Earthquake Park
Earthquake Park
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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A designated area of Anchorage which shows the destruction caused by the 1964 earthquake.
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  • Polaroids & Drinkin Stories
    United States1,475 contributions
    Nice Walk
    This is a cool spot to take a walk. I was here on a Saturday morning in November and it wasn't too crowded. The parking lot has a good number of spaces. On that end you're right by the airport so you can get some good views of the planes taking off overhead. The main spot offers a sculpture in memory of the earthquake that sank this area some 15 feet lower. There are placards around explaining what had happened here. It's interesting. But really the main draw here are the views. You get some great ones of Mt Susitna and downtown Anchorage. From there you can continue on to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail which leads you along the coast and I didn't go all the way but I'm pretty sure you can take it into downtown. Nice place to visit.
    Visited November 2020
    Written 28 November 2020
  • Passport168759
    23 contributions
    Earthquake Park, an Inviting but Tragic Site
    If you want the whole, tragic story about the Good Friday, 1964 Earthquake that devastated Anchorage and much of Alaska, this is the place you must visit. The informative signage and paths that follow the "landslides" are of utmost interest. A word to the wise, use mosquito spray. Several people on our tour were bit.
    Visited July 2021
    Written 1 August 2021
  • Derekanddoc
    Odessa, Texas184 contributions
    Amazing stories about the Earthquake Park make it come alive
    We saw the park as part of our Trolley tour. We did not get to enjoy walking or hiking and it was raining so we stayed in the trolley. The stories surrounding the park are incredible. Definitely on the tour list but the way we saw it was just right.
    Visited July 2021
    Written 25 July 2021
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Mary K
Lima, OH167 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Walked the paths with three small children. The children enjoyed the walk. The signs were easy to read and gave a lot of information. Saw several game trails however did not see any moose. We. We’re on foot and with a wagon, but many cyclists were on the paths. You can see Sleeping Lady Mountain.
Written 23 September 2023
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Luvs2Travel321
Sarasota, FL169 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
I went on a trolley tour and this was one of our stops. It was very interesting and sad listening to the history of this location. I was able to stand on 2 different tectonic plates and also walk down and explore the area where the devastation occurred.
Written 9 September 2023
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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA1,022 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Big time earthquake here on 1964 one of the biggest ever and split this town in half. This area push the ground up and made rolling hills and valley. Near the area where the tsunami came and swallowed 77 homes. Interesting place of history
Written 31 July 2023
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vatchr
Washington DC, DC258 contributions
Jul 2023
We enjoyed a quick stop at Earthquake Park to learn a little Anchorage history. It was a nice trail with lots of information.
Written 23 July 2023
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TSA
18 contributions
Jul 2023
What's so cool about Earthquake Park is you get to stand where history happened! Learning about the 1964 Alaska earthquake is super interesting; then looking out over where the bluffs had collapsed is incredible. The views from the bluffs at Erathquake Park are inspiring!

A nice companion to visiting Earthquake Park is getting on the (paved) Tony Knowles Coast Trail, either toward the airport area to watch the planes take off & land or in the other direction (~3.5 miles) towards downtown Anchorage.

Note: Earthquake Park is in the woods and has wetlands all around so put on the mosquito repellent before going! Earthquake Park is worth seeing!
Written 11 July 2023
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Lisa R
Tampa, FL11 contributions
Jun 2023
It was a clear day and we were able to see Denali from the overlook. We also enjoyed reading about the 1964 earthquake. The park is very close to downtown and the airport.
Written 5 July 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada962 contributions
Jun 2023
Anchorage is one of the few cities in the world blessed with an oceanfront with snowcapped mountain backdrops.

The park's information boards did a great job explaining the event that changed Anchorage, the Good Friday earthquake. North America's strongest earthquake ever recorded.
Written 2 July 2023
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shiftchick
Indianapolis, IN97 contributions
Jun 2023
We had some time to kill before flight home and this was a nice park with easy trails for walking, running or biking. Very informative about the terrible earthquake.
Written 1 July 2023
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IloveLL
New Lenox, IL40 contributions
Jun 2023
It was amazing to see how much the land changed due to the earthquake. It was a very cool park to see and visit.
Written 22 June 2023
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zümi
Houston, TX326 contributions
Mar 2023
Nice park with great views of Anchorage downtown and interesting explanations of the 1964 earthquake. Great location for a nice walk.
Written 13 March 2023
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  • Sat - Sat 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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