Tree: Sitka Spruce

Fish: King Salmon

Gem: Jade

Mineral: Gold

Sport: Dog Mushing

Bird: Willow Ptarmigan

Insect: Four-Spot Skimmer Dragonfly

Flower: Forget-Me-Not

Motto: North to the Future

Song: The Alaska Flag Song

Nickname: The Great Land

Capital: Juneau

Highest Point: Denali, 20,310 ft

State Flag: Eight stars of gold on a field of blue, representing the Big Dipper and the North Star

Alaska Tips

Driving Tips

Learn More If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have to go through Canada to get here. Therefore, it is a good idea to bring a passport if you have...

Winter Activities

Learn More Here are some great things to do in Alaska's Arctic in the winter. Mush dogs along the Iditarod Trail outside of Nome ...

Bear Safety

Learn More Read more on bear safety, etiquette and what to do if you have a close encounter with a bear.

Driving Tips

Learn More The vast majority of Southcentral Alaska is on the road system so traveling by car in this region is common. If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have...

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