I recently attended a week long mission trip to Anchorage, Alaska. Until now, I had never visited Alaska and neither had anyone else on the trip so we all had no idea of what to expect.
Between all of our mission work, we squeezed in as much adventuring as we could which led to some late nights and early mornings(all well worth it of course)! Here’s everything we did:
1. Portage Glacier
For those who want to pay $40 for a glacier cruise and see it up close, you totally can, but we decided to go the free route and still saw a pretty amazing view.
2. Native Heritage Center
It’s so important to learn about the native culture and history and you can’t skip the heritage center. I learned so much about the culture and could not be more thankful for it.
3. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
The easiest way to see Alaskan wildlife. I absolutely needed to see a moose at some point and the conservation center allowed me to see multiple. I was also lucky enough to see some moose crossing the street on the last day of my trip!
4. Hike Flat Top Mountain
I’m not going to lie, it’s more of a climb than a hike towards the end, but the view is one of a kind.
5. Iditarod Museum
Not only do you get to hold the new puppies but you get to go on a ride with the sled dogs, even if it’s Summer. They also have a wonderful video that will teach about the race and its history.