Haines' Top 10
Collected by Dawn Reiss, AFAR Contributor
With more than 80 eagle nests, this 48,000-acre preserve—which includes portions of the Chilkat, Kleheni and Tsirku Rivers—has the largest concentration of bald eagles anywhere in the world. The most popular viewing area is located along the...
10 Mile, Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the foothills of the Takshanuk Mountains and near the Ferebee Glacier, Chilkoot Lake offers majestic views and instant access to wildlife. The fish in Chilkoot Lake are wild, not stocked, and the lake contains a variety of salmon...
Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the Takshanuk Mountains offer fresh alpine air and panoramic views of Chilkoot Lake and Lynn Canal—a 144-kilometer inlet that connects Skagway to Haines—and spectacular waterfalls. Instead of...
Mile 18 Mosquito Lake Road, Haines, AK 99827, United States
This wildlife center is the passion project of independent filmmaker Steve Kroschel, who has been featured in a number of television programs including National Geographic Wild’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet and has helped to film avalanche footage used...
108 Main St, Haines, AK 99827, USA
It’s nearly impossible to miss the Hammer Museum in Haines: It’s the building next to the giant hammer. The museum got its start when founder Dave Pahl brought home one too many hammers and his wife suggested that a new plan for his...
4-6 Ft Seward Dr, Haines, AK 99827, USA
This fort—which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972—is named after the man who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from the Russians. At the request of President William McKinley, the fort was built between 1902 and 1904 with 85 wood...
113 Haines Hwy, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Built as a research and resource center near the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, this foundation is home to a natural history museum and raptor center. Two bald eagles and several birds that have been injured are being rehabilitated here. Educational...
13 Ft Seward Dr, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Housed in the former Fort Seward hospital building, this gallery celebrates the art of the Tlingit people and features a collection of silkscreen prints, silver bracelets and a carving studio where visitors can watch demonstrations by students and...
11 Main St, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Learn about Tlingit culture, pioneer days and the army post of Fort William H. Seward at this museum. The institution’s namesake, Steve Sheldon, came to Haines in 1911 and began acquiring objects for what would become the foundation of the...
Haines Hwy, Haines, AK 99827, USA
About 80 kilometers (50 miles) long, the Chilkat River is known for being a birdwatcher’s paradise. The river is home to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve where bald eagles flock to the riverbanks to feast on the salmon here. See bears, moose...
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