Things to Do in Alaska
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For an unforgettable family memory, you can't beat flying over the 20,000-foot Mt. McKinley and Denali Park. ...
If the weather's cold or rainy, head for H2 Oasis, Alaska's largest indoor waterpark, where kids can go crazy with six water cannons, a 500-foot long master blaster water coaster, a huge wave pool, and a ginormous body slide....
Kids of all ages and abilities enjoy this short half-mile hike through the forest, across a creek, then up to Exit Glacier, the only glacier in the park that you can get to on foot....
Kids and grownups alike will laugh and cheer at this action-packed show, hosted by the Seavey family and performed by champion racing dogs. But the best part is at the end, when you get to cuddle tiny Iditarod puppies from the kennel. ...
The eye-popping beauty of the Kenai fjords is an experience your family will never forget. Kids will see tons of wildlife like orca whales, puffins and sea lions. And you won't just see glaciers, you'll hear them snapping and cracking....
Float lazily down the Resurrection River, trailing your hands in the cold-but-gentle water while expert guides do all the paddling. Perfect for kids and novices, there's absolutely no whitewater — just a relaxing ride and lots of photo ops....
Anchorage is a great jumping-off point for fabulous day trips to Seward, Denali, Fairbanks, and more. Open-air viewing platforms make the journey extra exciting, especially when the train whistle blows. ...
If breathtaking scenery gets your heart racing, take a mid-day or sunset ride on the Mt. Alyeska Tram. Kids will be glued to the windows of the tram for the entire seven minute "flight" over the forested slopes....
Iditarod magic becomes real as you ride on a wheeled sled behind a team of 13 sled dogs, mushing for two miles through the forest, past Resurrection Mountain, and along Box Canyon Creek. ...