A Travel Through The Land Of Midnight Sun - Alaska

Alaska is the largest state in the US and rich in beautiful natural sceneries like magical islands, active volcanoes, mountains, forests, National Parks, national wildlife refuges, etc. Here is the list of best things to do in Alaska.

1. Denali National Park

Address: Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, United States.

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Denali National Park Photo

Denali National Park is situated on Denali; the tallest peak of North America with the height of 310-ft. Visitors can enjoy the diverse ecosystem- more than 600 species of plants, shrubs, glacially-fed braided rivers; rare species of wildlife - marmots, snowshoe hares, golden eagle, etc and so many activities mountaineering, cycle rides, hiking, camping, etc are also arranged. Denali National Park is the top attractive spot in Alaska.

2. The Aurora Ice Museum

Address: 17600 Chena Hot Springs Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, United States.

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The Aurora Ice Museum Photo

This museum awaits you with a wonderland made with Ices. Around 1000 tons of ices used to make this museum. It surprises visitors that all rooms were made with ice, ice sculptures, igloos, aurora borealis colors on walls, ice outhouse, an observation tower, etc. This is giving you an opportunity for you for a year-round ice environment.

3. Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank

Address: 301 Research Ct, Kodiak, AK 99615, United States.

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Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank Photo

This aquarium is Alaska fisheries science center contains an oval-shaped large aquarium and a touch tank. The marine species you can view here are a variety of fishes, starfish, snails, and crabs. Most of the species are collected from Kodiak Island. Efficient guides are available to clarify your doubts and to provide you more information about sea life.

4. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Address: 231 2nd Ave, Skagway, AK 99840, United States.

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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Photo

Definitely, this would be the most entertaining thing for you in Alaska. This is a narrow gauge railroad between Skagway and Whitehorse. You can enjoy the scenic beauty throughout the travel like lush forests, Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, streams, mountains, etc. In 1988, this is recognized as a heritage railway. A large number of people is coming here to enjoy the amazing trip.

5. Juneau Whale Watch

Address: 76 Egan Dr Suite 300, Juneau, AK 99801, United States.

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Juneau Whale Watch Photo

This is one of the coolest things that you can enjoy here at Juneau whale watch center. Boat sail through Auke Bay harbor enables you to enjoy some of the best whale watching moments. Apart from humpback whales, you may also get, the opportunity to see dolphins and orcas too. Whale watching trips include 3 to 5 hours.

6. Sitka National Historic Park

Address: 18620 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States.

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Sitka National Historic Park Photo

Since 1972, this Park was a National Monument and after that designated as National Historic Park. This park is located near the Indian River and stretches around 113 acres. Things you can enjoy here are carving demonstrations, hiking, junior ranger program for kids, cultural center, a visit to Russian Bishop's House which is notable with Russian Colonial Architecture.

7. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Address: Mile 79, Seward Hwy, Girdwood, AK 99587, United States.

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Photo

Alaska Wildlife center was opened in 1993, with the mission of conservation of wildlife. This center protects wildlife like musk oxen, moose, bears, elk, bison, etc. This center offers educational programs and knowledge about wildlife from expert guides. This center is taking care of injured and orphaned animals too, like in a home.

8. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address: 291 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840, United States.

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Photo

This National Park is established in 1976 as a historical park visitor center. This center has four different units; the Chilkoot Trail - considered as the World's the longest outdoor museum you can find here; a six-block historic business district; visitor center at 319 Second Avenue, from here you can understand about the gold rush heritage; finally a corridor comprising the White Pass Trail.

9. Alaska Native Heritage Center

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504, United States.

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Alaska Native Heritage Center Photo

This is an educational and cultural institution opened in 1999. Here you can learn about the heritage of different cultural groups of Alaska. Inside the Heritage Center, you can find a theatre, demonstrations, Hall of cultures and gathering a place for storytelling & all.

10. Jewell Gardens

Address: AK,United States.

Jewell Gardens Photo

This is an organic floral garden with a variety of beautiful species. This is a paradise for flower lovers. Professionally guided tours are available for making you fresh. Glass installations and glass works are really worth to watch, a visitor's gift shop and nearby restaurants offer fine dishes with beautiful garden view.

11. Kroschel Films Wildlife Center

Address: Mile 18 Mosquito Lake Road, Haines, AK 99827, United States.

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Kroschel Films Wildlife Center Photo

This park is managed by popular filmmaker Steve Kroschel and taking care of orphaned animals from Alaska. You can interact with a variety of species of animals includes moose, bear, eagle, wolf, reindeer, etc. This is like a home for wildlife and you can find that this is the best environment for wildlife, because the team is treating in such a good manner.

12. Alaska Sea Life Center

Address: 301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664, United States.

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Alaska Sea Life Center Photo

This sea life center is established in 1998 situated on the shore of Resurrection Bay in Alaska. Once you visit there, you will get a clear understanding of the marine life ecosystem. This center is work as rehabilitation for injured marine animals. This provides an opportunity for research & education in Marine ecosystem too.

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