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Big Delta State Historical Park

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Address: Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
Phone Number: 9074512695
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The road house was fasinating, the restaurant was very limited.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BostonSkier
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 café was a big disappointment, serving only premade sandwiches, soup and some bakery items. They... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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. Not very many other visitors which was good for me, but a shame for the... More 

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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Interesting history lesson here, or just take take a few minutes to walk the grounds. The lady that ran the road house was a very interesting person. Talk with the college kids that are interning there for the summer. It is there job to make your visit pleasant, and they were knowledgeable. it was a good break in our travels.... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was a nice stop on a long day of road travel for a quick bite and stretch . The food was not great but clean and a cute gift shop with different items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice historical stop - self guided walk through the grounds and buildings of an old road house. Interesting way to stretch your legs!

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

If you are driving through Alaska make sure to drive through the town of Delta Junction. Rika's Roadhouse inside the park has a great free walk through on your own tour of the roadhouse and outbuildings. Make sure you stop in the gift store! Staff are very friendly and helpful. We ate lunch in the cafe and the homemade soups... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Located in Big Delta Historical Park, Rika's Roadhouse is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Stables, outbuildings, and an excellent kitchen garden greet visitors approaching the roadhouse. The house museum is decorated in the period of 1920's-1930's with photo and written documentation explaining the significance of the roadhouse. Once the site of a ferry crossing, the house faces Tanana... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We just happened upon this amazing spot. The entire history of Rika's Roadhouse is really well presented - we could have stayed another hour to read more and really take it all in...but an hour on the grounds gave us a good broad stroke. The grounds and buildings are very well taken care of and the animals and garden were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Rika, a female Sweed, was intuitively ingenious being productive with raising livestock and growing crops where others failed and surviving in Alaska. She has an amazing story that needs to be experienced by visiting this property. This site is a MUST! PLUS . . . there is no admission!

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visited Rika's roadhouse, a most welcoming place where you can eat delicious home made food before or after visiting the restored original roadhouse and other historic buildings. You get a real feel for life as it was lived when Rika was in charge. She must have been quite a formidable woman and provided travellers with good food and a comfortable... More 

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