Artifacts in Sitka's excellent Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka

In 1887, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, a missionary who traveled extensively throughout Alaska, founded the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Stika. The museum’s collection was essentially Jackson’s personal collection of Native Alaskan artifacts he had amassed during his travels in the state. The museum soon outgrew its original home, so a new building was erected in 1897 – it’s the same building housing the museum today.

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July 16, 2014 by
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Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival

Whether you like blueberries or not, the annual Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. While there are a number of blueberry-focused events, you’ll also find art, sports, music and silly contests for a day of outdoor fun in Alaska.

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July 9, 2014 by
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How to Get on the Water in Alaska

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One must-have experience when visiting Alaska is getting on the water. From here, you’ll be able to get active in the outdoors, taking in beautiful scenery, spotting wildlife and having an adventure. From most major cities in Alaska you’ll be able to find a water excursion nearby. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide on how to get on the water in Alaska.

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June 25, 2014 by
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Where To See Bears In Alaska

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The chance to see bears is a major reason many people visit Alaska and its surrounding destinations. While Churchill, Manitoba, is home to the world’s only human settlement for viewing polar bears in the wild, the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area near Juneau has about 1,500 brown bears — the highest concentration in the world.

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June 18, 2014 by
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Alaska’s Top Family-Friendly Experiences

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For families wanting a memorable vacation, Alaska is an excellent choice. Whether you’re interested in mining history, nature, wildlife or adventure, there are many ways for parents and children to strengthen their relationships through exciting local experiences. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Alaska’s top family-friendly experiences.

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June 17, 2014 by
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Sitka’s Best Museum Experiences

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For those visiting Sitka, one interesting way to spend your time is through local museums. The city holds a rich Native Alaskan and Russian history, both of which can be explored through spectacular institutions. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide to Sitka’s best museum experiences.

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June 11, 2014 by
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How to Spend One Week in Alaska

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One could easily spend years exploring all Alaska has to offer. That being said, not everyone has the time get away from life for that long. If you have a week to spare, you can still have some incredible experiences, like viewing the Northern Lights, seeing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and camping with brown bears. To help you plan your trip, here are some suggestions on how to spend one week in Alaska.

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June 4, 2014 by
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Historical Experiences in Seward

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Along with natural beauty, Seward is full of historical attractions worth visiting. From historic Gold Rush trails to interesting museums to scenic highways full of attractions, there is much to see and experience when it comes to Seward heritage. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to historical experiences in Seward.

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May 28, 2014 by
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Skagway’s Best Hiking Trails

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For those wanting to experience the outdoors in Alaska, Skagway is an excellent destination choice — especially if you enjoy hiking. Offering trails for all levels, as well as dramatic lake, woodland, mountain and glacier scenery, you’ll never tire of roaming the landscape with your camera. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Skagway’s best hiking trails.

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May 21, 2014 by
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Where to Hike in Anchorage

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For those wanting an outdoor adventure in Alaska, Anchorage is a great destination. Home to fishing, camping, dog sledding, snowmobiling, horseback riding, climbing and skiing, you’ll never run out of adrenaline-pumping things to do. Additionally, the city is located near a large number of interesting hiking trails worth exploring. To help you plan your trip, here are some tips on where to hike in Anchorage.

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May 14, 2014 by
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