The Unique Alaska Town That Looks Straight Out Of Star Wars

Nome is a far away place with a stark beauty different from the rest of the world. There are no trees in this windswept coastal community and the Norton Sound of the Bering Sea spreads before it endlessly. Standing sentinel in the snowy hills are abandoned relics of times past from intriguing military installations to mining equipment. All these features combined make wintertime Nome reminiscent of Hoth, the ice planet of the Star Wars universe featured in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.

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