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With free summer concerts held in front of the building at noon (Wednesday's & Friday's) and the Log Cabin Visitor's Center just next door, this old City Hall is frequently bustling with activity. Housing the office of the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, the building, originally built in 1936, is a two-story structure that served as the city's first government seat. The lobby holds a permanent exhibition of photographs and artifacts of early Anchorage. It is open year round.
The Phillips Cruises and Tours in the city of Anchorage is a cruise and tour company that offers the 26-Glacier tour to Prince William Sound. The sound is located off the Gulf of Alaska on the southern coast and the cruise takes off from the port of Whittier, located 60 miles to the south-east. The four and a half hour tour on the three-deck catamaran would take you through approximately 135 mile into the sound covering all the glaciers on the route. The company also arranges for round-trip between Anchorage and Whittier, in case you don't want to travel in your own car.
Salmon Berry allows adventurers to go dog sledding through snowy regions north of Anchorage, search for northern lights, explore glaciers on foot, and venture out to a frozen lake for ice fishing. Locally-owned and operated, the adventure tour company is one of the best organized and comprehensive in the area, and offers hospitable, customized trips based on a small tour philosophy throughout the year.
Originally built in 1915, this award-winning building has the only corner turret found in Anchorage. It was constructed by an early civic leader, A.J. Wendler. Each year, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in front of this building; the starting point is marked by a large bronze sled dog. This building was occupied for 18 years by "One People," a co-op that enables indigenous people worldwide to be self-sufficient by providing a sales outlet for their endangered arts and crafts. It is now a coffee shop and art gallery dedicated to displaying works by Alaskan artists. - Christine Keene
In the heart of downtown, Myron Rosenberg's gallery is chock-full of photographs so beautiful and varied, they might cause you to forget your schedule. This internationally known photographer balances insight, humor and respect, while capturing Mt. McKinley and other outstanding Alaskan scenes on film. The photographs can be shipped anywhere, can be purchased in custom sizes and are available as note cards. Come in and take the time to enjoy a look through his catalog or peruse the many selections hanging in the gallery.