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Anchorage
Choose from over 50 sightseeing tours throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Tours that depart from Anchorage last from 1-hour to a full day and range from glacier cruising to bear viewing! Fairbanks sightseeing is all about gold country with several optio...
Anchorage
Step aboard Anchorage's first trolley for a clear view of our city. A lively informative sightseeing tour of Alaska's largest city!
Anchorage
A multigenerational, hands-on science center puts scientific concepts into an Alaskan context. The center features more than 80 exhibits including an aurora machine, a marine animal touch tank and a planetarium. Specific gallery for under 5s.
Anchorage
The Imaginarium, Alaska's only hands-on Science Discovery Center, is designed as a place where people can have fun learning about science by actually doing science. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids ...
Anchorage
It may be raining and cold outside, but our trains are comfy and warm inside! You'll know from the very moment you climb aboard the Alaska Railroad you're riding on the best train in the world.
Anchorage
Arctic Playgroundz is a safe, clean environment for parents to relax and enjoy coffee and lunch while their children play nearby. Their equipment is designed for children six years old and younger. Playhouses, slides, little cars and plenty of space ...
Anchorage
From the outset, the museum has energetically pursued it's mission to study and exhibit natural history materials relating to Alaska's natural history and to promote and develop educational programs which benefit students and enrich the curricula of ...
Cassel Rock
(3 Miles)
Anchorage
Offering climbing for all ages and from absolute beginners upwards, with problems for the experienced ranging from V0 to V11. They also have top ropes available for experienced kids, and walls with incredible angles!
Anchorage
Exhibit galleries feature the evolution of Alaskan aviation from 1913 to the present. There are over 20 vintage aircraft to see, flight simulators to use and a Bush Pilot gift store to shop in.
Putters Wild
(4 Miles)
Anchorage
Anchorage's premier indoor 3D blacklight miniature golf course--18 holes of family fun!
Anchorage
The BLM Campbell Creek Science Center is an outdoor science education center for people of all ages that encourages interest and participation in the balanced management of natural resources.
Anchorage
Adventure awaits!From 1 hr. to full days rides. Children as young as 4 yrs. old. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Alaska. Winter horse drawn sleigh rides.
Anchorage
The Alaska Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to hike on woodland trails. The 1.1 mile Lowenfels Family Nature Trail takes you on a walk through spruce and birch forest, down to the north fork of Campbell Creek, offering views of the Chugach Mount...
Anchorage
The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people.
Anchorage
Lazy River; 575 Foot Long river that circles the park, Wave Pool Generates 3 to 4 foot waves, Mushroom Water Drop Located in Wave Pool Beached Boat Located in Wave Pool Master Blaster. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for ...
Alaska Zoo
(7 Miles)
Anchorage
Come and meet our animals! We offer many levels of guided tour experiences. Guides are staff and trained volunteers. Guided Encounters are for kids, while Alaska Zoo Tours and Private Tours are geared toward adults. Discovery Tours are offered dai...
Eagle River
The Eagle River Nature Center is operated by Friends of Eagle River Nature Center, a community supported non-profit organization. The Nature Center offers nature studies for children and adults, 9 miles of hiking trails, and public use facilities ...
Wasilla
Volunteer run miniature railway, running a 15 minute circuit through a forest. The route is decorated with miniature towns and a few surprise guests! Limited opening.
Wasilla
MATI was established to give a home to the transportation and industrial remnants and to tell the stories of the people and the machines that opened Alaska to exploration and growth.
Bouncin' Bears
(31 Miles)
Wasilla
Largest Inflatable Indoor Playground in Alaska! Filled with inflatables. obstacle courses, bounce castles and slides. Alaska's Premier Fun Center. Open daily to the public! Also specialize in Private Parties! and Open Jump Parties
Wasilla
Learn what it was like to live and work in one of Alaska\'s largest gold mining camps.Begin your tour of the Independence Mine State Historical Park at the Mine Mangers\'s House, which houses the Visitor Center and museum. Inside you\'ll see displays...
Palmer
Located outside of scenic Palmer, Alaska, the Reindeer Farm offers a variety of enjoyable Alaskan activities, including reindeer tours, a gift shop, horseback rides, and nearby hiking trails. Feed and pet these majestic northern animals, and you will...
Musk Ox Farm
(37 Miles)
Palmer
Every year we host thousands of visitors who come to view the animals, learn about the project and take advantage of this unique opportunity to see and photograph one of the Arctic\'s oldest living species. For a truly Alaskan experience, come visit ...
Girdwood
