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50 ways Alaska tops bucket list of travel for 2009


If you’ve ever had your own “bucket list” of places to visit before you die, and it included Alaska, 2009 is the year to book a trip. 


To help celebrate Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood in 2009, two Alaska outfitters, Denali Park Resorts and Glacier Bay Lodge & Tours, have compiled a list of 50 fun things to do in our nation’s largest state. For hard-core outdoors fanatics or those looking for a relaxing way to take in the culture and history of Alaska, Alaska has a little something for everyone.


1.            Celebrate Alaska’s 50th birthday with Denali Park Resort’s “Statehood Special,” which offers a second night for only $50 if you stay on a Thursday or Friday. And if you’re celebrating your 50th birthday in 2009, you get the second night FREE! (

2.            Take advantage of the Sourdough Special –throughout the entire 2009 season (May 12-Sept. 20), all four lodges at Denali Park Resorts are offering a 50 percent discount for Alaska residents. Rooms start at $136.96 (

3.            Ride down the Stampede Trail, the same rugged trail that Chris McCandless traveled through in the 2007 motion picture Into the Wild, adapted from Jon Krakauer’s best-selling non-fiction book

4.            Climb North America’s highest peak – At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley is the centerpiece of Denali and offers a challenging adventure. Test your mountaineering skills—just make sure to go in the warmer months!

5.            Get a permit from the National Park Service and go backcountry hiking or backbacking

6.            Take in the theaterCabin Nite Dinner Theater, a Yukon Gold Rush musical (meal included) (

7.            Go for a ride on the Nenana or Alsek in a white water river raft

8.            Experience four-star dining – Denali Park Resorts has a strong emphasis on sustainable cuisine, showcasing locally produced and eco-friendly ingredients including fireweed syrup-glazed duck and cardamom-crusted Alaska caribou (

9.            Catch Gold Fever – visit a historical re-creation of a turn-of-the-century Gold Mining Camp and try your luck as a prospector

10.          View the Northern Lights – in person or on the screen. Late August to early September is perfect to view the aurora borealis (the McKinley Chalet Resort will give you a wake-up call during prime viewing) or catch a daytime showing at the Northern Lights Theater

11.          Go deep into the heart of the park through a new tour called the Kantishna Experience where an NPS ranger and bus takes you to Fannie Quigley’s famous cabin 90 miles in the park. (

12.          Fill ‘er up at Fanny’s Family Flapjack Feed, a popular all-you-can-eat themed breakfast in an authentic, log-paneled roadhouse at the McKinley Chalet Resort

13.          Click away in a guided Photo Safari

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