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Whaling Wall

601 D St, West side of JCPenney Bldg., Corner of E Street and W. 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3521
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One amazing painting.

Beautiful wall painting on one of the 5th Mall building walls. Great picture to take home and easy... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Jorge P
A Beautiful Feature in Downtown Anchorage

I love this beautiful mural. It adds to the experience in downtown Anchorage and viewing it is free!

Reviewed 11 February 2018
AlvildaL
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601 D St, West side of JCPenney Bldg., Corner of E Street and W. 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3521
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful wall painting on one of the 5th Mall building walls. Great picture to take home and easy to spot too. **FREE parking for 1 hour if you park at the Malls parking lot.

Thank Jorge P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I love this beautiful mural. It adds to the experience in downtown Anchorage and viewing it is free!

Thank AlvildaL
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Robert Wyland, more commonly known simply as Wyland, is a world renowned and famous American marine muralist. A bit of a genius, he began painting at age 4. In 1981, Wyland set out to paint 100 large outdoor Whaling Walls featuring images of life-sized whales...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a painting/mural that is on a building on the back side of Penney's. It is downtown and if you happen to be in the area, check it out.

Thank Carole P
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This mural was beautiful and well done, but in a really poor location. Viewing the mural is worth the short walk, but being on a building beside a parking lot took away from its beauty.

Thank MartyZ836
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I want to like this. It has for me some appeal with respect to whales and oceanography. And it is kind of appealing that it sort of pops into view occasionally as you walk around downtown. But reality interferes. There is no good place to...More

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Saw this on the side of a building and enjoyed the mural of the local habits that are nearby. Good thing to do with a blank wall.

Thank Brubet L
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

In 1981 the Hawaiian Marine artist known as Wyland set out to paint 100 life size "whaling walls". In August 1994 I saw him complete the wall in Anchorage. Anchorage is number 54 and was titled "Alaska's Marine Life". It is located on the JC...More

Thank Utah-Indy
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

If you saw the pictures online like I did thru the internet or tripvisor, the view was pretty but I felt like it was a little anti-climatic. The artwork is spectacular.

Thank dmflord
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I thought it was nice to see, but not worth a special trip to go look at. Right near the gift shops,

Thank janicelaman2016
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