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Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska Marine Highway — Alaska is over 650,000 square miles and much of that has no road access. The primary forms of transportation in areas without roads are by air or sea, so the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway is a big part of the state’s ‘highway system.’ It is such a unique set […]

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Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

  Talkeetna Historical Society Museum (one block off of Main Street across from the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, Talkeetna) — Learn about this rural town’s native, gold mining, and aviation history in this museum housed in a little red school house, as well as a number of smaller, old railroad buildings. You’ll find out about […]

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Talkeetna

  Talkeetna — this charming pioneer town, with its own-block-long Main Street, is halfway between Anchorage to Denali, and offers tons of adventures as well as great views of Mt. McKinley. Other than the mountain views, Talkeetna is also home to the convergence of three major glacial rivers, which makes for great excursions, whether by […]

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Skagway

Skagway — If you were going to visit just one town in Southeast Alaska, Skagway would be a top contender. While other towns in the region make for great jumping-off spots, this tiny community is a destination unto itself. Part of Skagway’s charm lies in its preservation: the Park Service has rescued some 15 buildings […]

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Sitka

Sitka – located on the west side of Baranof Island, the Alaskan town of Sitka is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Sitka is best-known for being the capital of “Russian America” (a town established by Alexander Baranov in 1799 – who became the Governor […]

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Seward & Kenai Fjords

Seward & Kenai Fjords — Sandwiched between the Kenai Mountains and the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities, with Mt. Marathon rising steeply behind the town. A spectacular 2 1/2-hour drive south from Anchorage brings you to this seaside village, which offers a bustling harbor, […]

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Kenai Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula — Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula extends 150 miles (240 km) southwest from the Chugach Mountains south of Anchorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by the Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound. Most of the Kenai Peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Most Kenai Peninsula […]

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Juneau

Juneau – this city is Alaska’s state capital and is in an area proximate to British Columbia (Canada). Even though Juneau is the second-largest American city by area, its population is only 32,468. Downtown Juneau (which is both coastal and by a mountain) is located between Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and Gastineau Channel, and is […]

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Haines

Haines — this small town (population: 2,500) serves up one of the state’s most Alaskan experiences. Casual and quirky, Haines offers history, nature, and native culture and combines it with heaps of Alaskan charm. A U.S. Army fort gives historic significance to the town, artists bring their own sense of beauty and whimsy, and a […]

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Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park (1 Park Road, Gustavus, AK) – this 3.3 million acre park offers visitors lofty mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, an abundance of marine wildlife and, most of all, massive tidewater glaciers. All this makes Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve one of Alaska’s most spectacular settings, and a must-stop for every cruise […]