The forty-ninth state to be admitted to the Union, the “Last Frontier” is a beautiful and unique venture into the wild, showcasing amazing natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. Alaska has made a name for itself not only through its offerings and attractions for tourists, but also for its allure and appeal to those looking at homes for sale and Alaskan real estate. Cruises and tours are both popular methods for getting to know this state, and they range from luxury cruises to hiking excursions and train rides. For the really adventurous type, the Godwin Glacier Dog Sled Tours Company is a good choice, as is Pangaea Adventures, which offers tours that include kayaking, hiking, and climbing mountains.
Nature enthusiasts will absolutely love Alaska; this state has set apart gargantuan tracts of land and designated them as either wildlife preserves or state parks. The Alagnak Wild River is great for shooting the rapids and fishing, while Cape Krusenstern is filled with intriguing archaeological sites. The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve are both great photo opportunities, while Denali National Park and Preserve showcases the highest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley. Visitors and residents should also drop by Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Katmai National Par and Preserve, and the site of the 1890s gold rush, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Noatak National Preserve is an excellent example of an authentic, intact Arctic ecosystem, while Sitka National Historical Park commemorates the last battle between Tlingit Indians and the Russian forces that once owned Alaska.