Nestled between the Alaska Range and the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage offers multicultural experiences and adventure. The Last Frontier’s largest city is on the Cook Inlet and near five national parks, including Denali National Park and Preserve, a popular pre- or post-cruise trip. Its namesake peak (formerly Mount McKinley) is the tallest in North America at 20,310 feet. Some explore its 6 million acres by snowshoe, dog sled or cross-country skis, and the variety of wildlife includes wolverines, caribou and grizzly bears. Shore excursions like flightseeing, whale-watching, panning for gold and kayaking through glacial lakes are offered in the area, and, depending on the time of year, Anchorage visitors can witness the spectacle of the northern lights or cast out for king salmon in downtown’s Ship Creek. The Alaska Native Heritage Center showcases the state’s 11 major cultures through stories, dance and more.
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