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The IGCA is one of the most exciting and innovative museums in Alaska. With a gallery in the heart of downtown, the IGCA regularly exhibits experimental works of art from Alaskan and internationally renowned artists. Past exhibitions have included FREEZE, an outdoor, hands-on installation where visitors tour through larger-than-life iced works of art in the downtown park strip. Now for the icing on top: this museum is free to the public. Additionally, inquiring visitors are often allowed to drop by the studios of resident artists to watch creativity come to life.
This small theater offers a constant stream of productions including cultural and classical cinema. It received the Governor's Arts Award in 1997. Recent billings include such classics as "The Young Man From Atlanta," "Woman of Will," "Down the Road," "The Delaney Sisters," and "Three Sisters". You will find amazing quality within this charming theatre. Visit the adjoining cafe, which serves gourmet snacks, beer and wine in a coffee house environment.
This monument was erected in 1990 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the arrival of residents into the Anchorage area. Beginning with the 1915 settlement of Tent City (in the Ship Creek area several blocks from this monument), this city went on to grow and prosper. The monument also celebrates January 3, 1959, the date when Alaska was declared one of the United States by President Eisenhower. This monument offers a nice vantage point from which to view the valley where it all began. No admission.
You can watch a film on a 180-degree wrap-around screen. View the 40-minute Omni Theater film Alaska the Greatland. The breathtaking 70mm-film-footage from all over the state. Then, experience the earth shaking from a replicated earthquake while standing in the "safequake" replication room. A gift shop is on site.
In the Fifth Avenue Mall, this non-profit museum is operated by volunteers and funded only through contributions. A unique story is told in its exhibits. Alaskan law enforcement was unusual. Troopers have had a challenging time providing law enforcement to this "frontier" state with its small population and immense mass. The exhibit includes an original 1952 Hudson Hornet patrol vehicle, an authentic state trooper's office and a display of equipment used to enforce the law. A gift shop is also on the premises. Admission: Free
This grassy, garden strip (11 blocks long, two miles in circumference and one block wide) was designed as a fire protection strip for the downtown district. Later, it acted as a landing strip for the city. Now, it is a recreational area with eight tennis courts, space for flying kites, ball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a skating rink, a steam engine and a Veteran's Memorial. Named for the 1929 Anchorage mayor, James Delaney, it hosts several festivals each year. Admission: free.