Skagway, Alaska

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Cruising to Skagway, Alaska

Alaska will forever hold a unique place in American culture, being associated with the magnificence of nature and the glory of the great outdoors. As the most rugged of all 50 states, it's the kind of place where tourists come to re-establish their connection with Mother Earth, and Skagway is the perfect place to do just that.

Having been established during the gold rush that occurred in Alaska at the back end of the 19th century, the town has never really developed in the years since then, which means it remains a fantastic base for exploring the unspoilt natural surroundings. The Skagway River, for example, meanders its way through the mountainous terrain of this coastal region, with spectacular views on offer at every turn.

That's not to say that the town is devoid of culture though, and you'll find plenty of fascinating artefacts at the Skagway Museum and Archives, where the region's history is told through a series of charming exhibitions. Here, you'll have the chance to learn all about the earliest settlers in this part of the world, as well as getting an insight into what life was like during the gold rush itself.

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