Alaska Tips

Alaska State Symbols

Dog sledding is Alaska's state sport.

Tree: Sitka Spruce

Fish: King Salmon

Gem: Jade

Mineral: Gold

Sport: Dog Mushing

Bird: Willow Ptarmigan

Insect: Four-Spot...

Getting Around Alaska by Train

Hurricane Turn Train on the Alaska Railroad

Rail: Cover Distances in Comfort

The Alaska Railroad gracefully winds through indescribably beautiful landscapes - and since you're not driving, you can really enjoy the views. The rail corridor runs...

Whales and Other Marine Mammals

A humpback whale breaches near the coast

Alaska's shorelines are home to an abundance of marine life, including stellar sea lions, walrus, whales, seals and sea otters. The world's largest colony of seals, numbering over one million,...


Totem poles at the University of Alaska Museum of the North

Heading north from Southcentral Alaska is the Interior, a region rich with culture.

Fairbanks is the hub of Interior Alaska and home to the University of Alaska Museum of the...