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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN ALASKA


Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Alaska!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Alaska. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Alaska Railroad Scenic Railroad Anchorage one of the most celebrated train rides in the world
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center History Museum / Art Museum / Science Museum Anchorage "Alaska's best cultural experience"
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Viewing / Scenic Views Multiple towns a wild, raw nature experience
Chugach State Park Hiking Trails / Glaciers / Scenic Views Multiple towns beautiful mountain park famous for extreme skiing
Denali National Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Denali NP Alaska's most beautiful views
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Auto / Transportation Museum Fairbanks more than 80 vehicles on display
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Gates of the Arctic NP roadless and trailless (but still amazing) wilderness
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Glaciers / Boat Tours / Scenic Views Glacier Bay NP beautiful icy wilderness; fantastic sea-kayaking
Kachemak Bay State Park Hiking Trails / Glaciers / Scenic Views Homer 400,000+ acres of mountains, glaciers and fjords
Katmai National Park & Preserve Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Katmai NP famous for its salmon and brown bear population
Kenai Fjords National Park Glaciers / Boat Tours / Scenic Views Kenai Fjords NP nearly 40 glaciers; excellent sea-kayaking
Kobuk Valley National Park Wildlife Viewing / Sand Dunes / Scenic Views Kobuk Valley NP a top Alaskan wilderness; huge animal migrations
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Lake Clark NP remote Alaskan wilderness park
Mendenhall Glacier Glaciers Juneau famous and easily-accessible glacier
Misty Fjords National Monument Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Multiple towns deep fjords & massive granite walls
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center History Museum Fairbanks natural and cultural history of interior Alaska
Museum of the North Art Museum / Natural History Museum Fairbanks Native & contemporary art, natural history displays
Portage Glacier Glaciers Girdwood large glacier on the Kenai Peninsula
Running Reindeer Ranch Zoo Fairbanks intimate experiences with reindeer
Sitka National Historic Park / Totem Park Totem Poles Sitka a one-mile trail passes 15 totem poles
Tongass National Forest Hiking Trails / Wildlife Viewing Multiple towns largest national forest in the U.S.A.; remote cabins
Tracy Arm Fjord Glaciers Juneau glaciers & icebergs; good alternative to Glacier Bay
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Scenic Railroad Skagway beautiful 3-hour train ride
Worthington Glacier Glaciers Valdez famous and easily-accessible glacier
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Glaciers / Scenic Views Wrangell-St. Elias NP one of the most beautiful & wild U.S. national parks

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Alaska that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Admiralty Island National Monument Wildlife Viewing Admiralty Island National Monument
Alaska SeaLife Center Aquarium Seward
Cape Krusenstern National Monument Wildlife Viewing Kotzebue
Denali Mountain / Mountaineering / State Highpoint Multiple towns
Denali State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Wildlife Viewing Trapper Creek
Island Wings Air Service Scenic Flights Ketchikan
K2 Aviation Scenic Flights Talkeetna
Ketchikan Outdoors Boat Tours Ketchikan
Talkeetna Air Taxi Scenic Flights Talkeetna
Totem Bight State Historical Park Native American Attraction / Totem Poles Ketchikan

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