15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Alaska

3. Eagle

Eagle, Alaska

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Eagle, Alaska

After the gold rush ended, the town of Eagle dropped to a population of nine (seven of which were city council members!). Located on the bank of the Yukon River, Eagle is now a living museum to a by-gone era. The locals are proud to say that they’ve never invested in restoration because the town has never changed. In fact, when the town shifted to tourism in the 1950’s, papers were found in the judge’s desk at the courthouse that dated back to the 1900’s.

Today, you can see plenty of originals like the customs house, the army fort, original furnishing in public buildings, and more. There are five museums in town and the clerk of courts maintains a list of everyone who has ever lived in Eagle.

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