Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act. The surface area of Alaska is bigger than Texas, California, and Montana combined, making it the biggest state in the country.
Alaska is renowned for its wildlife and scenic landscapes. The state has plenty of popular national parks, such as the Denali National Park and Preserve, that provides various tracts of mountain, forest, ice, and tundra to explore. Alaska is also known as one of the best places to view the the Northern Lights. Despite having a small population, Alaska is still diverse due to the immigration of Scandinavian and Russian people as well as Native American tribes, which has resulted in a vibrant blend of local cuisine, culture, and entertainment for tourists to enjoy.
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Alaska to help plan for your trip to The Last Frontier.