Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Photos and stories from the last great race.

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About Alaska

History & culture

A statue of a gold miner stands near the Old St. Joseph's Church in Nome. The church was built in 1901 and was later used as a storage building for a mining company.

Although Alaska's statehood is relatively brief, the state's history is long and colorful.

Shopping

Authentic arts and crafts created by Alaska Natives often are marked with a Silver Hand tag.

Alaska will no doubt inspire memories. But most visitors will want to take home something to help keep those memories fresh. An epic trip to the Great Land deserves a souvenir or two worthy of the excursion.

Moving to Alaska

Container ships bring vehicles and goods to the Port of Anchorage.

Moving to Alaska can be a big adventure.

Education in Alaska

The Great Room at the new Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage features a ceiling almost 35 feet high. Now it houses a computer lab, but in the future it will be an open study area.

Alaska has a public university system, with three main campuses and 15 local branches across the state, and a vo-tech school.

Alaska FAQs

Alaska.com's users have asked many good questions about life and vacations on the Last Frontier. Here are some of them.

Alaska by the book

The dangerous life of fishermen, part of the Alaska legend, appears in many  books about the state. Here, crewmen work a crab pot as the Aleutian Mariner takes a wave in the Bering Sea.

What's a vacation without a good book to read? When vacationing in Alaska, it might be a good idea to do some reading before arriving in the Great Land.

Weather & climate

Alaska's long, cool summer days are great for vegetables, such as this 85-pound cabbage being entered in the state fair at Palmer. (It finished in second place.)

Be weather wise and clothing conscious on your visit.

Places in Alaska

Alaska regions

Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, is seen just before sunset on a late March flightseeing trip. The south peak, right, is the summit at 20,320 feet; the north peak stands 19,470 feet high. Climbing season on the big mountain is May through July.

Alaska can be divided into five broad regions.

The Interior

The Alaska Range is the Interior's defining feature. In Denali National Park, Wonder Lake reflects Mount McKinley reflects at sunset.

This vast area is alive with gold mining and plenty of outdoor activities.

Alaska Photos

Bird Treatment and Learning Center hold open house

Petra is a bald eagle that has been with Bird TLC since 1995. Bird Treatment and Learning Center invited the public to visit and learn about bald and golden eagles at its Save the Eagles event on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Bird Treatment and Learning Center invited the public to visit and learn about bald and golden eagles at its Save the Eagles event on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Aerials from Birchwood to the Alaska Range

Sunlight sparkles off the braided channels of the Susitna River near the mouth where it empties into Cook Inlet on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

The Susitna Valley and Alaska Range from the air.

A Day along Turnagain Arm

Tracey Knutson steps onto the shore with a salmon near the Twentymile River bridge on Monday, August 13, 2012 along the Seward Highway. Knutson, her son Bergen Knutson, Mike Benoit and dogs Karma and Drake were on a trip up the Twentymile River.

Turnagain Arm mud, trains, kiters and more.

Birds of Summer 2012

A pair of swans float on the still waters of Kashwitna Lake as the sun sets along near the Parks Highway north of Willow on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

Avion families in the Anchorage area.

Denali Zipline Tour

Alan Campbell zips through the forest. Denali Zipline Tours has 9 ziplines several swinging bridges and a rappel in the forest canopy outside of Talkeetna, AK on Friday, July 27, 2012.

Zipline through the forest canopy outside of Talkeetna, AK.

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