Anchorage Shopping Tour, Anchorage (Self Guided)

If you want to take home something by which to remember your trip to Anchorage, consider visiting the city's shops located in the heart of downtown. Here you will find articles made of materials that represent Alaska's treasures - gold, timber, whalebone and furs, along with indigenous artwork and hand-made souvenirs by native Alaskans. Take this self-guided tour and visit the best shopping spots in Anchorage.
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Anchorage Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Anchorage Shopping Tour
Guide Location: USA » Anchorage (See other walking tours in Anchorage)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Dara
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5th Avenue Jewelers

1) 5th Avenue Jewelers

Fifth Avenue Jewelry Store offers a wide selection of exclusive jewelry by local craftsmen. Here you can find original, one-of-a-kind rings, watches, bracelets and earrings, made of gold quartz and gold nugget. Quartz rocks found in Alaska are among the rarest forms in which gold is found. They are processed by skilled jewelers into unique gemstones. The store also suggests a great choice of bridal and wedding rings, so that customers can choose the perfect ring to suit their taste and budget. Those searching for a truly unique and special present are invited to visit Fifth Avenue Jewelry Store.
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Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative

2) Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative

If you seek a truly unique and valuable gift, visit Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative. The store sells clothes and accessories made of quviut – soft musk ox wool. This rare and expensive material is much softer, lighter and warmer than sheep's wool and does not shrink in hot water. In the store you can find scarves, hats, tunics and headbands all hand-knitted by native Alaskan women from distant villages and sent to Anchorage by mail. The knitted motifs are unique and specific to the area in which they were made.
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Cabin Fever

3) Cabin Fever

Situated in a historical building on the intersection of G Street and Fourth Avenue, Cabin Fever is a jolly souvenir shop, providing over 400 gifts and items from Alaskan manufacturers. A wide variety of products will satisfy every taste and budget – here you'll find postcards, hand-made dolls, knives, jewelry and even dog collars, decorated with traditional Alaskan patterns. If you're wondering what souvenirs to bring home, you can be sure to find them in Cabin Fever.
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Trapper Jack's Trading Post

4) Trapper Jack's Trading Post

One of the biggest gift shops in Anchorage is Trapper Jack's Trading Post. The store offers a great mix of souvenir stuff and gift items at reasonable prices. You will find whatever you're looking for, from packaged salmon to whalebone sculptures. A special section features books and videos about Alaska's most beautiful spots. Friendly staff will help you so you don't get lost in the shop and assist you in making good purchases.
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Polar Bear Gifts

5) Polar Bear Gifts

Polar Bear Gifts has the widest selection of souvenirs and gifts in Anchorage. The store has a great variety of items from which to choose – clothing, books and DVDs, traditional food, jewelry and accessories. Make sure you check out the impressive collection of articles in the T-shirt section. The prices are reasonable and the friendly staff will prevent you from getting lost. Comfortably located in the center of downtown, Polar Bear Gifts is a wonderful place to shop.
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Alaska Mint

6) Alaska Mint

Check out the Alaska Mint and you will be sure to find many interesting things. In 1990 the Robuck family opened their mint to produce collectible Alaska state medallions made of silver and gold. The coins and medallions put out for sale fascinate with their detail. Here you can find rare collectible medallions produced in limited quantities every year. Moreover, Alaska Mint presents a wide selection of jewelry made of gold nugget and gold quartz. Despite the rarity of finding these precious materials in nature, you will be delighted by their prices. And if you get tired, take a break at the store's coffee bar. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am- 6 pm, Sunday 10 am- 5:30 pm.
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David Green Master Furrier

7) David Green Master Furrier

Interested in fur? Then visit David Green Master Furrier. In business since 1922, the Green family has over 3000 articles available in their store. A wide range of designs from classic to sporty and extravagant models will suit everyone's tastes. Here you'll find vests, coats, collars, hats, even boots and slippers - all of high quality and exquisite design. Didn't find the model you're looking for? The store will let you design your own fur coat. And for those curious in the history of fur-making in Anchorage, there is a special section that tells the story of the store. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Creating your own self-guided walk in Anchorage is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

Anchorage Kids Entertainment Tour

Anchorage is a great place to have fun with your family. This city welcomes children of any age to enjoy delicious desserts in local sweet shops and have fun visiting fascinating museums, interactive theatres and souvenir shops. Take this tour to explore the family-friendly city of Anchorage.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Midtown Anchorage Daily Life Tour

Midtown Anchorage Daily Life Tour

In order to get to know more about the city, you should learn about the city's daily life. Enter some of the local specialty shops, relax while watching children ice-skate in the Cuddy Family Park and in the evening head for the city's top night spots to have a great time and party all night long. Take this tour to enjoy the best spots of the locals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The city of Anchorage was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and has since grown to become Alaska's largest city. Nowadays it is a modern prosperous city with a well developed infrastructure. A rather short, yet captivating story of Anchorage can be observed when visiting its major attractions. Explore this unique city by taking a landmarks tour around downtown

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Museums and Art Galleries in Anchorage

Museums and Art Galleries in Anchorage

Situated on the Cook Inlet, Anchorage is a surprisingly flourishing and cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of attractions. It is home to a large number of museums and art galleries, offering the possibility to explore Alaska's indigenous history and culture. Take this tour to explore the city's exciting past.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Anchorage for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Anchorage has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Anchorage, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.