This 100-Year-Old Alaska Tradition Is Truly Unlike Anything Else

Only in Alaska would people bet on ice melting, but that is what we do. For over 100 years, people in Alaska have watched the river ice break up and thought about winning big. This lottery is based on when the spring thaw will melt the ice enough to knock over a tripod poised in the middle of the Nenana River in Interior Alaska. Get your tickets now to guess when spring will come. It helps to pass the long winter nights, dreaming of spring break up.

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:

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Have you seen the tripod or played the Nenana Ice Classic? Tell us about it in the comments below.