630 West 8th Ave.
Anchorage, AK

About Anchorage Alaska

Check out the local highlights while you’re here, and discover what Anchorage - and Alaska - have to offer. Whether you’re seeking accommodations for a business trip or a wildlife adventure tour, Duke’s 8th Avenue Hotel offers a central location for all of your travel needs.

From its location in the heart of downtown Anchorage, directly behind the new Dena’ ina Convention center, Duke’s 8th Avenue Hotel guests have easy access to the Visitor Information Center, William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, and a variety of other entertainment and fine dining choices. Enjoy live music or a local art show, or experience the enchantment of Alaskan Native culture through various forms of art and learning.

But if nature is what’s calling you to Alaska, there are plenty of adventures to be had just steps from the hotel door. An old joke goes that one of the best things about Anchorage is that it's so close to Alaska. Unlike any other city its size, the wilderness begins right at the edge of town as the Chugach range begins to rise even within the city limits. There are even areas along green zones in Anchorage where bears are known to travel and moose in the city are a common winter sights.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and the fresh sea air, Anchorage is the ideal location to find year-round recreation, seasonal festivities, wildlife viewing, sporting events and more. Rent a car or take a shuttle deep into Denali National Park to encounter stunning landscape and exhilarating wildlife, or visit Portage Glacier, one of Alaska’s most-loved tourist destinations. Just a few minute’s drive from the city center, you can view moose, bears, orca whales, rare birds, and of course, the breath-taking Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. There’s no shortage of fun and adventure in this part of the world!


Anchorage enjoys a maritime climate and the warming effects of the ocean currents results in winter temperatures that are quite mild. Temps around 20 degrees F. are typical through much of the winter, making this a great winter destination.

During summer the days are so long they seem endless. Explosions of flowers grace homes and storefronts, live music is everywhere and catching as well as eating Alaskan wild salmon is on everyone's mind.

With all of these choices and more right at your fingertips, Duke’s 8th Avenue Hotel is the perfect destination for your stay in Anchorage!

Contact us now for more information on local events and activities, or pick up a tour brochure in our lobby when you get here.


Activites, Shopping and Things to Do in Anchorage

5th Avenue Shopping Center - Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall offers five full levels of shopping, food, and entertainment, boasting over 100 different retailers, restaurants, food merchants, and service providers.

Anchorage Golf Course - The award-winning Anchorage Golf Course in Anchorage, Alaska, offers 6,600 yards of fairways set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Mount McKinley, America’s tallest mountain.

The Bear and Raven Adventure Theater presents a unique, hands-on learning experience about Alaska and its native animal life.

The Oscar Anderson House Museum in Anchorage, Alaska is an excellent destination for tourists to visit when planning a trip to the area.

The Anchorage Fur Rendevousin Anchorage, Alaska (affectionately known to locals as the Fur Rondy) has a long history with roots in Alaskan fur trading culture.

Wells Fargo History Museum - Home to an impressive collection of artifacts from a variety of native Alaskan cultures, the Wells Fargo History Museum in Anchorage, Alaska is sure to provide an engaging diversion for the curious traveler.

Tikahtnu Commons is a new shopping center located in Anchorage, Alaska. This mall is conveniently located near downtown Anchorage, and features the first Target store in the state of Alaska.

Alaska Railroad Adventures - One of the most popular ways to catch Alaska's beauty is via train, and one of the best places to catch a train is in Anchorage.

Snow Goose Restaurant - Located in the stunning city of Anchorage, Alaska, the Snow Goose Restaurant delivers delicious food and dazzling views of dazzling breathtaking scenery.

Eklutna Historical Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction, offering a seldom-seen glimpse into the spiritual lives of Alaskan natives and the Alaskan Russian Orthodox community.

Alaska Pacific University which was opened in 1960 is a small Liberal Arts University. Boasting two campuses one consisting of 170 wooded acres nestled near the foothills of the Chugach Mountains

The William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center has over 85,000 square feet of inexpensive, highly dynamic, exhibit and pre-function space.

The Simon and Seaforts Saloon and Grill in Anchorage, Alaska, is one of the city’s finest restaurants overlooking, with impressive views, Cook Inlet of Mount Susitna and the Alaska Range.

The Hilltop Ski Area in Anchorage, Alaska, is a downhill ski slope located at the base of the Chugach Mountains.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra - Before Alaska was even part of the United States, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1946.

