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Free activities in Alaska

Alaska on a dime

Traveling through the great outdoors of Alaska is an incredible experience, but flying from place to place and taking ferries to your destination can be exhausting for you and your wallet. Sometimes you just need to take the stress off by seeking out free activities that won’t break your vacation budget. Here are some great, free family activities that are kind to your pocketbook.

Eklutna Village Historic Site

Eklutna Village Historic Site

Take the kids on a journey to understand a different culture. The Eklutna Village Historic Site is home to an Alaskan native culture that blends its old, traditional beliefs with newly-acquired religious views. A church and cemetery are main attractions for visitors. Stop by the visitor center to get an idea of the history of the village and its fascinating people.

Where: Eklutna Village
Website:
eklutna-nsn.gov

Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park

Have a child who absorbs history like a sponge? Take her to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where she can visit all of the historical Gold Rush sites on a walking tour of Skagway. Tour 15 historic buildings in the district and learn about what drove wannabe rich men to Alaska's great outdoors.

Where: Skagway
Website: nps.gov

Project Playground

This community play area was thought up by kids, for kids. Tourists and locals come to play on this completely modern play set, all with a beautiful Twin Lakes backdrop. It's a perfect place for picnics and parties.

Where: Juneau
Website: traveljuneau.com

Campbell Creek Science Center

Suit up the family for a trek through Campbell Creek Science Center's 740 acres of pristine wilderness paths. Rent a backpack filled with accessories for outdoor adventures and get to know the forest from the knowledgeable staff.

Where: Anchorage
Website: blm.gov

Summer in the Park

Head to the Anchorage Visitor Center during the summer for free live music and fun at this three-times-weekly event. Local artists engage and entertain children of all ages while vendors sell arts and crafts that you can only find in this Alaskan city.

Where: Anchorage
Website: anchorage.net

More activities in Alaska

Best Alaskan campgrounds
Festivals and family events in Alaska
Best Alaskan museums for families

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