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Every summer weekend, more than 300 vendors pitch tents and tables at the Anchorage Market and Festival. It's a perfect place to shop for last-minute souvenirs, chat with the locals, and admire handcrafted art from the Alaskan wilderness....
If you have only one day at Denali, take the shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center, with spectacular views of Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range — plus moose, caribou and wolves for the kids to ogle....
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. ...
For an unforgettable family memory, you can't beat flying over the 20,000-foot Mt. McKinley and Denali Park. ...
Airplane buffs of all ages will find lots to enjoy at the hands-on Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Galleries are jam-packed with World War II artifacts and memorabilia from the planes and pilots that make life possible in many parts of rugged Alaska. ...
Part aquarium, part wildlife rescue center, the Alaska SeaLife Center gives kids a peek inside the world of Alaska's marine animals. But they'll also learn about injured animals who have come to the Center for treatment and rehabilitation....
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Looking for adventure in the city? Put bicycling at the top of your itinerary. The folks at Downtown Bicycle Rental will help each kid and grownup find the perfect bike, plus helmets, maps, and water bottles for the ride....
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....