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Goose Creek Tower

Winder, Georgia
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Where is the Goose Creek Tower visible from the Parks Hwy? Is it driving north or south? I've looked at Google Earth, but have not spotted it.

Anchorage, Alaska
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From Alaska.org:

So how can you see this mystery yourself? It’s possible to view it from the Parks Highway as well as from the train between Anchorage to Denali, though only at some distance. The best option is to check it out from the air. So if you do a flightseeing trip out of Talkeetna, ask your pilot to do a flyover of the famous Dr. Seuss house!

http://www.alaska.org/detail/dr-seuss-house

I've never seen it from the highway, but I was never looking either.

Winder, Georgia
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I, too saw that information. A TV station had a video of a quick view while driving on the Parks, but did not tell the exact location. My husband is along on this trip, so no flightseeing. Just wanted to see if we could spot this. Thanks for the help.

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It is actually between Anchorage and Talkeetna if on the train. The rail commentators point it out but you don't get to stop on the train, just take photos from the moving train.

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Fti- is accurate. I was on the train in 2014 and indeed was pointed out, with a few minutes of "warning", by the train narrator. . My priority was a look with binoculars, where I had maybe 30 seconds of view. I was out in the vestibule for an unobstructed look. The details via binoculars was excellent. I knew not to waste my time, trying to photographic it for what I wanted to see. :)

Good question, what milepost on the Parks would give a look?

Anchorage, Alaska
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I'm on that part of the Parks frequently and will start looking for it.

Now remembering to do that past trend of this post is a whole another story!!!

Winder, Georgia
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I appreciate any help. If not, I'll look & post after our trip at the end of next month.

Anchorage, Alaska
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Maybe someone can recognize the stretch shown in this KTVA video: http://www.ktva.com/weird-alaska-houses-part-3-dr-seuss-house-841/. I've never noticed it before but as others have said, I wasn't looking for it.

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Thanks for the video navraq! My fear of heights made me queasy at the end, but this was very interesting. Phil Weidner is quite a character. I've been hearing more and more about this tower, never noticed it from the highway and the best was hearing Mr. Weidner talk about his property. Deb

Blue Ridge, Georgia
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WOW! Thanks for sharing the video. An interesting tidbit about Alaska that I would have missed for sure were it not for this forum. I would have to push through queasy for that view! (just give me something to hold on to!)

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The new bridge over the railroad track at mile 91.5 gives you a fleeting look when traveling southbound. It is on the west side of the road. It wasnt visible from the Parks Highway until this bridge recently opened. Views from the train are definitely better.

Edited: 4 years ago
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