Eklutna Historical Park
Only 30 from downtown Anchorage, you'll find the lovely and unique Eklutna Historical Park. Full of religious history, scenic beauty, and the history of early Alaskan settlements, this is a wonderful destination for groups of all ages.
Several historic landmarks remain within the park's boundaries including the Old (ca. 1900) and New (ca. 1962) St. Nicholas Orthodox Churches, the spirit houses of the native Alaskan people, a beautiful three-barred cross representing the Russian Orthodox belief system, and many historic architectural details such as the domed cupolas.
Sometimes called Eklutna Village, the historical park offers an array of activities, all educational and all beautiful. Take a day tour, guided or self-guided, and explore the park's history. Step back in time and visit sites that date back to the 17th century, learn about the early Russian missionaries who traveled the Bering Strait to spread Christianity, and see all manner of wildlife. Walks around Eklutna Historical Park afford visitors glacier views, spottings of foxes, eagles, and maybe even bears!