Healy, Alaska: Into The Wild Movie Death Bus

The movie replica of the bus where Chris McCandless lived (and died) sits in front of a bar. Inside the bus are photos and a storyline of McCandless's attempt to reconnect with nature. The original derelict bus was moved off its wilderness trail location in June 2020 because visitors kept dying.

49th State Brewing Co.

Address:
Parks Hwy, Healy, AK
Directions:
49th State Brewing Co. On the northbound side of Hwy 3/Parks Hwy at milepost 248.5.
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Into The Wild Death Bus

The [movie replica of the] bus that Chris McCandless lived (and died) in sits in front of the 49th State Brewing Co. on the Parks Highway. Inside the bus are photos and a storyline of McCandless's journey.

[Rose, 10/03/2017]

Chris McCandless abandoned modern society to live off the land, although he had no land and almost no survival skills. He found an abandoned bus as he trekked through the Alaskan wilderness. Nature killed him in a little over 100 days. The actual death bus -- Fairbanks City Transit Bus No. 142 -- is still out on the Stampede Trail. Fans sleep in it, and one died in 2017 while crossing the Teklanika River.


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