Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska
Alaskan adventure awaits you here in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska and the northernmost city in the Unites States. From shopping to snowboarding, hiking to heli-skiing, the Anchorage area offers countless exciting things to do for travelers of all ages and budgets.
Conveniently located only 5 miles from Anchorage Airport, on the corner of Seward Highway and 36th Avenue, the BEST WESTERN Golden Lion is just minutes from shopping centers, the Museum of History and Art, the business district, universities, cultural attractions and the Alaska Zoo. However you choose to spend your time in Anchorage, our hotel is your ideal home base for exploring everything the city has to offer.
Things to Do in Anchorage
ACVB Log Cabin and Visitor Information Center
On the corner of 4th Ave. & F St., this sod-roofed cabin is a great place to start all your adventures. Inside you'll find a friendly, helpful staff and loads of brochures, maps, and information about Anchorage, Alaska. In front, a colorful milepost demonstrates Anchorage's location as "Air Crossroads of the World." The Center is open daily, year-round. Pick up the valuable Visitor Information Guide while you are there!
4th Avenue Theatre
This Art Deco-style landmark first opened in 1947, survived the 1964 earthquake, and was completely refurbished in 1992. Today, you'll find shops and the theatre's original floor-to-ceiling bronze murals. Off-white Travertine marble is used along the front facades of the Fourth Avenue Theatre. The walls of the richly decorated vestibule are beige/pink polished marble, with quarter-round molding at the entry door and a "flattened" neoclassical crown at the ceiling. This is an Anchorage landmark with fantastic history and a great place to stop in while on the downtown Walking Tour. Location: 630 W. 4th Ave (4th and G Street).
Anchorage Walking Tour
This is a wonderful way to become familiar with Anchorage, Alaska. Starting from the Log Cabin Visitors Center at 4th Ave. and F Street, this self-guided tour offers both scenic and historic perspectives of the city.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art
- Collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets cultural materials which illustrate the art and history of Alaska and the circumpolar North;
- Maintains an active and diverse exhibition program which acquaints the community with the global spectrum of human artistic and cultural expression;
- Provides a major cultural center for Anchorage where the community and its visitors meet, create, and learn through participation in the Museum programs and activities.
121 West Seventh Avenue (7th & A Street) , Anchorage, AK 99501
Take New Seward Highway to downtown, turn left on 5th Avenue, left on A Street. Museum is located on 7th and A Streets and takes one city block.
Alaska Native Heritage Center
This amazing attraction provides cultural experiences to residents and visitors of all ages. Much of the exhibit content is interactive and demonstrative in nature which affords visitors an opportunity to not only examine the artifacts of the societies represented, but to actually meet the people and interact with them as they perform their craft. Lectures, exhibits, workshops and many other activities are available. Please call for details.
8800 Heritage Center Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99506
Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises
Take a day cruise around the stunning Prince William Sound. The 4 or 6 hour cruises are the perfect way to experience the majestic beauty of Alaska’s famous glaciers. You will have a chance to see stunning mountain vistas and get close enough to touch glaciers from the bow of the boat! Our expert guides are trained to provide you with an entertaining and educational trip. Kids will have the chance to try some onboard marine science experiments! Sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Web Address: http://www.princewilliamsound.com
SegTour of Anchorage
Come glide with us. Your means of sightseeing should be as unique as your destination. A Guided Segway Tour is a whole new way to appreciate the beauty of Anchorage. As the world's first and only self-balancing electric transport mechanism, the Segway Human Transporter has set a new standard for sightseeing fun! Experience for yourself why a Segway is the ideal way to tour downtown Anchorage. Fun for individuals, families or groups! If you live in Anchorage, or will be visiting, we invite you to experience the Seqway Human Transporter first hand.
Web Address: http://www.segtours.net
Proximity to Anchorage Attractions
- 0.1 miles from shopping mall
- 2 miles from University of Alaska
- 2 miles from Providence Hospital
- 4 miles from fishing
- 4 miles from Downtown
- 5 Miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
- 5 miles from Alaska Botanical Gardens
- 5 miles from the Zoo
- 5 miles from Goose Lake
- 5 miles from Charter College
- 10 miles from Elmendorf Air Force Base
- 20 miles from Thunderbird Falls
- 35 miles from skiing at Alyeska
- 5 miles from Anchorage International Airport