travel42 Port Guide: Nome

Nome travel42 Port of Call Guide

Nome is located on the northwest side of Alaska on the Bering Sea, 550 mi/885 km northwest of Anchorage. The town came into existence practically overnight after gold was discovered there in 1898.

The town's highlights include the Carrie McLain Memorial Museum (exhibits on the gold rush and the natural history of the area), the "train to nowhere" (turn-of-the-century locomotives rusting on the tundra) and the working gold dredges on the black-sand beaches. (There's still gold in that there di...

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