Combined, Lake Hood and Lake Spenard (joined by two canals) provide the largest floatplane harbor in the world. The shoreline has several flightseeing, hunting and fly-in fishing companies (walk-in bookings possible). A large grass covered area on the south side of Lake Spenard offers wooden picnic benches and views of almost non-stop takeoffs and landings, in summer. A word to the wise, don't sit downwind or you will be soaked by the spray put off by the planes. Next door is the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Admission: free.
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