Alaska, the largest and barely populated US State was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million and became the 49th US state in 1959. Alaska is filled with abundant wildlife and activities, making it one of the most sought-after destinations in the world! Travelers can fly into Alaska or sail through Alaska. If you were to fly into, let's say Fairbanks, you'll be able to experience Denali National Park by bus.
Alaska has a total of 20 National Parks, Preserves, and Monuments, including Denali National Park and Glacier National Park. National Monuments include the World War II Valor In The Pacific and Cape Krusenstern. National Preserves include the Gates of the Arctic and Noatak.
Whether you're touring or cruising, the best time to visit Alaska is between Mid June and End of August... It's the best time to see whales breaching, bald eagles soaring, and bears & moose grazing.
OPERATOR: National Geographic