Alaska People & Culture

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People in Alaska 
Colorado, Alaska, United States
DENVER, CO
The Bank Restaurant and Pub

Built in a restored bank (Capitol Hill State Bank), The Bank Restaurant is unique with it's offerings of gastronomic fare. Everything from "Bar-Fare" to really great burgers, salads, seafood among many other tasty meals. Great place to take out-of-town Friends. Very pleasant staff, and usually fairly open (people-wise) for an early supper/dinner.

Live music pert-near every evening.

The Bank has a five star-rated burger-as-you-wish option. My tried and true favourite is the Bleu Cheese / White Cheddar with Guacamole Burger. (It sounds really gross, but it's fantastic). Choice of fries, chips, cole-slaw. (Wasn't too crazy about the cole-slaw, but ask for Wine Vinegar on the side for the fries/chips). A guaranteed meal to peel the percails off the perch in a few hours. (Sleep alone - go with me on this).

Yes, they too have Guinness. (Wouldn't have it any other way!)



Theme: American
Comparison: less expensive than average
Prices: US$11-20
Phone: 303.320.9494
Address: 2239 East Colfax
Directions: North West corner Colfax @ York - Capitol Hill
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Petersburg, Alaska, United States
ok... my birthplace! small fishing village in Alaska with a population of around 3,000 people!! If you want to go fishing the you should visit Petersburg!! haha
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Hoonah, Alaska, United States
Hoonah is privately owned. The cruise ship I went on has a deal with the locals to anchor near the harbor because the company helped them after a terrible fire occurred. I loved how the local people made us feel welcome.
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Skagway, Alaska, United States
Otherwise called "Where the winds come together" and believe me it is so true. The coldest place I have EVER been to in my life!!! I prefer sunny Islands thank you!! Interesting people.
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
It isn't *wonderful* to live there. I call it something more like surviving. The weather creates unhealthy environments to live in, the wild animals are enormous, the sun rarely is ever seen unless it is summer, volcanos put ashes into the air and you have to wear a mask to go outside, there are minor earthquakes quite frequently, you have to scrape the ice off your windshield with a credit card, sometimes it blizzards so hard that you cannot see anything at all, it is socially isolated, the people are a bit odd because of the harsh envoronment and weather...but it serves for a learning experience!
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Alaska Culture 
Kasaan, Alaska, United States
Kassaan is Third Largest Island." The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. Representing Point Baker, Port Protection, Whale Pass, Coffman Cove, Naukati, Thorne Bay, Klawock, Kasaan, Hollis, Craig and Hydaburg. These places are more fishing village, logging, and you'll also get to meet local Native Alaskans and see alot of thier Totem poles, opportunity to see more of their Native cultures such as Potlatches...it's a ceremony of feasting in which the host gains prestige by giving gifts and more.
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Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, United States
A really nice resort. A thing to keep in mind is that some oriental cultures believe that if a child is concieved under the northern lights it will be gifted. There are OK rooms that are not cheap. I went in the winter time when there is plenty of night available which means a better chance to sit in the hot springs and enjoy the northern lights.
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Hoonah, Alaska, United States
Hoonah is a remote and pristine fishing village located on Chichagof Island off Alaska's main coast. If you enjoy peace and solitude, then you will enjoy Hoonah and its surrounding area. Getting to Hoonah, you can arrive by car on the marine highway, by seaplane, which is a short flight from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, or you can arrive by ship. If arriving by cruise ship as most visitors do, the destination is normally listed as Icy Straight Point, which is only about a 10 minute walk to the center of town and shuttle are availible for a very inexpensive fee. At the pier, there is a very interesting authentic 1912 salmon fish cannery set up to show the process from fresh caught fish to the final canned product. There are also multiple Native American demonstrations and activities to experience as well as local products and gifts that can be purchased. You can also find many totem poles for viewing in the surrounding area. There are several great restarants over looking the water that serve fresh caught fish as well as local brews of beer. Be sure to check out the numorous walking trails through the forest and along the coastline, as whales and other sea life, as well as Bald Eagles, can be spotted regularly. For the adventurous, you can soar with the eagles down the worlds longest zip line (5330 feet) with a 1300 foot vertical decent overlooking the bay! Hoonah is a great place for you and your family to experience Alaska's peaceful serenity, history, and native culture.
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Alaska Arts & Recreation 
Colorado, Alaska, United States
DENVER, CO
The Bank Restaurant and Pub

Built in a restored bank (Capitol Hill State Bank), The Bank Restaurant is unique with it's offerings of gastronomic fare. Everything from "Bar-Fare" to really great burgers, salads, seafood among many other tasty meals. Great place to take out-of-town Friends. Very pleasant staff, and usually fairly open (people-wise) for an early supper/dinner.

