We can't make them appear with the flick of a switch, but we can provide one of the best spots on earth to see them. Beautiful and mysterious curtains, the colors range from green to red to purple, with the brightest and most common color, a yellow-green. Fairbanks sits under what is called the auroral oval, a ring-shaped region around the North Pole. Our location offers a great balance of occurrence, frequency and activity. Intensity varies from night to night, with the best viewing from late evening through the wee hours of the morning, late August to April.
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Welcome to The Kenai, Alaska's Playground; here you will discover what Alaskans already know, The Kenai is not behind safety glass, or a deck rail. Your face feels the cold wind on the train and your heart pounds with the strike of a monster fish. Your adrenaline rushes at the sight of a bear, and your skin chills as you step on a glacier.
Nothing about the Kenai Peninsula is formal or stuffy. In fact, no other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. With over 15,000 square miles of extraordinary adventure and excitement to choose from, even the rest of the stat. . .
The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is the "Scenic Railway of the World." Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
Passengers are domestic and international visitors and/or railfans who want to experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars.
Come discover your personal gold rush with the White Pass & Yuko. . .
The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska is dedicated to educating the public about the state's unique connection to aviation through displays and preservation of historic aircraft and memorabilia from aviation history. Additionally, the Museum has a secondary focus on educating the residents of the region about the importance of the industry, and works to foster interest in aviation careers. This is done through cooperation and interaction with educational institutions throughout the entire state.
In the year 2000 the museum also began inducting Alaskan aviation heroes and . . .
Plan on a whale watching tour in the Seward, Whittier, Homer Alaska area. Every spring, Gray whales migrate through the the waters off Alaska on their way to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Seward AK Small Ship Cruises include day trips that offer Gray Whale Watching, Marine Life & Glacier Tours in Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, AK.
These are great combo trips that the whole family is sure to enjoy. During the early spring, you are likely to see the grey whales on their annual migration north to the rich feeding and calving grounds of the arctic ocean.
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The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show is featured as one of the "Top 10 Things To See in Alaska" by the Travel Channel. Here you will see the worlds best athletes in a sport pulled straight from the heart of American History.
You'll see these rugged professional timber athletes competing head to head in action packed events such as the death-defying speed climb, axe throwing, chopping and sawing. You'll witness their lightening fast reflexes in the log rolling competition - while you are only feet away from the action! This exceptional show is filled with music, excitement and lots of laughs.
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The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people. Here we share the rich heritage of Alaska's eleven cultural groups drawing upon the lifeways of long ago, the wisdom of our elders, and the traditions that endure. Our cultural center and museum is located in Northeast Anchorage, Alaska is designed to enhance self-esteem among Native people and to encourage cross-cultural exchanges among all people.
Feel the heartbeat of Alaska's indigenous people. Hear . . .
The Dalton Highway stretches 414 miles across northern Alaska from Livengood (84 miles north of Fairbanks) to Deadhorse and the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay.
Along most of its length, you'll see no restaurants, no gift shops, no service stations—just forest, tundra, and mountains, crossed by a double ribbon of road and pipe.
A trip along the Dalton Highway is an adventure that will take you on the only road in the United States to cross the Yukon River, Arctic Circle, and Brooks Range. Named for James William Dalton, a North Slope engineer, the Dalton was originally developed as a haul road . . .
Kodiak Island is a small Alaskan town with a big reputation for world-class sport fishing, thriving wildlife, and a beautiful green summer landscape. The town is only populated by 13,900 residents, but tourists love to visit for the mild climate and natural splendor. Despite the heavy snowfall in Kodiak, during your visit you are likely to experience mild coastal weather; the best time to visit is during the summer, when the days are longest.
Half day, full day or multi-day charters are available for saltwater fishing. Troll for salmon, jig for halibut or simply let the downrigger do the w. . .
Denali National Park and Preserve's dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife, including grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Birds and wildflowers grace summer slopes. Whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel is North America's highest peak, the awe-inspiring, 20,320 foot Mount McKinley.
Denali National Park and Preserve is full of activities that can keep you busy for hours or weeks. While summer is the most popular time to visit Denali, winter offers many recreation and sightseeing opportunities. Here at Denali, we encourage you to take a momen. . .
On your Alabama trip, there's nothing like a trip to Cheaha State Park to rejuvenate the senses and to reacquaint suburban minds with the wonder and glory of nature. Cheaha State Park rests on the dramatically rising peak of Alabama's highest point, enjoying a more-than-healthy altitude of 2,401 feet.. . .
The Anchorage Golf Course offers a truly unique golf experience. Summer play can range from as early as 4:30 am to well after midnight. The beauty of the course is second to none. Located on the hillside overlooking Anchorage, the course offers a view of three separate mountain ranges. World famous Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, can be seen on a clear day from many vantage points on the course.. . .