10 things you didn’t know about Alaska

  • Juneau has no road access to the rest of the state. It is the only capital city in the United States accessible only by boat or plane.
  • Alaska is the largest state in the union (1/5 of the entire USA and twice the size of Texas).
  • In Alaska, there is approximately 1 bear to every 21 people.
  • Ptarmigan is the national bird of Alaska, difficult spelling for a bird that looks just like a chicken.
  • 25th of August in Denali is seen as Christmas Day and they decorate the whole hotel.
  • Denali is the highest mountain in the Americas with an elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level.
  • The Northern Lights can be seen in Fairbanks 243 days a year.
  • And of course Dog mushing is the state sport of Alaska. The Iditarod dog sledding race is the largest sporting event.
  • Weed has become legal to buy in Alaska.
  • Take a stop at Sheep Mountain Lodge and go look for the Volvo graveyard.

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