Sitka National Historical Park Totem Pole Collection
Points of Interest
Denali National Park, Mendenhall Glacier in North Tongass National Forest, and the active volcanoes in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes at the Katmai National Park
Alaska does not border any U.S. states. However, it does border the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, as well as Canada, specifically Canada's Yukon territory, and the Canadian province of British Columbia!
Follow these links to read articles about Alaska from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Alaska Road Traveler Information Service http://511.alaska.gov
Here is the official state website for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Safety. Use it to check on driving conditions, construction projects, urgent messages, ferry locations, and current and forecasted weather reports.
Things To Do in Alaska http://www.thingstodo.com/states/AK/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Alaska's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Roadside America: Alaska Attractions http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/ak.html
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Alaska.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Alaska http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/02000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Alaska.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/
Learn more about what some call "The Last Great Race on Earth," the Alaskan Iditarod, the world's most famous dog sled race, which covers more than 1,150 miles!
The Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race http://www.yukonquest.com/
Known for its excellent care of sled dogs, this incredible race of a 1,000 miles follows a historic trail between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon territory.
One-fifth the size of the United States, Alaska has an area of 571,951 square miles and measures 2,400 miles east to west and 1,420 miles north to south. This makes it larger than Texas and the next three largest states combined. In fact, if Alaska was cut into two states, each state would still be larger than Texas! See States Ranked by Size and Population.
There are at least two world-famous dog sled races that occur in Alaska: the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race. The Iditarod is the longest and most famous. It starts off in Anchorange (south central Alaska) and finishes over 1,150 miles later in Nome, Alaska on the coast of the Bering Sea. The Yukon Quest follows the Yukon river and runs 1,000 miles between Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon territory and Fairbanks, Alaska. Which city is the start and which city is the end of the race alternates each year. Both races are run outdoors in temperatures well below freezing. Look under Other State Links above for links to more information about these races.