Top 10 Things to do in Hope, United States

December 20, 2017 Merry Kessler

Hope in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Hope with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Hope

1. Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

Mile 104 Seward Highway, Indian, Anchorage, AK 99540 +1 907-444-6898
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site

The main cabin, which contains the gift shop, and the assay building at Indian Valley Mine has some of the oldest structures built on the Turnagain Arm, and are listed as a National Historic Site. Indian Valley Mine offers visitors the opportunity to learn gold panning and browse through two historic cabins built in the early 1900's a small museum and gift shop, or simply sit back on one of our benches and take in the panoramic view of the Turnagain Arm.

Reviewed By Jo B - Greater Sydney, Australia

For the $1 entry fee, you can't beat the half hour guided tour of the original settlers cabin and his workshop. The gift shop is quaint and well priced. Definitely take the time to do a bit of gold panning. It's fun and very informative. The guide takes the time to show you through the whole experience.

2. Chugach Outdoor Center

Milepost 7.5 Hope Highway, Hope, AK 99605
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5 based on 89 reviews

Chugach Outdoor Center

Alaska's Best Whitewater Rafting. Located on Alaska's Keani Peninsula, Six Mile Creek is a whitewater paradise 70 miles from Anchorage. Dropping over 50 feet per mile as it flows out of the Chugach Mountains. Six Mile Creek has cut its way through three separate canyons offering Class 4 and Class 5 whitewater. Choose between three different trips departing in the morning and afternoon. We provide all necessary river gear including a full dry suit.

Reviewed By JRGinKingwood - Houston, Texas

We had totally planned for something else but the weather caused us to reevaluate. We were not disappointed! If we were going to get wet anyway then why not do it on a river. We were welcomed immediately and made to feel comfortable from the get go. Then Tommy and Popcorn took over and gave us an efficient and effective safety seminar. Equipment is top notch. Then we shot three canyons of rapids! Exhilarating and exciting. Always felt in good hands with our two guides (tip them!!!). Two adults and three young men and all of us enjoyed this experience. Riding class IV and V rapids in Alaska is a bucket list item. Don't let this get past you. Highly recommend this outfit and while the other guides are solid I'm sure, Tommy and Popcorn were the best and cool bros!

29859 Seward Hwy, Bird Creek, Anchorage, AK 99540-1115 +1 907-653-8000
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Turnagain Gallery

Wood sculptures, jewelry, metal art, log furniture, Custom Handcrafted Log Home Builder

Reviewed By 13_andyv - Malmo, Sweden

This is an amazing place. Chainsaw carving artist Jordan Anderson is working in the yard, carving the most amazing garden and indoor statues and furniture, ever. Huskies, bucks, moose, bears and even an octopus. You can watch him work (well, at least he didn't say anything or threw stuff at us, while we were staring at him in action) and it's just magic what he does with a chainsaw. The animals are so real, like they froze in their motion.

In the store there are also a lot of pieces of furniture carved from wood. Statues and other objects, even smaller ones. The building is also beautiful and a cute dog is greeting you welcome.

I'd absolutely visit again if passing by.

4. Alaska ATV Adventures

Eagle River, Anchorage, AK 99577-8111
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5 based on 61 reviews

Alaska ATV Adventures

Girdwood ATV Tour There are no road signs marking the entrance to this part of the Chugach State Park. Most locals don’t even know about this wild scenic area. Adventure seekers do not need to travel many miles out of town searching for a true Alaskan backcountry riding experience. Alaska ATV Adventures focuses on small groups, providing excellent wildlife viewing and unrivaled scenery accompanying a ride specifically tailored to the group. This awesome trail winds through the northern reaches of the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest about ½ way between Anchorage and Girdwood. The Girdwood 3-hour tour includes a hike downhill to spectacular waterfall where salmon come to spawn mid-June through September; during this time there is a very good chance of seeing bears from the overlook and high alpine meadows. Tours Depart Daily: 10:00AM April 23rd - May 24th, 2017 10:00AM and 2:00PM May 25th - September 30th, 2017

Reviewed By cao1111 - Dallas, Texas

Must do!! Be ready to get dirty and feel like a true Alaskan for 3 hours! Bob and Kayla were the best guides EVER!! My dad (76), myself (41) and my son (20) have never operated ATV's before. Bob's precise and informative instruction was perfect. We saw unbelievable, pinch yourself, views!! I can't say enough about this excursion! If you're an adventurous type, this is for you! BOOK IT NOW!!

