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If you want to walk with a guide, the Alaska Public Land's Information Center offers free ranger-led walking tours at 11am and 2:30pm. Or tour the town by bus. Gray Line of Alaska's Anchorage Highlights Tour (tel. 800/544-2206; www.graylineofalaska.com) takes 3 1/2 hours to visit downtown and the Ship Creek area, the Anchorage Museum, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The tour costs $54 for adults, half price for children 12 and under, including admission to the center.

Roaming Helpers -- Security Ambassadors, employees of a business improvement district, patrol the downtown area on bikes and on foot. Stop one to ask a question or report a problem, or call tel. 907/279-5650 (www.anchoragedowntown.org).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.