Visit the Iditarod World Headquarters to learn about the history of the Iditarod sled dog race. ‘The Last Great Race’ pits man and animal against nature, against wild Alaska at her best and as each mile is covered, it is a tribute to Alaska’s history and the role the sled dog’ played. Visit the official website for a sneak peek: http://iditarod.com.
Drop by the Musk Ox Farm to see these magnificent carryovers from prehistoric times, take a guided tour, learn about the knitting of ‘Qiviut’ and see the distinct patterns of the different Native villages. The Musk Ox Farm is a great destination that truly represents a part of Alaska’s history. More information and tour schedule is available at http://muskoxfarm.org.
Don’t miss Independence Mine State Historical Park for a wide variety of family-fun activities. Learn about the life of miners and mining techniques in the museum, take an independent or guided tour of the camp, and pan for gold in one of the area’s streams and rivers. Visit the State of Alaska website for all the details.
4 out of 5 stars
In a convenient location on the way into the Matsu with decent rooms and a bar and grill downstairs with good food and drinks.