One Hundred Fifty+ (150+) Things to Do
In and Around Anchorage (Summer)

(Subject to weather)

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(Items listed alphabetically, with second number referring to order on the original list)



Looking south from Flat Top Mountain towards
the Kenai Peninsula (across bay) (June 2000)

  1. (7.) MEAL - Enjoy a terrific meal and view of the sea port at the Crow's nest
  2. (154.) MEDITATE and contemplate under a spruce tree(FREE!)
  3. (102.) Climb the new AIRPORT TOWER at MERRILL FIELD
  4. (84.) Watch the MIDNIGHT SUN descend from on top Flat Top Mountain
  5. (125.) Build and fly MODEL ROCKETS or airplanes
  6. (11.) MOOSE - Hunt moose (with a camera) at Kincaid Park(FREE!)
  7. (117.) Compete with friends to see who can smash the most MOSQUITOES in one hour(FREE!)
  8. (67.) Rent a "hog" (Harley MOTORCYCLE). The Harley dealer is at 907-248-5300. Motorcycle rentals are available at Fire and Ice Rentals 243-8895.
  9. (44.) Learn about Alaska bush pilots and aviation at the Aviation MUSEUM
  10. (147.) Gaze at Mt. MCKINLEY, the tallest mountain in the United States (when the sky is clear) (FREE!)
  11. (138.) Listen to MUSIC IN THE PARK, an on-the-grass concert(FREE!)
  12. (49.) Take in a scenic drive and visit the MUSK OX Farm in Palmer
  13. (114.) Collect feathers, beads, fabrics, and other materials to MAKE COLORFUL native CLOTHING
  14. (115.) Attend classes to learn to speak a NATIVE ALASKAN LANGUAGE
  15. (71.). Visit a NATIVE ALASKA VILLAGE
  16. (6.) Visit NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER, Glenn Highway and Muldoon. Five village exhibits and lake, 26 acres. 330-8000. Admission fee.
  17. (83.) Expand your cultural awareness by visiting the new Alaska NATIVE HOSPITAL(FREE!)
  18. (3.) Attend a NATURE CENTER lecture/demonstration in Eagle River -
  19. (75.) Watch a presentation of the NORTHERN LIGHTS at Sky Song, May 24-September 15. For information call 1-800-478-7328, or 263-ARTS. There is an entrance fee.
  20. (119.) Set up and run an ORIENTEERING course. Two or more teams with a magnetic compass, USGS map (USGS mapstore is 786-7011) and some preparation time at one of the numerous parks in Anchorage... Kincaid, Russian Jack Springs, Hillside, Campbell green belt, Delaney, and others.
  21. (87.) PAINT a nature scene
  22. (26.) Have a PARTY at a nightclub
  23. (9.) PAN for (REAL) gold
  24. (101.) Fly a PARAGLIDER
  25. (30.) Tour the PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE
  26. (11.) PHOTOGRAPHY - Hunt moose (with a camera) at Kincaid Park(FREE!)
  27. (32.) Enjoy a PICNIC or barbeque in the woods
  29. (43.) Go exploring at the Locomotive PLAYGROUND(FREE!)
  30. (109.) Make PLASTER CASTS of wild ANIMAL FOOTPRINTS in the woods
  31. (55.) Get wet on a RAFTING trip in Girdwood
  32. (107.) Marvel at the RAINBOW over the snow capped mountains(FREE!)
  33. (145.) Discover the latest in recreational vehicles at the Annual Winter Recreation/Travel S
  34. 146. See THE REINDEER and take a trail ride at the REINDEER FARM in Palmer
  35. (86.) RENT AN AIRPLANE and fly yourself around the area
  36. (68.) Drive your own hotel around by RENTING A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
  37. (152.) Climb a rock wall at the ROCK GYM
  38. (113.) COLLECT native ROCK AND MINERAL specimens
  39. (121.) Collect ROCK SPECIMENS to keep your luggage from blowing away
  40. (63.) ROLLER BLADING on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
  41. (137.) RUN in the 5K Challenge
  42. (104.) Visit the FIREHOUSE and SAFETY STORE
  43. (105.) Blow along on the water in a SAILBOAT
  44. (79.) Watch the SALMON runs as they swim upstream at Ship Creek or Campbell Creek(FREE!)
  45. (49.) Take in a SCENIC DRIVE and visit the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer
  46. (140.) Get a taste of Scotland at the SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
  47. (148.) Chill out by SCUBA diving in sub-arctic waters
  48. (20.) Shop in one of the eight SHOPPING MALLS in Anchorage
  49. (10.) Shop for unique gifts or fresh farm vegetables at SATURDAY MARKET
  50. (31.) SING, or play with a musically inclined group
  51. (129.) SKIP STONES on the water at a local beach
  52. (89.) Go SNIPE HUNTING at Eklutna Lake
  53. (19.) Visit the SOD ROOFED VISITORS CENTER in downtown anchorage(FREE!)
  54. (118.) Introduce yourself to five SOURDOUGH Alaskans and ask them what they like best about Alaska
  55. (74.) Discover Alaskan treasures at a SOUVENIR SHOP
  56. (131.) Make a SOUVENIR WHISTLE from native woods
  57. (53.) Discover the Athabascan SPIRIT HOUSES at the Eklutna Cemetery on your way to Eklutna Lake
  58. (93.) Intimidate your taste buds by dining on fresh SUSHI
  59. (136.) Count SNAKES in Russian Jack Springs Park(FREE!)
  60. (95.) Look for constellations and count the STARS (There are more of them in Alaska, you know) (FREE!)
  61. (106.) Fatten up at the STATE FAIR in Palmer
  62. (133.) Watch for a SUN DOG display in the sky(FREE!)
  63. (36.) Watch the SUN SET over Cook Inlet while sitting atop Woronzof Point(FREE!)
  64. (42.) Go SWIMMING, indoor pool or outdoors
  65. (77.) Get closer to your maker at a local SYNAGOGUE, or church
  66. (59.) Bounce around on the back of a horse on a TRAIL RIDE
  67. (56.) Climb Mt. Alyeska by TRAMWAY for a spectacular view of Cook Inlet
  68. (153.) Practice shooting at clay birds at the TRAP SHOOT range
  69. (33.) Visit the State TROOPER MUSEUM
  70. (41.) Play TENNIS
  71. (52.) Ride the Anchorage TROLLEY
  72. (38.) Investigate educational opportunities at one of the two local UNIVERSITIES
  73. (149.) Watch for signs of new VOLCANIC ACTIVITY west and south of Anchorage(FREE!)
  74. (131.) Make a souvenir WHISTLE from native woods
  75. (155.) Get sweaty by playing VOLLYBALL or badminton in one of the nearby parks
  76. (157.) Cool off with a good book near one of our WATERFALLS
  77. (92.) Acquire lifesaving knowledge by attending a WILDERNESS SURVIVAL course
  78. (24.) Get up close to native animals at the WILDLIFE PARK
  79. (110.) Make a list of all the Alaskan WILDLIFE you see on a day trip(FREE!)
  80. (76.) "SHOOT" WILDLIFE with a photo camera
  81. (34.) Listen to the sounds of wolves, loons and other Alaskan critters at the WOLFSONG store
  82. (112.) Watch commercial aircraft land and take off directly over your head at WORONZOFF POINT(FREE!)
  83. (36.) Watch the sun set over Cook Inlet while sitting atop WORONZOF POINT(FREE!)
  84. (25.) Visit the Anchorage ZOO to see native species and several not native to Alaska, 346-3242.


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