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Nome, AK

Nugget Inn - Flag
In front of the Nome Nugget Inn

Eskimo carving in Nome Carving Behind Nome Visitors Center

Church in Nome
St Joseph's Church
Nome, AK

Nome from the sea

Nome Alaska

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Gold Prospector in Nome Alaska Nome Alaska, with a population of approximately 3,800, is located on the south coast of the Seward Pennisula in western Alaska.

Visitors to Nome can pick from a variety of activities, cultural experiences, and events.

Wildlife and bird watching, gold rush history, Native Alaskan culture and art, world-class fishing, The Iditarod, dog sledding and snow machining, hiking, gold panning, and exploring the tundra are all popular tourist activities.

Nome, Alaska

Passenger air service is provided by Alaska Airlines, with daily flights from Anchorage (540 miles). Taxi service is available at the airport. Vehicles can be rented from Stampede Rentals, which is located in town at the Aurora Inn.

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The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, located on Front Street, is a "must see" for those interested in the history of Nome.

The museum houses excellent exhibits, artifacts, and photographs showcasing turn-of-the-century Nome, the Gold Rush, Wyatt Earp, Eskimos, sled dog racing, and more.

End of Iditarod Sled Dog Race Iditarod Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod begins the first week of March in Anchorage, and ends 1049 miles later in downtown Nome.

Nome's Iditarod Festival includes craft fairs, art shows, a golf tournament on the frozen Bering Sea, musical performances, frozen turkey bowling, and other activities.

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Gold Dredge in Nome Alaska Dredge in Nome

Gold was first discovered in Nome in 1898. Over the next few years, the Gold Rush was on as thousands of prospectors set up camp in area, working the beach by day and visitng the bustling saloons in the evening.

Aging gold dredging relics can be seen scattered around Nome, including The Swanberg Dredge (pictured at left), which is an easy walk from downtown.

Today, prospectors can still be observed panning and dredging for gold along the beaches of Nome.

Take a drive outside of Nome:
campground at salmon lake alaska
Salmon Lake, Near Nome Alaska Experience the beauty of the tundra. Three roads lead out of town. In the summer, you can pick berries alongside the road and view wildlife. Reindeer, moose, and musk ox are common.

More scenes from Nome:
Store in Nome Alaska Nome City Hall
Nome Nugget Inn
The Nome Nugget Inn.
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