visit the Country's Largest National Park
Alaska is home to 17 national park areas, which is two-thirds of the land in the entire national park system. From mountain ranges and volcanoes to wild rivers and vast tundra, Alaska's parklands offer an array of recreation and sightseeing opportunities. Visit Wrangell-St. Elias, our country's largest national park, and see the best remaining example of a 20th century copper mining town.
Cruise to a Glacier
Come see the ancient, enormous rivers of ice that sculpted Alaska's mountains. You can get up close to glaciers on cruise tours and day cruises in many areas of Alaska including Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound. These trips offer a wonderful glimpse of coastal Alaska with its dramatic mountain scenery and tidewater glaciers.
Flying is a way of life in Alaska and a trip to Alaska would not be complete without a flightseeing excursion. Get a bird’s eye view of this great land as you circle majestic Mt. McKinley, take a floatplane to a wilderness lodge or land on a glacier in a helicopter.
Explore the Wilderness
In Alaska you can explore the wilderness by day and sleep in a warm bed at night. Guided trips and tours take you to a variety of remote - or not so remote — places where you can enjoy almost any outdoor interest. Stay at a backcountry lodge for fly-fishing and bear watching, or join an expedition to one of Alaska's remote parks, forests or refuges.
Explore Alaska's Rich History and Unique Cultures
Native and cultural diversity abounds in Alaska. Each region contains its own unique peoples and customs. From traditional music and dance to beautiful Native art, there are many opportunities for Alaska visitors to experience Alaska's culture and history.
Visit the world’s largest collection of totem poles in Saxman and Totem Bight State Park, just outside Ketchikan.
Must see places
Alaska Native Heritage Center
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