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Big Delta State Historical Park

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Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
+1 907-451-2695
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Rika's Roadhouse

A very worthwhile stop. There are lots of interesting buildings and information on the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Inverell, Australia
Interesting place

Stopped here because it looked interesting. Outside was a lot of history information and inside was... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Kilgore, Texas
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Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
+1 907-451-2695
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very worthwhile stop. There are lots of interesting buildings and information on the history of this area, including the roadhouse. We really enjoyed our time walking around the outbuildings and the homestead. It is located right on the river with nice views. 25th July...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Stopped here because it looked interesting. Outside was a lot of history information and inside was a lot of things that you could purchase relating to the area of Alaska. Found it to be a quaint and interesting stop.

1  Thank sunni014
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at the park. it had nice signs about the history outside the museum and nice things inside. A nice stop along the Richardson Highway.

1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Big Delta Sate Historical Park is about 8 miles north of Delta Junction at Mile 275 and is also the location for Rika's Roadhouse Café and Gifts. This was the lunch stop for our tour group during the long drive from Valdez to Fairbanks along...More

1  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

An interesting 1 to 2 hour break in the drive up the Richardson Hwy into Fairbanks. Pamphlets available near the car park explain the buildings and surroundings of this once important roadhouse, run for many years by a Swedish immigrant woman named Rika. The grounds,...More

2  Thank 1never2late
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is an interesting piece of history that also provides a gift shop and snacks. The woman who works here was very friendly & helpful.

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Rika's Roadhouse & Landing is an excellent feature of Big Delta State Park. It provides a very real look into the past! The site was frequented by travelers, miners, hunters, traders, and the military in the early 1900s. Rika's Roadhouse was managed by a Swedish...More

2  Thank Sarah V
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I enjoyed the space of the park and the historical building that were exhibited there. Especially liked the wooden houses and the different styles of construction. Rita's Roadside Cafe found in the park providing soup, pulled pork, dogs and homemade pie. Good place to eat.

Thank shark939
Reviewed August 8, 2016

My wife and I stopped here during our five week canoe trip down the Tanana River. The Park is right along the river. The historical Road House and buildings are well worth a visit to learn the history of the area. The food at the...More

Thank BostonSkier
Reviewed July 15, 2016

I loved this place. The food in the cafe/shop was good but choice was a bit limited. The buildings were furnished as they would have been in the time of the pioneers and gold prospectors establishing a route to Fairbanks. Brought the history to life....More

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