Alaska Walking Tours
A quick stroll with a lot of depth: A walking tour is the perfect way to fill the space between larger adventures, and an even greater way to stretch your legs after the long flight to Alaska. Whether you're exploring a section of downtown, a park, or a monument, these tours help you acquaint yourself with the area—and collect tips for other museums, restaurants, and local shops you’ll want to visit.
Alaska Walking Tours
Seward View All
The beautiful seaside town of Seward was officially designated, “Mural Capital of Alaska” in 2008 at the completion of the town’s 12th colorful mural. This achievement resulted from the enthusiasm and energy of a group of local artists and art lovers who began volunteering their talents in 1999 to paint the town!
Take a walk through Seward’s rich history with Seward historian Doug Capra. From the little-known Russian colony, to Seward’s boom as the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad, this audio guide will inform and entertain you with stories of Seward’s colorful characters.
McCarthy-Kennicott View All
Walk through abandoned buildings and hear what life was like during one of the richest copper strikes in history
The wilderness town of Kennecott — once home to a bustling mining operation — was suddenly abandoned in 1938 when the Kennecott Copper Corporation ceased operations. Now you can tour the ghost town with an expert: St. Elias Alpine Guides was granted special permission as the only concessionaire with the National Park Service to take travelers not only around the town, but also inside the buildings.
This abandoned copper mining camp is a National Historic Landmark District. Established in 1903, Kennecott Mining Corporation operated 5 mines in the area. Kennecott became a bustling mining camp filled with miners and their families. By 1938, Kennecott was a ghost town. This guide shows the self-guided walking tour points.
Skagway View All
Bring the spirit of the Gold Rush to life with Alaska.org’s exclusive Skagway Audio Guide, narrated by one of Skagways’ favorite sons, Buckwheat Donahue, a captivating storyteller, entertainer, historian, and adventurer.
Step back in time and explore historic Skagway using our detailed walking tour.
Utqiagvik (Barrow) View All
Houses exhibits, artifact collections, library, gift shop, and a traditional room where people can demonstrate and teach traditional crafts in Elders-in-Residence and Artists-in-Residence programs. As an affliated National Park, the North Slope Borough owns and manages the Inupiat Heritage Center.
Talkeetna View All
Tour a farm • learn how birch syrup is made • Visit a brewery
Fairbanks View All
In recent years, public art has exploded within the urban heart of Alaska. On this tour, you’ll visit thirteen vent pipes that stand adjacent to the streets and sidewalks of downtown and provide fresh air intake for the underground utilidor.
See Historic Homes From Before Statehood
41 Places To See Fairbanks’ Past
Walk through a series of historical buildings, some now occupied by shops and restaurants
Anchorage View All
Get to know Alaska in a truly authentic way — through its unique cuisine. On this walking food tour, you’ll sample flavors as you explore Anchorage and hear stories of the 49th state.
The City of Anchorage may be relatively young, but it has a storied history that is rich enough to keep you captivated for hours. And who better to recount some of the highlights than four former mayors who were there when they happened? Among other things, you’ll hear about Anchorage’s wilder days, what the 1964 earthquake was really like, how oil money helped shape many facets of modern life, and Alaska’s little-known 9⁄11 scare.
So don’t just stroll through town — take the official tour, brought to you by longtime resident experts: Alaska.org and the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Lake Hood is the busiest seaplane base in the world with 200 daily operations (takeoffs and landings). If you’re staying at a hotel near the Anchorage airport, this is the best place for a nearby walk. Our walking tour highlights the most interesting viewpoints, historical features, and insights into the aviation activities going on around the lake.
Juneau View All
This museum sits on the site where Alaska officially became a state. View the exhibits and watch an award-winning documentary about the city. Plus, the City Museum doesn’t end at the building’s walls. From May to September, you can take walking tours of historic downtown Juneau and the Alaska State Capitol.