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Gakona, Alaska

H.A.A.R.P.

An auroral research program that superheats the ionosphere.
Wrangell, Alaska

Petroglyph Beach

Low tide reveals 8,000-year-old rock carvings in Southern Alaska.
Gustavus, Alaska

Glacier Bears of Glacier Bay National Park

A rare kind of blue bear can be found chiefly in the national park that shares their name.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Blue Babe

North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison, the 36,000 year-old mummy named "Blue Babe."
Barrow, Alaska

Barrow Whale Bone Arch

The "Gateway to the Arctic" connects Barrow's indigenous population with the sea and its traditional industry: whaling.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Whittier, Alaska

Buckner Building

This WWII-era military installation once held an entire city within its walls - now, its walls are falling down.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

One woman's dream became a train hotel in her backyard.
Juneau, Alaska

Treadwell Ruins

The ruins of this Alaskan gold mine form a gorgeous ghost town.
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
Anchorage, Alaska

Burial Spirit Houses

Colorful boxes placed over the dead are left to rot and crumble.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Permafrost Tunnel

This frozen tunnel in central Alaska is both an engineering feat and a valuable climate classroom.
Chitina, Alaska

Kennicott Ghost Town

What once was the world's richest copper mine is now a ghost town.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of U.S. high points towers over every other peak on the continent.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Ice Caves

Breathtakingly blue walls shimmer inside the "Glacier Behind the Town."
Northwest Arctic, Alaska

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

Massive mounds of golden sand look like a desert landscape randomly plopped in an Arctic forest.
Ngô Thì Nhậm, Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama's Dinner Table

The spot where the two men ate together now stands enclosed in glass.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hỏa Lò Prison

The notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where Vietnamese colonial subjects and later American POWs, including John McCain, were imprisoned.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
Juneau, Alaska

Wizard of Oz Metal Statues

On top of a sheet metal business in Juneau stand nearly a dozen charming Wizard of Oz statues.