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Alaska Tourist Map

by Vishul Malik

Much of interior Alaska comprises uninhabited wilderness. Places to visit in the state include the American Indian cultural centers, museums, historical sites, heritage centers and national parks.
State Parks Chugach State Park, Kachemak Bay State Park, Afognak Island State Park, Wood-Tikchik State park
Beaches Buskin Beach, Monashka Bay Beach, Petroglyph Beach, Fourth of July Beach.
Museums Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Aurora Ice Museum, Alaska State Museum, Pratt Museum
Historical Places Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Ladd Field, Onion Portage Archeological District, Stika National Historical Park.
Other Places Sitka National Monument, Totem Heritage center, Iditarod National Historic Trail, Denali National Park.

Places to Visit in Alaska, USA

Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park is a state park in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. It is located in the Chugach Mountains and has an area of 495,204 acres of land, and is the third-largest state park in the country. The park is split into three different zones and has three public campgrounds. The Seward Highway follows part of the park along the Turnagain Arm. The most popular site along the highway is the Beluga Point Mile 110.5, which is named after the Beluga whales that frequent this area. The park has Alaskan information available at the Eagle River Nature Center.

Anchorage Museum

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is located in Anchorage, Alaska. It was opened in 1968 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alaska purchase. Since then the museum has been enlarged several times. It completed a $106-million addition and renovation project in May 2010. It has an area of 40,000 square feet and a permanent collection with a focus on Alaska history. Approximately 180,000 visitors visit the museum each year. The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.

Sitka National Historical Park

Also known as Indian River Park, Sitka National Historical Park is located in Sitka. The park commemorates the Tlingit and Russian experiences in Alaska. It is the state’s oldest federally designated cultural and historic park. It is managed by National Park Service and covers 112 acres of land. The park was established as a National Monument on March 23, 1910 and was re-designated a national historic park on October 18, 1972.

Sitka National Monument

Sitka National Monument is located on Sitka Bay. It covers an area of 57 acres, and was established as a national monument by presidential proclamation on March 23,1910. The site includes an ancient village of the Kik-Siti Indians, relics of the aboriginal life of the region, and the 16 totem poles. Witch tree is an interesting feature of the monument. It was here that that the natives are believed to have held their trials for witchcraft.

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