This 1915 historic site was the town's original gravesite. Upright whalebones mark, in traditional Eskimo style, some of ... More
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
This 1915 historic site was the town's original gravesite. Upright whalebones mark, in traditional Eskimo style, some of the graves where many well known forefathers of this state rest. Alaska's well-known artist, Sydney Laurence, is buried here as is Robert Reeve, the pioneer aviator of the Anchorage-Seattle route, and Charley Stanford, who carried the mail over the Iditarod route with sled dogs. This location was designated a National Historic Site in April 1993. There is no admission fee for viewing this park.
Right off the bat we realized that this was still a very active working cemetery around town. Most of it is very modern and looks like any other cemetery.
As you drive in, though you will start to see some of the local cultural and historic touches. The whale bone headstones and occasional statuary is interesting.
Is it the most fascinating or well-documented cemetery I've ever visited? Absolutely not, but given how easy it is to get to and drive through it is worth a visit if you enjoy that sort of thing.
This multi use park has four tennis courts and a volleyball court located at Debarr Road & Bragaw Place, available
daily with no fee. A baseball field and sledding hill are available here, at Craig Drive and Link Circle ...
A lovely area, large and grass covered with playground equipment, a ball field and a terrific view of the Inlet
from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that runs through its west side. Benches line the trail at the best ...
A lovely playground with half moon sculptures and a large picnic facility it is a long grassy area parallel to
the Chester Creek Greenbelt trail. It acts as a pausing place for trail users, a play area for nearby ...