Anchorage, Alaska: Burial Spirit Houses

Unusual and colorful burial sites -- looks like the miniature circus is in town.

Address:
Eklutna Village Rd, Anchorage, AK
Directions:
Near Eklutna. You drive out the Glen Highway toward Wasilla and take the Eklutna Lake turnoff and there are signs - turn left to go to Eklutna Village (graveyard) and right to head up to the lake.
Admission:
Suggested $5
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Burial Spirit Houses

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Small, above-ground mausoleums made of colorfully painted wood.

Colorful Alaskan-Russian Burials

I just got back from Alaska where I came across this grave yard. Basically what you are looking at is the combining of Russian (as in fur trade) and native burial practices that result in these fantastic spirit houses.

There's a 5-dollar donation box for the Russian Orthodox church. If visitors are lucky, they will see snow shoe rabbits being frisky in and among the graves and in the wilderness beyond.

[Rene de Guzman, 05/25/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Eagle on a StickEagle on a Stick, Chugiak, AK - 5 mi.
Iditarod Trail Race HeadquartersIditarod Trail Race Headquarters, Wasilla, AK - 8 mi.
Stuffed Togo the Wonder DogStuffed Togo the Wonder Dog, Wasilla, AK - 8 mi.
In the region:
Gravity Hill, Anchorage, AK - 27 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Alaska Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Ciderville, Powell, Tennessee (Jun 7-13, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now