15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Alaska

4. Skagway

Skagway

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Skagway

The gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush was Skagway. There was so much excitement in the air as everyone was hopeful of soon being rich beyond belief. This old frontier town is still as rugged and beautiful as it ever was. It’s a popular stop for cruise ships thanks to its location at the northern tip of the Inside Passage.

One of the most popular attractions is a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route rail. It’s a feat of engineering genius as the line ascends more than 3000 feet through spectacular and pristine wilderness. You’ll find great restaurants, museums, and a pretty respectable night life for a town of only 1000.

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