Ester, Alaska: Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn

Sold by Skinny Dick in 2003; he passed away in 2008. Beloved assemblage of tackiness and crudity in a wilderness where the only communication is by radiophone.
8910 George Parks Hwy, Ester, AK
At milepost 328 on the Parks Highway, roughly halfway between Fairbanks and Nenana.
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Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn

This bar is still around. Skinny sold the bar to friends who have kept the business running.

[Don Petersen, 05/30/2017]
Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn

Skinny Dick passed away April 2008, having sold the Halfway Inn five years earlier.

[McGehee, 09/27/2009]
Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn

Skinny Dick is alive, but in poor health. My husband and I took a road trip to Alaska the last two weeks in May 2005 and made Skinny Dick's one of our destinations after seeing it on

We were lucky enough to arrive on the weekend of their summer kickoff party. Enjoyed cooking our own hamburgers and the homemade fixins.

Had fun imagining how so much tackiness and crude stuff could be assembled in one place, and had to wonder about the mind that conceived it! All the people there were nice and most acted almost normal. If they weren't laughing, they had a hell-of-a smile on their faces. The owners weren't aware that they were on your site and were very pleased.

[Gaye & Craig Ellis, 06/08/2005]

Trees with genitals.

Skinny Dick's - Tree Collection?

I believe that Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn also has collected trees with genitals. If I'm mistaken about the tree's location, then they are somewhere in the vacinity of Fairbanks and nearly as amusing as Skinny Dick's itself.

[Lauren, 01/08/2005]
Skinny Dick's

Latest update on Skinny Dick and his eponymous bar. I, too, used to live next to this notoriously-named and -decorated bar. When I swung through last fall with a visitor, I was astonished to find its walls bare and clean, and the food edible and clean. Skinny finally sold it and moved south (Arizona or thereabouts). So all the layers of panties, bras and dollar bills are gone. The name, however - Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn - remains. The last half of the name, by the way, indicated its location between two "adjacent" towns, Fairbanks and Nenana. It's 27 miles to each.

[Audie Bakewell, 04/26/2002]

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