With Alaska Wildland Adventures you can choose a vacation package that best suits your lifestyle and vacation travel dates. Whether it's an all-inclusive tour package, Alaska salmon fishing, Kenai River rafting, sea kayaking, Denali hiking or just ki...
Palmer
Try your luck at Gold Panning and shop in our one-of-a-kind Gift Shop here in the Valley and come and see the friendly wolves. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Alaska
Portage Glacier
On the shores of Turnagain Arm, surrounded by mountains and hanging glaciers, Big Game Alaska Wildlife Center is the perfect place to learn about Alaska wildlife. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Portage Glacier
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a non-profit organization that provides refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals; cares for animals that cannot survive on their own in the wild; and educates visitors about Alaska's wildlife.
Whittier
Welcome aboard for an Alaskan glacier and wildlife cruise experience of a lifetime. Imaging pulling up close to otters, sea lions, harbor seals and maybe a whale for that picture perfect opportunity. Or drifting slowly by the face of a massive silv...
Cooper Landing
Enjoy a leisurely, 3-hour Alaska float trip down the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Your guide will take you through one of Alaska's most beautiful areas, home to eagles, moose, Dall sheep and bears.
Seward
Bear Creek Cabins and RV Park is located at 2 Mile Richardson Highway in beautiful Valdez, Alaska. Surrounded by 18 acres of wilderness, visitors quickly realize that this is not your typical RV park.
Seward
Kenai Fjords National Park abounds with marine sealife and is a must for those interested in Alaska glacier cruises, whale watching, Alaska bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Seward Alaska and Kenai Fjords National Park are terrific destinations fo...
Seward
Welcome aboard for an Alaska glacier and wildlife cruise experience of a lifetime. Imagine pulling up close to otters, sea lions, puffins and whales for that perfect picture opportunity, or drifting slowly by the face of a massive silvery blue glacie...
Seward
Offers visitors a chance to learn about Alaska's diverse marine ecosystem through interactive displays, educational forums, and encounters with Stellar Sea Lions, Seals, Puffins, Cephalopods and more!
Halibut Cove
(120 Miles)
Homer
Originally a fishing village, Halibut Cove is now home to several artists and businesses. A popular tourist destination, the cove offers several lodges and cabins and the only way to get around the cove is by boa
The Pratt Museum
(122 Miles)
Homer
The Pratt Museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural environment and human experience relative to the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska and its place in the world.
Seldovia Tours
(123 Miles)
Homer
Each day from Memorial Day through Labor Day we provide a 6 hour round trip tour to Seldovia. Leaving Homer harbor at 11:00 am we make our way to Gull Island to see the home to nine nesting species of birds. Many, many other species may be found her...
George Parks Highway
The Denali Grizzly Bear Resort is pioneer family owned and operated since 1968. Our friendly resort has much to offer the Denali National Park visitor.View our campsites,RV sites and tent cabins for a "true Alaskan experience."

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Anchorage with kids

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Arctic Playgroundz

(2 Miles) Indoor Play in Anchorage

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Alaska Zoo

(12 Miles) Zoos in Anchorage

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The Imaginarium

(1 Miles) Historical Attractions in Anchorage

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Cassel Rock

(5 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Anchorage

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Putters Wild

(7 Miles) Indoor Play in Anchorage

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Alaska Live Steamers

(44 Miles) Transport Attractions in Wasilla

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H20asis Indoor Waterpark

(11 Miles) Waterparks in Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum

(1 Miles) Museums in Anchorage

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Alaska Railroad Tours

(1 Miles) Transport Attractions in Anchorage

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Eagle River Nature Center

(34 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Eagle River

Fun places to visit in Anchorage with kids

Alaska is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Alaska's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Alaska with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

A lot of Alaska's best attractions centre on the amazing surroundings and wildlife of this quite unique state. There are some great tours where you can get to view whales, bears and eagles. There are so many fun places to go with kids in Alaska - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres - just take a look below, plenty of things to do with the children in AK.