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Wedged between the two arms of Cook Inlet and the imposing Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is home to over forty percent of Alaska's population and is the state's transport hub. A sprawling city on the edge of one of the world's great wildernesses, it often gets bad press from those who live elsewhere in the state and deride it as "just half an hour from the real Alaska." However, it has its attractions and, with its beautiful setting, can make a pleasant one- or two-day stopover. Anchorage was born in 1915 as a tent city for Alaska Railroad construction workers. During the 1930s, hopefuls …
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Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is remarkable for its programs, life-sized village displays, craft-making workstations and friendly, knowledgeable Alaskan Native ...

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Mooses Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

Start your meal off with a roasted garlic head with beer batter bread served with spreadable gorgonzola cheese. Then press on to the choices of pizza and salads. Try the Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Pizza, white pizza (Greek style with artichoke hearts, feta and mushrooms) or the Chicken Picante. Drinks feature home brewed root beer for the kids and kid in you, and award winning Ales and Lagers for the adults.