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Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Girdwood, Alaska. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Girdwood insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Soar High Over Girdwood
Experience the thrill of paragliding as you take off from the side of a mountain and soar high over Girdwood. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the gorgeous view! Your guide steers and you can even take the controls as you fly around on the currents like an eagle. Flights usually last 12-15 minutes. You'll gaze around at mountains and water, taking in the birds-eye view. Then you'll circle lower and lower, landing on the soft valley floor.
Visit the nearby Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about Alaska’s native wildlife and view them up close and personal. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. Amateur photographers have the opportunity to take award winning photographs while animals display their natural, "wild", behavior.
Crow Creek Mine
Established in 1896, Crow Creek Mine, was one of the largest producing hydraulic placer gold mines in South Central Alaska and today is Alaska’s most popular “recreational” gold panning area. Nestled among the Chugach Mountains, Crow Creek Mine offers a unique blend of historical buildings, antiques, rare mining equipment, beautiful gardens, amazing wildlife scenery, hiking trails, and access to explore the mines’ original claims. Pan for gold, take a guided tour, or just relax in this wonderful setting.