Alaska | Fun and Funky Things to Do
Alaska is a state full of amazing wilderness, wild life and great opportunities for recreation. If you are looking for a few quirky destinations to take a break from all of the exciting recreation, here are a few of Alaska's unique destinations and attractions.
Santa Claus House and Statue, North Pole
This is the most northern Santa themed destination in the United States. Of all of the different Santa themed destinations this one has the most similar weather to what the real North Pole has. Each year the town gets a large quantity of mail from around the world. Visitors will enjoy the Santa and Christmas items and statues throughout the town.
Mushers Hall of Fame, Knik
This museum is dedicated to mushers, the people who drive sleds, and the dogs. The Mushers Hall of Fame is located on the second floor of the Knik Museum. This is a great way to learn all about sled dog racing and some of the exceptional mushers throughout history.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters, Wasilla
Sled dog enthusiasts will also enjoy this destination in Wasilla. The Headquarters has a museum dedicated to the Iditarod. This museum is filled with trophies, displays and photos all about the Iditarod. Visitors can even enjoy dog sled rides during the summer.
Glacier Gardens, Juneau
Visitors to Juneau should stop by these amazing botanical gardens. Glacier Gardens covers 50 acres of southeast Alaska's rainforest, and visitors will enjoy tours of the gardens. One especially interesting feature of these gardens are the Upside Down trees. These great trees are upside down tree trunks with flowers planted on top of the roots of the upside down tree.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks
This museum is located on the grounds of the Wedgewood Resort. Visitors will find dozens of pre-World War II autos. In addition, visitors can enjoy the collection of vintage clothing. Visitors to Fairbanks will enjoy the great exhibits at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.