Live music pert-near every evening.

The Bank has a five star-rated burger-as-you-wish option. My tried and true favourite is the Bleu Cheese / White Cheddar with Guacamole Burger. (It sounds really gross, but it's fantastic). Choice of fries, chips, cole-slaw. (Wasn't too crazy about the cole-slaw, but ask for Wine Vinegar on the side for the fries/chips). A guaranteed meal to peel the percails off the perch in a few hours. (Sleep alone - go with me on this).

Yes, they too have Guinness. (Wouldn't have it any other way!)



Theme: American
Comparison: less expensive than average
Prices: US$11-20
Phone: 303.320.9494
Address: 2239 East Colfax
Directions: North West corner Colfax @ York - Capitol Hill
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Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
Don't miss out on a bar called the "whole in the wall" bout 5 miles outside the city (friday or saturday night only) the music is perfect, even if you don't like folkish-rock!
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Alaska Sports 
Skagway, Alaska, United States
During my stay in Skagway, I was camping over in Dyea. I noticed that Skagway itself goes from ghost town to downtown Tourism, USA whenever a cruise ship comes in. Both can be equally as interesting. I also suggest taking the White Pass/Yukon Route train. It's a great experience and gives you a chance to see the surrounding area without having to do the hiking. If you're looking for a bit more adventure, then hit the Chilkoot Trail, which starts here and can take you as far as Benett, British Columbia, if you choose to go so far. Even just a few hours on the trail is amazing.
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Kasaan, Alaska, United States
Kassaan is Third Largest Island." The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. Representing Point Baker, Port Protection, Whale Pass, Coffman Cove, Naukati, Thorne Bay, Klawock, Kasaan, Hollis, Craig and Hydaburg. These places are more fishing village, logging, and you'll also get to meet local Native Alaskans and see alot of thier Totem poles, opportunity to see more of their Native cultures such as Potlatches...it's a ceremony of feasting in which the host gains prestige by giving gifts and more.
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West Juneau, Alaska, United States
Juneau, oh my Juneau - this is where I am originally from (though I was born in Petersburg)... My personal recommendations are the following: 1. Trek both Mt. Juneau and Roberts
2. Drive out to Thane Rd for a day picnic with some friends
3. Visit the Red Dog Saloon in the evenings for great local times
4. Visit the Alaskan Brewery!!!
5. Go out to Mendenhal Glacier for a day hike
6. Split the cost of a helicopter and fly to the mountain glaciers
7. Buy a ticket to take a pontoon plane up to the mountain lodges and have great BBQs... 8. and last but not least!!! GO TO THE SALMON BAKE!!!!!!!! Go with an empty stomach and spend the whole day out there!!!! This is a MUST
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Mendenhall Valley, Alaska, United States
Just go and spend the whole day trekking and hiking the trails and glacier!!! Bring food, drinks and sun screen and see the amazing waterfalls nearby the trails too!!! Nothing else to say on this matter
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Cordova, Alaska, United States
not much here but there is some river rating near glaciers, out on the outskirts live russian community, oh yeah, there a few bars, 1 or 2 shops and you can go fishing :D
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Food in Alaska 
Skagway, Alaska, United States
it is verry cool why an i whriting this im realy board but it is cool
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Nome, Alaska, United States
very expensive to buy anything at the local store the tourist office never seems to be open.
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North Pole, Alaska, United States
Little, just south of Fairbanks. I don't think they have the right to call places things that have anything to really do with the north pole. They're not THE North Pole, just... North Pole. Stupid town, I wouldn't suggest living there or even really visiting.
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Skagway, Alaska, United States
During my stay in Skagway, I was camping over in Dyea. I noticed that Skagway itself goes from ghost town to downtown Tourism, USA whenever a cruise ship comes in. Both can be equally as interesting. I also suggest taking the White Pass/Yukon Route train. It's a great experience and gives you a chance to see the surrounding area without having to do the hiking. If you're looking for a bit more adventure, then hit the Chilkoot Trail, which starts here and can take you as far as Benett, British Columbia, if you choose to go so far. Even just a few hours on the trail is amazing.
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
Dont plan on being there more then 1 day, its a small but really good looking town - old Russian style. Dont bring way too warm clothes to Alaska, its not that cold there during the summer/
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