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Duke and Daisy are ready to help you take your kids to their next state on their plans for their fifty-state journey.

Their next destination is Alaska, the 49th state.

They also have some experts from Alaska to be the tour guides. Family members of Iditarod Trail Sled Dogs.

Alaska’s native peoples include the Athabascans, Yup’iks, Tlingit, Inupiat, and Aleuts. They arrived from Asia between 12,000 and 18,000 years ago. These travelers crossed the Bering Land Bridge. They came in clothes made from animal hides they skinned and tanned themselves. Today, they are still following heroic events like their ancestors. One of these is the Iditarod Trail sled dog race.

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The Tongass National Forest is the largest in the United States, and it’s about the size of West Virginia.

Humpback whales travel 3,100 miles during their annual migration to Mexico.

Kodiak Bears are the world’s largest, standing 10 feet or more on their hind feet.



Jack London

Elizabeth Peratrovich

Leonard Seppala

Sitka National Park

Sitka National Historical Park is a historic site in southeastern Alaska, U.S., that preserves remnants of Native American and Russian occupation of the area. The park is in the city of Sitka on Baranof Island in the Gulf of Alaska. The site was named a federal park by Pres. Benjamin Harrison in 1890. It was established as a national monument in 1910 and became a national historical park in 1972. It occupies 112 acres (45 hectares). The park contains the ruins of an Indian fortress in which the Tlingit Indians made their last stand against Russian settlers in 1804. Another feature

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

The Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is home to various wild animals like wolves, wolverines, moose, and grizzly bears, which inhabit 13,238 square miles of territory.

North Pole, Alaska

Do you believe in Santa? If not, a visit to the North Pole, Alaska, is in order. This community of about 2,700 residents keeps the Christmas spirit alive.


In addition to listing the unique places to visit in Alaska, Family Destinations Guide also lists a tip on these vacation suggestions.

Family Destination also highlights the best 11  fun things to do in Alaska with kids.

Trip Advisors in Alaska – Things to Do In Alaska with Kids

Family Destinations – 12 fun things to do in Alaska with Kids.

March 30, 1876: Secretary of State Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson purchase Alaska from Russia for two cents an acre

February 2, 1925, The 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, was transport of diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled relay across the U.S. territory of Alaska by 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs 674 miles (1,085 km) in five and a half days, saving the small town of Nome and the surrounding communities from an incipient epidemic.

On April 10, 2001, Tribal council members and U.S. government officials signed the Millennium Agreement, giving the tribal nationals an equal voice in state matters.

Heartbeat Alaska: Millennium Agreement aired on April 13, 2001, and followed the historic signing of the Millennium Agreement between the state of Alaska and the Alaska Native tribes. This was the first significant acknowledgment of the sovereignty of the tribes and the government-to-government relationship

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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