Visit Alaska

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Alaska is the largest state in the United States and is mostly known for its stunningly beautiful scenery and rugged terrain. It has over 3 million lakes, numerous glaciers, mountains, fjords and stunningly diverse wildlife. Popular tourist locations include Denali National Park, with its magnificent mountain views and wildlife; Kenai Fjords National Park with its spectacular glaciers; Glacier Bay National Park with its abundant marine life; Anchorage for shopping and dining; Fairbanks for cultural attractions.

An interesting historical fact about Alaska is that it was purchased from Russia in 1867 by US Secretary of State William Seward for only $7.2 million dollars - which amounts to approximately 2 cents per acre! This purchase was considered one of the best deals in US history.