Anchorage – Things to do with your Team

Only in Anchorage can you spot a bear fishing for salmon, walk on a glacier, and visit a scenic park all in the same day. Your team will enjoy the many natural wonders Alaska’s largest city has to offer. Activities include the famous wildlife, spectacular mountain views, fascinating indigenous cultures, and icy blue glaciers all await your discovery.

Anchorage combines the best of a city that has the comforts of home and the breathtaking wilderness of the Last Frontier. If your team is traveling to Anchorage use this list to guide you along your journey.


Crow Creek Gold Mine

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Crow Creek Gold Mine provides a unique opportunity for your team to relive the historic gold rush of Alaska. Their property is still producing gold to this very day, and offers a great experience for families, as well as those more experienced and serious about gold prospecting. With a little bit of work, as well as some luck, you might find yourself coming down with a severe case of “gold fever.”

All gold miners will receive gold pans, shovels, buckets, panning demonstration, glass vial, and a pay dirt packet. The pay dirt packet is for practicing with and all packets contain a few pieces of gold to ensure you have the technique down before you head out to the creek and try it for real! They also rent out sluice boxes for those wanting to work a little harder on the day. Tours and excursions can be booked for large groups as well as small groups, or even just an individual.

If gold panning is not your thing, then you can still come to stretch your legs, take in the sites, and talk a little history! They have plenty of friendly staff that are always willing to answer questions about the area. Historic buildings and plentiful amounts of antique mining relics are fun to walk around and explore. If you have a green thumb, then make sure you swing in and check out their amazing flower gardens! Your team can enjoy a salmon bake, hiking, sightseeing and much more at Crow Creek Gold Mine! Crow Creek Rd, Girdwood, AK 99587


Planet Earth Adventures

Experience the highlights of Planet Earth Adventures. These day tours have daily departures from the downtown Anchorage area, for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. These tours have won the certificate of excellence six years in a row. They offer small group guided tours to Alaska’s most spectacular destinations.

To knowledge-seeking travelers, Planet Earth Adventures is the premium guided travel experience, with all the details taken care of so that guests can connect with the people and the places of Alaska. Your team will explore Alaska’s most beautiful and pristine places, on their land-based tours, designed to immerse you in fascinating cultures. They offer the option of custom tours for groups that want something different than their current options. 1791 Hollybrook Circle, Anchorage, AK 99507 


Anchorage Museum

Through a combination of art, history and science the Anchorage Museum creates a rich, deep understanding of the human experience and offers something for everyone on your team. Visitors can spark up their critical thinking skills through game and science experiments at Spark!Lab. Their Discovery Center is a hands on place where people of all ages can explore the Northern regions through its fun filled activities.

The 9,000-square-foot center features more than 80 exhibits, including simulated earthquakes and auroras, tidal pools, and interactive exhibits that blend technology, art and innovation. You can walk through the museum with a tour guide, or you can choose the order in which would like to see the exhibits. There is a planetarium on site that has a variety of films that your team can enjoy. 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501


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Putters Wild

Putters Wild is a family entertainment center that appeals to all ages. Your team will enjoy the many activities that Putters Wild has to offer. Their indoor blacklight miniature golf course is designed to entertain golfers as they “explore the ocean like never before.” Their Jumpshot attraction is the ultimate basketball trampoline game, allowing you to dunk like the pros.

They also feature the Blaster, an action packed air cannon game. Here two teams of up to four people on each side try to score points by shooting foam balls into target nets while being “blasted” by their opponents.

Putters Wild will offer you a break from the hustle and bustle of travel and competition. You also have the opportunity to golf among the sharks, pummel your companions, and jump higher than ever before, at this wonderful spot for good family fun. 1230 E 68th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Zoo

The Alaska Zoo is a guaranteed fun time for all ages. The zoo is currently home to more than 100 birds and mammals, representing 50 species. It has the widest variety of animals native to the state of Alaska, as well as some exotics such as Siberian tigers, Bactrian camels, and yaks.

The Alaska Zoo is proactive in its conservation efforts and research, as well as education programs. They offer lots of different programs for visitors, such as Keeper for a Day, where you can spend one on one time with their zoo keepers. Special animal encounters can be set up as well; you can choose between wolves or big cats for your experience.

You may also schedule two different tours of the zoo. The Alaska Zoo Tour lasts about an hour and a half, and includes one behind-the-scenes stop. On the other hand, The Discovery Tour last two hours long and includes two behind-the-scenes stops.  4731 O’Malley Rd Anchorage, AK 99507 


Alaska Native Heritage Center

At The Alaska Native Heritage Center your team can see firsthand what makes Alaska truly unique. The museum is divided into three main parts: galleries that display native artifacts; a performance hall where members of native communities tell stories, dance, and show off their athletic abilities; and a grouping of seven traditional dwellings that represent the lifestyles of some of the tribes.

In facilitating the transmission of Alaska Native knowledge, heritage and tradition, the center promotes self-esteem and pride among Alaska Natives. The center improves understanding among all Alaskans and encourages appreciation of Alaska Natives and their traditions, history, and contributions to the region.

The museum is located northeast of downtown Anchorage along the Glenn Highway and welcomes visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between May and September. The center is closed during the winter except for Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during monthly special events. 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504


Alaska Aviation Museum

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located on the south shore of Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world. Your team can watch takeoffs and landings right from the museum! The museum presents the finest displays of Alaskan aviation history with many interactive exhibits, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska’s pioneer aviators.

Aviation has played a major role in Alaska’s development. Before there were paved roads or railways, there were landing strips. At the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, your team will learn how aviation was a major part in Alaska becoming part of the United States. Exhibits focus on the careers of bush pilots, who mastered flying over the state’s rouged terrain.

You can visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day during the summer and Tuesdays through Sundays during the winter. Wintertime hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 to 12. 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502


Kincaid Park

Kincaid Park is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life without actually having to leave Anchorage. This 1,400-acre park is home to dozens of hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails, and gardens.  Your team might even encounter some of Alaska’s favorite furry friends, such as moose, foxes, and porcupines. The park is free to all visitors, so it’s the perfect place if you’re sticking to a budget.

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Over 25 major events have been held in the park, including: national level competitions for the selection of the U.S. Olympic Teams for cross-country skiing and for Special Olympics; Alaska Ski for Women, the largest women-only ski race in the country; the National Masters Cross-Country Skiing Championships; and the NCAA National Cross-Country Skiing Championships.

With so much to offer, this park is a perfect escape, offering a remote wilderness adventure or just a leisurely day outdoors for your team. 9401 W Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK  99502


Anchorage is a place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to visit. Your team can learn of Alaska’s rich history, while creating memories that will last a life time.

We at Hotels4Teams hope you enjoy your time competing in this great city. Metropolitan luxuries, mixed with unrivaled natural wonders, make Anchorage an unforgettable destination for your team to get their play on!