Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site

The Interior

At this gorgeous Richardson Hwy pull-off, you can cop a fantastic view of the creeping, mud-and-ice massif of the Worthington Glacier.

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Nearby The Interior attractions

1. Old Valdez

19.11 MILES

Old Valdez is like a wilder, starker, less trammeled version of Italy's Pompeii. This is where the town stood before the devastating 1964 earthquake…

2. Small-boat Harbor

21.68 MILES

Valdez’ harbor is a classic: raucous with gulls and eagles, reeking of fish guts, sea salt and creosote, and home to all manner of vessels. The benches…

3. Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

21.89 MILES

For a small town Valdez has several wonderful museums, including this one, the private collection of an American couple who settled in Alaska in 1947 and…

4. Trail of the Whispering Giants

21.91 MILES

A huge 25ft-high rendering of an Alaska Native in Sitka spruce warily guards Prince William Sound College. The sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth is one in a…

5. Valdez Museum

21.93 MILES

This lovingly curated museum includes an ornate, steam-powered antique fire engine, a 19th-century saloon bar and the ceremonial first barrel of oil to…

6. Civic Center

22.02 MILES

The Civic Center sits amid greenery with picnic tables, a small lake and the short Overlook Trail in close proximity.

7. Valdez Museum Annex

22.13 MILES

This annex of the Valdez Museum is dominated by a scale model of the Old Valdez township. Each home destroyed in the Good Friday Earthquake has been…

8. Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal

23.2 MILES

Across the inlet from town, Valdez’ ever-pumping heart once welcomed visitors, but since September 11, 2001, stricter security protocols have closed it to…