Prudhoe Bay Travel Guide

Prudhoe Bay

Most towns have museums that chronicle local history and achievements. Deadhorse is the town anchoring life along Prudhoe Bay, but it could also serve as a museum dedicated to humankind's thirst for energy and its ability to adapt to harsh conditions to appease the need for oil and gas.

The costly, much-publicized Arctic oil-and-gas project is complex and varied. Visitors can survey oil wells, stations, and oil-company residential complexes—small cities in themselves—and might get a chance to spot caribou and wildflowers.

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