Where the city of Anchorage abuts the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, a multi-layered set of observation decks centered around a statue of Captain Cook allows viewers to take in the Alaska scenery. This is a popular spot to watch the boats in Cook Inlet, the Alaska Railroad which runs between the platform and the shoreline and the setting sun.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 United States Census) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska is the least densely populated state of the U.S.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska