The Longest Highway Tunnel In North America Is Right Here In Alaska And You’ll Want To Go Through It

The town of Whittier is perched right on the edge of a mountain pressed up against the Prince William Sound, and you have to get through that mountain to access the town. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel does the job, and is the longest highway tunnel in Alaska and North America both! This amazing piece of architecture is a marvel and anyone in the area should head to Whittier as the town, and tunnel, are unforgettable.

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Learn about Whittier in Its Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Alaska and Follow This Picturesque Trail In Alaska For Staggering Views.

Have you been through the longest highway tunnel in Alaska? What did you think? Did you find it impressive? Did you travel through on a train or in your car? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Address: Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, Anchorage, AK, USA
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Longest Highway Tunnel In Alaska

November 26, 2020

Are there a lot of tunnels in Alaska?

Alaska doesn’t have many road tunnels, which makes this Whittier tunnel even more special. The fact that this one of a kind tunnel is the longest road tunnel in Alaska, is that much more impressive that it’s also the longest in the North America! And by offering dual ways through the tunnel, both rail and car, its unique construction offers many wonderful ways to travel through to Whittier. Most of the tunnels you will find in Alaska will be used by the railroad as it travels through the state.

Is the railroad a good way to see Alaska?

Absolutely! The Alaska Railroad offers many different excursions on its enchanting rail cars all year long. In fact, above and beyond regular rail and passenger service, are fun ways of experiencing the railroad through Alaska! With a Beer Train, Blues Train, Holiday Train, and Ski Train, the Alaska Railroad takes you on grand adventures with a wonderful twist. 

Address: Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, Anchorage, AK, USA