Hello and welcome to my UPDATED Travel Destination Guide: Amazing Adventures – Alaska. Come explore with me and discover the highest mountain in North America. Aurora’s Ice Museum/Bar/Hotel and so much more. Let’s travel Alaska style.
Mountains and Glaciers and Trains – Alaska
The Denali Mountain range (formerly known as Mount McKinley) is the highest mountain peak in North America. The summit sits over 20, 000 feet above sea level. The Denali National Park & Preserve covers over six million acres. The Park showcases nature at its finest. Here you will discover wild animals wandering, snow covered peaks and campgrounds to be a part of. Check the park’s website for hours, campsite restrictions at www.nps.gov or click here.
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve is located west of Juneau. The Parks website states it covers over 3 million acres of rugged mountains. It is full of dynamic glaciers. Is home to temperate rainforest and so much more. Check out the Park’s history, long distance classrooms, visitor’s guide and more at www.nps.gov or click here.
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad was built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898. The railway car climbs almost 3,000 feet along the tracks to its summit peak. Train rides and bridges are my favorite amazing adventures! Railway updates, ticket prices and schedules can be found at www.wpyr.com or click here
Historic Parks and Ice Museums and Riverboat Tours – Alaska
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is located in Skagway, Alaska. The visitor’s center has information for every adventurer. Park programs. Maps to hikes. Guided and self guided tours and so much more. Their website www.nps.gov shares history, schedules and information to plan your trip.
Aurora Ice Museum is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This chilly museum is open year round. Showcasing ice sculptures, a cocktail bar and parka rentals. Why the parka rentals you may ask? The inside temperature averages 25 degrees. Wanting to start planning your next Ice Museum getaway? Find menus, hours and make room reservations at www.chenahotsprings.com or click here.
Riverboat Discovery tour’s home base is Fairbanks. Booking a tour will take you on the Chen’s and Tanana Rivers. Discovery tours are family owned and operated. Its been a family affair for five generations. The three hour tour offers on water and on land experiences, history, breathtaking views and more. Visit www.riverboatdiscovery.com or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Alaska
Thank you for me as we explored and discovered Amazing Travel Adventures – Alaska. We discovered a Gold Rush Railroad, Riverboats and so much more. Did your favorite Alaska adventure make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures!
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Until Next Time
Erin at Wonder Lesch
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