A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Anchorage: 47°/63°/Mostly cloudy
Fairbanks: 46°/69°/Mostly cloudy
Juneau: 48°/71°/Intermittent clouds
It may have been the ugliest dinosaur ever. But Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum, an arctic-dwelling relative of the three-horned Triceratops, was uniquely Alaskan, a species whose existence was only announced by scientists last fall. In the atrium of the main entrance of University Center Mall, Anchorage artist James Havens is depicting the beast on a 10-foot-by-10-foot canvas daily from noon to 8 p.m.
People coming to Alaska often get on the state ferry at Bellingham, Wash., and float north to Haines, where they head up a road to the Alaska Highway. How long is the Bellingham-Haines trip?
A flight to Anchorage from Seattle, the most commonly used connection point, takes about 3 hours 30 minutes.
Vacationers have a wide variety of ways to get to Alaska.
Where to call or go for help and information
Post office: 709 W. Ninth, in the Federal Building. 907-586-7987.
Internet access: Juneau has several stores at which visitors may check their e-mail.
Juneau Public Library. The main branch is 292 Marine Way, near the cruise ship dock. Users must show up and reserve time. 907-586-5249.
Police: 911. Nonemergency, 907-586-2780.
Hospital: Bartlett Regional Hospital, 907-586-2611.
Library: Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way. 907-586-5267. Also, there are branches in Douglas, 1016 Third St., 907-364-2378, and in the Mendenhall Mall, 907-789-0125.
City Hall: 907-586-4250.
Harbor master: 907-586-5255.
U.S. Forest Service: 907-586-8751.
National Park Service: Glacier Bay National Park, 907-697-2230.
Chamber of commerce: 907-463-3488.
Visitors bureau: Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau, 134 Third St., Juneau, AK 99801; 907-586-2201.