America's Scenic Byways

Alaska Railroad

500 miles -

This byway is actually a trip by rail. Extending from Seward to the south and Fairbanks in the north, the Alaska Railroad provides 470 miles of beautiful, northern vistas. The Alaska Railroad is the last full service railroad in the United States and actually overlaps some of the Seward Highway. Alaskan students serve as tour guides on board. They have studied the history of the railroad, the geography, vegetation, wildlife, and interesting bits of Alaskana. The railroad actually offers several different tours that will allow visitors to see Alaska from another perspective.