Things to do in Alaska

Local events and other things to do in Alaska

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You don’t need to be an avid Alaska gardener to appreciate our local botanical gardens, but if you are you’ll find lots of ideas on what to grow at home. Non-green thumbers will find much to enjoy in the 110-acre Alaska Botanical Garden.

Learn which perennials do best in Southcentral Alaska

The Lower Perennial Garden is where you’ll want to go if you’re interested in learning more about which perennials are hardy to our area. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the number of plants that will do well in your landscape. These include poppies, delphiniums, roses and more.

Alaska natives

Take to the Wildflower Trail to view native Alaskan wildflowers. Native plants are always the ideal choice, regardless of where in the country one lives. They

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Dads do a lot of work for the family and we take a moment every June honor their commitment. This year, we celebrate Father’s Day on June 19. And, if you haven’t thought about how you want to spoil dad this year, we’ve got a few ideas that will make your old man smile.

 Spend a Day at the Zoo – Remember when dad used to take you to see the animals when you were young? Perhaps it’s time to repay the favor now that you can walk more than 15 minutes without asking for an ice cream. Dad’s have free entrance to the Alaska Zoo on Father’s Day, and there is live music from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make sure everyone has a terrific time. Of course, you may also want to treat your dad to an ice cream.

 More of a Beer Guy? – If your dad is more of a

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Nome is one of those small towns that feel a lot bigger than its size. Perhaps it’s the wide open skies and views of the Bering Sea. Or maybe it’s because it’s so easy to get a view of it from above. Nome isn’t connected to the Alaskan Highway system; if you’re coming in from out of town, you’ll arrive by air, by sea, or by dog sled (with or without the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race).

Located on the Seward Peninsula in Northwest Alaska, Nome hardly fills its 20 square miles with the estimated 3,700 residents. But that doesn’t mean everyone has a huge plot of land to look after. There are spacious apartments alongside large and small single-family homes.

Following the initial gold rush in 1898, Nome was officially incorporated in 1901. And,

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You can take a train to and from most American states in the lower 48, but most of these trips just don’t provide the same experience as Alaskan Railroad. Tickets can be booked for traveling between one station and another, but with these trains… it’s all about journey.

Go Where You Want to Go

It’s easy to explore Alaska by train. Alaskan Railroad features stops and stations throughout the state. And, they have featured destinations that make vacation planning easy.

Anchorage is home to this railways operator, and they have their main station there, but you’ll find regular service to see the wildlife in Denali National Park, ski in the resorts of Girdwood, or watch whales in Seward. Other featured destinations include:

  • Fairbanks
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There’s so much going on this weekend so get out the calendar and circle some dates.

Spenard Food Truck Carnival

Forget brown bagging; get your street food fix this week at the Spenard Food Truck Carnival, happening through August. The carnival is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot (2435Spenard Rd.). Live entertainment is on tap as well. Stay up to date with who will be there on Facebook.

Harlem Globetrotters

Can you believe the Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year? That makes this year’s tour extra special. Check out the basketball magic the Globetrotters have running through the tips of their fingers with a performance on Friday night or Saturday afternoon at

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Looking for something exciting to do with the kids in and around Anchorage this spring? You’re sure to find something on this list that appeals to the children in your life. And, you won’t find these activities boring either!

Take a Walk on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail – Whether you’re pushing a stroller or you’ve got older kids that can last just over a mile on their own two legs, spring is a great time to hit the trails. You’ll be able to spot wildlife and see the city from a new viewpoint. Running parallel to the Alaskan Railroad tracks, you’ll be able to experience the best of Anchorage in one short walk.

Ride a Train… Just About Anywhere – If walking really isn’t your speed, you can board a train and still take in all the splendors of the

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