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Address: Anvil Mountain, Nome, AK
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Great history

The White Alice site was a great place to visit and show kids what 1950's technology was used to protect America. At the time that I visited, they were undergoing shoring up and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
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Unalakleet, Alaska
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Unalakleet, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The White Alice site was a great place to visit and show kids what 1950's technology was used to protect America. At the time that I visited, they were undergoing shoring up and cleaning, to be available for others to show in the future.

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Dillingham, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A short drive outside of Nome. You can no longer legally get close to the towers, but you can stop outside the fence and still appreciate the views. Definitely amazing history brought to life. The view over Anvil City is amazing and the drive is definitely worth it for the view alone. The history buff in me was stunned by... More 

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Nome, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have a Resort just beyond this site & so many people ask us how to get up to this site. There was a move to remove the towers, however the town put up such a fuss that they opted to remove the toxic material that made up the towers & left the structures in place. The towers have been... More 

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Nome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Easy trip to make with a locally rented car or truck. The views from the top of Anvil Mountain are wonderful, and include the city of Nome, the historic gold fields of Nome, the Bering Sea, and the surrounding mountains and rivers. Pretty darn good chance that you will see a herd or two of musk oxen too.

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Nome, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

These massive dishes were built during the cold war and spread throughout Alaska as an early warning system to protect the lower 48 states. You must come and see them soon as most of them have been torn down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

A historical part of Nome, the White Alice Site (along with relevant history - hit up the museum and/or any local person for some insight) is a must see. I recommend taking the "on foot" route and parking at the base of Anvil Mountain (off of the Glacier Creek Road) and hiking up the face of the neighboring "mountain". A... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This place is awesome to look at, just imagining the history.

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

The old radomes at the White Alice site on Anvil Mountain above Nome are iconic. If you're landing on a clear day (50/50 chance) you cannot miss them, and all new visitors invariably ask, "WHAT is THAT?" It looks like Stonehenge, but is in fact the remnants of radar/missile defense system from the 50's and 60's. There are rumors that... More 

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