The Best Way to See Alaska

The Best Way to See Alaska

Unique Alaska Sites to Put on Your Road Trip List

Alaska is a unique place that tops a lot of travel bucket lists. Why not see the most unique places this great land has to offer during your RV trip of a lifetime? We’ve put together a list of possible stops to help you get the most incredible experience during your tour of this magnificent state.

Miner's Cabin near Hope, Alaska


Roadside, freshwater spring – Just a few miles south of Anchorage, you can fill up on some of the best water you’ll ever taste. It’s free of fluoride, chlorine, and free of charge! Look for the turn-out about 19 minutes out of Anchorage on the Seward Highway.

Turnagain Arm and Kenai Mountains

Palmer Creek Trail – Part of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, this trail out of Hope, Alaska is a great way to see some of Alaska’s gold mining history. Evidence of the historic Lucky Strike and Hirshey mines, as well as the Swetmann camp, can be found along trails that lead to Palmer Lakes. Several hiking trails are accessible from the Palmer Creek Road.

 Trans-Alaska Pipeline – Modern Alaska was built on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and you can get up-close-and-personal with one of the all-important pump stations. There are formal viewpoints with interpretive signs at Milepost V 64.6 (Pump Station 12), Milepost V 215.9 (Denali Fault), Milepost V 243.5, and the Tanana River Pipeline Crossing at Milepost V 275.4.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline at Delta Junction

Aurora Ice Museum – If your trip includes a leg north towards Fairbanks, why not go a little farther to Chena and visit the world’s largest year-round ice environment. It features an ice bar and carvings by world champions of the craft.

Rock Pool at Chena Hot Springs

Salty Dawg Saloon – Homer is sometimes called a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem, and the Salty Dawg Saloon reflects that nicely. The Salty Dawg started out as one of the first cabins built in 1897, soon after Homer became a town site. It served as the first post office, a railroad station, a grocery store, and a coal mining office for twenty years. In 1909 a second building was constructed, and it served as a school house, post office, grocery store. And at one time, it housed three adults and eleven children. Now it’s one of the most unique places to visit on the Homer spit.

Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer, Alaska

By Steve Plass - originally posted to Flickr as Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer, Alaska, CC BY 2.0, Link

This list only represents the tip of the ice berg of unique places to visit in Alaska. Why not book your ABC Motorhome rental right now and start creating that bucket list?

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