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Big Delta State Historical Park

Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
+1 907-451-2695
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Window into past pioneering history

An interesting 1 to 2 hour break in the drive up the Richardson Hwy into Fairbanks. Pamphlets... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
North Mackay, Australia
via mobile
Do not miss it!

This is an interesting piece of history that also provides a gift shop and snacks. The woman who... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Chestertown, New York
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5 Nov 2016
“Window into past pioneering history”
22 Oct 2016
“Do not miss it!”
Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
+1 907-451-2695
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

An interesting 1 to 2 hour break in the drive up the Richardson Hwy into Fairbanks. Pamphlets available near the car park explain the buildings and surroundings of this once important roadhouse, run for many years by a Swedish immigrant woman named Rika. The grounds,...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an interesting piece of history that also provides a gift shop and snacks. The woman who works here was very friendly & helpful.

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Rika's Roadhouse & Landing is an excellent feature of Big Delta State Park. It provides a very real look into the past! The site was frequented by travelers, miners, hunters, traders, and the military in the early 1900s. Rika's Roadhouse was managed by a Swedish...More

1  Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I enjoyed the space of the park and the historical building that were exhibited there. Especially liked the wooden houses and the different styles of construction. Rita's Roadside Cafe found in the park providing soup, pulled pork, dogs and homemade pie. Good place to eat.

Thank shark939
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I stopped here during our five week canoe trip down the Tanana River. The Park is right along the river. The historical Road House and buildings are well worth a visit to learn the history of the area. The food at the...More

Thank BostonSkier
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I loved this place. The food in the cafe/shop was good but choice was a bit limited. The buildings were furnished as they would have been in the time of the pioneers and gold prospectors establishing a route to Fairbanks. Brought the history to life....More

Thank jeanhooper
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Interesting history lesson here, or just take take a few minutes to walk the grounds. The lady that ran the road house was a very interesting person. Talk with the college kids that are interning there for the summer. It is there job to make...More

Thank cyndywill8
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This was a nice stop on a long day of road travel for a quick bite and stretch . The food was not great but clean and a cute gift shop with different items.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice historical stop - self guided walk through the grounds and buildings of an old road house. Interesting way to stretch your legs!

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 4 September 2015

If you are driving through Alaska make sure to drive through the town of Delta Junction. Rika's Roadhouse inside the park has a great free walk through on your own tour of the roadhouse and outbuildings. Make sure you stop in the gift store! Staff...More

Thank Cate L
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