The Bush

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Bush - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Anvil Mountain


    Take a summer evening drive to the top of Anvil Mountain, near Nome, for a panoramic view of the old gold town and the Bering Sea. As this is...Read More

  • 2. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The Arctic Refuge contains one of the few protected Arctic coastal lands in the United States, as well as millions of acres of mountains and...Read More

  • 3. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The frozen ash and lava of the 2.8-million-acre Bering Land Bridge National Preserve lie between Nome and Kotzebue, immediately south of the...Read More

  • 4. Brooks Range


    North and east of Kotzebue is the Brooks Range, one of Alaska's great mountain ranges. Much of the range is protected by Gates of the Arctic...Read More

  • 5. Carrie M. McClain Memorial Museum


    This museum, located in the Richard Foster Building, holds the long-term exhibit, "Nome: Hub of Cultures and Communities Across the Bering Strait...Read More

  • 6. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Entirely north of the Arctic Circle, in the center of the Brooks Range, this 8.2 million acre park is the size of four Yellowstones. To the...Read More

  • 7. Kobuk Valley National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Lying entirely north of the Arctic Circle along the southern edge of the Brooks Range, this park's 1.14 million acres contain remarkable inland...Read More

  • 8. Noatak River

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Adjacent to Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the 6.5-million-acre Noatak National Preserve encompasses much of the basin of the...Read More

  • 9. Nome Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Information Center

    Stop by the Nome Convention and Visitors Bureau for a historic walking-tour map, a city map, and information on local activities. The offerings...Read More

  • 10. Permafrost

    Geological Site

    If you're hiking the wildflower-carpeted tundra around Kotzebue, you are entering a living museum dedicated to permafrost, the permanently frozen...Read More

  • 11. Wilderness areas

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Although most people come to Kotzebue on day trips or overnight package tours, the town also serves as a gateway for three exceptional national...Read More

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