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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 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
The Alaska Railroad covers 500 miles from Seward to Fairbanks. In 1985, the Railroad was purchased by the State of Alaska from the federal government. Rebuilt and improved on in 1997, the first floor is designated for passenger ticketing and tour information, and has historical photos of the Railroad's development dating back to 1914 when the construction began. Many different tours are available for purchase, including float trips, glacier cruises, sightseeing flights and jet boat safaris.