Whittier

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About Whittier
Whittier is a tiny city in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, in the American state of Alaska.

Begich Towers is the main residence in town, everything is located there, including the grocery store on the first floor and a medical clinic on the third.

Take a chartered fishing boat out of Whittier and go fishing.

Prince William Sound Museum focuses on Whittier's military history, specifically that of World War II and the construction of the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel.

Book a glacier tour on board a catamaran for a 26 glacier cruise of the Sound or a whale watching trip.

However, many visitors head to Anchorage, which is around 60 miles away.

The main downtown area of Anchorage is quite small and easily walkable. Most attractions are located between C and L Streets and 3rd and 8th Avenues.

The Anchorage Museum and Alaska Native Heritage Centre are two places of interest to visit.

G Street is where you'll find art galleries. At the weekend only Anchorage Market and Festival, you'll find everything from fur hats and native crafts to jewellery and food items. Head to 4th-6th Streets for souvenirs such as t-shirts, bear-claw salad tongs and ulu knives.

Alaska has the greatest concentration of glaciers in the USA. The nearest is 50 miles south of Anchorage, called Portage Glacier.

At Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, south of Anchorage, injured and orphaned animals are rescued and rehabilitated in their wildlife preserve. Moose, bear, musk oxen, caribou and bison are kept in outdoor enclosures, similar to their native habitats.

Anchorage, like Alaska, is known for seafood - halibut, salmon, crab and razor clams can be found on menus along with reindeer sausage.
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Cruise ships dock at the terminal located at the mouth of Whittier Creek. There are limited facilities here, Whittier is tiny and only offers a handful of shops and restaurants.

Buses and trains can be taken from the terminal to Anchorage 60 miles away. The journey takes you through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, which is shared between rail and vehicular traffic.

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