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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A bright orange sun reflects in the waters of an ocean bay. Small spruce covered islands are in silhouette and a low mountain range is cast in a smokey gray palate.
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Captain Cook & 1964 Earthquake Walking Tours
 
The Captain Cook statue in downtown Anchorage looks over the beautiful Cook Inlet.
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Captain James Cook

Walk with a National Park Ranger into Anchorage's past. Tours run everyday throughout the summer season - Memorial Day through Labor Day - and last approximately 45 minutes.

Captain Cook Walking Tour: (11am & 4pm Daily)

Set sail on a voyage of discovery as we follow Captain Cook on his final adventure in search of the fabled Northwest Passage.

The Great Alaskan Earthquake Walk: (2:45pm Daily)

In 1964 Anchorage was devastated by the second largest earthquake ever recorded: a 9.2 magnitude. Some of the city's worst damage was sustained right outside the Anchorage Public Lands Information Center along 4th Ave. Today modern seismology draws heavily on the insights gained from this monstrous quake. Experience the local history and science behind the Great Alaska Earthquake.

Tour groups meet and leave from the front steps of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in downtown Anchorage at the corner of 4th Ave. and F St. Click HERE for directions to the visitor center.


Watch the trailer for the Captain Cook walking tour


Note: This Embedded video resides on the official Alaska NPS YouTube channel



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