Hubbard Glacier made history in 1986 when it advanced more than 100 feet in a single day, blocking off Russell Fjord. The ice dam was eventually opened, but Hubbard Glacier continues to surge forward today. Its home, Yakutat Bay, is a haven for wildlife.
In scenic Prince William Sound, Alaska's College Fjord is home to 26 glaciers, each named for an East Coast university, including Harvard and Yale. The area is a popular kayaking spot as well as a wildlife habitat.
Alaska's heritage comes alive in the artistry of the Tlingit Indians and in colorful performances by the Chilkat Dancers. The town's gold-rush history is on display in local museums, and keep an eye out for bald eagles-thousands of the magnificent birds flock here.
Alaska's capital city is easy to explore and there is much to see, including the Alaska State Museum. Just outside of town is the Mendenhall Glacier. Whether hiking, gold panning, river rafting or just enjoying the scenery, Juneau has something for everyone.
An ancestral home of Alaska's Tlingit Indians, Ketchikan displays its proud native heritage in colorful totem poles the town boasts the largest collection in the world. Head over-and up-to Creek Street, with its shops and galleries built on stilts above a crystal stream.
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