Alaska has always been a magnet for rugged individualists, drawing gold prospectors, fur traders and oil magnates with its wealth of natural resources. In recent years America’s last frontier has opened its arms to lovers of luxury as well. Visitors can enjoy Alaska’s breathtaking scenery from the comfortable confines of well-appointed cruise vessels. Day cruises allow guests to glimpse tidewater glaciers, coastal wildlife and stunning mountain scenery before whisking them back to four-star accomodations such as the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage. Humbler housing abounds for those of simpler tastes. Denali National Park, for example offers both rustic cabins and comfortable hotel rooms on the banks of the Nenana River, and the Kantishna Roadhouse offers views of majestic Mt. McKinley. The arts and culture of Alaska are inextricably intertwined with a rich heritage of Native American influences. The Alaska Native Medical Center provides state-of-the-art healthcare for Alaska Native and American Indian people, along with traditional healing practices that take into consideration unique cultural beliefs and rituals.