Located in charming downtown Anchorage, the State Troopers Museum functions as an excellent and informative showcase of Alaskan police memorabilia and law enforcement history.

Every summer, thousands of runners from all over the world look forward to competing in Anchorage Alaska’s Midnight Sun Mayor’s Marathon.

Anchorage City Trolley Tours in Anchorage, Alaska is known as one of the best tours in the city.

Anchorage, Alaska, is home to many tourist attractions, but perhaps none as unique as the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

The Alaska Heritage Library Museum, located in Anchorage, is a magnificent collection of items significant to the people native to the region of Alaska.

At the Imaginarium Discovery Center a part of the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, people of all ages can learn about science with unique hands on exhibits featuring themes important to Alaskan geography and culture.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is one of the top tourist destinations in Anchorage, Alaska. Highly rated by past visitors, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an entertaining and educational experience that will be well remembered and a cherished memory.

Chugach State Park in Anchorage, Alaska, features a wide range of sights and activities for visitors of all ages and interests.

If you ever visit Anchorage in Alaska, make sure to do the Anchorage Historic Walking Tour

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is an art, history, and science museum founded in 1968.

The Alaska Natural History Museum in Anchorage, Alaska offers a wealth of entertaining and educational opportunities.

Cyrano's Theatre Company in downtown historic Anchorage Ak is an intimate live performance Theatre

The Alaska Botanical Garden in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, offers visitors a unique chance to learn about Alaskan horticulture and native flora.

Independence Mine offers well maintained informative displays, amazing scenery and friendly guides.

The Dimond Center Mall in Anchorage, Alaska is one of Alaska’s finest shopping destination. As the largest shopping complex in the state, the Dimond Center Mall offers much more than just a collection of stores.

Every year, Anchorage, AK, holds a spectacular 4th of July Celebration! With over 25,000 attendees, it's always a popular event!

Located a couple of hours by vehicle from Anchorage within Denali National Park, Mt. Mckinley attracts visitors from all around the world

The annual Bear Paw Festival in Anchorage, Alaska is a fun-filled and family-friendly event held every July.

Admire the power of Earth's geological forces with a visit to Earthquake Park in Anchorage, Alaska.

For over four decades the Alaska Zoo has been committed to providing a safe home for captive-born, orphaned, and injured animals.

Visit the heart of Alaskan industry at the Port of Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska.

Many parts of the northern wilderness are still only accessible by plane and aviation remains an important form of transportation in the state. Merrill Field is a slice of Alaskan history.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is more than just a museum, it's a cultural center where all walks of life join together to celebrate the indigenous Alaskan people.

Located in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts brings cutting edge entertainment to over 200,000 Alaskans each year.

Next to our hotel, the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska offers almost 200,000 square feet, making it the largest facility of its kind in the state of Alaska.

The Glacier BrewHouse is a first-class dining experience in downtown Anchorage, Alaska part of a growing American tradition of local microbreweries.

Explore the geologic wonders of Portage Glacier located just outside Anchorage, Alaska and walk along Portage Lake, created by ice melt from the glacier.

Explore one of Alaska's greatest treasures, The University of Alaska. The University of Alaska spans the state and serves over 33,000 students.

Wolf Song of Alaska is a nonprofit organization dedicated to perhaps the most important wild animal on Alaskan soil.

The Anchorage International Film Festival is a popular annual event that introduces international and independent movies to thousands of Alaskans and visitors from around the world.

On your next trip to Anchorage, hit the links in style at the Elmendorf Golf Course. This stunning 18 hole champion golf course showcases beautiful Alaskan scenery and was heralded as best golf course in Alaska by Golf Digest Magazine.

The Alyeska Ski Resort, located less than 30 miles from nearby Anchorage, is an incredible way to take in the pristine beauty of Alaska.

When you think of Alaska, you envision majestic mountain scenery, untouched wilds, snow capped peaks and glaciers. The views don't get much more spectacular than Matanuska Glacier.

The annual Anchorage Folk Festival has been going strong for over twenty years. Every January for two weeks performers and artists get together in Anchorage Alaska to share their talents.


Dukes Hotel Anchorage Alaska

Dukes Hotel Anchorage Alaska

Dukes Hotel Anchorage Alaska

Dukes Hotel Anchorage Alaska

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