Alaska

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JUNEAU, ALASKA

Mendenhall Ice Caves

Breathtakingly blue walls shimmer inside the “Glacier Behind the Town.”

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FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.

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TALKEETNA, ALASKA

Dr. Seuss House aka The Goose Creek Tower

This whimsical stacked cabin looks like something out of a children’s book.

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JUNEAU, ALASKA

The Upside-Down Forest of Glacier Gardens

Upside-down trees serve as natural flower pots in this hanging garden of Alaska.

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CHITINA, ALASKA

Kennicott Ghost Town

What once was the richest known copper mine is now a completely deserted ghost town.

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YAKUTAT, ALASKA

Guyot Glacier Ice Caves

Gorgeous cave resembles a winter wonderland.

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FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Permafrost Tunnel

This frozen tunnel in central Alaska is both an engineering feat and a valuable climate classroom.

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NORTH POLE, ALASKA

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.

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JUNEAU, ALASKA

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Burial Spirit Houses

Colorful boxes placed over the dead are left to rot and crumble.

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CANTWELL, ALASKA

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.

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JUNEAU, ALASKA

Treadwell Ruins

The ruins of this Alaskan gold mine form a gorgeous ghost town.

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WHITTIER, ALASKA

Buckner Building

This WWII-era military installation once held an entire city within its walls – now, its walls are falling down.

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FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

One woman’s dream became a train hotel in her backyard.

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NORTH POLE, ALASKA

Lady of the Lake

An abandoned aircraft sits submerged in a lake in the Alaskan wilderness.