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

Tips to help you plan your trip to Alaska

Crossing the Border

Learn More If you’re driving, you have to leave the U.S. and travel through Canada to get here.

Alaska State Symbols

Learn More What is Alaska's state bird? How about the tallest peak? Read on to get the facts.

Firearms

Learn More You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must...

Shipping Seafood

Learn More Inquire with the place you'll be staying in Alaska. Most places that have sportfishing available for visitors…
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