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A Guide to Alaskan Tourist Sights

What activities can you do when you are in Alaska? You might not know this but Alaks had 3000 rivers and 3 million lakes. Of the 20 highest peaks in the US, 17 are in Alaska. This alone will take up your time when in Alaska. Below are some of the things that you can do if you take a vacation in this place.

You might be interested in visiting the Mendenhall Glacier. You can stay in the visitor’s center overlooking the glacier. It is warm here and you get a sheltered view of the glacier. Taking the trails will give you a close look at the glacier and some local wildlife.

You might want to see whales if you visit between May and September. Orcas, Grey Whales, or Humpbacks and Belugas are the great whales to watch here. Read more here about taking a marine expedition in Alaska.

Denali Nationla park is another attraction in Alaska. It is 20,310 feet and is the highest peak in North America. This national park is home to wolves, grizzlies, caribous, Dall sheep, mice, and more. There are many other beautiful sights here like tundras, beautiful lakes, rivers, and unique geological formations.

Has the northern lights intrigued you? You now have a chance to see it in its reality. When in Alaska, you should gaze up on the northern lights on a clear night. Don’t miss this one-in-a-lifetsime experience.

You might want to bike along Alaska’s coastal trail which winds along the Cook Inlet Arm. It is really worth trying this biking experience which you can complete in a whole day.

The Kenai Fjords Day Cruise is for those who love marine life. Here you will see puffins, otters, orcas, harbor seals, Minke whales, Dall’s porpoises, and more. Incredible mountain scens and tidewater glaciers are great subjects for your photographs.

The Sitka National Historical Park is the oldest national park in Alaska. You will find a lot of information here about totem poles, native artifats, beaches, and temperate rainforests.

If you want to see ice sculptures you can find them at the Aurora Ice Museum. There are nightly aurora shows that you can watch in their vintage theater.

An Alaskan trip is not complete unless you try salmon fishing. You can catch your salmon dinner from several Alskan river banks. Either to join a salmon charter or fish on your own with a license from the Alaska Dept of Fish and Game.

There are other things to do in Alaska like visiting the ghost town of Kennicott and Wrangell St Elias National Park, seeing the shifting sands of Kobuk Valley National Park, and visiting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, but the activities mentioned above is enough to entice you to come and visit Alaska.