Go back to Beringia, way back, to a time when woolly mammoths and scimitar cats roamed the land. To a time when a 1,000-mile-wide migration corridor linked Alaska and Russia. (That’s how indigenous people got to North America.) Learn all about it at the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Visitor Center.
Explore an interactive map and displays that include life-size skulls and pelts. Catch a movie about Iñupiat culture, or chat with a National Park Ranger about the best way to travel into the preserve, located 100 miles north of Nome.
In summer, there are weekly Junior Ranger programs for toddlers and school-age children, and there are sometimes guided hikes by National Park Rangers. During Iditarod Week, there are daily movies, educational talks, cultural workshops and demonstrations like beading, Native games, and musxox arts and crafts.
No matter when you visit, stop by the bookstore for a selection of items on the landscape and the Nome road system.