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, …
Glacier in Kennecott

Kennicott Glacier

‘Oh no, they destroyed this valley!’ If you’re like 99% of visitors, that’s exactly what you’ll think as you reach Kennecott and look across the valley at a rolling landscape of dirt and rubble. But no, that isn’t a…
Historic Site in Kennecott

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark

Old mill town constitutes pretty much all of present-day Kennecott. Dozens of old wood and log buildings have been restored, stabilized or purposely left in a state of decrepitude. You're welcome to wander around th…
Cultural Center in McCarthy

Wrangell Mountain Center

At the end of downtown McCarthy, check out this environmental NGO/community center with summer field courses for university students, arts and science programs for children, writing workshops and interpretative walk…
Museum in Kennecott

Kennecott Visitor Center

The center, which sits in the town's former school, is the launching point for ranger-led activities, lectures and walks around town.
Museum in McCarthy

McCarthy-Kennecott Historical Museum

This old railroad depot is worth a quick visit to view the historical photographs, mining artifacts and model of McCarthy in its heyday. The road splits at the museum, with one lane bending back 500ft to downtown (s…
Historic Site in Kennecott

Kennecott General Store

In the town's former general store, the tins of baked beans and salted beef are just for show, but there is an informational movie if you want to learn some copper-mining history.