Trapper Creek, Alaska: Human Hand in a Jar

Nutty, tourist-friendly general store is full of odd junk, including a human hand in a jar.


114.8 N. Parks Hwy, Trapper Creek, AK
Wal-Mike's. On the northbound side of Hwy 3/N. Parks Hwy, just north of the Trapper Creek Inn and RV Park, at milepost 114.8.
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This is a truly quirky stop on the way to Denali. Mike Carpenter's store has everything: antlers, old "Sarah Palin For Governor" signs, a dog sled, porcupine quills, socks $1 per foot. He has lived there since before the Parks Highway was built.

[Bonnie Schupp, 06/06/2017]

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Wal-Mikes: Hand in Jar

A roadside shop with a little bit of everything. Great place for tourists to stop and look, or grab some needed supplies. Very interesting! Human hand in a jar! All types of animal pelts and antlers.

[Derek, 09/06/2016]



Junk, junk, and more junk! You can see everything here, from a live reindeer to a giant pair of flip-flops, to slightly obscene tree formations. There are many signs that try to guilt you into buying something. Now if you could only find something you could justify spending a few dollars on...

[Matt, 07/10/2009]

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