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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.
Daily 10-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Exterior of Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn has weathered cutouts of bears, large Gift Shop sign.

Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn

Skinny's is proud to offend... so be prepared. Not much inside that can be posted here...

[NomadikCulture, 08/25/2019]

Weathered billboard with the words,

Skinny Dick's Half-Way Inn

Skinny Dick's is a roadhouse halfway between Fairbanks and Nenana, Alaska. It's well-known for adult humor and making people laugh. Skinny's has been in business for over 35 years. If you ever get a chance, you should stop by.

[Brook Taylor, 12/12/2017]

May 2019: Photo added.

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]

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