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Weaverville, California

Weaverville Joss House

This Taoist temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California.
Eagle, Alaska

Poker Creek

The northernmost international land border crossing in the United States.
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Bicycle Wheel Dome

A spoke-tacular artwork constructed from recycled bicycle rims.
Gustavus, Alaska

Glacier Bears of Glacier Bay National Park

A rare kind of blue bear can be found chiefly in the national park that shares its name.
Kodiak, Alaska

St. Herman's Reliquary

The remains of the first saint from Alaska in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Yakutat, Alaska

Guyot Glacier Ice Caves

Gorgeous cave resemble a winter wonderland.
Chicken, Alaska

Chicken of Chicken, Alaska

A giant poultry statue immortalizes one of Alaska's more humorous town names.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

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

Mukluk Land

This junkyard made over as a theme park is the "Most Alaskan place in Alaska."
Chitina, Alaska

Kuskulana River Bridge

At 238 feet above the bottom of a gorge this span is known as the biggest thrill on the road to McCarthy.
Homer, Alaska

Salty Dawg Saloon

Buy your friend a drink or staple some cash to the wall for the next guy at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
Palmer, Alaska

Musk Ox Farm

An Alaskan livestock farm devotes itself to harvesting wool from creatures that once ran with mammoths and sabertooth tigers.
Talkeetna, Alaska

Dr. Seuss House aka The Goose Creek Tower

This whimsical stacked cabin looks like something out of a children's book.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

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

Buckner Building

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

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Soldotna, Alaska

Tiny Church

Open day and night, a church with three pews and Bibles.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.