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Top Rated Attractions

  • Igloo City - Giant Igloo-Shaped Building

    Igloo City - Giant Igloo-Shaped Building

    Cantwell, Alaska

    A huge, empty Igloo stands on an empty stretch of highway. Reason enough to drive to Alaska!

  • Santa Claus House and Giant Santa

    Santa Claus House and Giant Santa

    North Pole, Alaska

    America's northernmost Christmas-themed town, with live reindeer and the World's Largest Santa.

  • Stuffed Togo the Wonder Dog

    Stuffed Togo the Wonder Dog

    Wasilla, Alaska

    We all know glory-hog Balto's story, but what about Togo, the sled dog hero of Nome's diptheria epidemic?

  • Grave of Annabelle, Painting Elephant

    Grave of Annabelle, Painting Elephant

    Anchorage, Alaska

    The Alaska Zoo remembers their artistic elephant star, Annabelle, with a stone marker.

  • Atlas Statue

    Atlas Statue

    Anchorage, Alaska

    The Greek mythology Titan shoulders his see-thru metal wire Earth globe in the parking lot of a gym.

  • Patsy the Dog Statue

    Patsy the Dog Statue

    Juneau, Alaska

    Juneau's mascot dog, a bull terrier pup named Patsy Ann acted as dockside greeter for 13 years.

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Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities

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  • Adak: National Forest with One Tree [tips]
  • Anchor Point: North America's Most Westerly Highway Point [tips]
  • Anchorage: Snow Plow Train [tips]
  • Anchorage: Outhouse Races - Fur Rendezvous [tips]
  • Anchorage: Whale Drowns Men Statue [tips]
  • Anchorage: Sun and Scale Model of Solar System [tips]
  • Anchorage: Gravity Hill [tips]
  • Anchorage: Chocolate Waterfall and Fountain [tips]
  • Anchorage: Grave of Annabelle, Painting Elephant
  • Anchorage: Burial Spirit Houses [tips]
  • Anchorage: Atlas Statue
  • Anchorage: Chrome Bear [tips]
  • Anchorage: Parking Garage Tribute to Captain Cook Voyages [tips]
  • Anchorage: Fishing Reel Bridge [tips]
  • Anchorage: Playground Rocket Ship [tips]
  • Anchorage: Star the Reindeer [tips]
  • Cantwell: Igloo City - Giant Igloo-Shaped Building
  • Chena Hot Springs: Aurora Ice Museum [tips]
  • Chicken: Big Metal Chickens, Chicken Signpost [tips]
  • Chugiak: Eagle on a Stick [tips]
  • Chugiak: Roadside Derelict Ship [tips]
  • Coldfoot: Arctic Circle Photo Op [tips]
  • Coldfoot: Former Northernmost Spruce Tree [tips]
  • Delta Junction: Highway's End Mosquitoes [tips]
  • Delta Junction: End of the Alaska Highway [tips]
  • Ester: Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn [tips]
  • Fairbanks: Fairbanks Ice Museum [tips]
  • Fairbanks: Aurora Express: Sleep in a Train [tips]
  • Fairbanks: Interior Alaska Antler Arch [tips]
  • Fairbanks: Alaska's Oldest Car [tips]
  • Fox: Touch the Alaskan Oil Pipeline [tips]
  • Girdwood: Hand Tram Across Canyon [tips]
  • Haines: Giant Hammer, Hammer Museum [tips]
  • Healy: Into The Wild Movie Death Bus [tips]
  • Homer: 13-Foot-Tall Halibut Hook [tips]
  • Homer: Big Chair [tips]
  • Houston: London Bus, VW Ladybug [tips]
  • Juneau: Patsy the Dog Statue
  • Juneau: Wizard of Oz Metal Statues [tips]
  • Juneau: Nail Map of the United States [tips]
  • Kasilof: Big Mosquito: Bite My Butt [tips]
  • Ketchikan: Dolly's House Museum: Brothel [tips]
  • Knik: Musher's Hall of Fame
  • Moose Pass: Giant Knife [tips]
  • Nome: Last Train to Nowhere [tips]
  • Nome: World's Largest Gold Pan [tips]
  • North Pole: Santa Claus House and Giant Santa
  • North Pole: Dinosaur, Horse, Lady Greenhouse Planters [tips]
  • Northway Junction: Border Bench of International Friendship [tips]
  • Palmer: Mini-Train and Balto the Wonder Dog [tips]
  • Palmer: Iconic Pot Smokers Totem Pole [tips]
  • Point Barrow: Northernmost Totem Pole in the World [tips]
  • Seward: Memorial To The Kid Who Designed Alaska's Flag [tips]
  • Seward: Good Friday Earthquake Memorial [tips]
  • Skagway: Skagway Brothel Museum [tips]
  • Soldotna: Alaskan Carousel Carvings [tips]
  • Talkeetna: Cat Mayor [tips]
  • Talkeetna: Birch Syrup Making [tips]
  • Tok: Mukluk Land - Santa's Rocket Ship [tips]
  • Trapper Creek: Human Hand in a Jar [tips]
  • Utqiagvik: Wiley Post and Will Rogers Crash Memorial [tips]
  • Utqiagvik: Whale Ribs Photo Opportunity [tips]
  • Valdez: Earthquake Town - Valdez Museum [tips]
  • Valdez: Lonesome Fish Statue [tips]
  • Valdez: Whispering Giant - Indian Head [tips]
  • Wasilla: Stuffed Togo the Wonder Dog
  • Wasilla: Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters [tips]
  • Wiseman: White Man's Totem Pole / Beer Monument [tips]

September 29, 2020

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