Alaska October 14, 2018
11 Spooky Places You’ll Want To Visit In Alaska This Fall
With the fall chill in the air, things are starting to get spooky. Alaska is darkest in the fall just before the snow falls and this long, late fall season has been spookier than ever. Check out these spooky places that will get you in the Halloween spirit. There are historic places all over Alaska, so find one near you and head out on an adventure this fall.
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:
1. The Red Onion Saloon, 205 Broadway, Skagway
This one of the coolest, spookiest places to visit in Alaska. There is a tour through the Brothel Museum telling the stories of women in the Gold Rush Era and the few spirits that remain behind.
2. Historic Anchorage Hotel, 330 East Street, Anchorage
This is often mentioned as a haunted spot in Anchorage. A classically beautiful hotel with a vintage feel, stay here just because it's an elegant place to stay and ask the staff about the ghost sightings if you want to know the truth.
3. Ghost Tours of Anchorage, Corner of 4th and L Street - meets at Snow City Cafe, Anchorage
Your intrepid guide will walk you through the city of Anchorage pointing out buildings with spooky pasts. A great story teller with stories of old Alaska and the spirits that remained in the city.
4. Lake Illiamna, Southwestern Alaska
This huge lake is set in a remote and beautiful area of Alaska, and said to be full of secrets. The Alaskan equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster is occasionally reported as seen in the lake. Head here to look for yourself.
5. Ghosts and Goodtime Girls - Historical Walking Tour, Cruise Port, Skagway
The fabulous ladies of Skagway lead tours through the historic old town in character as Good Times Girls of the Goldrush Era. These ladies weave tales of the spooky history of Skagway and the ghosts said to remain in the old buildings.
6. Visit the Ancient Skeletons in Unalaska, Ounalashka Corporation Headquarters
Skeletons of these mysterious, long-ago creatures lie at the Ounalashka Corporation Headquarters. They will freak you out for the foreseeable future.
7. The Van Gilder Hotel, 308 Adams Street., Seward
This vintage treasure is filled with old-world charm, and reportedly the spirits of the undead. With over 100 years of history, there are a lot of stories about these comfortable rooms.
8. Kennecott Mine, McCarthy
This abandoned mine is as spooky as it gets in Alaska. Take the tours and explore the dark history of the area.
9. Oscar Anderson House Museum, 420 M. Street Anchorage
This informative museum is located in a small home, and has a spooky history. You'll love the friendly guides and the fascinating history.
10. Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, St. Anns Avenue, At the end of the bus line near Sandy Beach, Douglas, Juneau
This spooky abandoned mine is located along a beautiful walking path through the lush temperate rainforest. See the abandoned mine equipment with a dark past.
11. Tonsina River Lodge, Mile 79 Richardson Highway, Copper Center
Russian cuisine is served in the restaurant at this family friendly location. The hotel is spooky, the location remote, and you'll have a wonderful time.
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Have you been to any of these spooky places? Tell us about it in the comments below.