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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
The uniformed park ranger and a group of walking tour participants stand on a platform overlooking a body of water with mountains in the background
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Ranger-led Walking Tours
 
Captain Cook statue
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The Captain Cook statue in downtown Anchorage looks out towards the Inlet

Tours are at 11 am and 3:15 pm daily during summer hours


Discover and connect to your Alaska public lands with a National Park Service ranger as you walk through downtown Anchorage on our Free Public Lands Walking Tour. On this tour we will be stopping at a few statues where a Ranger will discuss the special culture in Alaska, a few unique animals that reside here, the history of our Public Lands and end the tour at a beautiful look out of the Cook Inlet.
 
Tours run twice a day during the summer season and last approximately 45 minutes. Be prepared to be outside the whole time.

 
Tour groups meet and leave from the front steps of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center. They will leave promptly at the scheduled time, you DO NOT have to come inside beforehand. 


The Captain Cook Walking Tour is no longer being given at the Center. In it's place is a new walking tour about Connecting to Alaska's Public Lands. We hope that you will come and enjoy it.





 
A black and white engraving shows several white men in colonial dress battling with dark skinned Hawaiians. This is a depiction of John Ledyard at the battle which ended the life of  Captain Cook's on the sands of Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Did You Know?
John Ledyard of Connecticut departed England with Captain Cook in 1776 in search of the Northwest Passage. Ledyard would become the first American to step foot on the future states of Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, & Alaska. His journal would later become the first article protected under copyright.
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