The Midnight Sun Brewing Co. is one of the most popular Anchorage attractions because it is considered to be the best brewery in the area. This award winning brewery was established in 1995 and manufactures a variety of beers named Kodiak Brown ale, the Wolf Spirit Sparkling Ale, the Mammoth Extra Stout as well as the Full Curl Ale.
The Earthquake Park is one of the Anchorage attractions which have been established in the memory of the 'Good Friday Earthquake' which rocked the city in the month of March in 1964 and it features a number of monuments and boards describing the natural calamity. This earthquake measured 9.2 on the Richter scale and completely devastated an affluent residential area by sinking the buildings into a 30-foot crevice.
The Westchester Lagoon Overlook is located in between the Westchester lagoon and the Chugach Mountain Range and is one of the Anchorage attractions which provide the most breath taking and scenic view of the surrounding areas of the city. While in winters the lagoon is frozen and the trees are covered with snow, during summers much of the snow slopes down from the mountains and adds to the scenery.
The Jewel Lake is one of the most popular Anchorage attractions especially on a holiday because it offers an opportunity to the visitors to swim in the ice-cold water or do fishing within the demarcated areas. The park around the lake features picnic facilities, playground equipment, barbeque grills as well as playing fields for volleyball and softball thus making it an ideal recreation center.
The Holy Family Cathedral has been in existence since the nineteenth century but became a part of the Anchorage attractions from the 1920s' onwards.
The Lake Spenard boasts of having the largest float-plane runway in the world and is one of the most picturesque Anchorage attractions. This lake is surrounded by a beautiful park which consists of a swimming area, a playground, picnic areas which afford one a clear view of the air show and a volleyball court all of which make it an ideal destination for day-spending in the summer season.
The Whaling Wall is a large mural which measures 400 feet in length and 5 stories in height and is one of the landmark Anchorage attractions. The mural is a representation of the Alaskan marine life and depicts underwater whales swimming under the icebergs while the fur seals are shown to be relaxing on the surface of the icebergs.
The Cadastral Survey Monument consists of a bronze plaque commemorating the first land auction which was held in 1915 and is therefore one of the historically noteworthy Anchorage attractions. It is from this monument that the plots of the city were drawn up and that is why even today the lettered streets in the city run in the north-south direction where as the numbered avenues run in the east-west directions.
The Historic City Hall was built in 1936 and is important among the Anchorage attractions because it served as the first seat of the Government pertaining to the city. Apart from housing the Anchorage Convention Office as well as the Visitor's Bureau this building is a popular venue for summer concerts as well as exhibitions.
The Alaska Botanical Garden is spread over 110 acres and was established in 1991 as one of the most beautiful educational Anchorage attractions. This garden is home to native Alaskan plants and wildflowers and consists of an outdoor rock garden as well as an herb garden. A unique attraction here is the dog-mushing trail which runs through the garden and is still used by people.