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Anchorage All Around
a 4 hour Scenic City Tour

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This tour is designed to give the transportation challenged tourist opportunity to see the outskirts of Anchorage at a reasonable price.

Anchorage is a symphony of rich native culture, exciting metropolitan attractions and dramatic landscapes waiting to be explored. There is plenty to see and do in Anchorage!

On the Anchorage All Around City Tour you can explore the most popular sights at your own pace by simply following a walking tour map. 

Our driver is always happy to offer suggestions of sights or other tours you might enjoy.

 

Tour Includes: Most of Anchorage’s popular sites in town

Alaska Wild Berry Products, Ship Creek, Earthquake Park, Point Woronzof, University of Alaska, the Ulu Factory, and Potter Marsh where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Turnagain Arm.

Ship Creek

Located on the outskirts of the city center of Anchorage, Ship Creek is one of the only places you can view urban combat fishing.

There are two main salmon runs on Ship Creek, a King Salmon run from early June until the season closure on July 15th and a Silver Salmon run that starts in very late July and runs until late October. The run peaks in late July through August.

There is fantastic fish watching from the platforms around the creek.

Ship Creek
Anchorage

At Ship Creek salmon runs are sighted in mid to late summer and urban combat fishing is abundant. Urban combat is when fisher persons stand side by side competing to catch the big one...

Moose Sightings 

Anchorage is home to some 1,500 local moose, with city sightings surprisingly common, especially along the roadside.

The best time to spot these local residents is in the morning and evening hours. September and October are "rutting" season during which males put on a show of strength as they take on other males in a form of antler jousting.

In mid-May to early June keep an eye out for newborn calves. 

Local Jam, Sweet Treats, and the World's Largest Chocolate Waterfall

Since 1946 Alaskan residents have been bringing their wild-picked berries to Alaska Wild Berry Products, enabling this local establishment to produce some of the region's most beloved jams and jellies.

Visitors can watch any of the establishment's four kitchens in action as they create jams/jellies premium chocolates - including Alaska's largest chocolate bar (5 3/4lbs!) - and other tasty treats, all of which are for sale in the gift shop.

Be sure to check out the World’s Largest Chocolate Water Fall during your visit! This 20 foot tall attraction incorporates over 3,000 pounds of chocolate with a special built-in warming system to keep the liquid chocolate flowing.

The falls incorporate over 3,000 pounds of chocolate

 Potter Marsh

One of the most accessible wildlife viewing areas in Anchorage, Potter Marsh is located on the southern outskirts of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can meander along the 1,550-foot wooden boardwalk that winds through the fresh water marsh to take in panoramic views of scenic Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountain range. 

In the summer months salmon frequent the area, as do an abundance of birds including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, and trumpeter swans. Moose can also be seen foraging in the marshy waters along with beavers and muskrats. 

The ULU Factory

Originally fashioned from flat rocks, slate, or even jade, the ULU Knife bears the distinctive markings of the craftsman. 

The ULU Factory is home to the North's most popular tool, the ULU Knife. Visitors can watch craftsmen at work fashioning the famous knife and learn more about its history.

Originally fashioned from flat rocks, slate, or jade, this vital tool enabled Eskimos to live off the land and fashion everything they ate, wore, lived in, and traveled in out of the wilderness surrounding them.

Today, visitors to the ULU Factory can see ancient ULUs on display, some with prehistoric feathers and animal fat still attached, as well as take a personal tour of the factory to see firsthand how this incredibly useful tool is made. 

Watch the knives being made: Take a personalized tour of the factory and see skilled craftsmen at work, then visit the factory shop to take home your authentic ULU knife - great for the kitchen!   

Point Woronzof

At Point Woronzof visitors can take in stunning views of the mountains surrounding Anchorage as well as scenic Cook Inlet, with a possible glimpse of Mount McKinley - or Denali (The Great One) as the Natives call it in Athabaskan.

Part of over 191 acres of protected parkland, the area is a great vantage point from which to spot bald eagles, moose, and even beluga whales. 

Visitors can try their hand at fishing in the creek after the tour. It’s easy to rent poles, get a license and all the gear you need right at the creek.

Point Woronzof

Stunning views of Anchorage and Cook Inlet, with a possible glimpse of Mount McKinley

 

Walk Around the City

Lastly, we can drop you off downtown where you can enjoy walking around the city, the museum, rent a bike, visit the visitor’s center, take in the Earthquake movie to learn about Anchorage‘s devastating 9.2 earthquake or enjoy one of Anchorage’s fine restaurants.

When you're ready we will be happy to drop you off at your hotel.

Explore City Tour

Tour operates daily year round. Winter schedule may vary. (Tours before or after these dates can be arranged by phone appointment only).

Average price for this tour is $59.00
Tour Departures

8:00 a.m. during May – September

9:00 a.m. during September – May

Pickups are only at the Anchorage Downtown Visitors Center located at 546 W 4th Avenue on the corner of 4th and F Street. Look for the log cabin.
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  • Two person minimum for this tour to operate

    If you are one person please call to ensure operation.

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  • FREE PICKUP DURING WINTER SCHEDULE

    Free pickup from Anchorage area Hotels during winter months. If your hotel is not listed please put in notes and a customer service representative will call to confirm your pick up the night prior.

Note: Customers wanting to visit the Alaska Native Hospital Gift Shop should note that the shop is run by volunteers and closes at 2 p.m. daily and does not operate Saturday or Sunday. All Native art is authentic and only marked up by 20 percent and proceeds go to hospital charities. Most customers find this to be the highlight of the tour since Native artwork in other gift shops are generally marked up by as much as 150 percent.

See the most popular sights of Alaska's largest city with our Anchorage All Around City Tour.

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All Around City Tour

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Glacier and Wildlife Explorer

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Wildlife and Turnagain Arm

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