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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Valdez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
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Suffern, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went on a rainy day, so we did not walk on the glacier. But you can get right to it on a nice day.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

old travel guide says you can put your hand in it....it has retreated and you can not. Awesome view anyway. Worth the short ride off the road.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There is a small trail here that you can access the glacier and literally touch them!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I didnt think this was a great attraction. Its just ok. If you already seen and went close to glacier then this is nothing different or mind blowing. Yes stop on your way in or out of Valdez to see it. Dont drive specially for this.

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Toad River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was so neat to be able to walk out on the Glacier. Knowing it was over 2000 years was beyond anything one could imagine. Just breath taking.

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Kfar-Saba, Israel
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Short walk and there you have this glacier and a water fall. There's a special structure there: the glacier on one hand touching the rocks on the other hand and having the waterfall in between them. Great thing.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow this place is so amazing -hiked -took a pack lunch spent 4 hours hiking exploring and enjoying the colors and the beauty of this amazing yes I said it again wish I had my daughters camera as she is the photo buff take my word for it you will live it and love it make a day of it

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Beijing, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

please stop at this glacier and prepare enough time to hiking to the top of the glacier. You can touch the glacier and go upper place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

this glacier is worth a stop if you are traveling on the richardson highway. There is a nice pull out and you can walk up to it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Similar to the Columbia Icefields in Jasper Park (Alberta, Canada), this attraction is way less visited and more approachable. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska, to be able to hike up and experience a glacier first hand. Memorable!

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