Lake Hood Harbor
Lake Hood Harbor
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With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is considered to be the largest floatplane harbor in the world.
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  • sage97
    Laurel, Maryland531 contributions
    EXERCISE AND WATCH THE PLANES
    A nice thing to watch, float planes taking off and landing on the water. A nice long walk around as well to see all sorts of planes on the grounds. Located right by the airport. Great views, NO COST
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Ronit L
    4 contributions
    Breathtaking seeing the sea planes take off and land
    Must see - the largest sea plane airport in the world. Anywhere you stand you will see planes taxing take off and landings. The views are breathtaking and being so close you can feel the wind off the planes.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Jill
    New Jersey742 contributions
    Very cool!
    You can walk around and see all the seaplanes. There is a lovely grass area, with picnic tables, where you can hang out and watch the planes land and take off. It's quite a busy area, so you will definitely see some action! Cool and unique spot to check out.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
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Jill
New Jersey742 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
You can walk around and see all the seaplanes. There is a lovely grass area, with picnic tables, where you can hang out and watch the planes land and take off. It's quite a busy area, so you will definitely see some action! Cool and unique spot to check out.
Written September 24, 2023
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Luvs2Travel321
Sarasota, FL182 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
We stopped here shortly on an Anchorage trolley tour and were able to watch a few planes land and take off.
Written September 18, 2023
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Ben H
3 contributions
Aug 2023
We enjoyed watching the floatplane operations from the shore. There is a park close to the water runway and the museum has an observation tower.
Written August 23, 2023
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Ronit L
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Must see - the largest sea plane airport in the world. Anywhere you stand you will see planes taxing take off and landings. The views are breathtaking and being so close you can feel the wind off the planes.
Written August 11, 2023
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sage97
Laurel, MD531 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
A nice thing to watch, float planes taking off and landing on the water. A nice long walk around as well to see all sorts of planes on the grounds. Located right by the airport. Great views, NO COST
Written July 27, 2023
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Chris
3 contributions
Jun 2023
I could sit here for days watching the planes come and go. This is a great place to sit, walk, and relax.
Written July 2, 2023
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Maddie B
Bronson, IA41 contributions
Sep 2022
Our hotel was situated here and we had several nice meals watching the planes land and take off It's a whole new world for us!
Written September 15, 2022
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Peter F
Chepstow, UK159 contributions
Jun 2022
This was something else, way of life in Alaska , flying, great to see the Sea Planes up close, landing & taking off . Cannot imagine what it’s like in the Winter when frozen!
Written August 23, 2022
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fairytoes
Mills River, NC216 contributions
Jul 2022
Where else can you see float planes docked around the lake like boats? We were able to learn about the history of planes in Alaska and see them up close. The highlight was watching them take off and land!
Written July 20, 2022
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Travel4Fun
Norfolk, NE107 contributions
Jun 2022
It was fun to watch the planes that took off and landed one after the other. There is a nice little walking path near the shore and benches to sit on while you view the planes,
Written July 16, 2022
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