BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- Outdoor pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... This not a scheduled passenger service train, but complete tourists train. IT provides backpackers and hikers to access the back country,
Lastly two things I want to mention: Besides “Harry Potter”, George, our conductor on the train was made famous by the History/Discovery TV channels superb series about the Alaska Railway, and although this route was known for its “wildlife viewing”, we ...
... up to the top of Mt. Alyeska for some breathtaking views. Of all these, my favorite by far was the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The goal of this organization is just what it sounds like - to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce animals to their native Alaska environment. Here were some examples: First, there was the bald eagle called Adonis who had been shot by a hunter and had to have his wing amputated. Because he couldn't fly anymore he ...
... can see the Chugach Mountain Range from everywhere in Anchorage- I love looking up and seeing them- even if not fully snow covered because New England got all the snow this year! I heard someone suggest they should have switched- had the Boston Marathon up here and the Iditarod down in Boston! The next day I took a drive up to Flat top Mountain, in Chugach State Park, and had my breakfast overlooking Anchorage and beyond. On a really clear day you can even see Mt. McKinley! Then ...
We packed up camp on a very cloudy 7 am morning and headed to town to get a few supplies we had forgotten, as well as a quick bite just as the rain came. Not seeing the point to cross the inlet in the rain to an unfamiliar camping location at the base of a glacier, we delayed the taxi until noon in hopes the rain would stop. This gave us time to visit Two Sisters bakery, a home-turned-restaurant that ...
The introduction of the snow mobile in the 1950s and the consequent decline of dog sledding created an epochal change in life in the Arctic. Almost overnight, the practice of dog sledding that had underpinned life in the Arctic for over 5000 years was relegated to a comparative handful of die-hard sourdoughs, and Alaskan Native communities were welded into the cash economy. Nowadays, Alaskans own more snow mobiles per head than any other US state (7 per 100 people), while ...