Hotel Captain Cook
Visit some of Anchorage’s most celebrated cultural attractions:
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is a performance venue in downtown Anchorage. Opened in 1988, it entertains over 200,000 patrons annually, and consists of three theaters: Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, Discovery Theatre, and Sydney Laurence Theatre.
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
The Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is an upscale regional shopping mall located in downtown Anchorage. The mall has four levels with the only JCPenney and Nordstrom stores in Alaska as anchors. The mall also boasts Alaska's only Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple Store, Coach, and Michael Kors locations.
The Anchorage Museum is a large art, history, ethnography, ecology, and science museum located in a modern building in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska. It is dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art, and history of Alaska. The museum displays material from its permanent collection, along with regular visiting exhibitions.
Alaska Aviation Museum
The Alaska Aviation Museum’s mission is to honor Alaska's aviation heritage, by preserving and displaying historic aircraft, artifacts, and memorabilia, and to foster public interest in aviation and its history. The museum has over thirty aircrafts on display, a restoration hangar, flight simulators, two theatres, and a Hall of Fame. It provides an emphasis on historic aircrafts, aviation artifacts, and memorabilia that contributed to the development and progress of aviation in Alaska, including Bush flying, and the WWII Army base on Adak Island.
Kincaid Park is a 1,516.78 acre (6.1382 km2) municipal park bounded on the south by Turnagain Arm, on the west by Knik Arm, and on the north by Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Noted for Nordic skiing trails, in snowless months the park is frequented by runners, bikers, hikers, archers, dog-trainers, motocross users, disc golfers, soccer teams, and rollerskiers. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, sledding, and biathlon.
Far North Bicentennial Park
For a true wilderness experience within Anchorage, explore the 4,000 acre Far North Bicentennial Park. The lower parking lot provides access to flat land and easy trails that run along creeks and through birch and spruce scented forest. The upper parking lot leads to more rugged terrain, with world class Nordic ski trails that are great for biking and hiking in the summer. Just 500 yards in from the Hilltop Ski Area, the 4.5 mile Spencer Loop passes near roaring Campbell Creek before climbing along a ridge above a seldom-visited whitewater gorge. Views of Anchorage, the Cook Inlet, and even Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) from the Spencer Loop are great and well worth the effort to reach.