Delta Junction Alaska
The city of Delta Junction is located on the Delta River, at the intersection of the Richardson Highway and the end of the Alaska Highway. Known as the official end of the Alaskan Highway, Delta Junction serves as a stopping point for travelers coming into and out of the state.
The town was built up after the completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942. The highway was built to aid efforts in running supplies during World War II. After the war, an army base, Fort Greely, was built in the area. In the late 1950's, the Richardson Highway was paved, as well as portions of the Alaska Highway. This created a new influx of tourists into the state, and brought about an economic boom to the area. Since then Delta Junction has become a popular place for visitors from all over.
Attractions in Delta Junction include the Visitor Information Center, which provides free brochures on area businesses and activities, as well as helping visitors set up accommodations and tours. There are also free tours of the Sullivan's Roadhouse Museum and Rika's Roadhouse. Other activities in the area include hunting, fishing, hiking, flightseeing and wildlife viewing, as well as getting to see the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Accommodations are available in the form of hotels and bed and breakfasts, many of which offer meals as well.
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