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Address: Anvil Mountain, Nome, AK
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White Alice

We flew into Wales (nearby town) and took a car to a nearby work site. The White Alice radar installation sits on top of a low foothill, just before the larger mountains rise up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Lyssah V
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We flew into Wales (nearby town) and took a car to a nearby work site. The White Alice radar installation sits on top of a low foothill, just before the larger mountains rise up behind it. It's prominently displayed as you drive down the four wheel drive road. The installation itself includes the antenna and also a few support buildings.... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

On Richard Beneville's tour of Nome, he will show you how beautiful this area is. Anvil Mountain has remnants of Cold War surveillance, now dismantled, the remnants tower over the landscape as a reminder of how crazy our world is/can be. With any luck, you'll get to see the inland area, loaded with rolling hills, valleys, rivers and gorgeous mirror... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was born and raised in Nome and these remain on of the coolest landmarks in the close vicinity (+/-4 miles from town) and you get a two-fer with Anvil Rock a ten minute walk away along the ridge. These DEW line antennas (Distant Early Warning) remain a valuable memorial to the cold war with the Soviet Union just, 150... More 

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Covington
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Didn't even know about the site - learned about it from the B&B owners. It was really cool! Lots of wildlife even off of the road heading up the short drive out of town. Very windy at the top - bring an extra layer (or layers!)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I have been to this site several times while leading birding tours to Nome. It is not necessarily a tourist attraction and requires a steep drive on a rough unpaved road. It is historical in terms of its use during the Cold War of last century but there is no interpretation on site that I have found. What makes a... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

If you're in Nome, rent or borrow a 4 wheeler and head on out here. Great little ride away from the city.

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Dillingham, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The White Alice site was a great place to visit and show kids what 1950's technology was used to protect America. At the time that I visited, they were undergoing shoring up and cleaning, to be available for others to show in the future.

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Dillingham, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

A short drive outside of Nome. You can no longer legally get close to the towers, but you can stop outside the fence and still appreciate the views. Definitely amazing history brought to life. The view over Anvil City is amazing and the drive is definitely worth it for the view alone. The history buff in me was stunned by... More 

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Nome, Alaska, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have a Resort just beyond this site & so many people ask us how to get up to this site. There was a move to remove the towers, however the town put up such a fuss that they opted to remove the toxic material that made up the towers & left the structures in place. The towers have been... More 

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1 Thank Betty K
Nome
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Easy trip to make with a locally rented car or truck. The views from the top of Anvil Mountain are wonderful, and include the city of Nome, the historic gold fields of Nome, the Bering Sea, and the surrounding mountains and rivers. Pretty darn good chance that you will see a herd or two of musk oxen too.

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