Posted on May 24, 2010
Snowy mountains and thick groves occur continuously in the path linking Anchorage and Fairbanks. Travel is considered one of the best experiences for live aboard a train.
The city of Anchorage, the largest in the state of Alaska, is modern yet discreet. It owns many tall buildings in the downtown and tourist attractions than you might think at first glance. With nearly 300 thousand inhabitants, the city boasts of modern museums and cultural centers. Some of the recommended points are the Imaginarium Anchorage Museum, with its promising science experiences ideal for children, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center . latter center, opened in 1999, operates as a real window into the culture of the native peoples of Alaska. Be amazed at the rich artistic legacy left countless tribes.
The discovery of the untamed wilderness of Alaska can not be in a museum. Here, undoubtedly the best option is to address the Denali Star Train . This railway connects the 600 miles between Anchorage to Fairbanks, modest but picturesque city nestled at the foot of Denali National Park.
The tour allows marvel at a succession of landscapes that seem painted: deep canyons, snowy peaks, thick forests and rivers flow differently. Then, 185 kilometers from Anchorage train runs into the quaint town of Talkeetna, tiny village in which live more than a thousand people.
The village, however, has several charms. It is the first site from where clearly contemplated the majestic Mount McKinley (North America's highest point) and it is also a privileged sanctuary to observe rather small birds.
The journey then continues Denali (from where you can access both the national park and the state park homonyms) and ends in Fairbanks. There you can visit, among other places in El Dorado Gold Mine, which evokes the old mine lived gold rush in this state. Such "fever" drew many adventurers to tread this land of intense winters and massive forests.
Today, Alaska convince tourists that has another class of equally valuable treasures.