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    Set between big mountains and glittering bay, the town of Seward serves as a gateway to the dramatic landscapes and noisy sea lions of Kenai Fjords National Park.

  • Things To Do

    Introduction to all the things to do in Alaska.

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    Full information on Tourist Attractions, Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours and easy vacation activities..

    Detailed information on active pursuits such as biking, hiking, golfing and much more.

    Museums, parks, galleries, zoos, and everything else you could want to do in Alaska.

    Things To Do

    Hiking in Alaska may be a walk in the park literally, but figuratively speaking, hikers in Alaska face rugged terrain, dramatic weather, and lots of wildlife, though this is in part what makes a long walk in here so rewarding.

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City and State Information for Alaska

Alaska Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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"“The Last Frontier” or “Land of the Midnight Sun”"

North to the Future
Name Origin
Corruption of Aleut word meaning “great land” or “that which the sea breaks against”
Statehood Date
Jan. 3, 1959 (49th)
Cities in Alaska

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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Alaska along with the year they became official.

Flower Forget-Me-Not (1949)
Tree Sitka Spruce (1962)
Bird Willow Ptarmigan (1955)
Fish King Salmon (1962)
Song “Alaska's Flag” (1955)
Gem Jade (1968)
Marine Mammal Bowhead Whale (1983)
Fossil Woolly Mammoth (1986)
Mineral Gold (1968)
Sport Dog Mushing (1972)
Population Density
1.1 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
571,951 sq mi. (1,481,353 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
1900 ft (579.12 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
100°F (38°C) on June 27, 1915
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–80°F (–62°C) on January 23, 1971

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