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  1. Black Friday in Haines

      As a Trip Advisor reviewer said, “Haines is probably one of the few places on Earth I would ever want to do Black Friday shopping. I love Haines!” Although most of the city is shut down for Thanksgiving Day, there’s plenty of shopping to be had in downtown for the holiday weekend—and “crowded” in…

  2. Sea World/Whale Rider Galleries

      There’s magic in the air, and no trip to Haines is complete without visiting the Sea World/Whale Rider Galleries. Founded by artist Tresham Gregg, visitors are welcomed to climb aboard the Galactic Spirit Canoe for a trip like no other—straight into the wild imagination of a native Alaskan artist. The multi-medium fantasy artist commands…

  3. A Haines Halloween

      Spending Halloween in Haines? The small, charming town offers a smattering of spooky options like the Trick or Trot 5k Fun Run and Walk at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Hosted by the Fair and local non-profits, the event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and culminates with a fire pit, music and lights, hot drinks…

  4. Mountain Market and Cafe

      Haines is rich with mom and pop restaurants, cafes and shops dishing up only the freshest, local ingredients. Mountain Market and Café sets the bar high with a stocked grocery department full of all natural, organic and seasonal foods. Favorite brands like Annie’s Homegrown, Westsoy, Seventh Generation, Organic Valley and Bob’s Red Mill are…

  5. Hammer Museum

      The friendly and knowledgeable staff have heard every “hammer time” joke you can dream up—and have a few of their own. How can a museum all about hammers be such a blast? You’ll be surprised to discover the intriguing history behind this common tool, and the Hammer Museum is dedicated to preserving the history,…

  6. Takshanuk Mountain Trail

      Hikers looking to take advantage of the final summer days of the year will find gorgeous trails at Takshanuk Mountain Trail. Just north of downtown Haines, backdrops of the snow-capped mountains, stunning flora, eagles soaring overhead and unbelievable waterfalls make this one of the most memorable hikes in the region. Be careful and stick…

  7. Fort William H. Seward

      The Chilkoot Barracks in Haines Borough is just half a mile from Haines, and the last of 11 military posts built during the gold rush. As the state’s only facility from 1925-40, it served as a police headquarters for miners coming and going from the popular mines of the state’s interior. While negotiating over…

  8. Big Al’s Salmon Shack

      Located nearly on the river of Portage Bay, it doesn’t get any fresher than Big Al’s. Specializing in salmon but also boasting a variety of catches of the day, this no-frills establishment doesn’t need table service or a menu. It’s literally water to shack and provides the best seafood Haines has to offer. If…

  9. Haines Farmers Market

      Only open from June through September, the Haines Farmers Market is located at the Southeast Alaska Fairgrounds (296 Fair Drive). From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday, head to the market and meet local growers, farmers, chefs and artists. It’s the perfect place to pick up seasonal, fresh and amazing produce and meats…

  10. Fourth of July in Haines

      Fourth of July in Haines is full of patriotism and old-fashioned family fun. Start your morning with the Mt. Ripinsky run, whether you want to run, walk or jog this fun event—or root everyone on as a bystander. It’s followed by a breakfast at the Legion, where flapjacks and succulent sides are the perfect…

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