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Designation: Alaska State Scenic Byway
Fees: Call 1-800-544-0552.
Length, One-Way: 500 Miles (833.33 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - This byway is actually a trip by rail. Extending from Seward to the south and Fairbanks in the north, the Alaska Railroad provides 470 miles of beautiful, northern vistas. The Alaska Railroad is the last full service railroad in the United States and actually overlaps some of the Seward Highway. Alaskan students serve as tour guides on board. They have studied the history of the railroad, the geography, vegetation, wildlife, and interesting bits of Alaskana. The railroad actually offers several different tours that will allow visitors to see Alaska from another perspective.

Attractions - The Alaska Railroad is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Location - The Alaska Railroad leads from Seward in southcentral Alaska to the Fairbanks area in central Alaska.

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Additional Information:
Alaska Scenic Byways - Ten Alaska state byways and one All-American Road have been designated scenic byways, for a total of about 5,000 miles of the most picturesque, intermodal transportation routes in our nation's largest state.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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