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Greek food and pretty nice views. Sometimes it gets a little noisy for my tastes period in the summer you can sit out on the deck which is really nice. You can watch the float planes land and take off. That's also a little noisy I had the Halibut Fish Tacos. They were the best fish tacos I have ever eaten. Wonderful combinations of spicy, blackened halibut with a mango salsa and beans.
My husband enjoyed his jambalaya. This place was recommended by a couple of locals and it was The Halibut Tacos are so good, and they're loaded up too. It's a big meal! We had dinner at Hangar On The Wharf. They were busy and it seemed like a popular place. The menu options were good and our food was fine. There were some canned grapefruit sections on my salad that were very old.
My son had the Our server was Morgan. What a lovely woman! So upbeat, so wonderful, even after her long season was coming to a close. She was quick with refills, she was easy to ask about what to see and what to do. The food was amazing. After spending yesterday catching halibut on a fishing tour in Ketchikan we were so looking forward to tasting fresh halibut today. Our taxi driver a local man of 25 years told us he always took his wife there for dinner, so it was a must Went in late afternoon around pm and it was still fairly busy.
Service was a little slow, but the food itself was good. Price wasn't too bad either. This experience was nearly ruined by a bad host situation. The main host took our names we had a reservation, but were 20 min early. He had to step away to attend to something, but told us that our table would be ready shortly as We were in from a cruise ship and had been taken around town by some friends who were Juneau residents. They made reservations at the Hangar The place seemed to be well staffed and running smoothly.
Looks like the Halibut burger was the most popular menu item by the many that were coming out of the kitchen! A couple told us it was fantastic. I had a bread bowl of halibut chowder; my wife had a bread bowl of seafood vegetable Tempura halibut fish and chips was recommended as the house specialty as well as the ginger salmon rice bowl.
Prompt service and a popular spot. Not much Craft beer to speak of but the beer was cold! All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Hangar On The Wharf. What is Certificate of Excellence? TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.
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Good food, but service lacking. Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 … Restaurant Menu Lunch Menu. Freshly baked sourdough, filled with our chowder, served with a caesar salad. Spring mix with wine poached pears, candied walnuts, grape tomatoes in a house balsamic vinaigrette.
Served rare unless otherwise requested. Served with a side of your choice: Half sandwich of the day; Green salad, choice of dressing; Soup of the day. Gluten free buns available. Golden fried alaskan halibut, sweet cilantro slaw in a roma tomato tortilla. Our famous steamed clams with linguini in a white wine garlic sauce, served with garlic bread.
Served with choice of hangar fries, coleslaw, potato salad, cottage cheese, or soup of the day. Thick hand cut "king" of steaks, charbroiled we recommend on the rare side. Roasted to juicy perfection spiked with our special seasoning, served until its gone. Fresh in season from gulf of alaska, grilled, cajun style or hand dipped tempura style. Fished from the icy waters outside dutch harbor by fv early dawn, 2 giant king crab legs served with lemon, drawn butter.
Sparkling Wine, Domaine Ste. Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building. See all 6 questions. Also could you make anything Indian too? Response from Reecia W Property representative. Sorry for the delay! We have award winning salad and a handful of veggie options. Our menu changes based on the season./p>
Almost immediately after leaving the parking area, it begins to climb straight up the steep west face of Lazy Mountain. It has many opportunities for waterfowl and bird watching. It is excellently maintained. This makes the trail a very easy hike. Many times you will see strollers, runners and bikers on this trail because it is paved. Located in Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, this trail is wheelchair-accessible and close to the airport.
From the trailhead Mile 7 of Exit Glacier Road, the trail runs 4. It features two primitive campsites and occasional access or views of to the river. Beginning on Rabbit Creek Trail, in the Front Range just above Anchorage, this hike visits a surprisingly expansive and scenic plateau that remains hidden from sight until you actually climb to it. Most of this trail lies on south-facing hillsides, with views of the Knik River Valley and Pioneer Peak. There are some nice long downhills with banked turns, a few shallow creek crossings, and some chunk sections.
There are 8 public use cabins along the trail, making this an advanced but comfortable day cabin-to-cabin hike. Resurrection Pass South Trailhead. Just a minute drive from downtown Anchorage, this is a 6-mile loop hike to Kincaid Chalet. If you only have a limited amount of time in Anchorage but want go out for a great hike, consider Kincaid Bluff Trail. Mount Roberts Alpine Loop Trail. Ward Lake is tucked into the edge of the Tongass National Forest boundary.
Its proximity to town makes the recreation area popular with the locals. Two viewing decks offer views looking down the impressive valley, and wildlife is often seen here. Beaver Pond is also part of the show, and salmon spawning can be seen in late August through September. This popular trail is usually packed with walkers, strollers, and the family dog—all easily accommodated. The trail is wheelchair accessible and begins on a wide, slightly downhill path to two platforms with views of beaver activity, spawning salmon, and Eagle River Valley.
There are interpretive signboards, abundant wildflowers, lush vegetation, and great scenery throughout the hike. This trail is less than a mile, and very kid friendly. The Fishhook Trailhead parking lot is located at mile This area is actively used year round. In the summer it's a great area to hike and in late summer the slopes are abundant with blueberries.
This trailhead also leads to Marmot Mountain, were paragliders launch from the top and land in the parking lot. In the winter, the area draws individuals to sled, ski and snowmachine. The dirt path winds through the Portage Valley, passing glacial lakes and ending at Portage Lake this part of the trip is 5 miles each way. Make sure to bring your camera: If you have the ability to transport bicycles, this trail makes for a great afternoon trip.
See them by hiking up 1, feet to the 4,foot summit. Though the first part of the route is very runnable, the next 1. Just the hike itself makes for a very intensive workout. Here you can explore the surrounding gullies and slopes or just sit and watch hang gliders drift out over the long Willow Creek Valley, which extends for miles from the west side of the pass. Summit Lake, located some 60 miles north of Anchorage at the crest of Hatcher Pass, offers a short, memorable lakeside ramble.
Kincaid Park offers the easiest way to get deep in the woods right in town. It's a mecca for outdoor sports of all kinds in a wilderness-like setting on the site of a former Cold War missile base. This 1,acre park sprawls over an ancient and rugged moraine at the southwest tip of the Anchorage Bowl at the west end of Raspberry Road. From its panoramic views of Denali and the vast Cook Inlet to its intimate deep woods enclaves, the park is crisscrossed by a world-class trail system usable all year round.
The drive out to the Dude Mountain trailhead is one of the most scenic drives that Ketchikan has to offer. The trail begins winding through lush rainforest. The last part is steep and can be muddy in wet weather or covered in snow in spring and fall.
This setting makes Eska Falls not so much a hike to a destination as much as a hike to a presentation. The 5-mile-long Eska Falls Trail is located a 2-hour drive north of Anchorage in the mountains above the town of Sutton. Considered to be one of the best hikes in all of the Chugach Mountains, Crow Pass follows a portion of the original Iditarod Trail, including its highest point.
Hiking is not recommended in winter due to avalanches, but the trail is usually relatively snow-free by late June though the Crystal Lake basin, south of the pass, and some of the gullies north of the pass may still have snow well into the summer.
Some 50 miles north of Anchorage, this 1. After cresting Portage Pass, the trail drops through glacial scrub before popping out on the wide gravel shores of Portage Lake, directly across from the snout of gorgeous Portage Glacier.
It leads out to a bluff on Palmer Hay Flats—a large stretch of wetlands with all kinds of wildlife. There, a viewing platform overlooks the flats and the Chugach Mountains beyond. Maybe best of all: You have to take a train to get there! From the tree-covered overlook, you can gaze hundreds of feet down a sheer cliff to Campbell Creek as it crashes through a narrow, brush-infested canyon.
But if you feel capable and confident enough to climb a very rough trail up many vertical feet of rocky terrain, then you might consider undertaking the hike to Snowbird Pass, located high in the Talkeetna Mountains just north of Hatcher Pass.
From this vantage point you can look down the entire length of Snowbird Glacier. Enveloped by that magical sense of remote solitude, the view becomes all the more special. Hilly, with lots of curves that spring into quick and sudden climbs, this five-kilometer-plus system through a mature forest packs a lot of skiing into a small footprint.
It also passes by relics and ruins of old mining days, when these valleys echoed with the sounds of picks and drills. Easy to bike, ski, run or walk to mild slope with a wide sides, making is safe from avalanches in the winter. Should you choose to turn left at the start, you can go to Flat Top as an alternative route or Peak 2 or 3, depending how far down you go down the trail before turning left. Ptarmagan Peak would be a more prominate peak just before the Rabbit creek head waters.
Directly in behind the head waters is South and North Suicide Peak. On the right of the lake is McHugh Lake and a drainage continuing south from there, and the main peak on the right of this valley is McHugh Peak itself.
Trail head begins by traversing private land, but an easement has been provided for such. It is one of the easiest hikes in the park as the trail is well maintained, and you can't beat the view of the glacier at the lake. For the first 1. These cottonwoods are some of the largest in the park so take time to appreciate their enormous size.
Keep an eye out for small hawks and bald eagles hunting from treetops in this area. This trail, hands down, is one of the most popular hikes in the Kachemak Bay State Park. Hike in alpine tundra dotted with wildflowers and ptarmigan, ski fresh, deep powder, or visit Independence Mine Historical State Park. From Anchorage, it's a 3-hour road trip roundtrip. Hatcher Pass Scenic Drive. To get there, drive 28 miles on the Elliott Highway from Fox where it splits with the Steese and look for signs marking the trailhead.
The trailhead is the starting point for both the Summit Trail, and the Ski Loop Trail, a 5-mile loop and a nice option for a shorter hike with less elevation gain than the 7-mile out-and-back to Wickersham Dome. But this 3,foot climb—which begins at the Glen Alps parking area, just 10 miles from downtown Anchorage—takes no mountaineering skills. If you feel at all comfortable hiking and climbing over some loose stones and boulders, you should find this to be a very gratifying adventure.
Reaching the summit of Avalanche Mountain takes a considerable amount of effort: Beginning some 2 hours south of Anchorage on the appropriately named Mine Road just south of Trail Lake, this trail climbs to 3, feet above sea level to a unique spot—a glacial cirque littered with mining paraphernalia. Consider Pioneer Ridge Trail. This trail, located a 1-hour drive north of Anchorage on scenic Knik River Road, climbs some 5, feet over its 6 miles.
Are you a mountain runner looking for a tough workout? The kilometer-plus system ranges from easy gliding to a sprawling advanced loop with sudden headwalls that morph into thrilling, high-speed descents. You can make it as challenging or as sedate as you like.
Our guide to the best bike trails around Girdwood and Turnagain Arm. You'll find gorgeous mountain scenery, lakes, creeks, and a variety wildlife—as well as plenty of bicycle trails that make it easy to absorb it all at your own pace. Rent a mountain bike and all the body armor you need for a thrilling, two-wheel ride down Mt.
Lessons and tours of the route are offered. Or, go for a hike on one of the many area trails, either with a guide or on your own. You can even strap on some crampons and go trekking on a glacier.
Close to town on moderate terrain, this trail is a popular destination for locals and travelers and is used for everything from family walks to trail runs. The trail follows the turquoise blue Indian River up through the valley to a waterfall.
This riverside terrain makes it a good place to look for birds and other wildlife like deer. In late summer, the river fills with salmon though fishing is prohibited. Enjoy an easy, 3-mile nature walk on the Albert Loop or trek up-valley 5 miles to see plunging waterfalls and 3,foot cliffs. In winter, traverse the trails on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Come with a picnic, or just a walk while enjoying the view. You can start hiking the trail from the ranger station or the trailhead in Halibut Cove Lagoon.
The trail traverses up numerous switchbacks to a place called First Lake. On a hot summer day, a soak in this lake can't be beat.
Probably the second most traveled trail in the park, this trail offers a great day hike for those spending time in the lagoon. April 1 to Nov. You and the family can stroll, ski, snowshoe or snow-bike for hours through a serene and almost surreal setting of towering trees with an occasional stupendous view of Penguin Peak and Bird Ridge. Black Tail Rocks is a very airy climb that stretches to 4, feet above Eagle River, a town located just north of Anchorage.
Some people choose to go straight up to a pass that looks down on Ship Creek and is a high ridge traverse. However, if you continue down the main trail, it eventually drops down to the South Fork of the Eagle River and a couple miles further to two lakes, Eagle and Symphony, that nestle together towards the end of the valley. Car, train, or group tour. Off The Beaten Path by car Self-drive vacations. Highlights plus less visited destinations. View Items on Map. Difficulty All Easy Moderate Difficult.
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The idea behind the merge was to refocus and strengthen both Seward's museum and library resources and facility. Housed in two historic buildings, the old school house, built in and Jack Lean's Cabin, circa ; the Cooper Landing Historical Society Museum covers the mining history of cooper landing, the lifestyle of early residents and the natural history of this area.
This little museum is a must see in Cooper Landing. There is also a fine collection of Native baskets and ivory carvings on display. During the summer there are evening programs consisting of two slide shows: A special open house is held every August 28 in honor of the founding of Seward in Museum shop carries books by local authors and other items relating to the local area.
The museum presents the chief events of Seward's history through photographs, artifacts and documents. While you're exploring Homer and it's ecological-rich environs, a stop at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies adds to your appreciation of the history and wildlife of the area. Soldotna Historical Society, located on Centennial Park Road, features a wildlife museum and historic log village.
Among the log buildings is the last territorial school built in , where students studied by the light of gas lanterns, still hanging in the school. Soldotna's founing settlers arrived in Soldotna Historical Society Museum. The museum also features handmade utensils and pioneer objects as well as Alaska Native artifacts, boats and the original schoolhouse.
Many historic buildings and artifacts dating back to have been collected at the site for preservation and interpretation. It is worth a stop even when the museum is not officially open. Archives for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, over items reflecting Kenaitze Dena'ina culture, tradition, and history.
Extensive collection of Dena'ina language videos, tapes, and documentation. Open to the general public for educational purposes. The center, which opened to the public in , educates visitors about Alaska's wildlife. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness.
Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. This world-class, ,square-foot facility was built with funds from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and serves to remind visitors—in a highly interactive way—of the importance of understanding and maintaining Alaska's marine ecosystem. See life swimming right before your eyes: Take self-guided or behind-the-scenes tours. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier.
This audio guide gives you the inside scoop on its fascinating history. Don't forget to stop and explore all the nature and wildlife around you! Ken Tarbox is your guide to this area. Ken's a retired fishery biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Skilak Lake Road Map. This mile-long loop gravel road is the premier wildlife-viewing area on the Kenai Peninsula, and you'll get spectacular views of lakes and glaciers. A wealth of roads and trails offers the potential for amazing wildlife viewing: Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Audio Guide.
Dream Trip Scenic Day Drives view all Whether by car or by foot, Exit Glacier Road is not one to miss. At the Homer Folk School, those locals pass along their unique skills, which come from a variety of traditions. Topics vary, but every class allows travelers and locals to get a deeper understanding of Alaska.
On the Fourth of July, the population of Seward swells from around 2, to a reported 40, Main Street is completely blocked off to traffic and the streets fill with people. Many come to run in or watch the Mt. Marathon Race, while others come to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and take part in the festivities.
Seward 4th of July Celebration. Marathon Race According to folklore, the tradition of the Mt. Marathon Race began when two sourdoughs argued about the possibility of climbing and descending the mountain in less than an hour.
To settle the argument, and the resulting wager, a race was held, with the loser to furnish drinks for the crowd. According to folklore, the tradition of the Mt. Anglers vie for the largest Coho Silver Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes.
Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Because the tournament takes place early in the season, anglers will find it is easier to reserve a seat on one of the many charter vessels.
Many events are held here throughout the year, the largest being the Kenai Peninsula Fair held annually the 3rd weekend in August. Locals call this the biggest little fair in Alaska.
The festivities include a rodeo, parade, livestock competition, horse show and exhibits ranging from arts and crafts to produce. For entertainment, listen to tall tales and poets. Every September since , an interesting tradition has taken place: Artist Mavis Muller began this unique event, and today, it makes for a vibrant evening, filled with music and dancing, that showcases a strong community spirit and respect for the local environment.
A beautiful k race on remote piston bully snow trails in the spectacular Caribou hills outside of Homer. Racers pick one mode: An annual event with local Alaskan artists, featuring beautiful work for your holiday shopping pleasure.
Don't forget to check out the food vendors, live entertainment, holiday music and Santa! Generally the first week in December at the Dale R. Lindsey Alaska Railroad Intermodal Facility.
Many visitors fly in with the birds while others drive the scenic road, about four hours south from Anchorage. Over , shorebirds migrate through this area, some staying to make their homes here. Many travel thousands of miles resting and feeding at a few critical stop-over points such as the base of the Homer Spit on their journey to the breeding grounds in the Alaska tundra. The trails are lit by candlelight, and you can walk, snowshoe, or ski, depending on your preference.
Hot cocoa, cider, and a campfire are provided. Some people come to Homer from all over, some of them gardeners from other parts of Alaska, and others from outside the state who simply have an interest in gardens. The first Sunday of August brings a special event to Homer: Visit local galleries and shops in downtown Seward to see featured local artists and enjoy local Alaskan hospitality. See handmade jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, metal work, carvings, clothing and more.
Occasionally the event includes local musicians, dancers or drummers. The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running derby in Alaska and boasts the largest jackpot, too. All races are on courses that make them easy to watch from the end of the Spit. Frequently they race around the 'green can' marker on a shoal west of the Spit, and Gull Island, a few miles across Kachemak Bay from end of the Spit. Sometimes there are only four boats racing and other times up to The Homer Highland Games are dedicated to the education of the general public about the Celtic Culture through athletics, music and information about one of the most ancient athletic events in history starting back in A.
Everyone is welcome to come out and compete. Local Alaskan artisans and food vendors are featured. An annual, must attend event with fabulous art, live music and dance performances.
This tradition began in , and while the jumpoff itself is the highlight, plenty of other wacky activities take place during the festival, including ice bowling, oyster slurping, and a bed-making contest. People wearing wacky costumes and jumping into degree water: Many people travel to Seldovia, across Kachemak Bay from Homer during summer solstice for music, games, food, workshops and fun during their three-day Summer Solstice Music Festival, a popular outing sponsored by the Seldovia Arts Council every year.
Most events are staged in the Susan B. There's an open mic session for early arrivals Thursday evening and the main performances are Friday and Saturday. There are afternoon music workshops Friday and Saturday. However, its big blue icebergs are often found along the shore of the lake, right in front of the parking area.
You can visit the face of Portage by tour boat from the dock at the lake. Bring a light jacket, as winds tend to pick up around the face of the glacier itself. Portage was once a roadside glacier, but it recedes an average of one foot a day and is now no longer visible from the road. Walk the lower trail to get a good photo in front of the glacier face. Or, choose the more challenging 7-mile round-trip Harding Icefield Trail.
There is a short ranger-led walk daily at 11am and 3pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. You can hike right up to Seward's Exit Glacier and feel the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. While fairly stable, the glacier calves most actively in May and June. The glacier is very accessible on a kayak tour or day cruise from Seward.
Maybe best of all: You have to take a train to get there! Several pullouts allow for viewing. They feed the nearby stream systems that harbor many species of salmon and trout. Tangle Pond and Tangle Creek are favorite fishing spots for locals, and there are lots of places to camp in Portage Valley itself. You'll spot these glaciers on the south side of the road, halfway from the Seward Highway to Portage Lake thus the name Middle Glacier.
Check them out on your way to Portage and Byron. Not too spectacular in size, these hanging glaciers dangle from mountains in the Chugach National Forest. While it is one of the smaller glaciers in Aialik Bay, Holgate Glacier is still a popular destination to see calving glaciers. And it is actually advancing! Holgate Arm is often filled with ice, but on a good day you can get to a close and safe distance from the glacier.
Catch a cruise from Seward, or go kayaking! With massive icebergs and blue waters, seeing the glacier up close is a thrilling experience. Many people camp on the outer beach near Bear Glacier, and enjoy the glacier views in the background. This is also a great area to check for whales, sea otters, puffins, and other wildlife. Here you have a glimpse into the edge of the Harding Icefield. This icefield is the main feature of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Formed during the ice age some 20, years ago, the Harding Icefield is 30 miles wide by 50 miles long and in places presumed to be feet thick.
Looking beyond the peninsula you can see snowcapped mountains. By the second half of the 20th century, Northwestern Glacier's recession revealed a number of islands in the Fjord that had previously been covered in ice. Take a cruise from Seward and envision the entirety of of Northwestern Fjord filled with ice, as you make your way to Northwestern Glacier. The first photograph by D. Higgins, is an August 6, view of the then retreating northern part of the terminus.
The absence of any icebergs indicates that by , the glacier was no longer tidewater. Both of these photographs were taken from the same location in Nuka Passage, about 6 kilometers 3. In the s, the lagoon was designated as the Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary, a 1,acre sanctuary meant to preserve and protect the area's wildlife and land.
Take a cruise from Seward to see Pedersen Glacier, and the beautiful habitat surrounding it just under 20 miles away. The icefield may be a remnant of the Pleistocene ice masses once covering half of Alaska.
The magnificent coastline of Kenai Fjords is steep valleys that were carved by glaciers in retreat. If you look just below the 4 mountain peaks to the left side of the valley you can see the ice of Godwin glacier.
In the year this glacier calved icebergs into Resurrection Bay waters. Alpine glaciers keep their ice in the alpine region of a mountain and don't descend to a valley floor or the tidewater's edge. From the left the three are Prospect, Spoon and Porcupine glaciers. Notice the lovely cabin on the edge of Thumb Cove. Look for three alpine glaciers back in Thumb Cove.
Located off a narrow unmarked dirt road, the cemetery overlooks the river and has been restored to its original gold rush condition. Named after legendary forester, William Langille, this mountain shows the incredible forces of ice that shaped Kenai Peninsula.
At one time, the glacial ice here was feet thick. Andy Simons didn't set out to be a hunting guide, but the job found him and he never looked back. Known for his hunting ethics and shooting skill, Simons became a legend and a sought-after expert on game in Alaska. Built between , the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church is the most enduring example of Russian culture in south central Alaska. For the Kenaitze Indians, who once comprised a significant portion of the population, this church constituted a major link to western culture.
Glaciers are formed when more snow accumulates than melts through the seasons. The weight of the snow creates pressure that turns snowflakes into dense, rivers of ice that shape the land. When the original town site of Seward was established in , Lowell Creek ran down what is now Jefferson Street. At feet, Jefferson Street is the widest right-of-way in Seward.
Lowell Creek originates in the ice fields of the rugged Kenai Mountains, producing from one to three severe floods per year. Lowell Creek Diversion Tunnel. Seward, Alaska, is a marine town that has depended on the sea for survival since Whaling, commercial fishing, sightseeing and military use all sustained the community.
This dependence on the ocean has been cause for tragedy over time. This cabin, possibly the oldest in the Canyon Creek drainage, is a symbol of the area's rich gold mining history. The cabin was built and used by the first generation of Canyon Creek miners. Northern European craftsmanship went into the construction of this cabin. The corner logs were dovetailed and hand-hewn. The ridgepole was hewn to fit the shape of the roof's peak.
Come inside and see the historic photos in the visitor's center in the back room of this country store. Rumor has it that a friendly ghost lives here. Estes Grocery is a historic place made up of several buildings, one of which was once an old roadhouse.
Brown, a young banker from Montreal, Canada, met T. Hawkins, a young merchant from Roanoke, Virginia, during the Nome, Alaska, gold rush of Brown and Hawkins became fast friends who played important roles in establishing the banking and mercantile businesses that would serve central Alaska. The tunnel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was part of the original Loop that wound its way through the steep terrain of the Kenai Mountains. Designed by Frank Bartlett, an engineer for the Alaska Northern Railway, construction on the tunnel began January 16, Most of the work was undertaken during the winter months.
Alaska Central Railroad Tunnel. This picturesque historic building captures a glimpse of a bygone era.
Come inside to view a collection of miner's tools, household objects, and other memorabilia from gold rush days to the present.
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