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    If you go camping in Alaska. . .

    Getting there

    Several major airlines fly in and out of Anchorage, with Alaska Airlines (www.alaskaair.com) operating the most flights year-round.

    Where to stay

    Denali National Park and Preserve

    Alaska Highway 3

    907-683-9532

    www.nps.gov/denali

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    There are six established campgrounds in the park, three of which allow RVs. Reservations are approved for up to 14 days total per summer season. The number of RV sites is limited, with nightly fees ranging from $16 to $28 per night; fees are waived in the winter. There are no electrical or water hookups. Reservations, which can be made starting Dec. 1 for the next summer, are handled by a Doyon-ARAMARK joint venture, 800-622-7275, www.reservedenali.com.

    Where to eat

    Land’s End Chart Room Restaurant & Lounge

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    4786 Homer Spit Road, Homer

    800-478-0400

    www.endofthespit.com

    Enjoy locally caught seafood year-round in a spectacular setting at the very tip of the 4½-mile-long Homer Spit, jutting into Kachemak Bay.

    What to do

    Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

    625 C St., Anchorage

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    907-929-9201

    www.anchoragemuseum.org

    A must stop: an airy, modern museum with ingenious exhibits of art, artifacts, and the history of Alaska’s native peoples. After a visit, stop by one of the food carts on surrounding streets for a reindeer sausage sandwich.

    Pioneer Park

    2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks

    907-459-1087

    www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/pioneer
    park

    Fairbanks was a creation of the Gold Rush, and this low-tech theme park with its historic little log cabins is a quirky gold mine of period equipment, housewares, clothing, and taxidermy along with kitschy gift shops and fried dough sellers.

    Chena Hot Springs Resort

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    Milepost 56.5
    Chena Hot Springs Road

    907-451-8104

    www.chenahotsprings.com

    About 60 miles from Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs attractions include year-round natural hot springs, geothermal renewable energy tours, dog sled and/or cart rides, and northern lights viewings. In the Aurora Ice Museum larger-than-life ice sculptures overlook the ice bar, and icy bedrooms can be rented for the night.