Denali National Park
In the northern part of the Alaska Range is the Denali National Park, the second largest National Park in the United States, with an area of 6 million acres - a region of depressions and wide river valleys, areas of tundra and high alpine ranges of mountains from which glaciers flow down. In the south-west of the park is majestic Mount McKinley (20,320 ft), the highest mountain in the United States. Visitors can try their hand at panning for gold in Moose River.Denali is the home of grizzly bears, wolves, reindeer, elk and other animals, the reflection of which in Reflection Pond is popular with photographers. More than 167 species of birds have been recorded in Denali National Park.
Talkeetna is a small town, at the junction of three rivers, that was once a supply station for prospectors, and has become a popular base for pursuing outdoor recreational opportunities. The area offers rafting, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, sigtseeing trips, cross country skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling.
Museum of Northern Adventure
The Museum of Northern Adventure features cultural and natural history exhibits on northern Alaska. On display are dioramas, wax figures, photos, and documents. The museum is housed in a 70 year old Alaska Railroad building.A trophy room in the Museum of Northern Adventure houses big game and other wildlife taxidermy.
Address: Box 1009, Talkeetna, AK 99676, United States
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
The Talkeetna Historical Society Museum features displays in building replicas, including a log cabin, schoolhouse, railroad depot, and a old house. An item of note is the large scale model of Mount McKinley.
Official site: www.talkeetnahistoricalsociety.org
Address: Box 76, Talkeetna, AK 99676, United States
Northern Lights Theatre
The Northern Lights Theatre is located 1.5 miles north of the Denali National Park entrance. The presentation features 17 years of Aurora Borealis footage choreographed to classical music.
Official site: www.akpub.com/akttt/lights.html
Address: Box 65, Denali Park, AK 99755, United States
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