Going To This Abandoned Alaska Ghost Town Is Eerie But Awesome

There’s a good chance you’ve hard about Kennecott, but if you haven’t, it’s a destination in Alaska that everyone must check out. Once a booming town in the center of several copper mines, it now stands almost completely empty… yet eerily preserved. This ghost town in Alaska is a must see if you’re in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve! One of the most amazing abandoned places in Alaska, this is one place you won’t forget after you visit.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Want to see more? Check out the video:

Have you ever been to Kennecott, this ghost town in Alaska? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments. Was it creepy? Were the views incredible? We want to hear all about it!

If you love this town and want to stay longer, book a stay where The Views At This Glacier Lodge In Alaska Will Leave You Speechless.

Address: Kennicott, McCarthy, AK 99566, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Ghost Town In Alaska

August 28, 2020

What is so special about Wrangell – St. Elias National Park?

Wrangell- St Elias is actually America’s largest National Park! It covers 13.2 million beautiful acres. It is so huge it could fit Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! It has the largest concentration of glaciers in all of North America. The highest peak in the park, Mount St Elias, sits at 18,008 feet. That’s the 2nd tallest peak in the entire United States.  Wrangell – St. Elias also has nine of the sixteen highest peaks in America. It has a fantastic representation of Alaskan wildlife, and is home to a glacier larger than the state of Rhode Island. This park is home to an unimaginable amount of beauty and majesty. You truly have to see it to believe it!

How many people visit Wrangell- St. Elias National Park every year?

Even though this park is the largest in all of America, it has some of the lowest number of visitors. In 2019, only 74,518 people visited this awe inspiring National Park. This is mostly due to the fact that the park, although immense, is almost entirely remote. Nabesna Road and McCarthy Road both head into the park, but those are the only roads. McCarthy and its neighboring historic mining town of Kennicott both reside inside the boundaries of the park, and they receive visitors every summer.

Address: Kennicott, McCarthy, AK 99566, USA