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Getting To and Around in Alaska and Driving Information

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Visitor Information
Alaska Division of Tourism
P.O. Box 110801
Juneau, AD 99811-080136104
907-465-2010, fax 907-465-2287
http://www.travelalaska.com.

If you arrive in Alaska by air at Anchorage International Airport, you will find a variety of fast food outlets along with restaurants and cocktail lounges. Gift shops and carts are located throughout the airport and there is a duty free shop. Arriving international passengers will enjoy access to a bureau de change, ATMs, a post office, and a bank. For additional information, click on Anchorage International Airport. For airport information on other international airports The International Airport Guide which provides information on over 100 major airports in the United States and cities throughout the world.

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Many people take cruises to Alaska. Here is an alternative way to get to Alaska, and to travel around Alaska, by boat without doing a cruise. Just contact the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by clicking on The Alaska Department of Transportation. When you get to that site click on "Alaska Marine Highway System" and see how you can use the Alaska Marine Highway to get to and around Alaska to include a lot of out-of-the-way places you may have never thought about.

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Click on Juneau for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit to Alaska. Area Travel Packets was created to help travelers get the most out of popular destination and to help them plan their vacations ahead of time. 

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's website provides sport fishing regulations, weekly fishing updates and on-line licensing. www.adfg.state.ak.us.

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Climate and Weather Information
For climate information on Alaska, click on Climatologies and then click on the map to find Alaska.

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Getting to and Around in Alaska and Driving Information
Alaska has many good all-weather roads making much of the state accessible for tourists.  However, the most popular method of getting around in Alaska is by air or using one of the tour bus companies.  Contact the Alaska Division of Tourism for complete information.

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The Alaska Railroad
On July 15, 1923, President Warren G. Harding tapped a golden spike and officially completed the Alaska Railroad. Since completion, the Railroad has played a central role in Alaska's growth -- providing a means for communities to settle and flourish along the railbelt, supplying the Fairbanks gold fields, helping to build the Alaska Highway, supporting the war effort and hauling pipe and supplies for the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Today, the Alaska Railroad continues its tradition of support for the Alaska community. We are a powerful economic engine hauling nearly 8 million tons of freight per year. We transport building products to construct Alaska homes and businesses and support critical resource industries such as coal, oil and gas. Our trains carry more than 500,000 passengers annually, providing access for Alaskans and visitors from tidewater in Seward and Whittier to the interior of Alaska. In addition, our operation creates jobs for Alaskans employing over 700 people.

As a good neighbor, the Railroad supports various organizations, communities and charitable fund events along the railbelt through in-kind and cash donations.

We are a charter sponsor for developing School Business Partnerships including our successful high school "Tour Guide" program.  Railroad employees are active members in many civic and business organizations to promote corporate and community partnerships.

Spending by the Alaska Railroad Corporation supports nearly 1,900 Alaskan jobs and pumps over $83 million in payroll into the state annually, according to a new report released by the University of Alaska's
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER).

And finally, the Railroad works to improve the quality of life for residents along the railbelt by leasing land to communities at less than fair market value for parks, bike trails and other public interest uses.

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Reservations & information - 907-265-2494, Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm. Closed July 4. Toll Free: 800-544-0552. TDD/hearing impaired: 907-265-2620. Train arrivals & departure: 907-265-2688. Marketing: 907-265-2485.
www.alaskarailroad.com

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State Parks and Recreation Areas
Chugach State Park in Anchorage may just be one of the best in the country.

Denali National Park & Preserve features North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley. Denali's more than 6 million acres also encompass a complete sub-arctic eco-system with large mammals such as grizzly bears, wolves, Dall sheep, and moose. The park accommodates a wide variety of visitor use including wildlife viewing, mountaineering, and backpacking. It continues to provide a laboratory for research in the natural sciences.

Trails of Anchorage This photo essay is about two of Anchorage's trails, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail. These shared trails are for the enjoyment of folks on foot, by bike, on skis, or even in a wheelchair. The trails are presented in three virtual tours that focus on key landmarks along their path. Maps and useful links are provided along with a "free" photo gallery for your enjoyment.

National Park Hotel Guide. For accommodations suggestions near Denali, check the National Park Hotel Guide. They offer hotel reservation services for over 100 National Parks, as well as car hire and many other services.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's website provides sport fishing regulations, weekly fishing updates and on-line licensing. www.adfg.state.ak.us.
 

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Some Favorites in Alaska
I would be glad to post your favorites here.  Send me an email with your favorite places, accommodations, restaurants, and things to see and do in Alaska and I will post them in this area.  Thanks, Jim. mailto:jimbruner@gettingaway.com