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Anchorage, Alaska

Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring

Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face.
Juneau, Alaska

Aunt Claudia's Dolls, a Museum

One toy collector's legacy of hundreds of unique items includes the most diverse display of northern indigenous dolls.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Lend-Lease Monument

This super-sized statue is the only public memorial to the deal that ended America's neutrality during World War II.
Haines, Alaska

Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

The cultural center preserves the history of the native tribe that's lived in this Alaskan village for over 10,000 years.
Eagle, Alaska

Fort Egbert

This remote fort on the Yukon River is a vestige of the wild Alaska gold rush.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Engineers Tradition Stone

A sarcastic monument that threatens to curse any "idiot" who dares remove it.
Kodiak, Alaska

St. Herman's Reliquary

The remains of the first saint from Alaska in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Valdez, Alaska

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive

Permanent exhibit reminds visitors of the Exxon Valdez.
Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services

This Alaskan library may be the only one in the country that allows you to check out pieces of taxidermy.
Sitka, Alaska

Saint Michael's Cathedral

The first Russian Orthodox church in North America and an Alaskan landmark.
Eagle, Alaska

Poker Creek

The northernmost international land border crossing in the United States.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Potlatch Totem Park

One of two side-by-side totem pole parks dedicated to educating visitors on Tlingit history and culture.
Anchorage, Alaska

Neighborhood Airplane Hangars

A suburban street in Anchorage doubles as a runway, and each home has its own airplane hangar.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
Haines, Alaska

Hammer Museum

A museum devoted entirely to hammers has more than 1,400 items on display dating back to the Romans.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Poker Flat Research Range

Research missiles and rainbow auroras at the world's largest land-based rocket range.
Chitina, Alaska

Kuskulana River Bridge

At 238 feet above the bottom of a gorge this span is known as the biggest thrill on the road to McCarthy.
Homer, Alaska

Salty Dawg Saloon

Buy your friend a drink or staple some cash to the wall for the next guy at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
Tok, Alaska

Mukluk Land

This junkyard made over as a theme park is the "Most Alaskan place in Alaska."
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Anchorage, Alaska

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide

To the delight of Alaskan surfers, the Moon sends waves surging against the current.
Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

A high school astronomy enthusiast designed this model of our solar system to be traversed on foot.
Juneau, Alaska

Shrine of Saint Thérèse

This shrine to the patron saint of Alaska sits on a small tidal island and was built from the land’s own beach stones.