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Anchorage, Alaska – Accessible Activities

Anchorage, Alaska – Accessible Activities

The first place you might want to visit upon arriving in Anchorage is the Alaska Public Lands Information Center.  Here you will find what you need to know about public parks and other sites worth visiting as well as be able to learn a little about Alaska’s history.  There are events happening throughout the year and ranger services available.

If you’ve come at a time that is not the best for seeing the Northern Lights, or you just can’t take the time to travel to see them, check out Alaska Naturally.  This facility has a highly acclaimed presentation and Hi-Def video that shows the “Lights” in all their glory.  They have experienced closings due to the pandemic, so make sure to contact them in advance for hours of operation.

There are several paved trails around Anchorage that makes getting out in the wild a little easier for those in a wheelchair or scooter.  There are over 250 miles of trails and numerous parks to enjoy.  You can view wildlife, or just sit in the sun.  Take a while to admire the Coastal Trail shoreline as you move along the Cook Inlet.  Learn about the affects of the 1964 earthquake in Earthquake Park.  There are so many places to explore!

To see more of what Anchorage has to offer, try a ride on the Anchorage Trolley Tours.  With a day’s notice, they can arrange for an accessible trolley for the full experience.

Thrill to the idea of visiting the ceremonial starting place of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which is a block east of the trolley company.

If you are interested in art and cultural, take a tour through the Anchorage Museum.  This is the state’s largest museum, and you will learn about the political, social, cultural, historical, and artistic influences that formed and continue to influence Alaska.

You will not want to miss spending some time in the Alaska Botanical Garden.  Enjoy such areas as Lile’s Garden, the Herb Garden, Anchorage Heritage Garden, and the Rock Garden, among others.

To learn more about the Native Alaskan culture, visit the Alaskan Native Heritage Center.  You can witness dancing, storytelling, and other aspects of native life.

Of course, no trip to Alaska would be complete without taking a ride on the Alaskan Railway.  You can go from Anchorage all the way to Fairbanks and enjoy the sites along the way.

Special Needs Group is here to help make your Alaskan adventure more comfortable through the rental of wheelchairs, scooters, and portable oxygen concentrators.  Please contact us at 800-513-4515 for these and other special needs rentals.




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