Top 10 Places to Visit in Alaska

Alaska is one of the finest states in the United States that has become one of the major sites of attractions for the tourist traveling to the United States. Alaska is one of the topics of talks of people who love to watch natural beauty from the close. Mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, and glaciers are some of the outstanding attraction spots for the travelers visiting this state for the first time.

If you are a seafood lover, you will love this place. This state is full of attractive sites that give you relaxation from everyday stress and tensions. If you are planning to visit this place, make sure you include these Top 10 places in your visit:

Anchorage Museum

Alaska is the largest state of the United States, and Anchorage is the biggest city in this largest state. It is a home to more than 50% of the residents who live in Alaska. Anchorage Museum is one of the best wonders of Alaska. Do you have any knowledge about the ice age? If not, this museum will give you enough information about what the ice age was? Here, you will see how a landscape is formed and how it turns its color to blue? You even get a chance to see the fossils of dinosaurs that existed during that time. This is the first place to visit in the city called Anchorage.

On entering this museum, you will feel as if you are visiting several museums at the same time. You will get multiple things to visit and enjoy. There is a café, shop for buying gifts for your loved ones, and many more things that would call you again to this beautiful place.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park is one of the best places to visit in Alaska. Your trip to Alaska is incomplete without visiting this place. It is centrally located in North America at the highest mountain called Denali. However, Denali is the older name of this mountain and the modern name by which this mountain is known now is Mount McKinley.

Surprisingly, only a single road is available to reach this place and that too through the buses that have been approved by the Park. It is after Savage River; you need to board these buses to reach the park. The perfect view of this park is easily available from the buses while you are on the way to the Park.

In Denali National Park, you will get a chance to see wild animals like deer, reindeer, wolves, etc. This park contains over 165 different species of birds.

Kenai Fjords National Park Day Cruise

When you visit this national park, you explore the wild world of wild animals that live on land. Through Kenai Fjords National Park Day Cruise, you will get a real chance to explore the life of marine fishes like harbor seal, sea stars, porpoises, to name a few. On entering this cruise, you will get a whole new experience of enjoying viewing glaciers, natural sceneries, and much more.

Sitka National Historical Park

It is the oldest national park in Alaska. It was created in the year 1970. Many people call it Totem Park as well. Here, we will find an amalgamation of Russian and Tlingit culture. If you are a history lover and love to watch the historical parks, then plan to visit this place to get an overwhelming experience. If you are traveling here for the first time, it is always a better idea to hire a guide who can guide you and give you complete information about the area and the history of this park.

This national park is best known for preserving the tales of a historical war between localities of Tlingit Indians and colonists from Russia. This war is called the battle of 1804.  If you have ever heard about it in your history books, you will get here information about it.

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park is one of the leading spots of attractions in Alaska. This is a heavenly place that lets you experience the calmness, serenity, and smoothness of glaciers. You even get a chance to see the wildlife. You can go for Kayaking to visit the park and see many more adventurous things.

Don’t worry; we won’t ask you to buy a kayak. It is readily available on rent, so you can buy kayak on rent and explore this place from the closet. You can contact your guide and ask him or her to arrange for kayaks for rent. It is one of the must-to-visit places that comes loaded with basic to luxurious amenities for the visitors. You can enjoy a whole day long on kayak without any fatigue.

Juneau

Juneau is the home to state museum of Alaska. It is the capital city of Alaska as well. This town is one of the prominent ports of cruises that pass through this area. On reaching this place, you will get a chance to visit Alaska State Museum, Alaska state Capitol and many other natural beauties. Go on a hiking trail and watch this beautiful city from the top.

You can even opt for brewery tours to relax your body. If you want to shop or eat quality food, you can easily visit nearby shops and restaurants to eat the food of your choice. In Alaska state museum, you will find information related to the rich history of Alaska and its culture.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center

This place is one of the versatile areas of Alaska. You will find many things here. If you are interested to know about the history of the gold rush, then this historical park should be a must-visit one for you. Klondike Gold Rush in the year 1898 was dazzling soon its units got segregated in different parts of Alaska, and then the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park  Visitor Center became one of the major sites to the Klondike Gold Rush. This center is based in Skagway.

This visitor center contains information about the men and women who were a part of that segregations post Gold Rush. There is a film based on the entire story; you can watch the movie, visit shops, and have great fun and entertainment.

SeaLife Center

This is an amazing sealife center that takes you closer to the species that live near to the marine life. This is a rehabilitation center for animals where they are treated. Once the treatment is completed, they are sent back to the wildlife sanctuaries. During treatment, they are used to study and do research on the life closer to marine life. This center is a kind of medium to educate residents about the life of wild animals living in Alaska. There are no particular species or categories of animals that are treated here. It is just a rehabilitation center for treatment of animals. This is one of the best centers to educate your kids about the importance of wildlife in our country. So, you must plan to bring your children here.

Ketchikan

This is one of the beautiful cities located on the southern side of Alaska. For cruise, heading towards the northern side, this Ketchikan is one of the best and the first stoppages. This place is located at a very beautiful location that contains several attractive parts of the city. There are sites of attractions like Totem Heritage Center, Tongass Historical Museum, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and much more.

Then is a creek street that is near to the shipping docks. Although quite old this place is still, one of the best visiting places of Ketchikan. You can easily get the guide services who can give you information about each and everything.

Homer

The last but not the least in our list of top 10 visiting places in Alaska is the Homer. It is one of the loving places for the visitors who love to do fishing. This ultimate fishing spot is best known for fishing, and this is the main reason to why the place called Homer is also called the fishing capital of the largest state of the United States, Alaska. You can enjoy beach life and enjoy watching wildlife of Kachemak Bay State Park. In this park, you will see black bears, eagles, sea lion, whales, and much more wild animals.

You can easily spend your entire day at this beautiful fishing capital. You can eat the food of your choice at local restaurants that are easily available at this place.

Above are the top 10 places that everyone must visit in Alaska. All of these ten areas are one of its kinds. When traveling to Alaska, don’t forget to visit them and give your family a lifetime surprise.

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