15 Best Small Towns to Visit in Alaska

5. Ester

Ester, Alaska

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Ester, Alaska

It’s the character of the locals that bring visitors to Ester. They’re known to be quirky and captivating folks who do things their own unique way. Many of the staff and faculty from the University of Alaska Fairbanks call Ester home as well as writers and artists.

They have great galleries, studios, and exhibits in the Ester Community Market. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and gold mining still takes place just outside of town. Check out the Ester Dome for great hiking and wildlife sighting.

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