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FAR NORTH

Nome - The city is the commercial hub of northwestern Alaska, as well as the site for the finish of the 1049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage each March.

Barrow - Barrow is the northernmost community in the United States, located between Wainwright and Prudhoe Bay near the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Barrow has an Arctic climate, with a miniumum temperature below freezing 324 days of the year. Barrow is one of the world's largest Eskimo settlements with a native population of over 63 percent. The city is also one of the top five birding spots in Alaska.

Kotzebue- Kotzebue is the commercial center for a 43,000-square-mile area of northwestern Alaska, which includes 10 villages with an over 80 percent Eskimo population. Front Street is lined with fishing boats and fish drying on racks in the traditional Eskimo way.

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SOUTHCENTRAL & SOUTHEAST (INSIDE PASSAGE)

Anchorage - Anchorage stretches from Portage Glacier to Eklutna, encompassing 1,955 sq. miles (782 hectares) - about the size of the state of Delaware. Anchorage sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains along the coast of Cook Inlet in Southcentral Alaska.

Cordova - Nestled peacefully at the head of Orca Inlet in Prince William Sound, Cordova, Alaska has a mystique all her own. She dazzles you with glacier-carved mountains, wildlife-rich wetlands, lush forests, and countless waterways. Then, she blends this natural grandeur with exciting activities such as skiing, hiking, wildlife photography, boating, sport fishing, flight seeing, and more.

Gakona - Gakona is located at Mile 2 on the Tok Cutoff, at the confluence of the Gakona and Copper Rivers.
Gakona was originally a native village.

Girdwood/Alyeska - Girdwood, originally named Glacier City, was founded as a gold mining town at the turn of the century. Present day Girdwood consists of a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts, local businesses, services and Anchorage commuters.

Glenallen - Glennallen is a gateway to the Wrangell Mountains and the service center for the Copper River Basin. The Copper Valley is well centered for adventure, whether it is on a river, glacier or a mountain.

Haines - Tucked in the forests of southeast Alaska, on the shores of America's longest fjord -- Surrounded by spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes that are home to abundant birds and wildlife.

Homer - Nestled among rolling hills and overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, this seaside community has 4,000 residents and another 8,000 beyond the city limits. In addition to the downtown area of Homer, a unique attraction is the Homer Spit, a long, narrow finger of land jutting 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay.

Juneau - Alaska's capital city, Juneau is located in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Rainforest climate provides Juneau with lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. Early settlers included miners during Alaska's gold rush and Russian fur traders. The Tlingit and Haida Indians were the first settlers to our area. Native Alaska influence is prominent today in Juneau.

Kenai - Kenai, located in Southcentral Alaska on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula, lies on the shores of Cook Inlet, at the mouth of the world famous Kenai River. Because of the close proximity to Anchorage, Kenai is easily reached from Anchorage by air or highway.

Kennicott/ McCarthy - McCarthy and neighboring Kennicott lie in a beautiful area of glaciers and mountains in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve. The Kennicott River flows by on the west side. Kennicott, which lies about 5 miles up the mountain from McCarthy, is a National Historic Landmark.

Ketchikan - A popular destination along Alaska's famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan and its neighboring communities provide an unforgettable Alaska experience.

Palmer - It's a small, quiet place, surrounded by breathtaking Alaska scenery. Rivers, lakes, mountains, glaciers, abundant wildlife.

Pelican - Pelican is considered to be the starting point to visit the Chichagof & Yakobi Island Wilderness Area. Founded as a commercial fish processing site in 1938 the town’s fish plant adopted the logo “closest to the fish”, a claim Pelican retains to this day.

Petersburg - located in the heart of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Prince of Wales Island - Prince of Wales is the third largest island in the United States after Kodiak Island and the Big Island of Hawaii. The island looks large enough to support thriving cities but actually populates small towns and villages across the 135-miles long and 45-miles wide island.

Seward - Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park" and located 126 miles south of Anchorage.

Sitka - Sitka is thought to be the most beautiful of southeast Alaska cities. Nestled on the west side of Baranof Island, it is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Skagway - A place exists in Alaska where the past lives on, where the cries of "gold in the Yukon" still echo from steep canyon walls, where the sounds of barroom pianos and boomtown crowds ring out in the night.

Soldotna - Soldotna serves as the central hub of the Kenai Peninsula. The world famous Kenai River winds around the town with a majestic view of volcanic mountains across Cook Inlet.

Talkeetna - Few other places are blessed with such incredible geography as Talkeetna. The town offers breathtaking views of Denali and the Alaska Range and looks out over a broad valley where the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna rivers meet.

Valdez - The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Wasilla - Wasilla is one of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley's pioneer communities. Today, Wasilla is the largest community on the Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, and the fastest growing. Wasilla is nearly enveloped by the mountains of the Talkeetna and Chugach Ranges.

Wrangell - Wrangell is a hidden jewel, waiting to be discovered by you. There are adventures and experiences to last a lifetime for everyone. History, cultural sites, wildlife, natural beauty, glaciers, and excitement await you here.

Yakutat - Yakutat means "the place where the canoes rest". The area maintains a traditional Tlingit culture where fishing and subsistence activities are prevalent.

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INTERIOR

Delta Junction - End of the Alaska Highway

Denali - North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley. Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing and more.

Fairbanks - A product of the Gold Rush, Fairbanks has grown into a bustling trade and transportation center for Interior and Far North Alaska. Alaska's second largest city (population 32,156). Fairbanks enjoys more than 20 hours of daylight from mid-May through July.

Fort Yukon - Fort Yukon is on the Porcupine River, east of its junction with the Yukon River. Fort Yukon was founded in 1847 as a Canadian outpost in Russian territory. Winter tourism is becoming increasingly popular due to spectacular Northern Lights viewing here. Residents rely on subsistence foods such as salmon, moose, bear, and waterfowl.

Healy - Healy is located on the Parks Highway 11 miles north of the Denali National Park Visitors Center. Because of the numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges and its close approximation to Denali National Park, many visitors prefer to base themselves in Healy.

Nenana - This historic community / Athabascan Native Village is 56 miles from Fairbanks and 75 miles north of Denali National Park.

Tok - Tok had its beginnings as a construction camp on the Alcan Highway in 1942. Tok is the only town in Alaska that the highway traveler must pass through twice—once when arriving in the state and again on leaving the state.

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SOUTHWEST

Bethel - Bethel was first established by Yupik Eskimos who called the village "MAMTERILLERMIUT," meaning "Smokehouse People," named for the nearby fish smokehouse.

Dillingham - The community itself sits at the edge of rolling tundra, with ridges of spruce and birch trees. Rivers ox bow through the land, and pristine lakes and streams abound. To the north, rugged mountains criss-cross the horizon.

King Salmon - This is Alaska's gateway to the big ones --- all species of salmon, trophy trout and mammoth brown bears.

Kodiak Island - Kodiak Island is famous for huge Kodiak brown bears, world-class sport fishing, one of the largest commercial fishing ports in the nation, and the magnificent green that the island turns during the summer--which is why Kodiak is affectionately called Alaska's Emerald Isle.

Pribilof Islands - There are five islands, two of which are inhabited: St. George and St. Paul. The area is home to the largest seabird population in the Northern Hemisphere. An estimated 2.5 million seabirds nest on the cliffs of St. George; 210 species have been identified. In addition, more than one million fur seals congregate on the islands every summer.

Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor - This booming community boasts the most productive seafood processing port in the U.S., with five large processing facilities and ships from countries throughout the world.

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