After the performance the group will board a bus to visit the Museum of the North on the University of Alaska's Fairbanks campus. The museum exhibits are a great introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people and land. Exhibits highlight the objects and artifacts, people, wildlife, geography and history of each of Alaska's five major geographic regions. Pieces and objects representing 2000 years of Alaskan art and historical paintings from the 19th and 20th century round out the exhibits.
Dinner: At hotel restaurant with the group.Lodging: Westmark FairbanksMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The center offers visitors a chance to learn more about the park by speaking with park rangers, viewing the 20 minute park film, "Heartbeats of Denali," and exploring the exhibit area.Dinner: Dine at the Salmon Bake restaurant.Evening: Following dinner, head to the Denali Education Center for a Welcome to the Sub arctic presentation. A non-profit educational partner of Denali National Park and Preserve since 1989, the Denali Education Center provides Road Scholar programs during the summer months. Their presentation will provide an excellent background for your trip into the park tomorrow.Lodging: McKinley Chalet ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Also near the visitor's center are the kennels for the sled dogs of Denali which have have been important to the park for so long that they have become a part of the resource, and a cultural tradition worthy of protection. The dogs and the kennels where they live represent important pieces of American history and symbols of cultural and native significance, the pioneer experience in the far north and the history of Alaska's first national park.Dinner: Dinner at your leisure at the hotel's grill.Lodging: McKinley Chalet ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Alyeska Resort travel up the mountain on the Alyeska tram. From the Tram, you can see miles in all directions. Views include Turnagain Arm, seven “hanging” glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. Below the tram moose and bear can sometimes be sighted.Dinner: Dinner at Windsong Lodge after arrival in Seward.Lodging: Windsong LodgeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner