Top 21+ Weird But Best Places to Visit in Alaska [2019]

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Alaska is big, but its beauty is endless. You cannot imagine how beautiful Alaska is, unless visit. Alaska is having the world’s best places to visit in Alaska. Must enjoy its natural beauty with Padding, fishing and hiking and live life each second.

One of the best and largest national park present in Alaska and most tourist attraction place indeed.

Best places to visit in Alaska is leading in compare to the best tourist attraction in Arizona, in Hawaii.

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Let’s check out few weird but best places to visit in Alaska.

Do You Love Fishing? For Fishing Lovers!!!!

Unique to Alaska, dipnet fishing is the highlight of the year for many residents and spectators.

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While non-residents cannot participate, it is a fun, local-flavor, spectator sport for tourists. Dipnet fishing offers Alaska residents the opportunity to stock the freezer for the winter.

A fisher person wades into the chilly water with a dipnet that is five feet wide, often with a long handle. They stand in the water and wait for a fish to swim into the net. They drag the fish onto the shore, secure the fish to bring home, and do it again.

It’s a community event with many families and individuals camping on the beach, relaxing around a beach fire and watching the kids play.

Best seasons for Fishing !!

Depending on the area, it runs from the end of June to the beginning of August. Some areas, such as the Kasilof River, are open to 24-hour dipnet fishing. In the land of the midnight sun, it makes for a festive late-night or early-morning outing.

In addition to filling the freezer, dipnet fishing’s primary purpose is conservation and development of the fisheries. Grab a chair and a thermos of coffee or cocoa and watch the action. By Louise Sattler

The Juneau ice field and glaciers

Alaska is s state of indescribable beauty and abundance, so it’s hard to find one thing The Juneau ice field and glaciers offer numerous opportunities for unique activities and other-worldly experiences.

Flightseeing and dogsledding activities abound, but one of the most unique excursions is the Helicopter X-trek.

Not for the faint-hearted or out of condition, adventurers take a helicopter ride to a glacier for a 3-hour guided hike across the ice.

Crevasses, Moulins, ice Cathedrals

Along the way you may see crevasses, moulins, ice cathedrals and more while you hike to an ice wall where you will use your ice ax and ropes climb up and rappel back down to your group.

Glacier Blue Trek and Climb

A similar, more challenging experience is the Glacier Blue Trek and Climb where you hike a challenging trail to reach the toe of Mendenhall Glacier for more ice climbing and the possibility of entering an ice cave.

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Bear viewing in Alaska

Another of Alaska’s best opportunities is bear viewing. Many Alaska communities share their space with bears. If you visit Juneau in the summer there’s a good chance you’ll see black bear roaming the area.

Admiralty Island, which has the highest concentration of brown bear in the world, is a short flight out of Juneau.

Also, don’t forget about polar bears up north near the Arctic Circle. By MaryannRay

Truly unique and remarkable experience

If you’re looking for a truly unique and remarkable experience and crave first descents, fluffy snow, and the smell of ski wax, try heli-skiing or heli-snowboarding in Alaska.

Many Alaskan mountain ranges have ideal terrain with their steep slopes for experts and more moderate slopes for novices (yes, novices can heli-ski and have a blast), and if the Alaskan weather cooperates, you’ll get crisp blue skies and a lovely vacation tan that says Tahiti more than it does Alaska.

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Did you know? You can ski year-round in Alaska. Pro Tip: Book a trip with Tordrillo Mountain Lodge ($14,000 per person for a week, all inclusive) near Judd Lake, Alaska for access to an entire mountain range to yourself. By Thomas Fender

Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve lies deep within the Alaskan Bush between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Home to Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, the park is rich in history and abundant wildlife sightings ranging from Dall sheep, grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, moose, fox and bald eagles that encompasses tundra, taiga and alpine ecosystems.

Visitors can explore remote locations with guided hikes, narrated tours and rafting adventures that allow guests to venture deep into the this national park.

The Tundra Wilderness Tour is a 7-8 hour excursion, the Denali History Tour is a 5-5 hour tour that focuses on the natural history, landscape and geology of the area; the Kantishna Experience Tour is a daylong tour that takes guests 92 miles into the park, exploring the old gold mining town of Kantishna.

 Certified interpretive guide and the Eielson Excursion Tour traverses 10 miles further into the Tundra. Other must see activities include the legendary Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater one-of-a-kind experience and a 30-year tradition.

Accommodations include The Lodge at Denali Park Village, The Cabins at Denali Park Village and Campgrounds.

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve encompasses

Named a World Heritage Site in 1992, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve encompasses 3.3 million remote acres outside of Juneau in Alaska’s Inside Passage.

It is an icy refuge for orca, humpback whales, endangered Stellar sea lions, birds, mammals; and home to majestic glaciers.

Archaeological evidence shows Glacier Bay was inhabited for many centuries and the glacier was more than 4,000 feet thick in some places, up to 20 miles wide, and extended over 100 miles to the St. Elias mountain range.

Melting continued to shape the area, and in 1925 it became Glacier Bay National Monument.

There is just one tour where visitors can see (up-close) views of the faces of Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers-two tours of ice and snow: the Glacier Bay Day Tour catamaran traverses the waters, with views of snow-capped mountains, tidewater glaciers, whales, Stellar sea lions, rare birds, coastal bears, eagles and more.

There are also Whale-watching Tours, Hiking/walking trails that offer an up close view of the environment including bears and moose.

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Flightseeing offers guests a bird’s eye view of the land showcasing Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier, Glacier Bay, alpine slopes and remote lakes via seaplane. By bridgesmediagroup

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There is no better time to visit than in 2019, the year Alaska celebrates its 60th anniversary of statehood. Here¹s a taste of just some of the unique adventures visitors can experience.

There¹s no better time to visit Alaska than in 2019, the year it celebrates its 60th anniversary of statehood. Here¹s a taste of just some of the unique adventures visitors can experience.

 Katmai National Park and Preserve

Visitors come from all over the world to see the bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Bear viewing is a bucket list item as visitors get close but not too close to the massive creatures. Alaska is one of the few places where gray whales are seen in the world. There are several options for day cruises in Resurrection Bay out of Seward to spot this protected species.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center , located in Portage, will have a new wolf encounter in 2019 where guests can get up-close with Dirus, the white wolf.

The Hammer Museum, located in Haines, is dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer. Visitors will see various different types of hammers and learn the history behind man¹s first tool.

Ascending Path  is now offering the ultimate glacier experience by letting guests camp on Spencer Glacier. The glacier is only accessible via the Alaska Railroad.

The new excursion includes a scenic train ride, sea kayaking, helicopter flight and sleeping and dining on the glacier. By Ashleigh Ebert

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