Andrea was particularly interested in seeing bears and the Northern Lights in Alaska. While finding the latter was not going to be possible–it’s much easier to do so farther north, like in Fairbanks, and even then you’d need to be about as lucky as a $5000 Lotto winner–the former was doable. And without encountering one in the wild and being afraid for your dear life!
We were able to do so at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Conveniently, this was on the way down to Kenai from Anchorage, so we didn’t even have to make a detour. Compared to, say, the Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise, it was also a great value at $18/person for entry. You were free to walk or drive along a mile stretch of road and admire than many times of wildlife calling this place home.
There were many more animals than just bears, too. They are shown in the photos.