"Alaskan Fun Starts Here" Top 5 Page for this destination Anchorage by kaloz

Anchorage Travel Guide: 835 reviews and 1,559 photos

Fresh from Antactica -- VT Meet 2004

Sharrie emailed and said she was coming to Anchorage, so I posted a meeting notice and Stargazer1 (ajay) joined us in January 2004 for a meeting at Fletcher's.

Anchorage is the starting point for many Alaskan adventures, unless you are doing a cruise of SE. So chances are you will pass through Anchorage, as I must every time I travel. This page is always under revision, as I stay at different places, and eat at different places. (VT has changed the way I travel).

Once you are in Anchorage, remember, Alaska is only an hour away! (haha)

See the Travelogue for more pictures of the VT Meeting.

Wild Salmon on Parade

In the summer of 2003, Anchorage sponsored "Wild Salmon on Parade" where large decorated fish were on display throught the area, and visitors were given a guide, and it was a fun way to hit the highlights of the town. Then you got to vote on which fish you liked best. There was even an auction with the proceeds going to Salmon Recovery and other charities.

See my Travelogue for more "Wild Salmon on Parade"

Log Cabin

OK, every Anchorage page has the log cabin. So what? It is the best place to start. And you wouldn't want to miss that huge hunk of JADE

The staff is very helpful and can assist you in planning your Alaskan vacation.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fun Surprises
  • Cons:Caters to the tourist
  • In a nutshell:A good starting point for seeing Alaska
  • Last visit to Anchorage: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2008 at 6:40 AM

    nice tips!

  • awp's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2005 at 12:20 PM

    Nice Travel Tips !!!

  • sihi's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2004 at 9:38 AM

    Good page of that interesting city. I would like to visit Alaska:)

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2004 at 7:14 PM

    Thanks for everything! Hopefully, I'll return in the summer & visit your hometown at the same time too! :-)

  • linnyloo's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 4:15 AM

    Great Anchorage page, good tips. I enjoyed it!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    Wow!! The VT meeting looked quite enjoyable! It's always nice to make new friends! Sorry to have missed Sharrie and Ajay!!

  • Scandic's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 9:59 PM

    Hih:) I really enjoyed to read your Anchorage pages and how funny, we do have same Tourist Trap -tips...Earthquake exhibition really sucked! Fairbanks has been very cold but friendly, you should come to visit here:)

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2004 at 9:50 PM

    I went to see the Pope in Anchorage 23 years ago next month! I like the pictures you've chosen.

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 7:48 AM

    Excellent, the quintessential Anchorage page, everything a visitor needs to know, but from a real Alaskan perspective! - Thanks from a chechako

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 11:45 AM

    fantastic page! it must be an interesting trip!

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