The 7 Most Beautiful Locations in Alaska



Alaska has some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes and sites to explore. With unique wildlife, gorgeous mountain ranges, and deep blue coastal waters, there’s simply nothing else like it.
If you are looking to visit Alaska and want to start planning your trip, read on to learn about 7 of the most beautiful locations in the state. No matter where you end up though, you’re going to want to bring a nice camera!

1. Alaska Native Heritage Center 

Alaska is the long-time home of many culturally rich native groups. Located in the city of Anchorage, the Heritage Center offers visitors a chance to learn about the traditions, values, and lives of 11 major Native American groups. You’ll experience these beautiful cultures’ storytelling, music, dance, art, and more first hand. Local vendors also display handmade crafts and artwork. Located on the grounds of the Heritage Center, visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tiulana.


2. The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway is a beautiful stretch of road that connects Alaska into Canada. It goes from near the Dawson Creek area in British Columbia, through the expanse of the Yukon Territory, and into the Fairbanks area. As you drive, you’ll be surrounded by breath-taking mountains and gorgeous forests.

The Alaskan Highway was originally constructed during World War 2 for military use. Today, it’s become a popular path for recreational travellers to take on their trips through the state. Just make sure to plan accordingly for breaks and gas fill ups!


3. Denali National Park

Denali National Park is one of the most famous locations to visit in Alaska. Founded in the early part of the 20th century, Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the northern area of the Alaska Range and encompasses over 6 million acres, an area larger than the entire state of New Hampshire.


Visitors to the park can see high alpine ranges, wide river valleys, glaciers, mountains, and tundra. It also contains the tallest mountain in North America, Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley). People who love camping can learn more about Denali at http://www.campvec.org/camping-near-me/.


4. Iditarod National Historic Trail

The Iditarod National Historic Trail is a wonderful network of Alaskan trails that stretch more than 2300 miles between Nome and Seward. Throughout the network of trails, you can see extensive views of local wildlife, glaciers, mountains, and more. Today, the trail is most famous for its use in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Visitors can come and visit the trail throughout the year; t is popular during both the winter and summer months.


5. Mount Shishaldin

Alaska is also home to one of the world’s most interesting volcanoes! Mount Shishaldin, which can be found on Unimak Island (part of the Aleutian Islands), is moderately active. Its last major eruption occurred back in 1999. Mount Shishaldin is cone-shaped, glacier-clad, and extremely symmetrical. It is especially beautiful to see reflected at sunset. Because of its extreme isolation, Mount Shishaldin is not often climbed, but some adventurous spirits definitely do it anyway!


6. Tracey Arm Fjord


If you have never visited a fjord, you should plan to. They are a unique and mesmerizing natural phenomenon. They are created by glaciers and are narrow, long inlets with steep cliffs surrounding them. Alaska’s Tracey Arm Fjord, located just south of the town of Juneau, is a popular spot to visit. Many boat trips make their way to this area every year. Wildlife sightings are also frequent in the fjords. You will see moose, whales, seals, bears, and more!


7. Inside Passage 

Last but not least on the list of some of the most popular Alaska visitation sites is the Inside Passage. The Inside Passage is another part of Alaska that is popular for cruises and boat tours. You will see a significant stretch of the Tongass National Forest where there are many ice fields, waterfalls, fjords, islands, ocean views, and more. It’s enough to take your breath away!

Have you been to Alaska? What's your favorite place there? :) 

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