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Polar Bears and Musk Ox at Anchorage Airport

Ted Stevens, the former senator from Alaska who died in a plane crash earlier this week, had the pleasure of seeing a lot of things named for him while he was alive.

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is one of them. 

Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

The terminal offers free wireless Internet access and is home to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame and an impressive display of Alaska Native Art.

Alaska Native Art at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

photo courtesy Kathy Gronau

Photo courtesy Kathy Gronau

It’s been a while since I’ve been up there, but I’m planning to head that way soon.

If for no other reason than to wander the terminal checking out the airport’s collection of taxidermy Black Bears, Kodiak Brown Bears, Polar Bears and a Musk Ox.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Polar Bear

Who says airports must be boring?

Musk Ox on display at Anchorage International Airport