Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Matanuska Glacier to Palmer

Matanuska Glacier

Some 18,000 years ago this glacier covered the entire area where the city of Palmer sits today. It must have appeared a supernatural force back then, whereas these days it’s merely a grand spectacle and open geologi…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Tok

Mukluk Land

It's hard to miss Mukluk Land. The entrance, after all, is marked by a giant red boot. But more importantly: you shouldn't miss Mukluk Land. Is it a theme park? Sure – this is Disney World...if Disney World were mad…
Top Choice Museum in Fairbanks

University of Alaska Museum of the North

In an architecturally abstract, igloo- and aurora-inspired edifice sits one of Alaska’s finest museums, with artifact-rich exhibits on the geology, history, culture and trivia of each region of the state. You are gr…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kennecott

Concentration Mill & Leaching Plant

Like a rickety fantasy hatched out of a lunatic's dream, this 14-story building once processed the copper mined out of the surrounding mountains. You can only enter via two-hour tours led by St Elias Alpine Guides, …
Nature Reserve in The Interior

Denali National Park & Preserve

Here is probably your best chance in the Interior (if not in the entire state) of seeing a grizzly bear, moose or caribou, and maybe even a fox or wolf. And unlike most wilderness areas in the country, you don’t hav…
Mountain in Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali

What makes 20,310ft Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) one of the world’s great scenic mountains is the sheer independent rise of its bulk. Denali begins at a base of just 2000ft, which means that on a clear day you will…
Spring in Fairbanks Region

Tolovana Hot Springs

These rustic, privately managed springs can be accessed on a taxing 11-mile overland hike south from Mile 93 on the Elliot Highway. Facilities consist of outdoor wood tubs bubbling with 125°F (51°C) to 145°F (62°C) …
Historic Building in Talkeetna

Fairview Inn

Though not an official museum, the Fairview Inn might as well be. Founded in 1923 to serve as the overnight stop between Seward and Fairbanks on the newly constructed Alaska Railroad, the inn is listed on the Nation…
Nature Center in Denali National Park & Preserve

Eielson Visitor Center

Eielson is the most common turning-around point for day trippers taking the shuttle or tour buses into the park. This remote outpost is built directly into the tundra slopes and the mountain seems to almost loom ove…
Cultural Center in Fairbanks

Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center

There are a few contenders for 'best visitor center in Alaska' but this one, an ingenious mix of museum, info point and cultural center, has to be in the running. Inside are exhibits on Alaskan history and Alaska Na…