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Sometimes called the Last Frontier, Alaska really is on the
boundary of the edge; where superlatives abound.
The state capital of Alaska is Juneau.
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About Alaska - Alaska Weather:
Find out more about Alaska before you travel there.
Alaska gets its name from the Aleut word for
Countries neighbouring Alaska are: Canada and
The northernmost, and largest, of the United
States reaches into the Arctic Ocean and is separated from Russia by the Bering
The Yukon is Alaska's major river, and one of the longest
on the North American continent.
The first Europeans to Alaska were the Russians in 1741.
When the survivors of the expedition returned home with otter skins the following year,
they sparked off an exploitation of the fur trade. Winters are extremely cold in Russia
The Russians held on to the area until it looked like the
British might attack from Canada. The decline in fur profits was also a factor in the sale
of the land to the United States in 1867, for the bargain price of $7.2 million.
The Klondike gold rush in the 1890's doubled the
population and brought capital to the state.
In 1900, at the peak of production, more than $22 million
worth of gold was panned in the region.
When production ceased in 1966, $220 million worth of
gold was more than a good return on investment.
State of Alaska Online:
The government's official reference for the state of Alaska.
Alaska's Mount McKinley, Denali, is the highest point
in North America (6,194 m.).
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority; providing daily passenger/vehicle transportation
around Alaska's Rainforest Islands.
Marine Highway System:
The fastest way to find the perfect voyage along the Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska,
Gulf of Alaska, and Southwest/Aleutian Chain routes.
The charm and scenic appeal of this great and vast land is amplified through panoramic
windows and underscored by historical narratives of lifelong Alaskan conductors and tour
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a state-wide
Road Weather Information System.
Alaska Scenic Byways:
The State of Alaska's information page on the scenic byways within the state.
Alaska Sea Adventures:
Enjoy a one of a kind cruise that combines gourmet dining and a sublime touch of
wilderness on a custom adventure voyage through Alaska's remote Inside Passage.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is located at Milepost 0 of the Seward Highway in Seward,
Alaska, just 125 miles from Anchorage.
Cruising in Alaska:
Alaska cruising season generally runs from May through September, although some smaller
ships start going out in April.
Air travel is necessary for the most interesting, and unique wilderness experiences Alaska
has to offer. Alaska bush planes on wheels, floats or skis, will fly you to the some of
the wildest, most remote and beautiful places on the planet.
An excellent showcase for this unique State, by the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council.
Alaska's largest city lies between the Knik and Turnagain arms of
Cook Inlet and the rugged Chugach Mountains.
Surrounded by all the beauty and activities of Alaska, Anchorage offers a unique blend of
spectacular scenery, Russian and Native heritage, Alaskan adventure and big city
Request your Anchorage Visitors Guide online.
Anchorage Walking Tour:
Familiarise yourself with Anchorage. Starting from the Log Cabin Visitors Center at 4th
Ave. and F Street, this self-guided tour offers both scenic and historic perspectives of
Accommodation in Anchorage
in Anchorage, Alaska.
The capital of Alaska is not Anchorage or Fairbanks,
If you're interested in fishing from Juneau, tell Auke Bay Sport fishing and Sightseeing
Charters what you want to do and they'll make every effort to meet your needs.
Wings Airways in Juneau, Alaska, offers two flight-seeing tours: Glacier Flight-seeing
tour and Taku Glacier Wilderness Lodge.
Large directory connecting south-east Alaska's electronic community.
Accommodation in Juneau
in Juneau, Alaska.
Historic McCarthy-Kennecott is an early 1900 Alaskan Frontier
town. Unlike most Ghost towns this area, in the centre of the USA's largest National Park,
is largely intact.
More than just a place to stay, you will hopefully discover a little of the rich history
and uniqueness that is McCarthy-Kennecott.
Alaska Dog Mushers Association:
What is it that drives these men and women who drive the dogs?
The Iditarod Dog Sled Race is run to commemorate the historic serum run of 1925, when
diphtheria threatened the small town of Nome. It is unlike any other event in the world. A
race over 1,150 miles of the most extreme and beautiful terrain known to man: across
mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coastline.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic
This park celebrates the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98 through 15 restored buildings
within the Skagway Historic District. The park also administers the Chilkoot Trail and a
small portion of the White Pass Trail.
Kodiak Brown Bear:
For most people, Kodiak's identity is inexorably linked with its most famous resident, the
Kodiak brown bear. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to protect
this unique population. Approximately 3,000 bears live in the archipelago, with many
additional coastal brown bears inhabiting the Katmai Coast.
Native Heritage Center:
Since time immemorial, Alaska Natives have been sustained by the guiding light of
tradition. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is Alaska's premiere interactive cultural
destination; a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and share Alaska Native
These cultures are represented by four groups: the Aleut, the most maritime-adapted of all
North Pacific peoples; Eskimos, whose earliest culture in this region dates from 8,000
years ago; Athapaskans, a forest-dwelling culture of hunters and trappers; and Northwest
Coast Indians, represented by the Tlingit.
White Pass and Yukon
Against all odds this iron trail was born of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and built through
some of the North's most ruggedly beautiful terrain. Now a comfortable journey on board
this railroad runs from Skagway, Alaska to Carcross, Yukon.
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