Ports of Call in Alaska
Here are some of the major ports of call you might expect to visit, continued:
- Nome: One of the few larger northern ports, Nome is a popular destination - but only in the summer months! You're likely to stop there only if you're on a longer cruise.
Museums to Visit: the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
Cultural Activities: the Historical Walking Tour, the Nome National "Forest"
Parks and Zoos: the East End Park
Other Activities: the Northern Lights
- Seward: Although Seward is just a small city on the coast, but is a popular destination for cruises, as there are a number of natural activities and sports, like fishing, that visitors can do here.
Museums to Visit: the Alaska SeaLife Center
Cultural Activities: the Grand View Train Station
Parks and Zoos: Bear Lake, Mount Marathon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Chugah National Forest
- Sitka: Sitka may be small, but there is something here for everyone! Longer cruises are likely to stop here, and some shorter cruises do as well.
Museums to Visit: the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the Isabel Miller Museum
Cultural Activities: St. Michael's Cathedral, Anb Hall, Sitka Pioneers Home, Sitka Summer Music Festical
Parks and Zoos: the Alaska Raptor Center, Whale Park, Sitka National Historic Park, Swan Lake
Other Activities: the Archangel Dancers
- Valdez: Valdez is a relatively small city, but it is one of the most important ports in the state, and many cruises start or stop there.
Museums to Visit: the Maxine and Jessie Whitney Museum, the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
Cultural Activities: Valdez Civic and Convention Center
Parks and Zoos: Worthington Glacier, the Keystone Canyon Pack Trail, Solomon Gulch
Other Activities: the Last Frontier Theatre Conference
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