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1. Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Visitor center in Juneau, Alaska
Contemporary building with interpretive exhibits & souvenirs related to Mendhenhall Glacier.
Address: 6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, United States
Phone: +1 907-789-0097

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

2. Tracy Arm Fjord

Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau.
It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy.
It is located about 45 miles south of Juneau and 70 miles north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest.
Location: Alaska, USA

Tracy Arm Fjord

3. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Animal sanctuary in Anchorage, Alaska
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation, research, education, and animal care.
The center is located on about 200 acres at the head of Turnagain Arm and the entrance to Portage Valley, Milepost 79 of the Seward Highway, about 11 mi southeast of Girdwood.
Address: Mile 79, Seward Hwy, Girdwood, AK 99587, United States
Notable animals: Dirus, Clubby, Lothario, Tok, Tai, Kobuk, Holly
Opened: 1993
Land area: About 200 acres (81 ha)

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

4. Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska
This resort museum offers guided tours, 70 historic automobiles & post-Gold Rush heritage exhibits.
Address: 212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
Phone: +1 907-450-2100

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

5. Running Reindeer Ranch

Tour operator in Alaska
Address: 1470 Ivans Alley, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
Phone: +1 907-455-4998

Running Reindeer Ranch

6. Denali

Mountain in Alaska
Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level.
With a topographic prominence of 20,194 feet and a topographic isolation of 4,621.1 miles, Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.
Elevation: 6,190 m
Prominence: 6,144 m
First ascent: June 7, 1913
Mountain range: Alaska Range, American Cordillera, North American Cordillera
First ascenders: Walter Harper, Hudson Stuck, Robert Tatum, Harry Karstens


7. University of Alaska Museum of the North

Museum in College, Alaska
The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a cultural and historical museum on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
Located in: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: 1962 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775, United States
Phone: +1 907-474-7505
Architect: Joan Soranno
Opened: 1917

University of Alaska Museum of the North

8. Kenai Fjords National Park

National park in Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park is an American national park that maintains the Harding Icefield, its outflowing glaciers, and coastal fjords and islands.
The park covers an area of 669,984 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, west of the town of Seward.
Address: Alaska, United States
Phone: +1 907-422-0500
Established: December 2, 1980
Area: 669,984 acres (2,711.33 km2)
Visitors: 321,596 (in 2018)
Management: National Park Service

Kenai Fjords National Park

9. Alaska SeaLife Center

Aquarium in Seward, Alaska
The Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska’s premier public aquarium and Alaska’s only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility, is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Address: 301 Railway Ave, Seward, AK 99664, United States
Phone: +1 888-378-2525
Notable animals: Dipper, Tongass, Kasilof, Tyonek, Kordelia
Opened: May 20, 1998
Founded: May 1998
Exhibits: I.Sea.U, Rocky Coast Discovery Pool, Octopus Grotto

Alaska SeaLife Center

10. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is an 11-mile-long trail along the coast of Anchorage, Alaska designated for non-motorized use.
The trail runs from Second Avenue in downtown Anchorage and finishes in Kincaid Park.
The trail is entirely paved, supports two-way traffic, and connects with the Chester Creek Trail.

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail