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  • Jhell P
    Hong Kong, China83 contributions
    Coming from Asia, this was one of my dream come true from my bucket lists of attractions to visit. It was so exciting, heart warming that we get to see bears, moose, elk, wolves to name a few. No words could describe the feeling of seeing all these wildlife. Also the thought that they are safe there and protected in a vast space they live in is rewarding. We were also lucky to find bears not in their hibernation, though it was winter. Definitely coming back when the ground is green. Though the snow did make quite an experience for us.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Jessica S
    169 contributions
    This trail is super accessible from many parts of the city and is not intimidating to those new to Alaska. It’s all in an urban area so you feel safe. Saw a moose!
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Jhell P
    Hong Kong, China83 contributions
    Oh the view, the photo cannot fully justify the beautiful snow-covered scenery. It's just WOW. The ride was smooth, the tram was spacious and safe. The ride interval is frequent when we get there in winter. We even got the tram to ourselves, hence we were able to take photos and videos at ease.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL252 contributions
    Board a medium size boat and motor out to the face of the Portage Glacier. You get to see the front face of a calving glacier with its interesting striations and sounds of cracking ice. Dress warm as it is quite chilly. It's really very pretty and interesting for those who appreciate nature.
    Written January 4, 2023
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL252 contributions
    This completely changed my thought of what it was to be a native Alaskan. There are shows of music and dance but what really impressed me were the outdoor exhibits of the various types of village dwellings complete with examples of hunting and fishing weapons, clothing and ways of life. Each dwelling had a guide to explain the items on display and answer questions. Interesting and informative.
    Written January 4, 2023
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  • acedaughter
    Beverly Hills, MI1,044 contributions
    It was pouring rain, so we were looking for an indoor activity. We found the immersive installation by Paola Pivi quite interesting, especially as we had a chance to meet and talk with the artist. The “globe” room in the Cartography exhibit was neat. Lots of information and artifacts in the permanent First People of Alaska exhibit. Definitely a good place to stay dry!
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • ImmerWandern
    Palos Heights, IL7,238 contributions
    Getting here was an easy drive from the city. The parking lot was fairly full but we were able to find a spot fairly quickly. We first went to the overlook a short stroll from the parking lot. We had a great view of the city and Cook Inlet but Denali was hidden from sight. There were several birds flying around, probably feeding on the berries. The Canada Jay was a new one for us.

    We set out at the Glen Alps trailhead. The ascent took us up past krummholz, pine trees so exposed to wind and rough weather that they grew not in an upright fashion but in twisted and distorted manner, close to the ground the meadows were turning red w/ early fall. We occasionally find blueberries but the areas near the trail had already been picked over. We ran into a local who showed us her tooth-edged berry scooper as well as several plastic containers filled with the efforts of the labor that morning. We spotted numerous alpine ground squirrels all in agitated and standing upright and alert. The reason for their anxiety was soon clear as we spotted a Northern Goshawk on the ground; we never did spot it fly at any of the squirrels. However we did see a couple hiking with their dog allow it to run free onto the meadow at the squirrels. We did not spot any moose.

    We elected not to climb Flattop once we reached the junction in the trail; the rock scramble seemed too difficult. We thus stayed on Blueberry Loop, went around to the south where we had a good view of the start of Turnagain Arm. Wildflowers were still blooming in places. Fireweed, of course, but also Purple larkspur/monks hood, red and yellow Indian paintbrush and yarrow. In addition to blueberries there were lingonberries and crowberries.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • Carrie0693
    Madison, AL1,798 contributions
    We did what they said and arrived 1 hour prior to departure and we were the 2nd in line. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. There was a store with souvenirs and a coffee shop there so if you didn't have time to eat you can grab something.
    Written December 31, 2022
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  • MIOWSHU
    Key Largo, FL122 contributions
    Trails, trails & more trails. Hiking trails & biking trails. Beautiful views, lakes and streams. Waterfalls everywhere.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Cynthia P
    3 contributions
    Great pictures at sunset. I also saw it from the train ride. Great experience. I recommend the train to Seward.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • NamasteHello
    Harrogate, UK1,836 contributions
    Very helpful group of staff who were able to provide information and advice about Anchorage. Lots of helpful information leaflets.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • MIOWSHU
    Key Largo, FL122 contributions
    Very nice resort in the middle of the forest. I had to park in the Extra Parking lot down a dark-ish path, not so near the entrance to the hotel.
    I paid extra for a mountain view room, They put me on the 4th floor which has a view but obstructed by part of the building.
    I wish I'd asked for a higher room. Maybe they were all taken when I booked 7 months earlier!? They charge $ 38 per person to go on a ski lift from the Hotel up to their restaurant. Beautiful trail starts just behind the hotel. Winner Creek Trail. You can also hike the Northface Trail; 2 miles (2100 feet in altitude) up to the restaurant, save $76?

    Written September 15, 2022
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  • acedaughter
    Beverly Hills, MI1,044 contributions
    It was pouring rain in Anchorage, so we drove north to Eagle River and we’re delighted to find only misty weather, perfect for hiking. Some trails were closed due to bear activity, but we found plenty of others to enjoy. We were amazed at all of the different fungi. We saw salmon swimming upstream. We even saw a moose standing in a birch forest — dark legs stand out in the white trunks! The staff at the nature center were very friendly.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Jessica S
    169 contributions
    I travel a lot and I love to explore. I’ve seen many amazing things and this trail (and glacier) are I think literally the most amazing things I’ve ever seen/experienced.

    Absolutely breathtaking. Didn’t see a single other person. Light falling snow and around 0 degree Celsius (32 Fahrenheit). Such an incredible experience.

    I’d like to acknowledge that this glacier and trail are on the traditional territory of the Alutiiq. I’m grateful to have been welcomed to visit.
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Jack
    Ashland, VA68 contributions
    Nice quiet well maintained boardwalk through the marsh. Lots of ducks, an eagle, salmon hanging out, and some moose scat. Misty morning, only one other couple out there. Nice easy stop on the way down Turnagain Arm
    Written October 1, 2022
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