5. Angle 45 Adventures

27511 Hope Hwy, Hope, AK 99605-9700
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5 based on 13 reviews

Angle 45 Adventures

Angle 45 Adventures is a small, family-owned Alaskan guide service providing personal and professional attention for our guests. We specialize in drift boat fishing on the Upper Kenai including waters that flow through both Chugach National Forest and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. We offer both full and half day drift boat tours for all species of Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Vardon. We also offer a wide selection of hike-in fishing, some of which is on private water. These trips offer a more secluded and unique opportunity to fish away from the crowds and spend a day in the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. We provide all gear, safety equipment and snacks for the day (coffee, hot water, tea). Bring your camera for some local wildlife encounters and a great day on the water!

Reviewed By Erica H - Houston, Texas

We were watching salmon jump on the Russian River this morning when a tourist told us about an amazing salmon fishing trip he took the day before on the Kenai River. When we saw the flier for Angle 45 adventures advertising salmon and trout fishing, we called them up to see if they could take is the next day. They could, were very friendly on the phone and booked us right away. However, when we called a half hour later to ask about a directions email and whether Angle 45 adventures packed up the salmon we caught to ship to our home, they explained that the salmon were not running where they boated, and so we would be fishing only for catch and release trout. Since what we were excited about was the experience of catching salmon in Alaska and shipping at home, we canceled the trip. The owner, Jason, sent a confirmation email refunding the booking promptly. I was impressed with the business' honesty.

6. Adventure Alaska Tours

P.O. Box 64, Hope, AK 99605-0064
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Adventure Alaska Tours

Adventure Alaska Tours offers unique small group tours and Alaska tour and vacation travel packages from general touring to wildlife to wilderness trips. Themes include general sightseeing, natural history, hiking, canoeing, photography, and dog sledding with eco-tour styles from cozy, small lodges to camping.

Reviewed By massamama - Harvard, Massachusetts

We had the great fortune to travel to Alaska this summer as part of a special family reunion. There were 20 of us, including 10 grandchildren ranging from 7 years through college aged. We are still dreaming about and cherishing the many memories of our travels that were led by our stalwart tour guides,Todd and Patrick, from Adventures Alaska. We had 5 days to visit this incredible state and wow did we cover a lot of ground (and sea). Each day was filled to the brim (thought not overfull to the point of exhaustion!). A favorite day was being exposed to the wilderness of Denali National Park through the "Kantishna Experience" - a 12 hour expedition literally to "the end of the road" that leads into the Park. Another amazing experiencing was viewing the groaning glacier in the Kenai Fjord, similarly primordial and moving a place as Denali. Todd and Patrick were such lovely company - so warm and full of interesting facts and stories about the history of the place - it felt like they were part of our family by the end of the trip.

Alaska is not about luxury but about being in a place to luxuriate in the magnificence of Nature - so our basic accommodations and hearty meals were just right, especially the many opportunities for excellent Alaskan craft beer along the way!

If you are looking for a down-to-earth travel experience, with people who are in the travel business to share their love for the places they take you, then this is the tour group for you.

7. Gold Rush Peck

Next to the Hope Historical Museum, Hope, AK
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5 based on 10 reviews

Gold Rush Peck

Reviewed By Katie L - Oneonta, New York, United States

We were looking for something interesting to do in Hope during a spontaneous road trip. We had been interested in learning how to pan for gold and this was so much fun! We'll never forget Gold Rush Peck and his crazy nature. Definitely something fun to do for the kids. Everyone needs to run into Gold Rush Peck. We really struck it rich finding Gold Rush Peck!

8. Hope Community Library Gift Shop

2nd and A Street, Hope, AK
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

Hope Community Library Gift Shop

Reviewed By Kara S - Chicago, Illinois

Only 150 people live here but it's rustic and off the beaten path. I could just sit and read in this little town. A few cute little shops and a great restaurant.

9. Chugach State Park

Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587 +1 907-694-2108
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5 based on 103 reviews

Chugach State Park

This 495,000-acre state park includes Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska.

Reviewed By LSUTraveller - Denham Springs, Louisiana

Nice hiking trails with lots of opportunities to see wildlife - bear, moose or sheep. Impressive overlook at Glen Alps of the Anchorage area. Can see the mountains of Lake Clark National Park to the west. One of Alaska's finest state parks.

10. Turnagain Kayak

19796 Hope Hwy, Hope, AK 99605
Turnagain Kayak

Join Turnagain Kayak’s ACA certified SUP instructors for a fun and educational experience. We will go over equipment, strokes and skills, stances, safety, choosing an appropriate venue and launching and landing. Want a challenge? Let’s take the SUPs to the river! We will refine strokes and build strategies to make your journey through class 1-2 water look easy. River specific equipment and safety will covered.

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