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Anchorage is located south of Fairbanks and north of Seward along Highway 1, near the Gulf of Alaska and Cook Inlet.

The city was established in 1915 as construction headquarters of the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks. During World War II, it became the U.S. Alaska Defense Command headquarters; in 1942, the Alaska Highway was built as part of the West Coast's defense. A major earthquake in 1964 caused several deaths and extensive damage. Anchorage enjoyed a major boom in the late '60s, when oil was discovered in Prudhoe Bay. The Alaska Pipeline was built in the mid-'70s.

Today Anchorage, population 258,782, is the state's largest city and the transportation, communications and commercial hub of the southcentral and western regions. The city is the starting point of the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Nome. Other attractions are Fur Rendezvous, Earthquake Park and nearby Eklutna Historical Park.

Anchorage is part of the Anchorage, Alaska metro area.

Anchorage Festival of Music | Great Alaska Sportsman Show | Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon | Slam'n Salm'n Derby | A Cousin Of Mine Arpt B And B | Alaska Computer Institute | Anchorage Market and Festival | Anchorage Pet Expo | Arctic Thunder air show | Hotel Captain Cook | Trans-Alaska Pipeline |
Airports Anchorage International Airport |
Sources of Alaska Information Alaska State Parks |
Art Alaska Glass Art | Anchorage Square & Round Dance Center | Keith Appel, Artist | Laura Wright Alaskan Parkas | Lightwave Glass Studio | Mike Robinson Photography | Tracy Anna Bader Design Studio | Whaling Wall | Great Alaskan Gourmet Adventure |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns 15 Chandeliers B&B Inn | Alaska Wilderness Plantation | Alaska's Natural Wonders B&B | Arctic Magnolias Bed and Breakfast | B and B at Bree | Chickadee Bed and Breakfast | Conner Lake Bed and Breakfast | Gourmet Fleurs Bed and Breakfast | Ivy Inn Bed & Breakfast | K Street Bed & Breakfast | Kasilof River Road Bed and Breakfast | North Country Castle Bed & Breakfast | Parkwood Inn | Summerset Bed and Breakfast | Swan House |
Education Alaska Baptist Native School Of Theology | Alaska Outdoor & Experimental Education | Alaska Pacific University | Far North Bible College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Harry’s Bar and Grill | Moose's Tooth Brewing Company | Sacks Cafe and Restaurant | Snow Goose Restaurant |
Gambling Tudor Road Bingo Center Casino |
Golf Anchorage Grand Hotel |
History St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church |
Lodges Kennicott Glacier Lodge | Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts A Quiet Place Bed & Breakfast | Alaska Vacation MotorHome Rentals | Anchorage Grand Hotel | Arctic Inn Motel | City Garden Bed & Breakfast | Denali Wilderness Lodge | Experience Alaska Vacation Chalets | Holitna River Lodge | Igloo Village | John's Motel | Off the Tracks Women's Guest House | Spenard Hostel | Whiskey Lake Lodge | Alaska Natural History Association |
City Parks Departments Bureau of Land Management - Alaska |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Charles Sandberg REALTOR | Charlotte Schlosstein REALTOR | Continental Homes | Dealers Auto Auction | Don and Holly Murray, Realtors | John O'Hara, Realtor | Karen Foster | Lori Hackenberger and Careen Muir Realtors | Marci Newman Realtor | Mary Dee Fox Real Estate Agent | Prudential Jack White | Prudential Vista Real Estate | Ranna Fekrat, Realtor | Reagan Russey Realtor | Rick Giliam, Realtor | Tatiana Khokhorina Realtor |
RV campgrounds and dealers Alaska Adventures RV Rentals | Beauty Vans of Alaska | Compact RV Rentals | Murphy's RV | Sourdough RV Rentals | Sweet Retreat Motorhome Rentals |
Science Chugach National Forest | Fort Richardson Fish and Wildlife Center |
Shopping Antique Gallery | J and M Alaska Gold Nugget Jewelry | North Pacific Auctioneers | Pack Rat |
Health Resorts and Spas Premier Bodyworks |
Sports and Sporting Events 10th & M Seafoods | Alaska Fly Fishers | Alaska Trophy Hunting & Fishing | Alpenglow Ski Area at Arctic Valley | Aurora Alaska Premium Smoked Salmon | Bonnie Cusack Memorial Ice Arena | Fairbanks Gold Company | Hope Mining Company | Togiak Kayak Tours |
Transportation Alaska Railroad | Bold Airport | Jim Air | Merrill Field Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Alaska River Guides | Alaska's Naknek Anglers | Alaskan Wilderness Expeditions | HiLine Lake Wilderness Camp | Hitaluga Guide Service | Jake's Alaska Wilderness Outfitters | Rainy Pass Lodge |

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Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage AK March28 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Anchorage Festival of Music Anchorage AK April14 The Anchorage Festival of Music is a non-profit community organization dedicated to presenting classical music and educational opportunities in music for the people of Alaska. It is supported in part by grants from the Atwood Foundation, Getty Foundation, Carr Foundations and by major contributions from corporations, as well as generous contributions of time and financial support from many individuals and businesses.
Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage AK June7-16 Win a boat, motor, and trailer.
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon Anchorage AK June22 The Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon includes, a marathon (26.2 miles), marathon relay (4 X 6.5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles). five miler (5.6 miles), and a youth cup (1.6 miles).
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 Located in Eagle River, in the parking lot south of the Garcia's Restaurant, the Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court is a great place to find live entertainment, a variety of great food, and shopping for everyone. Definitely the perfect place to take your family!
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 This event includes, US Army & AK National Guard Games & Exhibit, 3 on 3 BB Tourney, Celebrity Jeopardy, Community Service Awards, Classic 5K Race, Bear Paw's Got Talent, Grand Parade, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Photo Contest, Bear Paw Quilt Exhibit & Events, Bear Paw Royalty Pageant, Chepo's Classic Car Show, Community Entertainment on Stage, Dog & Owner Look A Like with VCA, and much more.