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Address: Anvil Mountain, Nome, AK

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Xeriscape the gold coast and the Sawtooth mountains on White Alice!

A great perspective and a unique historic relic. There are musk oxen, flowers, berries and all sorts of neat rocks and birds on the way up.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nome Municipality, Norway
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Nome Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great perspective and a unique historic relic. There are musk oxen, flowers, berries and all sorts of neat rocks and birds on the way up.

Thank gin396
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7 reviews
Reviewed March 14, 2017

It has been stripped of almost everything.. the best part is the view. Wouldn't try to go there in the winter.

Thank Jerry B
Wasilla, Alaska
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We flew into Wales (nearby town) and took a car to a nearby work site. The White Alice radar installation sits on top of a low foothill, just before the larger mountains rise up behind it. It's prominently displayed as you drive down the four wheel drive road. The installation itself includes the antenna and also a few support buildings.... More 

1 Thank Lyssah V
Milwaukee, WI
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105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

On Richard Beneville's tour of Nome, he will show you how beautiful this area is. Anvil Mountain has remnants of Cold War surveillance, now dismantled, the remnants tower over the landscape as a reminder of how crazy our world is/can be. With any luck, you'll get to see the inland area, loaded with rolling hills, valleys, rivers and gorgeous mirror... More 

1 Thank coolmoan
Nome, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I was born and raised in Nome and these remain on of the coolest landmarks in the close vicinity (+/-4 miles from town) and you get a two-fer with Anvil Rock a ten minute walk away along the ridge. These DEW line antennas (Distant Early Warning) remain a valuable memorial to the cold war with the Soviet Union just, 150... More 

2 Thank Gnomites
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Didn't even know about the site - learned about it from the B&B owners. It was really cool! Lots of wildlife even off of the road heading up the short drive out of town. Very windy at the top - bring an extra layer (or layers!)

2 Thank Karen R
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have been to this site several times while leading birding tours to Nome. It is not necessarily a tourist attraction and requires a steep drive on a rough unpaved road. It is historical in terms of its use during the Cold War of last century but there is no interpretation on site that I have found. What makes a... More 

5 Thank William S
Eagle River, Alaska
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you're in Nome, rent or borrow a 4 wheeler and head on out here. Great little ride away from the city.

2 Thank mebmouse
Dillingham, Alaska
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Josh B
Dillingham, Alaska
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 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 

3 Thank Janice H

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