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Places visited in Whittier, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska

Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring

Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face.
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Brooks Range Supply

This general store is a one-stop-shop for workers at the Prudhoe Bay oil field.
Coldfoot, Alaska

Coldfoot Camp

The northernmost truck stop in the United States.
Palmer, Alaska

Castle House

The only house built with a turret, crenellations, and a moat in Palmer, Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska

Neighborhood Airplane Hangars

A suburban street in Anchorage doubles as a runway, and each home has its own airplane hangar.
Alaska

Arctic Circle Monument Sign

The stickered marker pinpoints where the only maintained road in the United States crosses into the polar region.
Anchorage, Alaska

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide

During the summer, Alaskan surfers take advantage of this inlet’s unusual water patterns.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

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

Musk Ox Farm

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

Worlds Largest Chocolate Waterfall

While not recognized by Guinness, this chocolate waterfall is likely to be the world's largest.
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

Buckner Building

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

Dr. Seuss House aka The Goose Creek Tower

This whimsical stacked cabin looks like something out of a children's book.
Anchorage, Alaska

Burial Spirit Houses

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

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.