This museum has got a WONDERFUL display of the earthquake results/damage and how Seward came back from the devestation. Allow for a whole afternoon because while small this place if FULL!
The dock where they bring in the seafood catch is less than a couple of miles from this restaurant at MOST. The food is wonderfully prepared, simple and well priced. An enjoyable family dining atmosphere.
The Alaska Sealife Center was a place that we made a point of visiting several times during the time we lived in Anchorage. It was WELL worth the drive. This is NOT a SeaWorld type of place. There are no animal shows and rides. It is a small research based center that has educational exhibits and displays open to the public. There is a wonderful exhibit of the Puffins and if you re there at the right times you can watch them dive 20 feet deep for breakfast & dinner through a HUGE glass window into their world. The gift shop is nice and the proceeds support the research done. One of the main things they are continually researching is the declining salmon population and how to ease that decline. GREAT place to take the kids!
Took my mom on a tour aboard the Kenai Star and we had a wonderful time. We watched the otters play on the ice floes and waited for the glaciers to calve. The meal aboard the ship was excellent and it was a very special day. The ship's captain had a great sense of humor and made the narrative along the trip much fun to listen to! Great trip for a great price!
This wildlife center is not huge, but it has a wonderful cross section of the local wildlife. They are not caged but roam "free" in very large areas. The few animals/birds that are more enclosed are there for their own safety as they have been injured, all to often by man, and can not survive any other way. THere are eagles and moose, grizzly bears & reindeer and quite a bit inbetween. A fun place for kids & adults alike to just hang out for a nice afternoon!
I go into a diabetic coma just walking into this place, but I went anyway as often as I could while we lived there. The cookies are fresh and chewy and come in all the basic varieties. The cinnamon rolls are HUGE and soooooooo fresh they just melt in your mouth. They have a basic line up of specialty coffees to compliment the goodies and a pleasant little seating area both indoors and out.
In a very tourist driven local it is hard to find somplace that is different and sticks in your mind. This little shop does just that! The items are unusual, the prices fair and the coffee fresh & fragrant!
This tiny little shop has got some of the most unusual keepsake/knick knack items I have ever seen in a tourist based shop. I have some of the prettiest bear figurines from there as well as some gorgeous jewelry. Their prices are also some of the best in a place where things tend to be higher priced just because of the location and limited season.
The halibut here is soooooo good. It is, to be honest, hard to find BAD halibut at anyplace in the area, but there is something about the batter they use here that just makes it that much better. What a delight!
This tiny tiny place, right on the water's edge, has got the BEST carrot cake I have ever had in my life. It is beyond words and the recipe is a closely guarded secret. It has ruined me for carrot cake anywhere else in the world, that's for sure. I try it in places here and there but it just never compares. Worth the trip just for a slice!