15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Alaska

2. Talkeetna

Talkeetna

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Talkeetna

With 1000 residents, Talkeenta is tucked away in the shadow of the country’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley. Established as a gold rush town when the Alaska Railroad was growing, the town now receives winter and summer visitors. In the summer there’s fishing thanks to three rivers that all converge in town as well as kayaking, river boating, zip-lining, and a truly American sport: ATV-ing. In the winter the experiences range from dog sledding, snowmobiling, and Nordic style skiing.

Most people fall in love with the old log cabins that have endured over 100 Alaskan winters. The panoramic view of the Alaskan Range is a photographers dream come true. Be sure to check out some of the many locally brewed beers that Talkeetna is famous for.

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